Blackest Black Mascara
Black Eyeliner Pencil
White Eyeliner Pencil
Wine Colored Eye Shadow or Pencil
Pale Lavender Eye Shadow or Pencil
Pale Porcelain Face Color
Deep Rose Blush
Matching Lip Liner Pencil
Midnight Black Nail Polish & False Nails
As a licensed make-up artist,
I've put some thought into how to do this make-up the
easiest way possible. There has always been a debate when
applying make-up, should the foundation go on first? Some
say yes, it makes putting the whole face together much
easier. Some say no, if you are using loose powder eye
shadow, you risk smearing the colors together.
this make-up, I'm going to start with the foundation as
everything else seems to build from it. If you happen to
make a mistake somewhere along the line, I'll add
suggestions on how to fix them.
You'll need a pale foundation,
preferably a cream-powder foundation as opposed to liquid.
This will give you better coverage and wear longer. You can
check out the cosmetic section of your local drug store or
retailer, or find a theatrical supply or costume shop for a
pale colored grease paint. You don't want white, that's too
pale. Elvira is pale with porcelain skin, not dead. Use a
foam wedge to apply foundation.
Next, work on the eyes. Apply a
set of extra long, thick false eye lashes first. Choose a
pale lavender color and cover from lash line to eye brows.
You'll see in the picture above that it's pale shade of
light purple. Next, use a thick black shadow / liner pencil
in black and start at the inside corner of the eye, covering
the lid and expanding out at the outer corner, so you have
the lid covered and some of the above area to the eye socket
Extend the liner to the inner
corner of the eye to below the tear duct, as seen above.
Line the lower eye in similar fashion. Use the wine colored
eye shadow on the inner corners of the eye and below the
liner on the lower lids. Use a white shadow or pencil to
fill in just below the inner corners of the eye, as pictured
above. Using eye shadow pencils will allow
for better blending. Use a foam wedge or your finger to
blend the edges out so they appear smoky and not harsh.
Apply a couple coats of Blackest
Black mascara on the upper lashes and one light coat to the
Apply a deep rose blush, using
either powder or stick, depending on what you find and your
preference, to cheeks. Stick more to the lower cheek bone
and the hollow just below it. Blend this as well, using a
foam wedge. Finish the face off with a dusting of
translucent loose face powder and a large powder brush, be
sure to tap off excess before applying to face. This will
set the make-up, making it last longer into the night.
For the lips, you'll want a red
shade with blue undertones to it, not a yellow based red.
Blue based reds give the deeper, blood red look that you
want. Find a lip pencil in as close to the same color as
possible. Line the lips with pencil first, it will help hold
lop color on the lips and prevent it from feathering into
make-up. Fill in lips using the tube or a lip brush. Blot
lips on a piece of tissue then apply another coat to set it.
Use the black liner pencil to
add a beauty mark if you choose and there you go! Add a set
of false nails, you can find press-on long black nails at
this time of year or paint your own black. The Elvira
make-up is now complete!