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I have acquired the Moondust palette by Urban Decay and my mother wanted me to do a drag makeup on her using it, so I did. This is it.
The glitter in the palette is amazing and makes it so that you don't really need to add face glitter on top.
I did a makeup thing today that turned out more like the "full face using only highlighter challenge". What I had in mind while doing it was a sort of alien thing but I usually change my direction a few times along the process.
ANYWAY! I edited the pictures in a couple of different ways and decided to upload all of the finished ones without one story in mind and just show you the different stories. Two of the pictures are sort of like an ancient roman statue, one is an alien-ish thing that reminds me of "the flesh" from Doctor Who, and on is more of an avant garde beauty picture.
I have been absent this halloween, I am aware of that, but I would never let a halloween go by without delivering some blood and gore!
Here it is! The aftermath of being shot in the face/eye.
I made this by covering my eye with cotton and some tape, then I added scar wax to the edges and blended it to my skin, roughed up the inner edges to give it a more ripped look. Then I used dark red and black eye shadow to cover the white cotton, adding some dark red lipstick to the outer edges of the cotton. Finally; BLOOD! Cover the whole thing with fake blood, alot of it!
There we go! Done!
This past week I was getting more and more fascinated by FX gelatin, however, being vegan means I don't use gelatin. So I started wondering what I could use instead to get the same final product. After A WHOLE LOT of experimenting I finally had a recipe that worked! I used glucose syrup, a few drops of warm water, potato flour, and a drop of fake blood. I mixed it all together and microwaved it for a few seconds. This is not necessary but it does make the mixture easier to apply. Once it has cooled, apply a thin layer to the skin, stick cotton to it, and then apply a second thin layer over the cotton. This will give the raised look. On the scarred look I put powder over the makeup to make it more skin like. On the fresh burn I put some smokey shadows in the deeper places of the wound, and started pulling at the "gelatin" to make it look like the skin had burst. Then add blood, like any good SFX MUA, and there you go!
So I hadn't done a SFX makeup in a really long time (not counting my last post because that was just blood) and I really felt the urge to, so I asked some people for inspiration and someone suggested a skeleton face. I have done that before, however, and it also felt kind of played out and unoriginal at this point so I took it a step further. This did turn out more like a zombie, but the skull part is still there. I did a wound on the forehead that is supposed to show the skull and a sort of bite/decomposition wound that showed of the teeth and jawbone, although the jawbone got a bit too covered in blood making it hard to see.
I created this look using wax to make the teeth, and liquid latex + cotton balls to make the edges of the wounds. Then obviously eyeshadow to make it all come to life, and blood for realism (and fun).
This is my interpretation of the mythical creature Siren. I made this post as sort of a storyboard. The first row shows how pure a Siren is and how she can lure in sailors. The second row shows how quickly that pureness can change and become something gritty and dark when animal instincts kick in. The last row shows the transition back from the feeding instinct to a humanesk creature feeling remorse for killing.
I usually don't edit my pictures this much unless I view it more as art or a story like this. Also, biting a blood capsule to allow the blood to get in my teeth and spill out of my mouth was really fun and gave a nice effect, but it did NOT taste good. It tasted super sweet in the worst way and made me salivate all over the place. I basically felt like a rabies infected ferret.
I'm back and I've graduated! I'm officially a fully-educated makeup-artist!! Anyway, because of graduating it's been a hot minute since I did any makeup and I just felt like I needed a full face of makeup. So here is a drag look I did on myself today. I should honestly enter the career of being a legitimate bioqueen.
Tribute to the late great David Bowie. You may have passed on, but you will never die.
Beauty & Blood
This was honestly the messiest, most complicated shoot I have ever done. It is, however, 100% worth it because I think this is one of my most sucessful shoots ever.
Inspired vaguely by the lady in the bathtub in "The Shining", I created this decomposing bathtub body with latex, babyoil, and lip glosses. Latex and babyoil is not a very nice combo to clean up since the oil makes the latex sticky and hard to clean up. I still have small clumps of latex in my hair as I'm writing this!
Anyway, as I said, completely worth it because I'm over the moon with the results.
Beauty & Blood
For a closer look at the pictures, head over to my facebook page; Ylva Konradsson MUA