Real Life Disney: Cruella de Vil

Cruella de Vil 101 Dalmations

I just had to make a few changes to this version of Cruella for my next addition to the Real Life Disney series. Apart from the fact that nothing is going to give me the kind of cheekbones Cruella sports in the cartoon, except for Malificent style prosthetics, I personally imagined Cruella with a little more of a 1920′s look.

And yes, that is a makeup brush in my hand. I had to improvise

I wanted to mix the films and the book up a little by doing the pictures so that they could have been of a socialite (the book) or fashion editor (the film). Originally I had planned to go completely black and white for the photography, since the look I’m going for is a little 1920′s. But I also wanted people to see the trademark red lipstick so, in the end not all of them were black and white, or at least not completely.

Cruella de Vil Magazine Cover Cruella de Vil Vouge Cruella de Vil Smoke

The lips aren’t strictly speaking very 1920′s, if they were they would have been more rounded and less arched. But I wanted to get across that harsh look, and outline the lips with a colour which was waaay to light and blatantly fake.  She’s a villain, so I didn’t want to the makeup to be too perfect, and she’s a little crazy, so all the more reason to do a makeup faux pas.

Which villain would you like to see next?

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The Alien

Back from Space

A few days Sebastien sent me this beautiful painting he had done for me and it gave me an idea for an alien makeup tutorial. I have done one of these before but this one I wanted to be a little more colourful.

Here’s a link to my previous alien tutorial 

Of course once I started applying the makeup it veered in a totally different direction and ended up looking nothing like Sebastien’s beautiful painting, and there were rhinestones involved (of course).

Helo, is it me you're looking for

Normally I try and experiment with my backgrounds to make the video a little more interesting, so this week I use some plastic wrapping I had saved up (seriously, you never know when it’ll come in handy) and draped it over a table lamp I had set up behind me.

For the simpler pictures I just hug a small torch on the frame above me to get that beautiful above lighting 

For the photos to get that “moving-through-space’” look I selected just the plastic sheet on photoshop, duplicated it on another layer, increased the brightness and then added a directional blur. Simple but looks pretty amazing! A little like space rain.

Through the veil Blur

And that’s my alien makeup look. I really have to do a review on the Illamasqua foundation at some point though, it’s is hands down the best white foundation I have ever used, and trust me that list is loooong! Sure there are some drawbacks, like most products. But I’ll get to that once I’ve done the review.

Hope you like the tutorial!

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Dying Elf (Elf Collaboration with Emma Pickles)

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Emma Pickles and I have been talking about collaborating for quite literlaly years now! Two IMATS ago we decided we were going to do an elf collaboration and today (well…yesterday) we finally got around to it.

My idea for this look is that since elves live longer the process of dying would be longer too

Of course I went for a more morbid and depressing theme, I wanted the character to look like it was fading away slowly and knew nothing could be done. I know…I’m a happy and cheerful person!

Black and White

I was very very tempted to make all the pictures black and white, they looked so erie in black and white, but I felt it might be a little counterproductive applying all the greens and reds to only have the final photos in black and white.

You can see Emma’s look here

The ears I made myself, but there are still a few things I need to work on before I upload the tutorial on how to make and apply them. They still need a few more improvements.

Black and White Photography Dying Elf Black in White

Since it’s Halloween season my looks are not going to get cheerful in a hurry over the next few weeks, that being said, I hope you like this one :)

Hope you like the tutorial :)  

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Bird Queen

Owl Queen

I seem to have a thing for queens lately. Dragon Queen, Butterfly Queen, but queens are awesome so it’s ok! I came so close to using my black sclera lenses for this look. In the end it didn’t, and I’m quite happy I didn’t or it might have ended up looking a frightening.

I made the beak with some paper painted with nail varnish

Making the ‘tree’ for this was really quite fun! I had some old cardboard boxes lying around so I cut them up, glue gunned them together, and then used about twenty glue sticks on it to get that tree texture. After that I used up any old paints (and some nails varnishes) I was never going to use again. I think even a dried up gel eyeliner got used up on this…

I hope you like the tutorial :)

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Winged Rhinestone

Simple Makeup

Yes, I needed a rhinestone to this look! I mainly did this tutorial so that I could have a decent picture to put on the Author section for Outsider, I’d been looking through all my pictures and there was absolutely nothing that was appropriate. Pictures with boils, glitter and lashes all over my face sure. But something simple, nope!

Black and White

Since I’ve been on a bit of an Outsider overload I didn’t want to leave you guys without a tutorial.  It’s simple, I know, but I will have a dramatic makeup look for you next week.

I hope you like the tutorial :) 

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Real Life Disney: Ursula

Your Voice Little Mermaid

Man do I love doing the villains! They’re so fun to do! Dark and evil, and I get to wear my amazing Scelera lenses! This look is probably the most different from the original charactar so far in this series. I didn’t like the short white hair and for her eyes I wanted them to look more ‘fishy’.

I’ll be basing most of the villains on this series

One thing that I have to mention because I’m really too chuffed about it is products background (courtesy of my spare cooking tray) and the underwater effect with my mini fog machine. I was really worried that when I used the fog machine (I had the window open) that someone might see the smoke and think something was on fire. Thankfully that didn’t happen! Would have been quite difficult to answer the door dressed like this!

Ursula

The necklace was easy, black thin ribbon an old shell and some stainless steel sculpting tools (**) to manually drill a hole into the shell. Takes a bit of time to get the ribbon through the shell and out the opposite hole, but it doesn’t take as long as you would think.

I hope you like the tutorial! :D

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Real Life Disney: Malificent

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Probably should have done this one last week since now I’ll just be adding to the dozens of Malificent tutorials which will be up on you tube now but in my defence…this one is not meant to be a re-creation of the makeup in the film.

Since I’m having a little fun with how I interpret these looks I left out the Gaga cheekbones

Personally I thought the cheekbones were a bit too much for the Angelina Jolie version, I mean, the woman already has killer cheekbones! Any more and they just look…excessive I guess? Mal1

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For those of you asking how I did the horns, I’m afraid there wont be a tutorial for them. I’ve had the week from hell and I needed to just sit down and make something without having a camera over my shoulder. Though I did find a very good video here on how to make some if you want.

I hope you like the tutorial :)

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DIY: Cocoa Face Mask

Cocolate face mask

You might have to resist eating this one after applying it on your face but given it’s ingredients you might actually enjoy it! This face mask is mainly good for getting your skin to look that extra bit better though because of the honey and oats it’s very good for when your skin is feeling a little sensitive.

Funny thing is the ingredients aren’t that far off from what I use to make coconut cookies!

Honey tends to bump up the shelf-life of any home made face mask since it’s antibacterial, but I still wouldn’t recommend keeping a DIY face mask for longer than one/two weeks.

Hope you like it :)

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Art Eyes: Crystalized

Arty Makeup

For me this time of year is where two things happen like clockwork, I get stressed out of my mind over absolutely ridiculous little things and I get horrifically board of whatever I’m doing regularly, and at the moment that’s the Disney Series which really is far to much on the ‘tame’ side for me at the moment.

Thanks to miawells_x  on my Instagram for suggesting the name! :) 

Don’t worry, I’m still doing the Real Life Disney series, but I absolutely have to start breaking it up with more random and challenging videos or I’m going to start pulling my hair out! So…yea…I need my more crazy video have to come back! So I’m proposing a micro series of ‘wearable’ arty looks a lot like my Lace Eyes Video

Makeup Tutorial

I know this look isn’t to everyone’s tastes but these are the kind of looks I like to wear on the rare occasion that I actually wear makeup of any sort outside. Personally I think if you’re going to wear makeup you might as well go all out and have fun with it!

I hope you like it :) 

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DIY Beauty: Porridge Face Scrub

Egg Oats

Ok porridge is probably not the best name for this scrub, but it was a tie between that and calling it an omelette face scrub, and quite frankly porridge just sounds less strange. One thing I will stress for this tutorial is really make sure the egg shells are ground extremely well!

The egg shells should be ground until it feels like finely ground sand

Do not cut corners when it comes to grinding the eggshells, they’re fantastic for exfoliation but it you don’t grind them up enough they can have a similar effect on your skin as apricot kernels, scratchy and too rough (at least for me they were).

Hope you like the video!:D 

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