Saturday, 10 April 2010

Queen for a Day

Funny, really! For a film which really didn't impress me, here I am creating a second makeup look  inspired by Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Reluctantly, I've got to admit now that I am glad I went to see the movie: The music was so beautiful, it gave me goosebumps right from the start and the costumes were breathtaking.
So I chose the Queen of Hearts dress (Red Queen's) as the inspiration for this look and entry to the YouTube Alice in Wonderland Makeup Contest.


My favourite bit in the look is 'Fierce' a coppery gold eyeliner from Collection 2000, Glam Metallics which Nooberella raved about. I could not believe the coverage and brightness this inexpensive eyeliner offered. When I first tried it on my hand, I was disappointed with the brush but I was so pleased with the pigmentation I just had to buy it. Being used to my Revlon Colorstay eyeliner, this was very fiddly but definitely worth the effort.
Nooberella reviewed and swatched her little collection of Glam Metallics here if you are interested to know more.

Anyway, here's the look. I have some nice lashes with red rhinestones on top but you can't see them very well on the photos. It’s actually 2 pair of lashes, my normal favourite ones (Eylure Naturalites Glamour 101) and some rhinestones ones I bought on eBay especially for the occasion.

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While I was working on the video last night, I was told the contest was extended for a further 2 weeks. So this give me time to had a little play with paintshoppro and give myself a crown for the day ^_^ I tried to create a paper gold crown by the way, but it was a major fail, and looked more kindergarden than anything, lol.



Long Tall Ally said...

Oh my lord! You are so talented - I absolutely love this look, amazing!

JANE. said...

this is so coool:D good luck on winning!

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