Yesterday I wanted to do a really fun, avant-garde inspired FOTD with my Illamasqua products. I decided to take my inspiration from their Dystopia collection and the images they promoted it with and combine it with a 1920s flapper look. As it's unusual and fun i thought i'd try to do my first proper tutorial with pictures.
Face: Gosh foundation in Porcelain, Screen face white translucent powder, Illamasqua Illuminator in Fondle, Dainty Doll concealer in Fair.
Eyes: Illamasqua Illuminator in Odyssey, Illamasqua powder eyeshadows in , kajal liner (unsure of brand, thanks Rhamnousia!), Lancome Oscillation mascara.
Lips: Barry M lipstick in 37 (black), Nyx lip liner in blackberry, Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Galactic
So if you'd like to learn how to do this tutorial please read below the cut :)
So here's the start, i used my GOSH foundation everywhere as per usual, concealered under my eyes and around my nose and then blocked out my lips with some Mac Lip Erase followed by a bit more foundation (if you don't have Lip Erase or any special lip blocking thing you could just use concealer or foundation.)
Then i powdered my face using a white translucent powder, which makes me look even paler then i am naturally. You could use your ordinary powder though but if you want to try this but don't own a white face powder you can use talcum/baby powder (though this will look a lot cakier than powder meant for the face so it might be best just to use this for fun). Then i used Illamasqua Illuminator in Fondle as a blush. The traditional blush look of the 1920s is a circle high on the apples of your cheeks in a red or pink colour, so i applied the blush in the same place and shape but used the pink and gold highlighter to make it a bit more interesting and to go with my Dystopia collection look. I also applied a very small amount of the illuminator just above my cupids bow.
Then i started on my eyes. I used Illamasqua Illuminator in Odyssey all over my lids to act as a slightly shimmery base as well as a brow-bone highlight. Then i took Illamasqua powder eyeshadow in Quantum over my lid and into the outer corner of my socket line in a rounded shape.
Then i used Illamasqua powder eyeshadow in Matter over the top to darken, but did not extend it as far above my socket line as the lighter shade. I added a line of the olour to my lower lash line and joined it up with the upper eye colour. I blended it a very small amount.
Finally i used a Kajal eyeliner to lightly line my upper and lower waterlines and added a small amount to the outer corner of my upper lashline too. I finished off with lots of mascara.
Then it was on to the lips. I decided to do the fashionable 1920s lip shape called 'cupids bow lips' which are very small and rounded. I used i trick i heard a makeup artist used to do with Clara Bow where you put a circle of lipcolour on your thumb then press it twice on your upper lip and once in the center of your bottom lip. I then used a black lipliner to neaten it up and filled in with black lipstick. As you can see even with a professional trip and trying to fix it with lipliner i still did not make it very neat.
Finally i covered the lips with Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Galactic. As this is so opaque it covers the black completely, so if you're handier with a lipbrush than me you could skip the step before this :)
And here's the finished look again. I think i did an ok job and really like the idea of the look but there are things that could be better. I'm really rusty at cupids-bow lips (i used to do them all the time) and was not happy how wonky and asymmetrical they turned out. Also i was going to do something with my eyebrows and forgot so i don't know how that would have turned out.
Hope you enjoyed reading this!