måndag 30 april 2012

Gothic prom look no 1

Hello everybody! :)

So now I'm starting my tutorial series for different kinds of prom makeup looks. I'm starting off with a quite extreme look since this is probably what I would wear myself. :)

What do you need to think about when doing a look for prom or a wedding?
Most people would like to say that you should wear something natural so that you won't look at your prom-photos when you're 45 and wonder what the heck you were thinking. Somewhat, I can agree but that of course depends on who you are and what makeup you normally wear.
If a lot of makeup makes you feel uncomfortable then you shouldn't put on to much just because it's prom. Don't wear anything that makes you uncomfortable!
And the same is of course true for the opposite; if you normally look like Razor Candi and feel comfortable with that you shouldn't "make-down" just because it's prom (or your wedding).

So here's the look we're doing today.

If you're wearing a glossy black lip, be sure to find a lipstick that doesn't bleed. This liplook is made of eyeliner and lipgloss and bleeds like crazy! Bleeding is when the lipstick doesn't stay put, but wanders off into the fine lines around your lips. Not cute! :S 

Step 1. Prime your eyes with a good primer. Priming is essential for a prom makeup look since you want it to last all night without creasing.

Step 2. Sketch the rough outline of the cateye shape with a black eyeliner pencil.

Step 3. Clean up the shape and fill in the outer part with the eyeliner pencil. Blend inwards with a synthetic angled brush.

Step 4. Apply NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk on the inner part of the lid and blend it out gently.

Step 5. Fill in the black part of the cateye with black eyeshadow. On top of Milk, apply MakeupGeek eyeshadow Mercury with is a shimmery silver. Blend it into the black. In the inner corner, pop on some matte white eyeshadow (you could use shimmer if you'd like).

Step 6. Fill in the upper and lower waterlines with a black eyeliner pencil. Trace the lower lash line with a black eyeliner pencil and create "wings" in the corners. Go over the eyeliner pencil with black eyeshadow to set it. Line the upper lash line with black gel liner.

Step 7. Apply mascara and add a pair of false eyelashes. Fill in the eyebrows.

Step 8. With a black liquid eyeliner paint on the dots. :)

So that's all for this prom look! :D If you have any requests for special prom looks that you'd like to see a tutorial for, please just let me know. :)

Have a nice day everyone!

7 kommentarer:

  1. Hi, just wanted to drop by and recommend you the best black lipstick I've ever used: Make-up Forever no. 50, the only black one they have. I've tried Stargazers and it bleeds and somehow the coverage is uneven.
    I'd like to see more gothic looks. a few more hundred would do, i guess...


    1. Oh, thank you! I will try that one out some time! :D I totally agree with you, gothic looks are the best. ^_^

  2. This is gorgeous and I agree with the prom tips. It's the same with the outfit. It's all about dressing for yourself. :3

    Awesome look. I wish I was as skilled as you!

    1. Thank you so much for your nice compliments! :)

      I agree that it's all about dressing for yourself. Otherwise you're never going to feel comfortable whatever you wear. :3

  3. You give great advice here. I think if you are true to yourself, whatever your look is and whether you "grow out of it" later or not, no one should look at old photos with regret. Change doesn't have to mean embarrassment, as long as you are doing what you feel comfortable with at the time.

    This is a lovely look for a dramatic night to remember! ;)

    1. I totally agree! I guess people who gives the advice not to wear too much makeup or such things are that kind of people that see goth and other subcultures as phases that teenagers go through because of peer pressure or because they want to provoke their parents.

  4. Oh my, this is fabulous.