Friday, 14 February 2014

Ace of Spades Joker Inspired Lip Art Tutorial

To up the ante I created this Ace of Spades Lip Art that came to my mind after listening to Motörhead's Ace of Spades and as I love to play, I thought I'd do a series on poker starting with this Lip Art.

I wanted a matte finish for this look so I tried out Inglot matte gel eyeliners in black and white and topped them with Sugarpill matte shadows. Honestly the white gel liner didn't work so well on the malleable surface of the lips and it cracked possibly cause it was dry and needed a mixing medium, however the black is fantastic and I will totally use that again for future lip art.

I also went "all in" and added some glitter to contrast against the matte texture and chose Eye Kandy's Licorice stick for a slate glitter shade keeping with the monochrome scheme of the look.

Check out the video tutorial on my YouTube Channel here or below for the details on this lip art madness!

And if you love pigmented matte shadows check out Sugarpill here, along with many other shimmery bright pigments & false eyelashes!


Video Tutorial

As I was getting towards the end of the makeup the structure wasn't working how I wanted it to, so I decided to add an upturned smile at the corners of the lips to improve the flow of the spade shape. It totally reminded me of Jack Nicholson's Joker and the matte and somewhat cracked appearance also lends it self to a mad Joker applying his makeup and leaving it on all day!

This is my first shot at abstract lip art and although it's not perfect I enjoyed the way it came out. And the upturned sinister corner smile really made me feel all evil and mysterious. It was all round a lot of fun and I learnt about using some products in different ways and how to improve future lip art makeup.

And here's a shot without glitter.

Products Used
Palmer's Cocoa butter Lip Balm
M.A.C Prep+Prime Lip
Chi chi eyeliner in Virgin to draw spade shape
Inglot Duraline
Inglot matte gel liner in #76 (white)
Inglot matte gel liner in #77 (black)
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof
Eye Kandy Liquid sugar for glitter adhesive
Eye Kandy sprinkles in Licorice Stick

Sigma brushes: PE=Performance Eyes kit

Sigma E16 PE Tightline liner
Sigma E17 PE Waterlline liner
Sedona Lace LB25 Lip brush
Japonesque Lip brush
Sigma E05 Eye liner brush for the glitter

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