Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Monster High Monday: Scaris Ghoulia

My lovely zombie girl Ghoulia today. The face paint on this particular doll is far from perfect (smudged lip, mistakes in the eye), but my sister and I both ordered online and I chose the dodgy makeup/perfect smooth hair while she got the decent makeup and wild mane! Anyway, I think she's an especially beautiful Ghoulia despite the little flaws. She's got a bold blue and silver eye and deep reddish plum lips. The look was quite easy to replicate actually, although the colours weren't entirely spot-on, but more about that later.
So, for the eye, she has a foil-like silver which I knew I owned. The blue bit was a little more tricky to find, especially as I was looking for a matte or satin shade rather than shimmer.
I started with Urban Decay Primer Potion and applied the silver side of Too Faced Ooh & Aah duo to the lid (up to the crease) only. I didn't want to apply it all over as I wanted the blue section to remain shimmer free. Then I applied the darker side of Hard Candy Eyeshadow Loner in Daydream. It's a really old eyeshadow, but the closest colour match I could find. It applied quite sheer, so I realised it needed a pencil underneath (a little trick I use for poorly pigmented shadows). I actually wish I'd had an eye pencil in the correct shade, because it would've been easier to apply in that form rather than fiddling with eyeshadow. The one I used was Barry M in a mint colour (forgot to jot down it's name) and I just outlined and filled in the basic area of where the blue was to go. After that I applied that blue shadow over the top, patting it on. I also took it under the eye. The pencil trick definitely gave it more colour, but because of the mint green shade, it made the blue lean a little more green than I'd have liked (although not noticeably so).
Then I took the silver shadow again and applied that above the blue section, under the brow. You can't really see the foil effect it has in the close-up photo below, but it was the perfect match for Ghoulia.  Metallic and blue bold eyes aren't for the faint hearted though and I already got a snarky "you're wearing a lot of eyeshadow today" comment off my Mum. Thanks! On my lashes is YSL Babydoll mascara and I lined upper and lower lashlines with L'Oreal SuperLiner GelMATIC* in Ultra Black and softened the lower lashline by blending with a cotton bud. I then used the liquid liner, L'oreal SuperLiner Perfect Slim* in Intense Black, to create a smooth line from right in at the tear-ducts, winging it out at the other end in a long flick.
I realise I resemble a gazelle (I recall wiping it off last time I attempted this sort of thing because I thought I looked ridiculous), but it's how Ghoulia has it and it couldn't get much more strange than the colour combo I was already sporting! Or could it? Hmmm, her lips are a dark, vampy plum. Ooh-er! So, I lined lips with Dior Lipliner Pencil in 883 Magenta Brown and applied a generous coating of MAC Dark Deed (Amplified Creme) lipstick. Wicked huh?
On my face is Lancome Teint Miracle foundation in 005 with Dainty Doll Concealer in 001 (for highlighting) and 002 for blemishes. I also used The Balm 'Bahama Mama' bronzer as my contour colour and a little Pout Face & Body Illuminator in Love Glow on the cheekbones. I finished with Paul & Joe Pressed UV Powder in 003 Beach Baby and applied Diorskin Nude Tan in 001 Pink Glow on the cheeks (all four colours swirled together).
Not my favourite look, yet I think it's very similar to how Ghoulia has it.  I guess she can carry off these colours better than I-must be that zombie grey skin!  What do you think?  You can see my full outfit right now on The Shoe Girl Diaries.


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