I think it was the first time I ever saw Merlin (the 1998 miniseries) that I became enchanted with faery folklore. While not technically fae in this version (I don’t think), Queen Mab had all the hallmarks of Unseelie royalty. And I was obsessed, OBSESSED, with her makeup. It’s pretty darn hard to find decent screengrabs that show the finer points of iridescent makeup in an older show, but she was all smoky eyes and shimmering blue glitter. It was amazing.
I just got back from vending and performing at the Spoutwood Faerie Festival. I wasn’t able to do full-on fae makeup, since I was performing bellydance all weekend, and so when it came time for me to shoot promo shots of a few pieces I’m about to list on my site, I decided to hell with it, bring on the glitter. I think there’s going to be a learning curve with me as far as the photographing goes– I am practically COATED in glitter, and yet very little of it showed up on camera. Also, I’ll have to remember to go darker next time with the eye shadow, since it appears significantly lighter than it does IRL. You live and you learn.
Here’s the product list:
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation – Light 48
Clinique – Cheek Pop Blush in Berry Pop
Darling Girl Cosmetics – Prometheus Stardust (patted on cheekbones)
Life’s Entropy – Proton Particle Contour Stick
Too Faced – Shadow Insurance primer
Femme Fatale Cosmetics – The Nightmare
Femme Fatale Cosmetics – Secret Shiny
Femme Fatale Cosmetics – Alpine Skies
Femme Fatale Cosmetics – Sugar Rush
Femme Fatale Cosmetics – Icemist Diamond
BareMinerals – Statement
BareMinerals – Pret-a-Porter
Makeup Geek – Gel Liner in Immortal
Stila – Stay All Day Waterproof Eye Liner in Intense Black
Urban Decay – 24/7 Eye Pencil in Asphyxia
Jordana Easyliner – Silver Lilac (on brows)
Nyx – Color Mascara in Purple/Violet
Too Faced – Melted Metallics in Melted Jelly Donut
Urban Decay – Moondust Shadow in Solstice (patted over top)
Woe, I am so sad the highlighter I used just didn’t show up on camera like I wanted it to. I used Alpine Skies, which is giving my cheekbones the most otherworldly blue sheen. You can see the purple mascara here, though, which I’m of mixed feelings on. It just wasn’t as generally opaque as I wanted it to be.
So that was my first attempt. There will be more. Because god knows, I love me some glitter.