Look Of The Week: Goth Ballerina

I'm showing you mine.
Publish date:
October 2, 2014
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You guys definitely brought your A-game to the comments section and Instagram for last week’s LOTW. I spent most of the weekend trying to figure out which look to bring to you this week because there were so many pretty and interesting looks to choose from. Here are three of my favorites from last week:

I loved all three of these looks but Madeline really summed things up with her "goth ballerina" description and pic. This one's for her!

Goth Ballerina LOTW Tutorial

I started by applying a stick foundation so I could keep the skin looking fresh and build coverage in areas that I needed it. I also added a bit of the NYX Illuminator in Gleam to the high points of my cheeks, just above the brows, and to the Cupid's bow to add a “light from within” effect. I set everything with a light dusting of translucent finishing powder.

Moving on to eyes, I wanted to keep things simple, so I used my fluffy blending brush to dust on a sheer wash of Champagne shadow all over the lid up to the brow bone. I followed this up by using that same brush to dust MAC Blush in Desert Rose in the crease of my eyelid as well. I added a bit of dark brown on top of that to balance out the redness of the blush. I didn’t want to majorly define my eyes, so I lined the outer third of my upper lash line with a black pencil and smudged it out with the same dark brown shadow I used before (Shea Moisture Shadow Pan in Claudia). I made sure to generously coat my lashes with the L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Lashes Mascara to open up the eyes.

What I especially liked about Madeline’s look was how bright her cheeks were (she chalks it up to a natural flush) so I applied my Desert Rose blush from the apples of my cheeks to the hairline. I went over that area with a bit of translucent powder to blend any harsh lines out. For the lips I layered Revlon Balm Stain in Crush under Revlon Lipstick in Black Cherry and added a coat of NYX Butter Gloss in Devil’s Food Cake.

My hair is too short for a top knot (sad face) so I took a page out of Christina’s book and tucked it into a headband to create a fake updo. But I opted for a half-up half-down look to compliment my asymmetrically cut.

Your turn! Show me your LOTW in the comments, or tag @xoVain on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and use #xoLOTW.