Make Up For Ever was kind enough to send me a pair of their Jane #116 Faux Lashes and INSTANTLY I knew I wanted to do a look based on Lilandra Neramani, Majestrix of the Shi’ar Empire. Lilandra is part of an avian based alien race whose hair is made up of black feathers (with a few exceptions like her sister Deathbird who has purple/lilac feather hair, depending on the colorist ;P) so instantly I knew this would be perfect for her. I was having a hard time choosing on weather to do her black, classic, costume, or her silver armored costume. I decided to combine them into one look. I used the silver as an accent to the black eye markings she has and also used more of a natural eye to play on all that skin she shows in her original outfit. I also wanted a more natural look to the face and lips so I used a lighter blush and a nude based lipgloss so the eyes are the focus. I’m going to call this a version 1 as I may redo it a bit different later on.
This was one of the hardest looks to photograph because the camera kept wanting to focus on the lashes, and not my eye (The lashes stick out far! lol). So it was definitely a challenge to get shots where the entire eye was in focus. I also decided to take my own advice and use a white bounce board to help reflect the light onto my face to give more color accurate photos and to help eliminate any shadows that were on my face in previous photographs.
Anyway, hope you enjoy!
And here are the lashes Make Up For Ever provided for me to try out! (Jane #116) Which you can purchase from Sephora. They were very easy to apply, the glue that comes with them is AMAZING, and they are very fun to do looks with. They were also a light-medium weight. I would recommend setting them with the outer edge placed near the outer edge of your eye so the inner feathers don’t brush against the bridge of your nose.
Face Primer: Make Up For Ever HD Primer (Clear) (This stuff is AMAZING!! Highly recommend!).
Foundation: MAC Matchmaster Foundation #4
Blush: E.L.F. Blush in Candid Coral.
Powder: Make Up Forever HD Powder.
Cheek Highlight: Benefit’s Watts Up
Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion (Original).
Lid Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 Eyeshadow in Naked.
Crease Eyeshadow : Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 Eyeshadow in Buck.
Browbone: Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 Eyeshadow in Virgin.
Lower Lashline Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 Eyeshadow in Naked.
Eyeliner: E.L.F. Cream Eyeliner in Black.
Silver Accents: Ben Nye Lumier Luxe Powder in Silver mixed with Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix Spray.
Waterline: Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Black with Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Blackout patted on top.
Mascara Upper Lashes: Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash Mascara.
Mascara Lower Lashes: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black
Eyebrows: E.L.F. Cream Eyeliner in Black.
Lashes: Make Up For Ever False Lashes in Jane #116 *Provided to me by Make Up For Ever*
Lipliner: Too Faced Perfect Nude Lip Liner.
Lipgloss: Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Diamond Collection Lip Gloss in D16.