Wednesday happens to be my favorite day of the week. Why? Well, the new comic books are released! I was recently introduced to Lady Killer. Housewife by day and assassin by night, Josie is the perfect main character. Honestly, the cover is what drew me in. I’m a sucker for cool covers. I devoured this comic and wanted to bring the joy it brought me to the masses. If you want to learn how to look like a real Lady Killer, keep reading.
Things You Will Require
~The Usual Suspects (Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Mascara, Black Eyeliner, Primers)
~Neutral/Skin Tone Eye Shadows
~Nude Eyeliner (preferably with no glitter)
~Pink-tone Blush and a Bronzer…or whatever you contour with!
~Blood and/or Grease Paint (TOTALLY OPTIONAL!)
For this, I started off with my face. Apply your face routine as normal, making sure to cover up any imperfections. Josie is drawn, so her skin is FLAWLESS! If the foundation you normally use is light coverage, build it up with another layer or double your concealer for those extra trouble spots. Use a concealer that is a shade lighter, or a highlighting product, to highlight the high points of your face. This step for me is done with my actual concealer and makes no difference whatsoever. I’m ghost-toned. It happens. Let all of this melt into your skin and move onto the eyes!
Prime your eyes with your favorite eye shadow primer. Use a C-shaped shadow brush and pat a skin-toned eye shadow from the lashline to the brow bone. Patting reduces fallout and increases the color payoff. Next, highlight your brow bone and the center of your eyelid with a white eye shadow. Learning from my mistake (because I’m writing this AFTER I filmed) place some white on your inner corner to highlight the area and make your eyes look big. Take a medium brown shade and sweep it in your crease, following the outer line of your eye and into the crease. Cool thing is you can just use the same brush you used before. If it looks messy, no worries. Things will be blended out later. Grab a fluffier brush and a milk chocolate shade and sweep it in the crease. Using that same brush, add a dark chocolate color to the outer corner and sweep into the crease lightly.
Why are we building this much shadow for a look at is mostly eyeliner based? The layering of shadows is going to add the depth we need for Josie’s perfectly drawn eyes. Besides, the cover art shows a prominent brown cast around the eye area. We ARE going for some accuracy here. Sweep a mixture of the milk and dark chocolate shades on your lower lash line using a pencil brush. If your browns aren’t looking blended, use a clean fluffy brush and sweep along the edges to blend any harsh lines. Tightline your eyeballs. Use a black eyeliner for the upper lashes and a nude for your lower. Note: do NOT use a pencil that has flecks of glitter in it! I made this mistake while filming. It was not pleasant. Rimmel and NYX make awesome nude pencils. Using the nude liner will make your eyes appear bigger and brighter. Line your eyes with your favorite liquid liner. Make sure it is a cat-eye shape! This will replicate Josie’s lash line and her eye liner. Apply mascara and the optional pair of falsies.
If your face makeup needs adjusting, fix it now. If not, powder your face into place. EYEBROWS! Yes, I get excited about eyebrows. They are fun to fill in because you can make them weird colors. Josie’s are black. Black eyebrows and I do not get along. Color your eyebrows in a darker shade than the actual hairs. For the rest of the face, we are staying in the pink family. Apply blush lightly to the apples of your cheeks. Using the same brush, take your favorite contour product and contour your face. This will slim down your face and also emulate Josie’s cheekbones. Add your favorite pink lipstick and add any more eyeshadow to the lower lash line if needed.
This last part is TOTALLY optional, but always fun. Add blood! I used my grease paints and a brush. But have fun with it! Add different tones of red to create the different stages of coagulation. You could also just use stage blood. But, it will tie the whole costume together with small blood splatters after a good hit.
That’s all folks! The look itself can be worn anytime and anywhere. I seriously recommend checking out Lady Killer. The writing is really clever, Josie is a boss at her job and her life, and it leaves you as she goes off to her next job. They leave you with a cliffhanger! NOT COOL! Lady Killer is at your local comic shops, so pick up the first and wait on the edge of your seat for issue two!
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