Sunday, July 31, 2011

Madd Style Cosmetics: Maleficent Inspired

This month I put forward the idea that the Madd Style Cosmetics Models do Disney themed looks! Of course, the Models hopped on board! The reason I wanted to do this theme is because I'm in the process of watching all of the Disney movies in chronological order and recently watched Sleeping Beauty (my most favorite Disney movie). Maleficent's makeup was just too good NOT to inspire a Madd Style Cosmetics tutorial!

In case you aren't familiar with Maleficent, in all of her evil glory, here is a picture:

(Isn't she great?!)

Her cut-crease look with purple in the crease was the direction that I wanted to head. But I wanted to make it a bit more special by pulling in some green--which appears in the movie when Maleficent uses a green fiery magic ball to lure the Princess Aurora up the secret stairs (and then to prick her finger, etc.). :)

Here are the supplies I used:

(Left to Right, top to bottom: MTCoffinz "Under the Rainbow" eye primer; NYX Eyeshadow Base in "White"; Barry M Intense Black Mascara 3 in 1; Madd Style Cosmetics Pigments (clockwise from the top left green): Ecto Cooler, Bitch Slap, Tweaker, Birfday Suit, Glitter and Doom, and Snot Face; Inglot Gel Liner in "77"; Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencils in "Yeyo" (White) and "Zero" (Black); Paddle-style Eyeshadow Brush; Pointed Crease Brush; Pencil Brush; Slanted Brush; Angled Eyeliner Brush.)

To begin...start with a clean eye (on the left)! Then apply your primer and base (pictured on the right). (I explain in detail how to do the priming and base step here.)

To finish getting your eye ready for colour, take a white eyeliner pencil (I use Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-on pencil in "Yeyo") and line your your lash line from the duct, all the way to the outer corner of your eye.

Grabbing a paddle-style eyeshadow brush, dip it into Ecto Cooler (a shimmery intense lime, as described by MSC). After you have the pigment on your brush, push it into the bristles by pressing the brush into the inside of the lid. This will help to distribute the colour evenly and will help you prevent fall-out (or as EnKore (from youtube says): "fall-offs"). Then, pat this colour (pat, don't swipe! Patting will help to make the colour intense and will prevent fall-out) over your entire lid.

Next, using the same brush, dip it into Snot Face (an electric yellow-toned green with lots of primary green and silver glitter). Snot Face is part of MSC's fabulous Drop Dead Fred inspired collection (which you can purchase here)--but if you don't have it, you could substitute with MSC's Acid Bath (a sheer chartreuse with an obscene amount of aqua glitter). Doing the same technique where you press the colour into to bristles of your brush (using the inside of the lid), pat this colour into the center of the lid only.

Then, using that paddle-brush, gently pat the Ecto Cooler toward the Snot Face (and vice versa) until you achieve a blended look like this:

Now you're ready to add some purple!! Switching your brush to a pointed crease brush, dip it into Bitch Slap (a primary purple with a bitchin' amount of green glitter). Distribute the pigment into your brush by swirling the brush in the inside of the lid. Then, place the brush at the outer corner of your eye.

Carefully move the brush from the outer part of your eyelid, up into the crease, and then down towards the duct area. You can see in the picture on the left that my brush is pressed right up against my ocular bone (I think it's called the ocular bone...)--I traced that shape with the purple and try not to get the purple too high up toward the eyebrow area.

Then, taking a bit more Bitch Slap on your brush pat it on the outer corner of your eye over a bit of the Ecto Cooler. This will help for some blending/colour variant that is coming up next!

Changing to a pencil brush, dip it into Glitter and Doom (a deep and mysterious purple with rainbow shimmer and copious amounts of green glitter). Make sure to swirl it around in the lid of your jar to get the colour nice and packed into the bristles. Then, starting at the outside corner of your eye, put this colour into the "deepest" part of your crease (or where the green and purple are meeting). This will create added depth to the overall look.

Then, while you have your pencil brush out--do your lower lash line. Dipping back into the colours in reverse order (Glitter and Doom, then Bitch Slap, and then Snot Face), press these colours into the white liner you had put on earlier. I put the Glitter and Doom all the way to the outside of my iris--I put Bitch Slap under my entire iris, and then put Snot Face in the inner most part of my lower lash line. Blend these colours together ever so slightly by patting between one colour into the next colour (so Bitch Slap into Glitter and Doom, and Snot Face into Bitch Slap).

For a duct highlight I used Tweaker (an awesome white with green shimmer)--but sadly Tweaker is discontinued. Fear not--you can use any MSC white for this purpose! With that same pencil brush I patted Tweaker on to the duct area. I also blended it up slightly into the Snot Face on the inside of the lid.

For a brow highlight, as always, I used my trusty Birfday Suit (a light matte brown) and applied it with my favorite slanted brush right underneath my eyebrow. I also used this brush to blend out the Bitch Slap just a bit. The brush is so wide that it does that on its own.

So far you'll have something like this:

All that's left is mascara and eyeliner (if you so choose)! I did a winged liner (with my new magical product: Inglot's Gel liner in "77"--which I applied with a very thin angled liner brush) and because of this (and because any Maleficent inspired look wouldn't be complete without a bit of black), I lined my waterline with Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-on pencil in Zero to really pull the whole look together. And there you have it!!

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial!! As always, please let me know if you have any questions or would like something explained in more depth. And as usual--if you haven't checked out Madd Style Cosmetics, you should--because they're awesome (and vegan!!!).

Fun fact about me: In two weeks I'm going to be visiting Florida for the first time!! We're going to Disneyworld and I'm soooooooooooo excited. I have been to Disneyland once, but I have it in my head that the "world" must be so much more grand than the "land"! If *you* have been to Disneyworld, I'd love to hear a story about your favorite part!!! :)


  1. Perfect interpretation!! Very pretty.

    I went to Disneyworld in 04 and when we were in FL in 06 we did universal and other stuff.
    My favorite memories of Disneyworld were two shows. Beauty and the Beast because it is my ALL TIME FAVORITE! And The Lion King because the sets and music were amazing!!
    I'm not a thrill seeking ride person but a friend dragged me on Splash Mountain and Space Mountain. I was terrified but ended up riding Splash 4 more times. Oh and the single lines fly by wayyy faster than group lines because the singles are the used to fill the gaps. So if you don 't mind sitting next to strangers you can ride more rides in a shorter amount of time!!

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  2. Thank you so much!!  :D

  3. Thanks for the compliment!  :)

    And thank you so much for your Disneyworld story!!!  Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King are super duper great ones too.  They're re-releasing The Lion King in the theaters in 3D--I found that out last night!  I will totally be going to see that.  And thanks for the tip on the single line thing!  I don't think I mind screaming next to a stranger...:)

  4. LOOKS AWESOMEE!!!!!! Simply perfect . . .

  5. Woo hoo!  I'm glad you liked it!  :)

  6. Thanks Tiffany!  :)