Illamasqua Icons: Edward Scissorhands

This time I have asked Halimah, our Product Development Intern, for her Icon and she was absolutely inspired to come up with Edward Scissorhands! Amazing.

So I asked Halimah, a professional make-up artist in her own right, to advise us on how to get the look [a bit late for Halloween, but ah well!]

“Prep the skin with Rich Liquid Foundation in 100, buffed on with a highlighter brush so it’s not too geisha white. Hollow out the eyes and cheeks with Powder Blusher in ‘Disobey’ and then use Powder Eye Shadow in ‘Feint’ to enhance the depth of shadow in the collarbones/ cheekbones/ jawline/ temples etc.

If bleaching your eyebrows is going a bit far, use a little extra Rich Liquid Foundation to smooth them down and de-colour them.

For a deeper socket, blend in a generous amount of Powder Eye Shadow in ‘Lestat’ – a pure black, with a touch of ‘Savage’ for a multi-tonal look. Powder Eye Shadow in ‘Fluke’ – a fleshy tone – underneath the eye and around the lash line for a wide-awake, innocent look. Using Medium Pencil in ‘Vow’ on the waterline will enhance this.On the lips, line with Medium Pencil in ‘Severe’ and fill in with Lipstick in ‘Diablo’ for a gothic berry colour.

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

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