A few weeks ago I purchased some new makeup for an upcoming project. Rather than plan the project out to the last detail and realize the makeup wouldn't work moments before a shoot, I thought I'd play around with a couple ideas to test it all out.
This post is partial review, partial conceptual idea, but I was pleased with how these shots came out, so I wanted to share (because sharing is caring)!
One of the ideas I have uses white makeup across specific features, so I purchased Bloody Mary Mascara and Manic Panic NYC Ice Metals White Witch Lethal Lipstick to play with white accents.
It was startling to see myself with light eyelashes, especially when I'm so used to adding dark mascara and liner to my eyes on a daily basis! I even added some white shadow to my lids and brows for a more cohesive "winter look". The mascara went on nicely and didn't clump too much (always a concern of mine when it comes to new mascaras). I think the next time I apply it, I may use the technique of coating the tops of my lashes first, then proceeding to the underside to make sure it covers as much as possible. Even though they were white when I finished, I still felt like I missed some spots where my lashes met my eyelids when applying.
I put the lipstick on without any concealer or foundation base, and as someone who has very pigmented pink lips already (finding a red lipstick that looks red on my lips is quite the ordeal for me), they became a very light, cool pink instead of white. It has a strange feel to it as you put it on as well - I believe there is some sparkle to it, and it feels a bit gritty when initially going on.
I outlined my lips with a white eyeliner pencil, and as I filled them in, decided to add blue in the shadows for some depth. It all blended very nicely to create a wonderful pastel look (which happened to match the shirt I was wearing!), so I was pleased to see it blends well.
Next time I use the lipstick, I plan on laying down a base of concealer or foundation first to see if I can create a more solid white versus a lilac shade.
Sometimes I forget how much fun it is just to play around with new looks, though I'll be honest, I don't think I'll be wearing white mascara to work anytime soon...
Personally, I notice that the paler my eyeshadow and lipstick, the more orange my skin looks...not sure how I feel about that...but I think more experimenting is in order (either that or I should just dye my hair green and start working at a candy factory...)!
What do you think of a pastel makeup style versus the more popular "smokey" style?