Hey True Believers!
Today’s look is inspired by that badass alien villainess, Deathbird!
Deathbird is known as being one of the X-Men’s many enemies and was also known for constantly trying to take the Shi’ar throne from her sister Lilandra, who was the Empress/Majestrix (to see the look I did based on her, click here). She finally became Empress after marrying Cyclops’ and Havok’s insane long lost brother, Vulcan. She’s also more birdlike in having talons, which is a trait looked down upon by her people (she’s from an avian race, but talons are a symbol of inferiority of evolvement)
Needless to say, she’s a bit unstable! But she has a very cool design and she’s a fierce fighter. I took her trademark eye markings and recreated them using the eyeliner and simplified them a bit, as different artists tend to draw them differently, and also borrowed colors from her armor and cape. The brows have hints of metallic purple like her armor as well. The lipstick I chose also is a reflection of the dark pinks she wears in her headdress and feathered cape.
I hope you like!
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!