My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Day 23 – Inspired by Music Video

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I am starting this day’s challenge completely unprepared, having absolutely no clue whose and which music video I should be inspired by. I haven’t seen many of the latest music videos, and one thing I know for sure is that I can’t stand most of the modern pop-stars, all those Selena Gomezes, Nicki Minajs, Miley Cyruses and others from the cohort, let alone being inspired by their looks.

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After some intense thinking and googling it strikes me that Amy Lee in Evanescence’s Going Under video might be the best choice. I’m definitely inspired!

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For my face I’m not using any foundation, instead I apply some concealer here and there. Amy Lee’s skin is really pale, plus I’m sure she used products to make it look even paler. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything like that – it would just be too impractical, why would I want to look very pale in real life? As you can see in the picture, my Shu Uemura compact powder has two colours and normally I swipe the brush across both of them, but here I’m using only the lighter one.

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Now the eyes – red eyeshadows again! I’m going to use this shimmering pinkish-red colour on the whole mobile eyelid and slightly beyond on the outer part.

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Oops, nearly forgot about the eyebrows! I use brown eyeshadows and a small thin brush to fill them in.

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Then I take another thin brush and some black eyeshadow and draw a thick flick towards the end of the eyebrow.

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I then draw on my eyepencil over the upper eyelashes and connect it with the flick. I make the line thick and rather messy – deliberately! With the brush on the back side of the pencil I smudge the line and the flick as well.

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Then I repeat the same thing for my lower eyelid: draw a thick uneven line and smudge it.

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Some more eyeshadow of a slightly darker colour is applied to most of the under-brow area.

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As it now looks too pink, I add some properly red colour to the same area, and then apply some mascara. The photo is too blurred, sorry for that.

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Finally I colour my lips with this dark purple plum lipstick, applying really little of it, so that the lips look rather dry and not glossy.

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Here is the entire look. I’m quite happy with it – I think, I managed to convey the idea and it also looks pretty good on me.

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