Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

Like with all my looks where I try and plan them out, I plan one thing and end up doing something completely different. For this one I had originally planned to have a snake skin effect all over the eye, but when I tried it out I didn’t like it and just decided to improvise.

I still decided to use the snake skin effect on the lips though

Though with the other seven deadly sins I more or less ignored any time of traditional colour sceme, with this one I just had to use green since you really can’t leave that out for this sin. The reason I went for claws on the nails is I really wanted to try and make the character look like she was grabbing, clawing at things she wanted.

I had originally considered going for a shorter wig and not a long haired wig with a fringe since that had a tendency to make you look more child-like and innocent. But then again that’s what made it quite fun, to make the character look initially innocent, and then slowly make the malice and envy creep in.

If you liked the earrings you can get them here

Oh and if you’re wondering how I did the picture above it’s really simple. You just take two different pictures with your hands in different poses, but keep your face in exactly the same position and then blend them together in an editing program.

Hope you like the tutorial :) 

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Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

True story? I LOVE doing looks like this, just pure messines and geting to go all ugly in the pictures, no focus on pretty or presentable. Just pure crazy!

It was really nice to not wear any kind of foundation or BB Cream.

Another true story, one of my soft box lights (well be bulb) broke half way through filming. I wasn’t able to re-film this look since for the late two weeks the ceiling of the room I film in was being removed for having asbestos and I’ve only just had the ceiling put back. Thank God of backups eh?

I know I don’t normally do hairstyle videos but for this one I made an exception and I’ll be uploading the tutorial (or making it live for everyone) on Saturday but blog followers get to see it early here :)

The horns were really easy to make and I have a tutorial for them here.

Wish I could claim to have made the fake gauge earrings but got those beauties from e-bay, really squeezing my brain to think of an other tutorial I can use it in, maybe a Pirate look?

The next look I’ll be doing in this series will probably be Sloth or Gluttony, something a little ‘calmer’ than this haha, plus I’ll finally get to show off my weird woodlice nails.

Hope you like the tutorial :)

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Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

You know what I love about black and white photography? It makes your skin look flawless! This look is going to be the most ‘borring’ out of all my seven deadly sins looks, but I didn’t feel something heavy was really appropriate for this character.

I wanted to slightly tie this look in with vanity 

My concept for this look was trying to look perfect. When I think of ‘perfect’ makeup I think old Holliwood, Maralin Monroe/Marlene Dietrich, so I wanted to take elements of that and put it in the makeup, but mainly in the photography.

Little bit of a side note but I can’t wait to do some more Graphic Eyeliner looks so I can go crazy with completely black and white photography. Though I did include some purple in this look, (the colour traditionally associate with Pride) I’m not going to be too pedantic about including the traditional colours in this series.

Why an apple? 

Yea the apple is a reference to the forbidden fruit from the garden of Eden, and is often used as a symbol of pride and something you want badly, but is not terribly good for you. I suppose I could have used a Mac Donalds happy meal too then, but an apple is a little easier to explain.

I had taken a few shots with mirrors, which would have been perfect to show that vanity/pride theme, that’s the annoying thing sometimes about taking pictures, some days the image you have in your head just doesn’t translate well through the camera.

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Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

When I was thinking of how to portray greed the first words that poped into my head was politicial and banker, hence the white shirt, blazer and hat.

With this look I really wanted to take more of a theatrical approach to the makeup

For the actual makeup I wanted to incorperate the traditional animal asossiation (toad) with more obvious things like gold, diamonds (rhinestones) pearls exc.

The lips is probably the part that a lot of people are going to think “why?”. But you know that expression “paying through the nose”? Which on a side note apparently comes from tax collectors who would slit your nose if you didn’t pay (lovely I know).

Paying through the nose? Or bleeding gold, oil and rhinestones?

I had find a way to show that without involving blood (I’m saving that for Wrath) and this is what I came up with.

Once I’ve finished this series I’m thinking of doing the exact same series except for masquerade masks on my second channel. Would be quite a fun project to do and would be great to have masks that could go along with these looks.

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Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath Nails

I was hoping by this point to have at least one of my Seven Deadly Sins looks up. But thanks to an incredibly slow postal service several props still haven’t arrived, which is incredibly annoying given I ordered all the props weeks in advance.

 Wrath: love of justice perverted to revenge and spite

My idea for these was to portray something cold and spiteful, so the salt to imitate ice and the clay to make the scorpian’s stinger.

And of course because I’m a rhinestone nut I just had to put a red rhinestone underneath to make it a little more interesting.

I had originally hoped to make the nails actually look like a scorpian’s tail, but about 3 melted nails later I realised I couldn’t do it, so I went for this idea instead.

Hope you like the video :) 

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