Monday, October 26, 2015

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Covergirl: Kylo Ren Inspired Makeup | Anakin And His Angel

Like most people, it took me forever to find the Star Wars makeup by Covergirl in stores. Even when I did finally find it in Walgreens the display was so minuscule it held about ten products, if that. I hope that we start seeing it regularly in stores soon, and with a proper display, because there are still a lot of fangirls in need of it!

I wanted to create a Kylo Ren inspired makeup look as soon as the collection was announced. I knew the Dark Purple (Shade 50) lipstick would be the perfect color to represent the bottom half of Kylo Ren's mask since it's so dark. I expected it to be more matte but then quickly realized it was meant to be a more creamy and moisturizing shade because of the infused shea butter. If you want a more solid appearance, you can always add this shade on top of another lipstick. Overall I was pleased with the quality and I am curious to try another shade!

Tip: Use a clear lip liner for bold shades like these to define and protect the color.
I used Rimmel Moisture Renew Universal Lipliner.

To capture the silver part of Kylo's mask I opted for Maybelline's Color Tattoo Metal in Silver Strike. It's a metallic cream gel eyeshadow that is long lasting and extremely vibrant. I covered my entire lid and extended it towards the outer corner of my eye to create an intense point. I added it underneath my eye as well, also pulling it out to a sharp point which aligned with the other as a nod to the lines on his mask. I also added a darker grey shade called Gun Metal from the first Urban Decay Nude palette to add into the crease so my eye makeup didn't look so one dimensional.

Tip: Use a primer to make your eyeshadow and eyeliner last all day.
I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in the shade Original.

Now, before you wonder why I chose the Light Side Mascara, I actually meant to get that one because it's waterproof, which is really the only type of mascara I use. The mascara is great at lengthening but not so much at thickening. I also prefer real bristles over plastic ones, but some of you might not mind that feature. It's not a bad mascara by any means and I'll continue to use the mascara but I will apply the Maybelline Falsies on top to get the length and fullness I desire. I almost forgot! There are different quotes printed on each tube and I got "May the force be with you."

Tip: After coating your lashes, hold the mascara wand still and bat your lashes onto the wand multiple times for added volume.

As for the rest of my makeup, I didn't do anything special. I just applied my every day makeup and intensified the eyes and lips. I tend to do my eyeliner differently depending on the day, but felt that a precise line would be good for this look. If you're wondering, I used the Super Slim 12 hr Liquid Liner by L'ORÉAL Paris.

Since this is a make-up post, I'm not going to talk too much about the outfit, plus everything I'm wearing isn't available to buy anymore. It's pretty achievable considering its all black ;) But I did want to mention this incredible black cowl made especially for this look by Harvester Products. It's comfortable and great for either cosplaying or everyday wear. You can order it in any color for $45. And for those of you who are crafty, the pattern for the hooded cowl is just under $4 on Ravelry.

Were you able to find the Star Wars Covergirl makeup? What's your take on it?

6 comments:

  1. This is so cool! Love your makeup here, especially the lip colour, and the photos look great with your cowl duster/poses. <3 Happy almost November! /Madison
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  2. You are so right. I hunted high and low, and finally found them on drugstore.com. I was terribly frustrated by the end of things. Grr face. But in other far more exciting news, your look is UBER cool!!!! Such fabulous work :)

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    1. Oh, wow! Well, I am glad you finally found the products! Thanks so much for your sweet comments :)

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  3. What a cool costume! I need that lipstick :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes, you should definitely try out this lipstick and check out the other colors as well! :)

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