If you read the title of this week’s MOTD you might have wondered, “what’s an ‘Almost Dragon Lady’?” Well friends, an Almost Dragon Lady is basically what you get when all of your attempts at turning yourself into a dragon with makeup fail, EPICALLY. I think with beauty tutorials, readers really only get to see the best of the process and the best of the results which might make you think that beauty bloggers perfectly execute every look they attempt. I can’t speak for other bloggers but I’m going to keep it real with you right now and tell you that sometimes what you see as an end result is nowhere near what I pictured in my head or set out to do in the first place. So, if you find yourself frustrated when you’re trying something new remember, I’m right there with you, and I spent four and a half hours last night working on makeup just to have to wash most of it off in the end.
Anyways, here’s a step by step tutorial of what actually went right, you’ll notice some weird makeup on my face that won’t be in the end results, just ignore it. Seriously, it doesn’t exist, we never had this conversation capiche? Ha!
I started by adding a matte, vibrant green shadow to just the inner third of my eye with a flat concealer brush and then traced it up above my crease with the edge of the brush to create a sort of spike.
I repeated this shape with 3 more colors (shimmering light green, shimmering purple, and a shimmering teal) go further and further along the eye until I reached the outer third.
With a black felt-tip liner I traced little spikes underneath each color starting from the crease up to add more definition. I also lined my upper lash line and lower lash line with the same liner, bringing the bottom line a little lower and dragging the spike towards the inner corner of my eye.
Over the lower line I packed on some blue-brown duochrome pigment (Makeup Geek Pigment in Insomnia) using an angled liner brush. Since things were getting weird anyways, I also filled in my brows with the same pigment.
Next I took the Sigma E41 Duo Fibre Blending Brush and carved out a crease with a matte vibrant blue shade. Full disclosure, Sigma recently sent me a few different brush sets and this one is included in the Detail Brush Set. I haven’t had a chance to play with the others yet but I’m pretty obsessed with this one because I suck at cut creases. I’ll definitely let you guys know which brushes I am loving from the sets I received as I have time to really put them to the test.
I finished the eyes of with mascara and added just a touch of shimmery gold to the inner tear duct area.
For the rest of my makeup I went with a soft flush using Emite Makeup Lip and Cheek Tint and purple lips using a mix of MAC Colors (Flat Out Fabulous, Heroine, and Viva Glam Ariana II).
Overall I was please with the final result once I washed all of the other stuff off (THANK GOD)!
Would you rock something weird like this? Someone share their worst makeup fail story in the comments and make me feel better lol!
Love and hugs,