I mentioned recently that there are some make-up competitions at the moment and that I was going to give them a go. Well, here’s entry number one
Aine is a dreamlike fairie queen, able to enter the dreams of mortals and bring peace and joy. Turned bitter over centuries of delving into the subconscious minds of mortals and seeing fear, anger and hatred everywhere, Aine now walks the dreamlands turning dreams into nightmares only coming to the mortal realms on rare occasions. As her life span is coming close to it’s natural end, Aine has set her sights on discovering ever lasting life and controlling the dreamlands forever!
(I wanted to incorporate the pretty, glittery aspect of her with the dark and angry aspect which is why I gave her both crystals and dark swirling scars. Although she has turned to the Dark Arts she still has both sides warring inside her soul and she shows physical manifestations of each.)
( I actually used a lot more shimmer on my face than it looks like, but I guess thats just a lesson learnt for photographic makeup. My kit is still very limited so all I had for this look was a Collection 2000 eyeshadow trio (24 Alchemy) and a set from Claire’s Accessories. The gems were from the local craft shop and my lips I outlined with black eyeliner (no lipliner so I imprevised) then Max Factor Blackcurrant around the edge with Estee Lauder Pure Color (161 Pink Parfait) in the centre and all blended inwards to create a “stained berry” lip look. Cheeks are a blend of ColourWorks powder blush on the apples, Claire’s blush up the cheekbones and silver eyeshadow to contour )
So, what do you think?