5 Mar 2009

Tutorial: Vampy gothic inspired look



As you may have read from an earlier post, I've been reading (and have now finished) the Twilight book series. You can check out what I thought of the whole series by clicking here. I know there's been a lot of Twilight inspired looks posted on Youtube, so this is not a Twilight look. I started with the idea of vampires and then just drew inspiration from that - a dark, vampy, gothic type of look, but still keeping it modern and not too over the top. I guess this is how I envision myself to look if I were a vampire! I used gothic-makeup elements of black eyes and deep blood red lips. I also tried to do my hair in a vampy style, whatever that means! On the black and white photo I have added some effects in Photoshop to create a slightly spooky mood. I hope you enjoy this look and try it out yourself!

(As an aside, I wish I had the opportunity to film all my videos during daytime, the video and the pictures come out so much better, and capture the makeup more accurately. *sigh*)

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Products used:

Face: Ben Nye concealer, MAC Studio Fix foundation, Ben Nye White eyeshadow (for added pallor), Ben Nye Contour Nr. 1, MAC Blushbaby blush
Eyes: MAC Untitled Paint as a base, black gel eyeliner (eBay), Ben Nye Graystone eyeshadow, MAC Carbon eyeshadow, generic false lashes
Lips: MAC Blot powder, MAC Velvetella lipliner, Nars Scarlet Empress lipstick, NYX Chaos lipstick, NYX Grape lipgloss, MAC Style Minx lipglass (limited edition from Heatherette collection)

27 comments:

  1. Hot!Makes me want to join the afterlife! ok, maybe not but its still gorgeous!

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  2. Anonymous8:38 pm

    I think the eyes look more Middle Eastern than gothic. Great look either way. I love how green your eyes look in the first picture.

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  3. pretty! I love how you lined your eyes <3

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  4. Amazing! As always your give us a wonderful and inspiring look!

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  5. Anonymous1:27 am

    Middle Eastern? This has gothic written allll over it!!!

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  6. i love the two-toned lip effect!

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  7. Anonymous11:30 am

    umm have u seen middle eastern makeup? this looks like it too..they looooove to use eyeliner and they love dramatic looks.
    Go on youtube and look up arabian makeup.
    I love this

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  8. ^ Hahah yes I am very familiar with Arab makeup, check out my channel I have done 2 Arab looks ;)

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  9. wow, this is a gorgeous look!

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  10. amazing! you're my makeup hero! :)

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  11. Anonymous9:22 pm

    the lips start out looking stupid, but the whole 5-tone thing is really cool!

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  12. Wow...just gorgeous...fab....whoa.....:-)

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  13. Babe, i lurve ur lip colors.. Its so amazing & gorgeous!!

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  14. Anonymous12:39 am

    thanks so much for this look! this inspired me to design my character with similar make up ^^ you are my inspiration for makeup, way to go!!

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  15. amazing! well done! congratiulation

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  16. what are good substitutes for the lip color?

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  17. really loved this look.. it's awesome :)

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  18. Anonymous6:40 am

    What size eye lashes are you using?

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  19. Anonymous12:20 pm

    Thanks for that gothic inspiered vamp make up. I was looking for some tricks to improve my gothic style und your video is great.

    Greating from Cologne, Germany

    by Sarah

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  20. Anonymous9:27 pm

    Gorgeous look, I'd really like to try it out. One thing I am wondering though, are the fake eyelashes necessary? I am just not a big fan of them, don't really want to go out and buy them, and I don't even know how to put them on properly :P. If you DO need them to properly achieve this look, then I might as well go get myself a pair, but I'm wondering if you don't need them..

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  21. Anonymous12:34 am

    Oh my gosh! I REALLY admire your work here!
    I'm a teen that's obsessed with the movie "TWILIGHT" but i'm not obsessed
    anymore. I absoloutely love this look
    tho. Great work! I hope i can do this
    make up look for Haloween this year :)
    thanks for the Tutorial. It's so gonna
    come in handy :D that's totally AWSOME!
    5 STARZ * * * * * !

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  22. As a photographer I find these posting very useful when I have to describe looks I want from the make up artist I work with during a shoot.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

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  23. Anonymous10:06 pm

    Great job...
    Hey could i have plz the brushes numbers?

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  24. Toasty7:58 pm

    Hey...
    mhh I think you look really great. You're vid is good, but I can't copy it. I mean my make up is eehm...not so heavy :) Yeah good. You're really sexy.. I like your face ,it has sth different.
    Sorry my English isn't that good it could be.
    I'm from Germany (:
    Okay CU
    Toasty

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  25. Anonymous12:58 am

    The whole look is wonderful but I was wondering how you did your hair. It really brings the whole look together.

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