The Spooky Scary Daily Face - October 12, 2011 - The Blackbird
face, eyes, feather details: Ben Nye Creme Color in Black. Ben Nye Creme Color in White, Ben Nye Creme Color in Gray, black feathers
eyeliner: MAC Blacktrack
eye lashes: Lancome Hypnose Drama, Make Up For Ever Feather False Lashes
lips: NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave
I really have no affinity towards Blackbirds so I’m lacking something charming or even informative to write up top. Blackbird by The Beatles is the only song I can still play on the guitar and it’s a pretty hard song because of all the finger picking, so I guess that’s something? Yeah, I don’t know.
Here’s how to make yourself look like my interpretation of a Blackbird…
First, using a sponge I applied a very light grey makeup over my entire face using Ben Nye Creme Color in Black and White.
Next I did the detailing on my eyebrow, cheeks, and eyes with a small flat brush and Ben Nye Creme Color in Black. On the eyebrows I applied the makeup in an upward feathering motion. I did this loosely not worrying about it looking to perfect. The faster you make the strokes with the brush the more authentically feathered it will look. On my cheeks, I made a line in the hollow of my cheekbone and then made upward feathering strokes originating from that line. For my eyes I lined them, including the inner rims with Blacktrack. I made a line along my eye socket bone extending out past the eye into feathered lines. This liner along the eye bone should be visible when the eyes are open. (Think a 60’s mod eye.) I added grey to the inner corners blending onto the lid and white strokes radiating from the under eye as well as by the cheekbone. Last, I lined around the entire eye with white and applied feather lashes upside down to just below to lower lash line.
The forehead detailing is loose feathers attached to the skin with eyelash glue (you can apply feathers any way you like) and feathering with black, white, and grey makeup, again made with a small flat brush.
Last I applied NARS Lipstick in Heatwave to my lips.
I made this feathered headpiece a few years ago. Finally putting it to good use.