This is Brooke, the curly half of our little duo, and today I am here to introduce the makeup portion of our Poison Ivy Project. However before I begin I was told by a certain redhead that I MUST introduce myself first. So here we go. As she mentioned on our About page, I am an architecture student at MSU, love rap music, and enjoy playing soccer. I also have an intense love for all things makeup from cute, natural looks to blood filled halloween costumes. It all started years ago with a couple neutral eyeshadows and a fluffy brush. Such humble beginnings soon morphed into my current makeup collection which includes well over 100 individual makeup products ranging from pallets to brushes to SFX makeup items. If I remember correctly, the normal or average number of makeup items owned is around 30. According to this, I am most certainly addicted and should likely get help for my obsession. Fortunately, I have no intention of doing any such thing and look forward to expanding my collection in the future.
Since I believe that is enough of a personal introduction I shall get right to the makeup look I have created for this project. Although I have a few face paints and such items that would make this look easier and more in the special makeup effects realm, I chose to basically only use eyeshadows since that is what most people already have in their makeup bags (even though I doubt anyone in their right mind except for me would happen to own a few dozen shades of green eyeshadow). This look is relatively simple; once you successfully turn yourself into a redhead (which for me was excessively difficult) all you have to do is add a little green on your forehead and in your contour areas. If you are already a redhead with freckles then you can skip the first half of the tutorial, which simply isn’t fair in my opinion. I will be uploading the makeup tutorial once we photograph the completed look, which will be in the next week or so depending on our schedules.
Please enjoy these pictures I took along the way!
This first one is the color version of the one on our home page. Since I conveniently forgot to take a before picture when I did this makeup, I decided to show you this one to help establish a baseline for what I look like on a daily basis. In case you didn’t know, I am the one on the right!
These two pictures were taken just after I FINALLY figured out how to transform myself into a redhead. This was definitely a challenge for me because although I am pale, I naturally have zero freckles. Also, please excuse how red my chest looks, I am naturally pink undertoned and I think this particular shade of wig brought that out more than usual.
These last ones are the completed makeup look. Since our costume is so green and covered with various textures I thought a more simple makeup look would contrast and stand out more. Also, covering your entire face with green eyeshadow would be a blending nightmare. Just doing as much as I did required a ton of blending to make it even and I cannot imagine how much more difficult it would be if I were to do my whole face. That would be situation better suited for face paints.
Thank you so much for reading!
According to Alexis I will be posting again next week, see you then!