GiG Spotlight : Twilight Saga12:24:00 AM
Remember I told y’all I joined Indonesian Beauty Blogger group and how excited I was by their warm welcome and support? I found another awesome group called Girl Inspired Group, it’s a wonderful group for any bloggers, so it’s not limited to only beauty bloggers, fashion bloggers or whatever, which is awesome since I’m basically a lifestyle blogger (who is very into beauty thingy that’s why I write so much about beauty lately). I was super glad I joined this group since its members are super amazingly warm and supportive! And to thank GiG for being so great to me I decided to join their fun tag, this week’s called GiG movie awards, and that’w why I am creating this entry :D.
First of all, I’m actually really nervous because I’m super new at this blogging world, I’ve joined a few challenges in the past month as you know, but all of them were for local bloggers only. This time it’s an international challenge, and I saw some of the entries and they were all ah-may-zing! I only have one day to do this, I’ve no preparation of whatever, and as you also know-I do not know how to edit my pictures *technologically challenged*, but I decided to wing it and create this anyway, because I cannot let such a fun tag pass me by! So please be gentle with me *flinch*.
Since the theme is Movie and I get to choose my favorite movie, the first thing that came to my mind was (obviously) Twilight. I told #Undecided I wanted to do a Twilight’s Vampire look and she said “Do an Asian movie since your face’s so Asian”, I was like -____- OMG this #Undecided really doesn’t know the meaning of “inspired by” eh? Zzzz… But me being me, I swayed a little. I thought about doing a look for Memoirs Of A Geisha instead (I’ve been told I look like a Geisha a lot whenever I dress up in certain ways LOL), but Sayuri’s got blue eyes and I do not have blue contact lenses, so I discard the idea and convinced myself to do Twilight like my first instinct told me to.
I also have no red (for the bad vampires look) contact lenses or light honey brown (for the "vegan" vampires look) *my current contacts are dark grey circle lenses* so I decided I’d do the “hungry vampire” look (their eyes were black whenever they’re hungry, remember?) *LOL*. Seriously, I need to learn how to photoshop *sigh*.
This is what I came up with :
Now, I don’t have any particular character I wanted to emulate, in the movies all of the vampire girls kinda have similar looks anyway, you know… pale skin, dark smoky eyes, plum-ish lips.So I decided to call my look “Stephenie Meyer’s Japanese Vampire Girl” *ROFL*. Hey, they did have Japanese vampire (I know it was a he, but that would mean there’d be female ones too right) in the movie okay!
Here’s a little step by step on how I created the look, it was quite simple and easy (I did the whole look in 30 minutes since I was pressed for time, i did it this morning before I went out. I have no more time, tomorrow we’d be out of town for the weekend, yes with #Undecided too. This challenge’s gonna close on Sunday, so I literally have no time okay!).
Start with the face, the key here is to make your skin as flawless as possible and pale. For me it’s easy to do since my skin’s quite smooth *ahem* already, and I am already pale. LOL. So I just did my face like usual, foundation+concealer+powder. Make sure all the products used has a matte finish since the vampires in the movies always looked matte (they glitter, not shine, LOLOL, and only under direct sun light :P) and polished.
Next step is something I’ve never done before, skipping blush on (I’m definitely a blush on type of girl!!!) and using bronzer to contour my cheek bones instead. Seriously, I’m so crappy at this, but please understand, this is the very first time I ever attempted to contour okay!! Anyway the result scared me *LOL*, it made my face looked sunken -____-.
It was really scary lah so I tried to cover it as much as possible with powders without completely removing them *LOL*.
I almost never wear such dark colors (I’m a pinky girl!!!) and I was worried that hunny would think I went mental, but he didn’t, he only said he thought I was trying on a Gothic look. I said no, guess again. He said “zombies?” zzzz. Close enough :p. We also went out with my cousin L again (we finally made the down payment for the Europe trip! YAY!!!) and she also didn’t comment anything, wow… I actually can getaway dressed like this and nobody even noticed LOL.
Looking at the pictures I do think I looked more Gothic than anything else, LOL. And slightly Elvira-ish with my long hair (thankfully my hair’s not black LOL). What do you think?
Thank you for GiG for making this tag, forcing people like me (who are not really creative) to be creative hehe, I’d love to continue doing Gig’s future tags! And thank you
For being the wonderful hosts for this week’s tag. And thank you guys for reading!