COVER YOUR FLESH
Start off with a clean face. Apply foundation all over. I decided to put in the highlights on top of the cheeks, right below the brow bone and on the nose.
EYESHADOW THAT IS NOT FOR THE EYE
Here, instead of shadow, I used three different shades of purple eyeshadow. Notice the cheekbone was more curved than angular. The jaw line and the sides of the face were darkened to add dimension and define the shape. The highlighted areas I enhanced with white eyeshadow. On the eye, I used the same colors as the rest, deep purples, violets and white on the inside of the eyelid. I added a little bit of brown to the eyelid crease to create more drama and some pink for the base of the lid.
ENHANCE THE FURRY THINGS ON YOUR FACE
Next, I lined the brow with some dark brown and applying mascara (extending those eyelashes as far as they will go). You can see the white eyeshadow more clearly in this photo.
SCRIBBLE CASUALLY ON YOUR FACE
Now we need to sketch on the pattern. The lines are drawn on with a light orange-brown cream and a straight edged brush. The contrast of edge and elegance is apparent in the wavy and straight criss-crossed lines.
NOW MAKE THAT DESIGN A STATEMENT!
Using a black makeup cream and the fine brush, carefully line the sketches and thicken them.
BLENDING BECAUSE LET’S MAKE IT DIFFICULT
Use the straight edged brush to blend the black inwards to create this effect.
ADD SHINY PIECES ON THE LINES
For the crystals, pick up the small stones with a pair of tweezers and work both sides at the same time to keep the design more or less symmetrical when placing them down on the skin. I used eyelash glue, as usual, to stick them on. Normally I would suggest dabbing the glue on the skin directly and then putting the stone on the spot, but because you are using a lot of black, the glue brush will quickly become dirty (and they are hard to clean), so I suggest simply putting a blob on the back of the gem and then placing them on the forehead.
Make sure you’re satisfied with the final touches and you’re done! (I did add an orange-brown line around the nose at the end, which I unfortunately forgot to photograph, but you can see it in the final product)
To see the full photoshoot, click on the final image below!