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Grayscale Makeup

I know, I know!  I’m several months early for Halloween, but I couldn’t help myself.  I felt the makeup fairy tap me with her wand, so I got to working.  Here’s a look I did to mimic a black & white photo without it actually being a black & white photo.  It’s all makeup!  I took pics with my hands in view to purposely show that it’s makeup and not a black & white photo. I used Ben Nye Creme Colors for this look.  Eyeshadows used were from a holiday Tarte palette that came out a few years ago. I don’t think I did too bad my 1st time, but I will definitely practice this look again in the future so that I can improve my application technique.

NOTE: When painting your entire face, it’s very important to add dimension to it by highlighting and shading. Merely putting paint on your face would look like just that…paint on your face. However, when you add shading, it turns your face from being flat to more 3D (like our real faces).

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FACE
Ben Nye Creme Color in Grey (all over face, neck, and ears)
Ben Nye Creme Color in White (to highlight center of face)
Ben Nye Neutral Set (to set everything)
Dark Gray Matte Eyeshadow (to contour)

EYES
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (as a base)
Light Gray Matte Eyeshadow (crease)
Dark Gray Matte Eyeshadow (to deepen crease)
Sparkly Silver Eyeshadow (lid)
ELF Cream Eyeliner in Black
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara

BROWS
Dark Gray Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved
Ben Nye Creme Color in White (to clean up brows)

LIPS
Ben Nye Creme Color in Grey (all over lips)
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved (to line the lips and slightly blend into lips)
Sparkly Silver Eyeshadow (dabbed in the center of lips)