Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 N.Y.E - Wolf Photo Inspired Makeup Look

I'm back after my winter break and ready for another year of blogging. As I said in my last post,
here, I will be doing some new styles of posts in the upcoming year and my schedule will now be Monday, Wednesday every week and an extra post on the last Friday of the month. 

I wanted to introduce one of the new kinds of makeup tutorials/MOTDs I'll be doing. I'm getting back to one of the ways I used to do my makeup which is inspired by an image. This could be anything from a picture of makeup, a video or a photo of something I see. So to kick it off I thought I'd use one of my favorite pictures I took in Seattle last time I was there.
Here is a sleeping white wolf. I have always loved wolves and that love deepened after I got a puppy when I was about 14 that was a hybrid. I adored him and he sadly passed away a couple of years ago. There is something a little bit magic about this gorgeous dogs. I love this sleepy wolf, napping amongst the greenery with bits of light streaming in through the branches.
What I used:
Make Up For Ever - Ultra HD Foundation in Y225 - Sand Beige
Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in 1 Fair
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Clear Brow Gel 
Urban Decay - Primer Potion in Eden
Lorac - Mega Pro Palette 2 (Holiday 2015 Limited Edition)
MAC - Fix +
Charlotte Tibury - Swish & Pop Blusher in Sex On Fire
Ardell - Individual Lashes in Medium Length
Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl
(Remember if you don't have these exact products use whatever is closest.)

How to do it:
1) After applying my foundation and concealer and blending both out with a beauty blender I used the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder to set both my under eye and the rest of my face.
2) After that I contoured using the lightest and medium contour shades from the Shade + Light Palette. 
3) I then filled in my brows as normal with Dipbrow and an angled brush, followed by the clear brow gel.
4) I then primed my eyes and dulled some Scotch Tape on the back of my hand and then placed it and the desired angle for my cat eye to get a sharp line.
5) I then took the shade Bisque from the Mega Pro 2 and dusted that all over the lid for easier blending.
6) Then I took Forest through the socket and out into a cat eye. 
7) Going in with the first brush and a bit more Bisque I blend the edges. I repeated steps 6 and 7 a few time until I got the depth I wanted.
8) On a pencil brush I brought Forest in on the inner and out corners of the eye, leaving the center mobile lid blank. Think of it as creating parenthesis on the lid. If you have smaller eyes or you would like a more open eye then skip the inner corner.
9) I deepened step 8 by going in with Black Ivy and also taking that into the wing and blending the edges with some more Bisque.
10) Using Fix+ I dampened a flat brush and used the shade Sugar and blended that into the edges of the green shades.
11) I then took a bit more Forest and blended the edges further.
12) Taking a bit more Black Ivy, I created a cat eye on the outer edge.
13) Using Aqua Black I did a thick cat eye across the eye, going all the way to the inner corner of the eye.
14) I then took Tawny on a clean pencil brush and blended that up to the center of the lower lash line.
15) Then on an ultra sharp angled brush I took Black and created and inner eye point for a more animal-like, almond, angled eye.
 16) Then I took Burlap on the same pencil brush as Tawny and blended that to the center of the lower lash line.
17) On the same brush I blended Cabernet on the out third.
18) I then used a bit of Black Ivy on the very outer edge of my lower lash line just to join the dark wing with the lower lash line.
19) Picking up Sugar again I used it to highlight the inner corners of my eyes and my brow bone.
20) Then on a Fix+ dampened, clean pencil brush pop a little bit of Gold Leaf into just the tear duct area of the eye. After doing this I did need to sharpen the inner corner point by going back in with a bit of more Black.
21) Next I just curled my lashes and put on some mascara and then I placed about 6 individual lashes on the outer half of my lashes just to thicken and keep the animalistic eye shape.
22) I then used the blusher in Sex On Fire because its was a mauve-y pink, so it wouldn't over take the look.
23) I then tapped some of the cream highlight in Pearl in the high point of my cheek bones.
24) On a fan brush I mixed the shades Moonstone and Rose Gold from the Afterglow blushes and put that on the highpoint of my face. (Cheek bones, tip of my nose, cupids bow and chin.
25) I then used the brick colored lipstick called Bond Girl for a rustic tone. You could totally just use a gloss or a more nude lipstick.
The inspiration:
I used losts of green tones with a white pop in the center because that reminded me of the wolf surrounded by all that nature and being a little pop of white hidden in it all. The eye liner was to create that great shape and intense black around wolves eyes. The bottom lash line was inspired by the trees and dirt and the pop of gold and warmer tones are the streams of sun coming through the trees.

I know this kind of post may be a bit different, but I really like it. I feel like I lose inspriration from
time to time and end up falling into just doing the same things. This was exciting and very fun to do, so I hope you like this kind of post and that you have a Happy New Year!!