Makeup Tutorial: Aunty Entity of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Halloween is a great time to play with your creativity and hone your hidden talents, such as doing hair and makeup. My costume this year, Tina Turner as Aunty Entity, was the perfect combination of extreme (the outfit) and natural (the makeup). The hair was somewhere in the middle -- with a little more structure, this is something I'd wear on an average day.
Though the holiday is over, you can still take bits of the costume with you as daily inspiration. Look through the products I used to make this look and tell me you wouldn't wear this IRL (sans headband, earrings and glitter top).
Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil is my fall skincare secret -- it's so hydrating and gives my skin a luminous glow. After you allow this to sink in, apply the incredible Marc Jacobs Beauty creamy concealer to problem areas and follow with the lighter-than-air Marc Jacobs Beauty foundation that matches your skin tone. I added a bit of contouring with a fan brush, a gentle hand and MAKE Solstice Bronzer on my cheeks, the sides of my nose and across my jaw line. Use the concealer to add highlights around your eyes and on the bridge of your nose.
The eyes were my favorite part of this look because you get to play with layers and layers of eyeshadow to find the shade that works for the costume and your coloring. I began by lightly lining my eyes with Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Liner overlapping the lash line. Bonus: this allowed me not to worry about mascara on my bottom lashes.
Tip: Skip the lower line if you're worried about looking overdone. Or use a more subtle color liner.
Next open the Naked 2 Palette and cover your entire lid and up to your brow with a light matte color (Foxy). Follow with a couple layers of medium brown (Tease) on just the lid up to the crease, not above it. With a smaller more precise brush add a deep grey color (Pistol)on top of the brown, again to the crease and not above, as many times as needed to get the desired shade. The final layer of shadow (Blackout) is for just the crease -- barely touch your brush to this color as it can be overwhelming and add more in small increments if needed. For perfectly pumped lashes add Lancome High Definition Mascara to just the top lashes.
Tip: Clean up the fallen shadow with a bit of concealer and a brush or your finger pad. And use less layers of eyeshadow for a more practical, everyday look.
The brows are what make the eyes really pop. Start by filling them with a bit of a deep brown shadow (Busted) with an angle brush. Put the color in the center of each brow and work in toward the nose and out toward the temple in small flicks. Finish with Anastasia Clear Brow Gel to keep brows and shadow color in place -- this is a miracle product and can be used without color if you have full brows and just need staying power.
This is the simplest step of the makeup process -- and a lip combo that I wear nearly everyday. Moisturize lips with Rosebud Salve and add a pop of color with Julie Hewett Cheekie Lip Shine in Peachie. Note: you can also use this two in one products for moisturizing winter skin (Rosebud Salve) and adding a natural peachie cheek color (Cheekie Cheek & Lip Shine).
I wash and condition my hair only a few times a week, if that, but when I do I use Redken Color Extend Magnetics -- a sulfate-free, good for your hair product line. For this look, apply Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray before drying your hair -- this will protect it and add a bit of volume and hold. Tease from back to front adding more product with needed. I shifted between the Amika spray and Redken Shape Factor 22 depending on whether I needed more volume or more stick. Don't be too precise in teasing as this is a very messy 'do. Once you're happy with the volume and playfulness of your hair finish with Ouidad Flexible Hold Hairspray.
Tip: To make this more wearable for an everyday look, add a little more structure and perhaps pin back pieces for a more finished look. Keep the volume, add precision. If you have longer hair, think about pulling your hair into a Brigitte Bardot-esque low bun with a ton of volume on the top and sides.
And there you have it! A simple, totally wearable Aunty Entity. Enjoy recreating this look for any day of the week with whichever tweaks you'd like to employ to get your desired results.