Vampire make up tutorial

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step1Step 1: Applying foundation and defining the brows

Begin with a clean moisturized face. As we’re going for the vampire look, choose a light toned liquid foundation, but make sure not to go more than a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone for it will look far too fake. Be sure to start from the middle of your face and brush outwards, ensuring that your jawline is perfectly blended.To define your brows, try using powder instead of pencil. Take an angled brow brush and apply shadow to sparse areas, using a matte finish eye-shadow somewhat darker than your natural brow colour to fill in with. Concentrate the most of the shadow on the tail end of your brow.

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Step 2: Contouring and starting with the eye-shadow

Set your liquid foundation with a translucent setting powder using a wide, fluffy powder brush. Now, give your face some dimension by contouring it with a matte, cool toned powder a couple of shades darker than your foundation. Apply it in the hollows of your cheeks, down both sides of your nose, and under your jawline at the very top of your neck. All this needs to be done with a light touch, and well blended after. Now, we begin working on the eyes. Prime your eyelids, and after the primer dries start applying eye-shadow with a flat eye shadow brush. Tap a matte red eye-shadow on the movable part of your lid, and tap some matte white shadow in the very inner corners of your eyes.
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Step 3: Defining the crease

Using a clean blending brush, lightly blend the transition from red to white shadow. Then, using a crease brush, start building your crease colour using a matte wine coloured shadow. Follow the shape of your natural eye crease and then blend the shadow slightly outwards. Apply some matte white shadow under your brow and carefully blend it in towards the crease. You want to make sure that everything is well blended, but still be careful to keep the vividness of the colours.

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Step 4: Intensifying the colours

Carefully moisten your flat shadow brush with some water and dip it in a sparkly red eye pigment. You want to get a thick paste, nothing too drippy. Tap the central part of your lid with the brush, staying near the lash line and then wait for the pigment to dry completely. Now, take a pencil brush and some matte black shadow, and use it to define the outer V to create a contour effect and add dimension to the look.

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Step 5: Enhance the lower lash-line

Now to define the area right along and below the bottom eyelashes, use a pencil brush with a bit of the wine coloured shadow and draw a line from the outer corner toward the middle of the bottom lid. On the very middle of the lid add a touch of the matte red shadow and carefully blend in with the wine coloured shadow. Fill in the space from the middle to the inner corner of your eyes with some matte white shadow to give a softer, less severe look.

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Step 6: Define the tearduct and the waterline>/h4>

Put in some white eye-pencil on the tear duct – the innermost point of the eye closest to the nose. This will help to brighten the eye and add dimension to the look. Spread the white liner along the waterline as well, drawing it to the midpoint of the bottom lid. Then take a black eyeliner and place it on the waterline from the middle of the lid to the outer corner, to make your look more dramatic.

 

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Step 7: Apply black eyeliner to the top lid

Apply the liner with an angled or pointed brush from the inner to the outer edges of your upper lashline, starting very thinly and expanding your line as you go. You want to make your wing at a 45-degree angle, starting by drawing a line from the outer corner of your eye towards the temple, then filling it in. Take care to create an identical wing on both of the eyes.

 

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Step 8: Apply fake eyelashes

Apply a high-quality eye-lash glue along the fake lashes for lasting results and then wait around 20 seconds for the glue to become more tactile and tacky. Aim for the base of your natural lash line, right on top of your real lashes. Once you’ve placed both lashes gently apply a bit of mascara to help integrate the natural lashes with the false ones.

 

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Step 9: Add some vampy lipstick

Since we’ll be putting a rather dark lipstick, it’s important to prep your lips first. Put on some lip balm to moisturize and than carefully tap off the extra with a napkin. Now, define your lips carefully with some color coordinated lip-liner. Try to follow your natural lip shape, adding as little changes to it as possible. You don’t want to overdraw your lips. Once you defined the shape, apply a dark matte lipstick carefully over the liner.

Tutorial by: Morian Noxa
Photo by: Marija Buljeta

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