Now that I’ve started to get into the habit of doing makeup series I’ve noticed I get so, so happy when I finally reach the end of one of them. I shouldn’t really be happy about finishing this one because the next one is going to take a stupid amount of work to get it to look the way I would like (the chess series) but hey, I’m going to enjoy the feeling for now.
My thought was that after going through Conquest, War and Famine, Death would be a relief. So I wanted to portray it that way
I didn’t want death to look scary, rather I wanted it to look daunting but beautiful, so I followed a rough skull like pattern but make it ornate and a ‘little’ bling-y.
One thing I will say if you’re trying to re-create this is don’t focus too much on copying exactly what I do. Rather you should take key elements such as the teeth, the oubtline of the socket and follow along the cheek bones but don’t stress too much on imitating the filagre patterns too much.
Whatever skin tone you have use colours which are contrasting and not too close to your own skin tone
Now for darker skin tones the colours you would use change slightly but not as much as you would think. Follow exactly the same steps I did but instead of brown use cream, use white instead of black and gold (or silver) instead of the white eyeliner.
As much as it might look complicated when it’s broken down it really isn’t. Time consuming yes, but is you take your time and focus on each individual layer it’s a lot simpler than you think.