lunedì 31 ottobre 2016

♕ Halloween 2016 ♕ Dark Little Mermaid ♕

Happy Halloween everyone! Today I'm going to show you the last look I made to celebrate Halloween 2016 - the final one in this small series of non-creepy, non-spooky and non-bloody makeup looks XD

This is the most recent and new look I made for the disneyncolor makeup challenge that takes places on Instagram every month. This time they chose the Dark Disney Princesses theme - to my great relief, did I mention I'm not into scary looks? XD
Unfortunately I had a crazy busy week and I couldn't do them all, but at the same time I couldn't skip my favourite princess - no matter what.

I've already done a Dark Princess Ariel look less than one year ago (here it is!), so this time I decided to go for a Dark Little Mermaid look - same character, same princess, different versions ;D 

I wanted three things for this looks: to be dark but sparkly, featuring a graphic liner and, needless to say, mermaid scales. The Mermaid Collection by NABLA Cosmetics came in really handy, because it features all the shades I needed: a dark teal (Under Pressure), a bright lilac for the details (Calypso) and a sparkly top coat (Selfish).
The graphic liner was inspired by an amazing artist I follow on Instagram: @swayzemorgan, check her out, her style is so unique! ♥ 

First of all I applied the eyeprimer - this time, going all the way down on my cheekbones, as I needed a base for the scales patter. Then, instead of start doing my eye look like I usually do, I went straight ahead to the scales: I took the piece of net fabric I always use, placed it on my cheek and, using a flat top concealer brush, I dabbed Under Pressure over it - creating the scales pattern. Without removing the net, I added a layer of Selfish - achieving the sparkly effect I was looking for. Seriously, Selfish is the most amazing eyeshadow ever, I wish you could see the duochrome in picture ç_ç It was so mermaid-y!

Once I was done with the scales, I moved back to the eyes. I wanted Under Pressure to be darker than it already is, so I applied a black eyepencil (as always, Feline Eye Kohl by MAC Cosmetics) first, all over the lid, barely blending it. Then, I applied Under Pressure over it, pressing it into the black base. I blended it towards the lid, using Narciso as transition shade. Same on the lower lid. Done that, I applied Selfish all over, as a top coat - to achieve the same sparkles as the scales.

Graphic liner time! I created my eyeliner as always with a black pigment mixed with Fix + and drew a classic line first, with the wing on the outer corner. Then I went up and back, towards the crease, drawing the first additional line. On the inner corner I drew the pointy edge first, then the second additional line - going back and then outwards. I mixed Calypso with some Fix + too, and added the details following the additional lines. (I used, for all of these small lines, the finest eyeliner brush I own).

Final steps: I applied Sensuelle on the inner corner (carefully avoiding to smudge the eyeliner point) and Antique White on my brow bone. Lastly, black eyepencil on waterline and lashline, false lashes and mascara.

I'm so happy with this look! Loved it so so much - mostly because of Selfish, that makes everything look magic *_* And of course the graphic liner did its part, you know I'm all about eyeliner - especially when it comes to graphic styles like this one! 
On second thoughts, the only thing I'd change are the scales - spreading all over the cheekbones and not only in a small portion, maybe going up to the temples too. 

- MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in "Feline" (black base, waterline)
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Sensuelle"* (inner corner)
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Under Pressure"* (upper and lower lid, scales)
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Selfish"* (wherever I applied Under Pressure, as top coat)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Calypso"* (details)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Narciso(transition colour)
- Nabla Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Antique White" (brow bone)
Jade Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow in "Black" (used wet as eyeliner*discontinued*
- Nabla Cosmetics "Le Film Noir" Mascara
MAC Cosmetics False Eyelashes n° 34


- NABLA Cosmetics Brow Pot in "Mars"


- 239 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 217 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 213 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 224 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- London Detail Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- Large Fluffy Shader (A06) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)
- Tall Tapered Blender (B06) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)
- 2x Buffing Concealer (B03) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set/Glam Clam)
- Short Smudge* (A13) Spectrum Collections (BombShell Set)
- Glossy Liner Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- 2x Lip Liner* (A15) ~ Spectrum Collections (BombShell/Glam Clam)

Hope you enjoyed this final Halloween look!
Are you going to dress up for Halloween? If so, what's your costume?

*Disclaimer: i prodotti contrassegnati dall'asterisco mi sono stati inviati gratuitamente a scopo valutativo dall'azienda / Starred products are press samples, sent by respective brands for me to test and review.

6 commenti:

  1. Stupenda reinterpretazione di dark Ariel! Il tema delle dark pricesses è super interessante secondo me *__*

    1. Grazie mille! *_*
      Sì, anche io lo trovo interessante - soprattutto stimolante da un punto di vista creativo... Mi è dispiaciuto non aver potuto dedicare un look anche alle altre principesse prescelte T_T

  2. Una sirenetta dei profondi abissi senza luce, senza dubbio! Bravissima!!! *w*

    1. Hai perfettamente carpito l'anima del look ♥ Grazie come sempre! *_*

  3. se tu avessi saltato Ariel avremmo chiamato la neuro!
    il risultato mi piace molto, il gioco grafico con l'eyeliner è meraviglioso!

    1. HAHAHAHAH rotolo XDDDDD
      Grazie, sono felicissima che ti sia piaciuto! *_*


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