Today we're replicating a makeup we designed for Sarah a couple of months ago for a fancy dress party, and my inspiration for the look was Theda Bara. As always, we start with the base:
After that, of course, time for mascara:
And then lips, we needed something dark, but still flattering, so we chose Gash by Urban Decay, as it's a really good dark red. Sarah has lovely shaped lips for the bee-stung look, so I just exaggerated her cupid's bow a little, and drew the colour slightly inside her natural lipshape. There was no need for blush with this look:
And here's how the whole thing looked when we put it together:
I love how this looks, dramatic, different, yet still wearable for a night-time special event.
Here's the before'n'after: