Hello longest blog title I’ve ever written! And hello October. Autumn is officially upon us!
When it comes to Blogtober, I’ve been peaking at everyone’s first posts and I’m loving all the autumnal makeup looks! But I wanted to do something a little different. I posted a quick poll on Twitter yesterday asking how people would feel about a little idea that’s been floating around my head for a few weeks now.
I’m secretly a huge comic book nerd, right down to the reading. I’m a firm DC comics fan (soz Marvel, you’re cool too though!) and I decided a while ago that I wanted to start creating a few makeup looks based on characters from my favourite comics. I asked on Twitter what people thought, and I got an overwhelmingly positive response with more than 90% of 33 participants saying I should do one look every day in October. So I wrote my list and got started today!
The first look is based on a very iconic character – Batman. Everyone knows who Batman is – we grew up with the animated series and one incarnation of him on the silver screen (Ben Affleck is currently doing a pretty stellar job!). Batman was an obvious first choice for me – I’m a huge fan of the batfam in general and yes; every member will be featured in this series.
Based on the dark colour spectrum of every version of the batsuit, bar the original 60s one, this look features a deep grey and black crease, with a golden lid. Thick eyeliner and dramatic lashes were also a must! The look is dark, clean cut and dramatic!
I kept the rest of my face neutral, with pale pink blush, minimal contouring and a nude lip, but I did use a fair amount of highlighter – enough that if someone shone the bat-signal on my face, they’d go blind! Makeup Revolution’s Strobe Highlighter in Flash was my weapon of choice!
I have to admit, my hands aren’t steady and I made this whole thing up as I went along! I originally wanted to use a bright yellow on my lids, incorporating a little bit of Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl. All good, except I don’t own a bright yellow eyeshadow! So I went for gold instead, which I think created a much more wearable look! I even left the house in it…
I’ll be putting up one comic book inspired look everyday this October – comment below your thoughts and let me know any characters you want to see me make at crack at attempting a look for – the more obscure, the better!