Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Art of Becoming Harley Quinn From Suicide Squad: A Makeup Tutorial by Eyedolize Makeup

I have been incredibly excited about creating this makeup look for almost a year! When I saw the first preview of Suicide Squad I started planning this look and it took every piece of willpower in me to wait this long to do it! But I knew that it was going to be a great look for this coming Halloween and so I wanted to release it now for those of you planning on becoming HARLEY QUINN for Halloween 2016!

Previous Harley Quinn makeup looks have included heavy white-based face, a mask and patterned outfit.

She has been given a HUGE makeover to feature in Suicide Squad and it includes a more natural, but pale complexion, pink and blue "structured messy" eyeshadow, dip-dyed pigtails and a rebellious
ensemble to match.

In this tutorial I show you how to re-create this incredibly bad-ass look!

PRODUCTS USED (and where to buy them if you need to!):

Harley Quinn Wig, buy here:

Arbonne - Makeup Primer, buy here:
Simple - Hydrating Moisturiser, buy here:
Ben Nye - White Cream Stick Paint, buy here:
Ben Nye - Neutral Set Powder, buy here:
Tarte Cosmetics - Weekend Eyeshadow, buy here:
Tarte Cosmetics - Ladies Night Eyeshadow, buy here:
SugarPill - Dollipop Eyeshadow, buy here:
SugarPill - Afterparty Eyeshadow, buy here:
Arbonne - Black Liquid Eyeliner, buy here:
Face of Australia - Black Eye Definer Pencil, buy here:
DUO - Lash Glue, buy here:
ModelRock - Sunny Sunday Eyelashes, buy here:
CoverGirl - Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Black, buy here:
Gorgeous Cosmetics - Manhattan Lip Liner, buy here:
Lime Crime - Glamor101 Lipstick, buy here:
Ben Nye - Red & Black Paints, buy here:
Mehron - White Paint, buy here:

You can find my video tutorial on how to complete this look here: Suicide Squad Series - Harley Quinn Makeup Tutorial

Or alternatively read the steps below.

Start with a clean face (it's okay if you have a little moisturiser on), apply primer over the face and rub it in well. 

Apply dots of moisturiser of the face but do not rub them in. Take the white creme stick makeup and apply it all over the face, but roughly. 

Then taking a large blending brush, blend the creme stick white face paint and the moisturiser together. Using the moisturiser as a mixer is going to assist the white face paint to spread evenly over the whole face, neck and top of the chest.

Once all areas are covered and the paint has set, take a neutral powder and apply it over the entire are with face paint on it. And I'm also using that neutral set to "bake" under my eyes, around my nose and on my chin - you can find the tutorial for how to bake here.

Next taking a medium grey eyeshadow, apply it as a contour to the cheeks, under the jaw line and down the sides of the nose. Using a grey will act as a good contrast to the white - it would not look right to use bronze or tan colours for this. 

Then use a slightly lighter grey eyeshadow to fill in the eyebrows - Harley Quinn does not have super light eyebrows in the movie so don't worry if your brows are a bit darker than the bleach blonde wig 


Next comes the eyeshadow, you will need a pink and a blue. And you need to apply the eyeshadow over the entire eyelid, but don't go too much higher than the crease line. Then drag the eyeshadow down onto the cheek and do a few lines this way until you reach the middle of the underneath of your eye. Apply a thin line of black liquid liner to the top lash line, ending in a small flick. And apply a black pencil eyeliner under the lower lash line and smudge it using your finger.

Apply a small amount of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes, and use some natural lashes to finish the eyes - Harley Quinn does NOT have heavy eye makeup whatsoever so try to keep it fairly lift (apart from the pink and blue eyeshadows).

Going back in with the black liquid liner, write the word "ROTTEN" down the jaw line and also add a small black heart to the top of the cheek.

Next line the lips with a dark red lip liner and fill the lips in using this color as well. Filling them in will help hold the colour for longer. Once you've done that apply a dark red lipstick over the top.

I have also completed this look with a small amount of body paint. Using a red body paint I drew an outline of the neckline of the t-shirt, as well as a horizontal red line across the chest. Then filled in that entire area with the same colour.

Next I took a white body paint and applied it directly below that red paint and filled that area as low as I wanted to take the paint.

I added thin lines of a mixture of black and red paints the whole way around the edge of the red area (about 1cm from the edge), to create the look of seams on the shirt. I also applied to diagonal lines parallel to each other inside those seam lines, and then smudged out the edges of them. This created the look of a crease in the material.

The last step is to pop the wig on!

I will be completely more character looks in my Suicide Squad Makeup Series over the next few weeks, so make sure you're subscribed to my Blog or YouTube channel to get notifications when they're released!

xx Bridgitte

Monday, 18 July 2016

Stop Your Concealer from Creasing Forever With This One Simple Trick!

Up until now, in my 12 years of applying makeup on myself, I have struggled with my liquid & cream concealers creasing underneath my eyes. I have found super inconvenient ways of fixing it, like re-applying concealer half way through the day or using powder concealers (which never have as good a coverage as the liquids).

But I have FINALLY found the solution and I absolutely had to share my experience so that all the ladies out there with the same problem can finally make it through a day without worrying that their concealer has sunken into those little lines and ultimately made us look older, tired and not as neat - all the things we are trying to cover up with this product in the first place!

Have you heard of baking?! No, I don’t mean the cupcake kind. Baking is the new beauty trend currently sweeping through the YouTube world. And as soon as I heard about it’s benefits and results, I immediately had to try it.

So the basic concept of baking is that you apply your concealer as you normally would, I use Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer in the colour 20 Sand Sable, under my eyes, around my nose and on my cheeks if needed. I also use a beauty blender to push the concealer into the skin just for that extra fix!  

Then you take a translucent powder or a setting powder like Ben Nye’s neutral set powder, dip your damp beauty blender into this powder and apply it over the top of the concealer….but you don’t wipe it away or blend it in! Oh no no no no, you let it sit on top of the concealer for 10 minutes….like this…

After the 10 minutes are up take a large powder brush and gently sweep over the powder. I know it sounds like 10 minutes is a long time to add on to your beauty routine but it really isn’t…and you actually don’t need to take any longer to do your makeup at all! I apply the powder and then do my eyebrows or contouring while I wait for the powder to do its thing. 

This is honestly the only effective way I have found to keep concealer from creasing under my eyes and I have been using it for the last week with different concealers and the same results  every time! 
And not only does it assist with concealing, the process also works as a great highlighter! I do this on the tops of my cheeks and it works a dream! Perfect highlight - errrrytime! 

If you want to follow along with the video you can check out the tutorial here: Baking Makeup Technique Tutorial by Eyedolize Makeup

And if you want to try out any of the products I used in this tutorial here are the links to where you can purchase them:

Kat Von D - Shade & Light Contour Palette, buy here:
Maybelline - Fit Me Concealer in Sand Sable 20, buy here:
Stila - Stay All Day Foundation, buy here:
Ben Nye - Neutral Set Powder, buy here:
Beauty Blender, buy here:

If you try this technique out leave me a comment below letting me know your results! 

xx Bridgitte