Hey True Believers!
Today I have a Psylocke inspired look for you! Psylocke, aka Betsy Braddock, is a member of the X-Men (currently X-Force) who is a mutant that has the powers of telepathy and telekenisis. I based this look off of her armored costume from the late 80s before she got sucked into the Siege Perilous, kidnapped by The Hand, and her mind forced into the body of the Japanese assassin known as Kwannon. (Prior to all of that, Betsy was a caucasian woman from England).
I used a nail dotting kit to get the kinetic energy dots from her psychic knife which is a new technique for me that I’m still playing with. I chose to make the eyebrows and the eyeliner in glitter to represent her armor. This was taking me so long, that I decided to only give one eye the psychic knife which is kind of funny because Betsy usually only uses one hand for that, so it worked out. This is my favorite Psylocke costume, so of course I chose to tackle this one first. :)
This also gave me the opportunity to use the Violet Noir lashes Faux Lash was kind enough to send me! A small review of the lashes will be in the bottom of this post.
*Item received courtesy of respective brands. I was not asked to review them, nor paid to use them.
Face Primer: Youngblood Cosmetics Mineral Primer
Foundation: MAC Matchmaster Foundation #4
Blush: Fyrinnae Blush in Seduce
Powder: Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder.
Contouring: Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Disobey.
Highlights: Fyrinnae Highlighter in Center Stage.
Eyeshadow Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance (Original).
Eyeshadow Base: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Lower Inner Corner Eyeshadow: Inglot Rainbow Eyeshadow #114R (lightest color/lilac/lavender).
Lid Eyeshadow: Sugarpill Cosmetics Pressed Eyeshadow in Dollipop
Outer V and Crease Eyeshadow: Inglot Rainbow Eyeshadow # 114R (darkest color/purple).
Browbone: Inglot Rainbow Eyeshadow #114R (lightest color/lilac/lavender).
Waterline: NYX Eyebrow/Eye Liner in Purple #917 (This sucks on the waterline, but is great for eyebrow coloring) with Inglot Rainbow Eyeshadow #114R (darkest color/purple) patted on top to set.
Psychic Knife: Sugarpill Cosmetics Pressed Eyeshadow in Tako as the core with Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in Superstar*. The dots are Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in Superstar* and Sugarpill Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadows in Magentric, and Birthday Girl which were applied mixed with OCC Mixing Medium* using nail dotting tools that can be found on Ebay.
Mascara: Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes! Mascara.
Eyebrows: NYX Eyebrow/Eye Liner in Purple #917 with Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Twisted Sistah on top.
Lashes: Faux Lash Violet Noir*. (Mini Review: They are a mix of purple and black. These lashes weren’t very heavy at all. They felt like I had a pair of double lashes on. They are also well made but lash band was a little thick, which made them hard to place on my eye (this may not be the case with everyone, as we all have diff eye shapes). I do like the little pops of purple throughout the lashes, which are thick and full, and I love the way they look on me, but I just had a hard time of getting the inner corner of them to stay on my eye because the band was a bit stiff (this was even after I tried to flex them a bit to loosen them up). I feel that, if the utmost care, these lashes could be reused multiple times. I honestly couldn’t tell you how many, but they are made well enough that they are pretty durable!
Lip Liner/Inner Corners: MAC Lipliner in Magenta.
Lipstick: Lime Crime Lipstick in Airborne Unicorn*.
MAC products were purchased before their decision to do sales in China.