Monday, 15 October 2012

Baroque 'O Clock

Last Saturday night the air outside was sharp and uninviting, so I decided to stay in the warm and learn the basics of creating lace eye make up... as you do. It worked out surprisingly well and was relatively easy, so I thought I would share it with you. It would be perfect for a Baroque themed game, such as
Le Mystère Des Masques, my review of which can be found here.

I got my inspiration from the oh-so-delicate stick on lace eye masks you can buy from here, but who can afford to spend £9 plus per eye for a night out? Certainly not penniless murder-mystery game writers like myself.

A few tips:

1.) Find a pattern online to copy for your first attempt (free styling is all very well, but it takes more time and thought). I used this pattern.

2.) Avoid trying to draw directly on the eyelid, as the stretchy skin there makes it hard to keep lines clean.

3.) Don't make the same mistake as me: apply your eyeshadow first. I tried to dab it on afterwards to add some colour, and ended up having to go over most of my eyeliner lines.

4.) Make a cup of hot tea before you start; this is something to take your time over.

Once you've got the technique down, there are lots possibilities: you could certainly keep going and make a whole fake mask, or, alternatively, start from the hairline down and draw on a lace veil.

Good luck, let me know how it goes if you try it out! Jessica xxx


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