07, 10, 2014

A Dame to Kill For

Here’s another Halloween look for you! Being a Sin City fan, I was super stoked to finally do this Nancy Callahan makeup! This time around in Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Nancy started to show off her darker side since the loss of her dear John Hartigan. Even though her look isn’t complicated, she is just a stunning character to be for Halloween! I created 2 looks depending on your taste, so keep reading to find out.

Here is the first Nancy Callahan version (non comic)…

I used my winter shade of foundation since Nancy has lighter skin (for best results, bring the foundation down your to neck). Then with concealer, I brought out the features on my face that I want to pop (nose, under eyes, high points of cheeks, cupid’s bow, chin), and then filled in my eyebrows.

Then I set my base with translucent powder. Since Sin City has a lot of shadows going on, I bronzed around my face to make parts of my face look more in depth than they really are (this is the time you don’t have to worry so much about blending). Once I was done with that, I used my favourite eyeshadow palette, and used the medium shimmer brown on my overall lid.

In a box motion (from start of eyebrow to end of eyebrow), I used the matte light brown, and then used the matte dark brown in the crease. I finished off the eyes with black eye liner (without the winged out effect), then applied my go to false mink eyelashes.

I applied some black mascara to my bottom lashes. Then for lips, I lined them and filled them in with a nude lipstick.

My wig was purchased from ebay, and it was originally much longer than what you see. So I had to cut the bangs and a lot of the length off for it to look like this!

This is the look without all the crazy photo editing. I know it may not look so impressive in light but if you’re in a dark bar, nightclub, or house party it will look a lot better since Sin City takes place in dark settings anyways!

So for those of you who want to be a bit more daring and look more like a comic book character, check out this look…

With a flashlight figure out where the light hits your face and map out where shadows are made. Once you have your face mapped out (do you like my sexy face?!), take either a black face paint or if you’re like me and don’t own anything like that, use a matte black eyeshadow to fill in the shadows.

I went ahead and created more shadows on my jawline and my eyebrow where most of the shadows meet. I almost forgot to mention that I also put in some circle lenses to make my eyes appear more like a cartoon character. I also created a stronger look with my eyes by winging out my liner. Then, I decided to make some of my features on the lighter side of my face pop using a felt eyeliner pen…

..Along with my lips as well. At this point, I just did some last minute finishing touches. I even went in with a darker bronzer on the lighter side of my face.

I also created some comic character marks on my eyes and cheek.

The look with some more fun Sin City photo editing!

The Look:
Blonde Wig: Ebay [here]
Bras: Aerie
Half gloves: Ebay [here]
Circle Lenses: Pinky Paradise [here]

Makeup Used:
Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation in Fawn Light
Maybelline Age Rewind in Light (Drugstore)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in 15
Tarte Smooth Operator
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium/Deep
e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream in St. Lucia
bh Cosmetics It’s Judy Time palette
Starlooks in Obsidian
Velour Lashes in You Complete Me
Manhattan Go4Big Waterproof Mascara (Drugstore)
Marcelle Plumping Lipliner in Rose Velours (Drugstore)
L’oreal Colour Riche Toasted Almond (Drugstore)
Sleek MakeUP Oh So Special Palette
Essence Eyeliner Pen Extra Longlasting in Black (Drugstore)
Milani Baked Bronzer in Golden

Are you a fan of Sin City? If so, who is your favourite character?

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