Halloween Series: Selene/The Black Queen Inspired Look!
Hey True Believers!
I’m baaaaaaaaack! For the month of October, I’ll be doing Halloween looks for you to wear with your costumes this year! I won’t be doing any awesome special fx makeup like my friends over on YouTube, but I’ll be doing some more sexy/vampy/smoldery type looks based off of a few movie characters and a certain doll who I have a fondness for (For a hint, take a look at one of last years Halloween looks on my blog!).
So to start things off, I wanted to do something vampy and sexy and thought Selene aka The Black Queen would be perfect! She was a villainess who was an X-Men foe and was basically a psychic vampire (she fed off the life force of others). She was a mutant and sorceress who also had the ability to raise the dead (See the Necrosha story line) along with many other abilities. She was the perfect villain to start the Halloween looks off with!
For the color of the eye, I pulled inspiration from the photo above, which has some black and red around the eye. I didn’t go with the black lip (I didn’t want it to read super goth, but you can totally do a black lip if you like!), but wanted to darken the corners a bit and use a deep dark red all over. I definitely wanted to do a dark, vampy, smokey eye with this because Selene just seethes darkness! It also allowed me to use the awesome Gaga lashes Faux sent me, so there will be a mini review on the lashes as well!
I hope you like!
Face Primer: Youngblood Cosmetics Mineral Primer
Foundation: MAC Matchmaster Foundation #4
Blush: Fyrinnae Blush in Temptation.
Powder: Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder.
Contouring: Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Disobey*.
Cheek Highlights: Fyrinnae Highlighter in Center Stage.
Inner and Outer Lid and Crease Eyeshadow: Sugarpill Cosmetics pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof.
Center of Lid Eyeshadow: Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in Purgatory with Velvet Vampire in the center.
Above the Crease Eyeshadow: Sugarpill Cosmetics Pressed Eyeshadow in Love+.
Browbone: Kryolan Eye Shadow Compact – Variety V3 Natural in the shade that matched my skin tone the closest. (2nd row from the top, 2nd shadow from the left).
Waterline: Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero with Sugarpill Cosmetics pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof patted on top to set.
Lower Lashline: Sugarpill Cosmetics pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof with Love+ below it.
Mascara: Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes! Mascara.
Eyebrows: Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown/Brunette with Sugarpill Cosmetics pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof on top.
Lashes: Faux Lash lashes in Gaga*.
- Review: These were pretty light and super easy to apply! The lash band was thin so it was easier to get it to sit just right on my lashline. They didn’t weight down my lids at all and I liked how unique and different they look due to the different lash lengths. Super dramatic and eye-popping! Again, loved that my lids weren’t weighed down by them!
Lip Tar: OCC Liptar in Tarred (outer corners) and Black Dahlia.
Matilda in Black from Arda Wigs.
*Item received courtesy of respective brands. I was not asked to review them, nor paid to use them.
MAC products were purchased before their decision to do sales in China.
Posted on October 3, 2012, in Make Up Looks, Make Up Reviews, Make Up Series and tagged Eternals, Halloween, Mutants, Selene, Super Villainess, The Black Queen, The Hellfire Club, X-Men. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.