A replication of Natalie Portman’s Black Swan, I couldn’t not do this look because it is so regal and elegant. I actually have shot this look twice, first time I forgot to buy a tiara and tried draping lots of pearls all over myself. It looked okay, but it just wasn’t carry across the same feel / idea. So a few days later I bought a cheap tiara from Diva and re-shot it all 🙂 Enjoy!
MAC Prep and Prime
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Gobi
MAC Set Powder – Invisible
Face of Australia Blusher – Outback Primrose
MAC Eye Shadow – Crystal Avalanche
Rimmel Soft Kohl – Jet Black
MAC Fluidline – Blacktrack
Rimmel Quad Eye Shadow – Smokey Noir
MAC Fluidline – Frostlite
L’Oreal Extra-Volume Collagene – Black
Coastal Scent 88 Matte Palette
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
MAC Lip Pencil – Vino
MAC Lipstick – Dubonnet
NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil – Vixen
Prime your entire face, then apply a liquid foundation a few shades lighter than your own. Set with a clear powder, I love this powder because it means I can have an array of different foundation shades and only ever need one shade of powder!
Apply a dusty rose blush to the hollows of your cheeks, and a matte white powder to all your high points. Using a brown matte powder, sculpt the nose to make it appear sharper and smaller. We want to keep the face conservative as possible since the eyes will be so dramatic, but we still need to sculpt it to add more drama.
Outline the swam wings around your eyes with a black eye liner, and fill it in with a black gel liner (cream shadow or wet eye shadow is just as good). Set the cream with a black eye shadow powder to prevent creasing. Next with a white gel liner, create flicks across the black to simulate the appearance of feathers. Line the bottom of the swan wings with a red eye shadow.
Curl your lashes, and apply 2 coats of mascara.
Line the lips with a dark red lip pencil, then fill in with a deep red lipstick. Next using an almost-black red, line your lips. We are trying to darker the outer edges of our lips to added further dimension to this look.