Thursday, 25 August 2016


This post has certainly been a long time coming! A good friend of mine and fellow blogger Tay from tmaemakeup asked me if I wanted to collaborate with her on her series of makeup looks inspired by films and I simply couldn't say no could I!?  

The looks we have created are inspired by the 90s classic, Edward Scissorhands. This film has to be without a doubt one of my faves, it's weird, slightly strange and has the best cast. Not to mention it's directed by the great Tim Burton who's life in suburban California actually inspired him to make this movie. We've based our looks on the movie poster and if I'm being completely honest my makeup skills are a tad bit rusty. If I really think about it, I haven't been as experimental as I would've liked to be since I finished uni for the summer but this challenge had me inspired to create something bold (and completely unwearable) for you guys!



NYX Angel Veil Primer 
Maybelline Fit Me, Matte & Poreless foundation - 105 
NYX HD Concealer - Porcelain 
Kiko Cosmetics Radient Infusion Powder - Ivory
NYX Micro Brow Pencil - Taupe 
Benefit Gimme Brow - 5
NYX Contour & Highlight Palette
Sleek Solstice Palette - Hemisphere
Morphe Brushes 35p Palette



For this look I wanted to focus mainly on the eyes, I wanted them to be bright and bold. I've chosen to pick out the blue and purple tones from the poster to create the eye look as Edward also has dark and blue toned eyes in the actual film. It isn't the most wearable look which I completely understand but it might be perfect for an event you may be attending or maybe even Halloween? 
I chose to use the Morphe 35p palette as the purple shades that I planned on using are ridiculously pigmented, If you've never tried any of Morphe's palettes or brushes then I recommend you get your hands on some over on BeautyBay right now as you're seriously missing out. 

1. Down below you can see that I only used 4 shades to create this look, as each individual shade doesn't have a name I'll try to explain it as best as I can as to what I did. I used the bright pink toned purple shade on the bottom row as a transitions shade and I used a selection of blending brushes from Amazon to blend the shades together, You can take a look at those here

2. Once I had blended that out into the crease I then took any excess product that was left on my brush and winged it out (a tad too much?). I forgot to mention that to achieve the sharp wing I used a plaster, a tad weird I know but I couldn't fine any tape but it worked a treat!

3. To deepen up the crease I took the shade next to it which is a matte, blue toned bright and bold purple colour and I just placed that in the crease and winged it out. The colours I have used a really pigmented so be a bit careful as to how much you load onto a brush as it's always best to start with less so you're able to blend them in and add more later on if you need to. 

4. At this point I must admit that I thought I looked as if Id been punched in the face but I kept going... I added the matte black shade in the palette just to the outer corner of my eye to further deepen up the crease, I took a clean fluffy brush to blend the black into the crease (not all the way through) and along the wing. This diffused the purple shades I had applied so I took the brush which had the first colour I applied on it and starting blending it out.

5. Once I finished blending the colours together I kept adding small amounts of the black shade to the outer corner so I could make it more intense. I took the lightest shade from the bottom row and used a a small synthetic packing brush and applied it onto the lid and the inner corner to add some dimension to the eye look.  The shade matched perfectly with the shade Hemisphere from the Sleek Solstice Palette (which I highlighted my entire face with and I also applied a hefty amount onto my lips as well)


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, I really enjoyed creating this look for my collaboration with Taylor from tmaemakeup and her look is definitely something worth checking out!
You can check it out here



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