clear gloss

harry potter houses as things that are great
  • SLYTHERIN: looking killer in formal wear, perfectly crafted insults, sarcasm levels off the charts, an ungodly amount of eyeliner, knowing how to walk without making a sound, having very few close friends but you'd kill for them, horror movies, loving your heritage
  • RAVENCLAW: the perfect high ponytail, that moment when you figure out a complicated math problem, clear lip gloss, a perfectly crafted thesis statement, looking good in business attire, the carefully cultivated skill of reading while walking, correcting people's grammar under your breath
  • GRYFFINDOR: long road trips, volunteering in class, acting like an idiot with your best friends in public, action movies, dying your hair various shades of neon, the sound of a perfect high-five, high heels that click when you walk, winning an argument, recognizing a song playing in public
  • HUFFLEPUFF: soft hoodies, sitting next to the new kid, that awesome moment when someone you barely know says hi, helping your parents cook, long hugs, knowing the names of everyone in your classes, sunrises, sharing your snacks, waking up to texts from your best friends


I recently shot with my friend and photographer, Martin Higgs, and model, Caitlin Burles. I created 4 makeup looks on the day, this being the last of the set. I love how this particular image captures Caitlins’ natural beauty but still has an element of ‘pow’ with the metallic lips and chest. 

I used Mehrons metallic pigment in ‘Rose’ mixed with water to liquify it, and I used a large makeup brush to apply the mixture to the neck and décolletage.
* If you want more of a glossy finish you can mix the pigment with something like a clear body gloss or glycerin.
I wanted more of a muted glow which is why I chose water as my mixing medium, although I did add a touch of MAC’s clear gloss to the centre of the lips so it would catch the light. 

For the skin I kept it relatively simple; I brush on some of the new ‘BECCA Backlight Primer’ all over the face - it gives you that ‘glow from within’ look. Note, I had previously cleansed, toned and moisturised Caitlin’s face prior to this step.
Over the backlight primer I worked in Illamasqua’s Skin Base foundation using a dampened Beauty Blender sponge, and set the centre of the face with MAC’s ‘Mineralise Skin Finish Natural’ in ‘Medium Plus’. 
I filled the brows in following her natural shape, and used a soft brow powder for this as I didn’t want anything too defined. 
Using MAC’s Sculpt powder and an angled brush by ZOEVA, I softly sunk the hollows of the cheeks to add some shape to this area.
On the top of cheekbones I used a ZOEVA fan brush to sweep over this beautiful Purple toned highlighter from the new ZOEVA ‘Winter Strobe Spectrum’ palette. You may also notice I have also added a subtle amount of the same product to the inner corner of the eyes. This highlighter worked so well with the Rose coloured metallic pigment. 

The team: 

Makeup - Shonagh Scott (Me)
Photographer - Martin Higgs
Model - Caitlin Burles
Retoucher - Stefka Pavlova


Lumina - custom MH Scarah Screams


Original doll: Mattel Monster High Scarah Screams
Wig: raw alpaca fiber
Body mod: eyes cut open
Eyes: selfmade from polymer clay, resin and glitter
Face and body paint: chalk pastels, colored pencils, acrylics, clear gloss, fake lashes, golden alcohol ink
Dress and wing cape: alpaca fiber, handpainted silk, wire glass and plastic beads, cotton, ribbon

Antennae: wire, fake lashes, alcohol ink

Dollstand: wire, plaster, alcohol ink


Cherny and Bely - Monster High Catty Noir and Catrine DeMew

Original dolls: Cherny (black) is Mattel Monster High Catty Noir
                      Bely (white) is Mattel Monster High Catrine DeMew

Wigs: (dyed) raw alpaca fiber
Tails: posable wire with cotton fabric and (dyed) alpaca fiber
Body mods: eyes cut open, heads acetone shrunk
Eyes: selfmade follow-me eyes from polymer clay, acrylic paint and epoxy resin
Faces: chalk pastels, colored pencils, acrylic paint, clear gloss, fake lashes
Dresses: hand sewn from cotton fabric, lace and ribbons
Shoes: selfmade from polymer clay, cotton fabric, ribbon, acrylic paint and matte glaze



Eyes - Disco goers usually wore bright eye colors. Popular ones were greens, blues, oranges, and purples. Crease colors weren’t popular and typically one color was worn all over the lid (with an exception of glitter). They were blended out into an almond shape, with no harsh edges or lines. A brow bone highlight was also very popular. Mascara was applied heavily and false eyelashes were typically worn for a more dramatic look. 

Lips - Popular disco colors were pinks, reds, oranges, and purples. All in bright hues and topped with a clear gloss.

Brows - Brows were plucked thin or shaped into an arch. They could be filled in with a brow pencil but there was no drawing on the shape of the brow like today. (Which I totally skipped this step lol)

Face- Skin was dewy and fresh. Not a lot of foundation or concealer was worn. The main focus was blush. It was applied heavily and swept up towards the ears. Highlighter wasn’t a thing at this time but body glitter was available and was applied all over the body and cheeks.

anonymous asked:

Can u do jeffmads were James just rlly loves makeup

I’ll give u HCs and notes for this I’m v tired:

-James has some magical eyelashes and they look even better w some nice mascara and Thomas is W E A K
-Experiments with coloured lipsticks and liquid ones always look best. Whenever he’s not wearing a lipstick, he’ll be wearing a nice clear gloss that makes his lips nice and shiny.
-Also eyeliner?? Specifically gold eyeliner.
-Does Thomas’ makeup sometimes.
-Him and Thomas sit together and paint each others nails at least once a week and talk about their feelings.
-Thomas will rant about work and stuff.
-James will talk about some nice things he’s seen recently. He also tells Thomas he’s pretty.
-Thomas also tells James he’s pretty.
- G O L D E Y E L I N E R
-Bites his lip and flutters his eyelashes at Thomas to get things and again, Thomas is W E A K
-What we’ve learnt here is Thomas is really gay for his boyfriend.

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Each kit includes,

•2 Matte lipsticks

•1 Clear Gloss

•1 Metallic gold pigment

•1 Pot of the finest loose glitters

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Mr.J asking you to be his one and only.

getting all dolled up was your favorite part of every Saturday night. You absolutely loved layering on the makeup to look nice on date night with your very own murderous clown, but for some reason you decided to keep it natural.

a little bit of mascara here, a little hint of eyeliner and some clear gloss did the trick for Mr.J, it always did. He didn’t understand why you caked your face full of dark eyeshadows and lipsticks. He knew you weren’t okay with your flaws, so most of the time he just brushed it off.

- beep beep beep -

You jumped at the sound of a brand new text message. Having a deep feeling you knew it Mr.J, you quickly grabbed it and read the message.

New message received at 10:43 - im coming baby girl. be ready.

“aha! Right again!” You softly giggled to yourself as you picked up your handbag, and rushed out of the door.

this night seemed very off. Your so called Puddin’ was on edge the whole time, stuttering, shaking slightly, and making small talk. You have never seen him like this before, so you decided to ask what was going on.

“Pumpkin? your acting very strange. May I ask whats up?” You whispered, taking a small sip of your red wine, not because you were thirsty but because you were nervous. You always seem to be drinking something when your anxiety acted up.

“huh?” He jumped after starring into space for awhile. Raising his hand, he slid his fingers through his slicked back hair as he attempted to fake a smile. Then, suddenly, he growled. His smile vanished, and he glared at you in a very sinister way. Now this was the Joker you were use to.

“Listen, (Y/N)..” He dragged your name as he let a smirk tug at his red lips. “My queen, my angel,” He began to raise his voice. “Walk the streets of Gotham with me.. forever. Be my princess of crime? We can make this city our playground.” He made a circle with his finger.

“Of course hun! I thought I already was thou-”

“No!” He interrupted, making you jump, which made him laugh. He took out a box and opened it up to reveal a big purple diamond.

“Be… My…,” he looked up at you, on his knee, and began to drag out his words, again. “Wiiiiiifffeeeee….?”