When I think of the word fantasy I think of beautiful flying creatures such as butterflies. So I immediately knew I wanted to do a look with butterflies. I was inspired by the idea of butterflies being connected to a loved one who has passed on. To make it a happy fantasy look I added a lot of colour.
Inglot eyeshadow (yellow, orange, pink & blue)
Gel liner (77)
Inglot highlighter (01)
Step by step
I started off by flattening the hair with water and hair gel and a comb.
I tied the hair back into a low ponytail.
I then added powder into the bald cap to check for any folds and rips.
I then placed the bald cap over the head and cut around the areas I didn’t need.
I stuck down the bald cap with spirit gum.
I then smoothed out the edges with acetone on a cotton bud.
I the colour corrected the hair with a purple/ brown colour from the supracolours.
I then powdered the the colour.
I then used my clown white all over the head,face and neck.
I set everywhere with baby powder.
I then started with my yellow eyeshadow.
I place this in the centre of the forehead, inner eyelids, under the chin and cheeks.
I then went in with the orange on the outer lids and cheeks for contour and also collar bones.
I then went in with dark pink and used it on either side of the head, middle of head and collar bones.
Then I used blue on sides of the head and neck.
I then applied gel liner 77 to the eyelids and winged it a tiny bit.
I then used sultry lashes on the bottom lid using duo glue to stick down.
Using the Inglot highlighter (01) I used this on the collar bones to make them glow.
I then used aquacolours to make splashes on the head and collar bone.
I used the colours blue, yellow and red.
I stuck down the butterflies with spirit gum.
One butterfly is held in the mouth by the model.
Out of all my looks this is my favourite. Strangely enough it was a look I was slightly unprepared for but turned out as my best look. The splashes of colour was a last minute decision but I’m delighted I added it in. If I was to do this look again I would add aquacolours to where the eyeshadow is for a more vibrant effect.
When I was asked to recreate this look at the Irish beauty show in the RDS I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited but also nervous! On the day I felt the pressure as I was representing my college Vanity X. It was a great feeling when strangers were coming up taking photos of MY work! It was a dream come true. Even though it wasn’t as good as the first time I did it I loved how it was more vibrant. I loved the whole experience.