"This may hurt just a little."
"Jane is a vampire and a high-ranking member of the Volturi guard in the Twilight Saga. She is the twin sister of Alec, and together they are the Volturi's most powerful offensive weapons. Jane has the ability to inflict a mental illusion of burning pain." [via twilightsaga.wikia]
Here's How to Get the Look
photo credit: fearnet.com
What You'll Need:
Brushes: [Top-Bottom] Sigma Tapered Face, F25 - Sigma Angled Top Kabuki, F84 - Smashbox Fan, #22- Sigma Small Tapered Blending, E45 - MAC Pencil, 219 - Smashbox Crease (travel) - Smashbox Angled Precision Liner (travel)
Products: [Top-Bottom] Revlon ColorStay Foundation, 111 Ivory - Tarte Matte Waterproof Mineral Powder Bronzer, Park Ave Princess - ELF Studio High Definition Powder - Smashbox Muse Hybrid 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer, Bare Canvas - Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion, Pore Perfecting - MAC Paint Pot, Soft Ochre - Essence Kajal Eye Pencil, Black 01 - Loreal Voluminous Mascara, Carbon Black - Revlon ColorStay Brow Enhancer, Blonde/Gold - Laura Geller Coffee Talk Parfait Lip Gloss, Vanilla & Double Espresso
Lip Liner: NYX Auto Lip Liner, Natural
Step 1: Start by priming the face with an even application of Urban Decay's Complexion Primer Potion, Pore Perfecting - I also mixed in a touch of Urban Decay's De-Slick Mattifying Gel to really ensure that the face is going to stay extra matte (you know since Vampires don't sweat).
Using UD's Pore Perfecting primer works perfectly because it already has a white base that is thick enough to help start to fade out the skins pigmentation, and it's also a really great base that helps fill in pores, which in turn makes the foundation apply evenly.
Step 2: Then I moved to the eyes, primed & concealed with a mixture of Smashbox Muse Hybrid 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer, Bare Canvas and Revlon ColorStay Foundation [110 Ivory]. I added the Smashbox luminizing primer to the foundation to just give a hint of warmth to the eyes. Since we're using such dark eyeshadows I wanted to make sure the color really adhered to the lid, so I also primed the eyelids with MAC Paint Pot, Soft Ochre.
Step 3: Jane's eyes may just look like they are straight black, but really you want to build depth behind the black so that you get that sunken in "dead" look. So you want to start by outlining the rounded shape you want for her eyes with a taupe shade, I used Too Faced Velvet Revolver [part of the Natural Eye Palette, see my review here]. Taking the Burnt Rust from the 88 Matte Palette, darken the Outer V you've already started.
Step 4: Now you want to start building your eyelid color by taking a Matte Black, I used the 88 Matte Eyeshadow Palette, and begin by creating the outer V and dragging the color up to make an almond/rounded shape; then dragging the black along the lashline. Take your Burnt Rust again and smoke out the black 3/4 of the way, leaving room for a silver for the inner corner of the eye.
Step 5: Taking the Silver from the 88 Matte Palette, start applying to the inner corner and blend up & into the existing lid colors. With the MAC 219 take the Burnt Rust color again, apply it along the bottom lash line from the inner corner, stopping half way. Using the same brush, apply Matte Black to the bottom lash line, work from the outer lash line to meet the Burnt Rust; and smudge lightly. Then tightline your upper & lower lashes, including your waterline, with the Essence Kajal eyeliner.
Step 6: Now it's finally time to apply your foundation. I like to pour out a bit at a time on the back of my hand and start stippling on the foundation with the Sigma Angled Kabuki, and then begin to buff it into your skin in small circular motions (make sure you cover your lips & neck). I let that application dry completely, before lightly adding a second application (if you have white foundation mix that in with your first application and you won't have to do a second one like I did).
Step 7: Using the Smashbox Fan brush lightly contour the cheek bones, hairline at each of your temples, and your jawline with a contour powder or the Tarte matte bronzer. Contour your nose as well, make sure you extend it up into the begining of your eyebrow, using the Sigma Tapered Blending brush. You're just trying to create the illusion of sunken in features, you do not want to warm up your complexion.
Using the Sigma Tapered Face brush, lightly apply the ELF High Definition Powder to your face & neck to mattify your look and blend out any harsh lines from contouring.
Step 8: Line & fill your lips with NYX Natural lip liner. Then I applied Laura Geller's Coffee Talk Parfait lip gloss: base in Vanilla & layered on top was Double Espresso (just blot to take some shine off). Since Jane's lips do look matte you can also use Tarte's LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint, Exposed.
Step 9: Most important step! Add your Eyesbright.com Volturi Vampire contact lenses - seriously this is what makes the entire look. After my wonderful model Tara popped her Volturi contacts in I literally had a hard time looking her straight in the eyes, I really felt like she was going to steal my soul. I guess I should have been more worried that she was going to suck my blood since those signature Volturi blood red eyes are a direct result of feasting on human blood! I'm telling you people, these are the best vampire contacts I've ever seen. You could feel her eyes burning a hole through you from across the room. Just put them in last, or else you'll have a hard time looking yourself in the eyes. They are a real show stopper, to say the least.
Little tip for all you die hard Twilight fans, Eyesbright.com also carries contacts that are a spot on match for Edward's eyes; not to mention tons of amazing Halloween lens for all you aspiring Vampires, Cats, and all around general Hell Raisers!
Step 10: Go out and haunt!
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