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Inspired By… Tron: Legacy – Quorra

3 Aug

Quorra

I read an article online that said Tron:Legacy was not considered a successful sequel. To that i say: “…WHAT?!” *safety off, gun cocked* “What exactly wasn’t successful about this sequel?”

Haha, just kidding. 😀

But it’s no joke that I ❤ Tron:Legacy. I haven’t seen such a visually stunning and all-around satisfying movie in a long time – I saw it at least 5x in theatre, even driving over 45 minutes to see it at the gigantic IMAX screen (Over 2 stories tall!). The MAKEUP in that movie! The makeup artist for Tron also did the makeup for Sucker Punch (Ah, now it all makes sense!), and you can find all of her amazing info (and face charts!) on her blog.

For this look I broke out my Sugarpill once again and created a black and blue smokey eye that *doesn’t* look like I got punched in the face. Win!

Quorra is super sleek in her appearance; edgy, futuristic, yet more human than the Sirens and other programs. Her skin is still glowy, but not as reflective as, say, Gem’s skin is. I wanted the focus to be on the eyes for this look. Quorra has a similar color scheme to her eyes, and I just love how it looks – black and blue with a definite wing creating the ultimate blended cat eye.

Since I was headed to the office for the day, I decided to tone it down by ditching the cat eye element and going for a more simple, rounded shape.

Have you ever seen so much curl in lashes?? I didn’t curl my lashes before applying Cannonball and they still look like that. Amazing!

Products Used:

Face

Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer

Revlon Age Defying concealer in 002

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Nude Light 4

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream Light 4-5

NARS Orgasm (blush)

Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer (contour)

Eyes:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight

Sugarpill Bulletproof (patted onto lid, from lashline to crease. Try not to go above the crease.)

Sugarpill Afterparty (blended onto edge of black at crease, softening to line and creating a blue POP!  Also blended over inner third and outer third of Bulletproof on the lid to create a darker blue tint. Make sure you leave the middle of the lid completely black!)

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eyeliner in Electric (outer 1/3 lower lash line. Blend it out slightly with Afterparty. Perfect!)

Urban Decay Virgin and Sin mixed (highlight – blend out edges of Afterparty, highlight inner corners, on brow bone)

Urban Decay Cannonball waterproof mascara (Best Waterproof Mascara Ever!!!)

Lips:

MAC Fashionflower lipgelee

 

❤ Tia

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Inspired By… X-Men – Pixie (Megan Gwynn)

31 Jul

This look was inspired by some artwork of Pixie, a mutant in the X-Men comics.

Pixie

 

Seriously, how awesome is that?! Of course I had to pull out Dollipop from Sugarpill and do a look!

 


Face:

Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer (on T-Zone)

Dream Matte Mousse in Nude, Light, 4

Dream Matte Powder in Sand, Medium, 0-1

Estee Lauder Signature Silky Powder Blush in 01 Tender Petal

Eyes:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight

Urban Decay Virgin (lid, highlight)

Sugarpill Dollipop (crease, outer V)

Maybelline Waterproof Ultra Liner in Black (upper lash line/wing)

Tarte EmphasEYES High Definition Eye Pencil in Black (waterline, outer 1/3 of lower lash line)

Lips:

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Tanned

 

Inspired By… Avatar: The Last Airbender – Princess Yue

30 Jul

So I’m trying out a new series on here – “Inspired By…”! I’ve been looking for ways to get out of my mini makeup rut, and so I thought looking for inspiration in my favorite things would be fun. As I just finished watching the entire A:TLA, and the new series is coming out next year (Yayyy!), I decided to start there!

Princess Yue

First up is a look inspired by Princess Yue of the Northern Tribe!

Since Yue is a princess who is proper and obedient on the outside, but has so much going on inside, I thought I would go for something that looks pretty minimal when my eyes are open, but looks more dramatic when they are closed.

This is the eye look that I started with. I thought it was interesting to leave the gap in blue on the top lashline, transferring the blue instead down to the middle of the lower lashline. Doing that added something extra to the look, and made my eyes appear wider. Since Yue is super wide-eyed, I wanted to try to recreate that. I think it worked out well! But I felt like it needed something more… More blue! After all, she is from the mighty Northern Water Tribe. 🙂

In the cartoon, Yue has an obvious wing to her eyes, but I didn’t want to use any black liner for this. It felt like it would be too harsh. So I made the cat-eye effect with the shape of my shadow instead! I really like how this turned out! I think if I did it over, I would make the crease color extend to line up with where the blue on the lash line ends.

Face:

Revlon ColorStay foundation in Nude 200 (combination/oily formula)

Revlon Age Defying concealer in 002

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream Light 4-5

Physician’s Formula Happy Booster blush in Natural

Eyes:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk

Sugarpill Tako (Matte white)

Sugarpill Afterparty (Bright blue)

Urban Decay Virgin – (The Naked Pallet= <3! Review soon.) (Highlight on the inner corners of the eyes and brow bones)

Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express mascara in Glam Black

Lips:

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Tanned