I got a request to do a look inspired by the one that Tarja Turunen wore at her last concert, "End of an era", as the lead vocalist for Nightwish in Hartwall Arena, 2005. Nightwish was for many years my favorite band and the band that lead me into the realm of alternative music (which is strange since I can barely stand metal music today ;D).
This is the result of my efforts to recreate her look:
Want to know how to do this look? :) Keep on reading sweetie!
Step 1. After having primed my lid with Too Faced Shadow Insurance I mapped out the cut crease with black eyeshadow and softly feathered it out upwards. We are going to define the crease further later on.
Step 2. Using a mixture of Makeup Geek Cupcake and Unexpected I made a transition color from the crease and upwards, that will help the black blend better into the skin. Remember to keep the overall shape of your eyeshadow rounded!
Step 3. Now it's time for definition! Apply more black along the creaseline and in the outer corner. Blend. Apply black underneath the eye and feather out softly.
Step 4. With a wet brush apply Goldilux by Sugarpill over your lid and blend it into the black in the outer corner.
Step 5. Apply your base (foundation, concealer, powder) and then fill in your brows. Tarja has fair brows so I used the light taupe Velvet revolver by Too Faced as a brow color. (The brow color barely shows up because of the flash...) Also, "close" the crease by very, very softly extending the creaseline towards the inner corner and marry it with the black eyeshadow underneath the eye. Very Tarja Turunen but very unflattering for those of us with rather narrow set eyes...
Step 6. To finish off the look we need to apply the blackest eyeliner known to man (and woman). I started by lining the upper lash line with black gel liner and smudged it out softly. Then, with a black kohl pencil dipped into the gel liner I filled in my waterline. Tarja doesn't seem to be to big on false lashes so I just applied Lumene True Natural Mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
Step 7. On my lips I used the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (the pink one...) by Clarins and on my cheeks a teeny tiny bit of the blush Coy by e.l.f.
Hope you liked this tutorial and if you have any questions on it, just ask! :)
Thanks for reading!