Playing with makeup is great fun for me, but I tend to do the same thing over and over. I’m definitely stuck in a makeup rut. So I thought I would join in on the Makeup Mix-Up with Making Mrs. M and Miranda Writes. This week’s challenge: Vampy Vixen.
Now I’m not one for dramatic smoky eyes every day. I typically wear the same two styles: one all-over shadow or a simple smoke for daytime with purples/golds. So to jump in with this on Vampy Vixen is kinda like, “If I’m going to do this, I’m going to go balls to the wall.”
When I think Vixen, I think a strong cat-eye, lots of lashes, and bold lips. But when you throw in “vampy,” well, you gotta kick it up a little. When you do a Pinterest search for “vampy makeup,” it’s all dark, smoky eyes and blood red lips. That’s where I first went with this, but then I decided to do things a little differently.
To me, a vixen carries her power in her eyes. If looks could kill, you’d have already died. So I really wanted to focus on the eyes and bringing a lot of drama with a smudged out smoky cat eye.
True story, I had an entirely different look planned out, but it ended up being too dark. I need to have a little brightness to get the power in my eyes to stand out, so instead of dark all the way up to the lashes, I focused some gold on the inner corner and really smoked out the corners.
Talk about if looks could kill…I’m throwin’ some serious shade here.
- Urban Decay Naked 3 / Smoked palettes
- Pop Cat Eyes in Black Dahlia
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Uzi
- Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Metal in Barely Branded
- ColourPop Lippie Pencil in Tootsi
- Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in 215 Shameless
- Urban Decay Naked Skin
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light Year
What does “vampy vixen” makeup mean to you?
Next week’s look for the Makeup Mix-Up is Halloween Tease. I have no idea where to even begin with that. Any suggestions?