Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sci-Fi Makeup


I'm doing makeup for a remake of a French movie, 'La Jetée'. It's a short film and I believe it will be screened at a local film festival. It's shot using stills which is really interesting. We're shooting tomorrow, so I've spent the last few days doing test runs of looks I wanted to use. There are some people from the future in it, so I get to do fun stuff! This is the one I did today:

I don't know yet if this one will be used at all, but I came up with a few different ideas and tried a lot of stuff out. I did some searching online for inspiration, and I came across a Youtube channel called BeautyARTStudio. This video in particular inspired this look -, This lady's looks are really cool. I'm not sure how to describe them, they look like high fashion looks. She uses a great technique for making shapes. It's a lot like when you define for a cut crease look, you drag the kohl and smudge it out. She uses eyeliner brushes for this and it makes the pencil easy to manipulate. You need a soft, smudgy pencil for this. I used Urban Decay Glide-On Pencil in Zero, it was great. I tried my Collection 2000 black kohl too but that didn't move as well as Zero. I used Sigma's E05 and E11. Here are some more pics:

I have some embellishments to add to this look when I do it for real tomorrow. I got some rhinestones and metal bits for decorating cards so I'll stick them on and try to make it really cool. I'll be contouring too and perhaps slightly altering the skin tone. I'm not sure what to do with the lips. I tried black and silver but I had to crop my mouth out of the photos because it looked super bad D: ! I was pretty stuck for time today, and I had to meet my sister not long after completing this. I had to make it 'wearable' because I didn't have time to redo my makeup :( This is the best i could do!

Sorry about my eyebrows again, oh god. I need to see someone about that. I took off some of the makeup around the eye and sort of made a cut crease. Hooray! My sister said it was nice so I guess it wasn't too bad. Here are some more pics and a product list, maybe some of you are feeling adventurous. I hope you enjoyed this slightly different look. See you soon! :D

Products used:


Maybelline BB Cream - Light

Soap & Glory Kick-Ass Concealer - Light
Maybelline Fit Me Powder - 120


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay Glide-On Pencil - Zero (great pencil for this dragging technique!)
Urban Decay Shadow - Verve, Blackout
Sugarpill - Tako

The Body Needs - Iced Diamonds
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Essence Eyebrow Designer - Brown


EOS Ice Violet


  1. Looks so cool!

    1. Thank you! It took ages to shape properly haha :)