MAKEUP LOOK // The Evolution of Poison Ivy

Ok, so this look isn't quite the typical Poison Ivy look you might have expected, with all manner of greens and generally planty-...

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Ok, so this look isn't quite the typical Poison Ivy look you might have expected, with all manner of greens and generally planty-looking colours, but it draws inspiration from her character, that is for sure. It's very easy when taking inspiration for a look, to go for something just a little too cliche, so I thought for this look I'd move away from that green, earthy look and go for something that appears as more of an evolution of the traditional character - you might even say her secret lovechild!

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I created an 'Ivy Effect' above the eyes using shards of iridescent film stuck on using eyelash glue, which gives an ethereal feel to the Ivy - it's not just ordinary Ivy, there's something edgy about it. Aside from the film - in certain lights at least - there are none of those green, earthy colours to be found. What I have done, to remain true to the character, is bring a rosy-pink eyeshadow, to reflect her undying love for beautiful, and deadly, flowers.

// FACE //

Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup - 6.0
MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
LA Girl Pro Conceal - Creamy Beige  (under eye highlight)
BEN NYE Banana Luxury Powder (under eye highlight)
Stargazer Eyedust - 13 (nose tip highlight)

// CHEEKS //

MEMEME BlushMe! -Pink
Sleek Face Contour Kit - Medium
NARS Highlighting Blush - Albatross

// EYEBROWS //

MAC e/s - Brun  

// EYES //

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Makeup Academy Pro-Base Eye Primer
Kryolan Matte Eyeshadow - Flirt (lid)
MAC e/s - Carbon (lower lashline)
Lime Crime Venus: Grunge Palette - Muse & Divine (crease & lower lashline)
Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow - Lumi (inner corner & brow bone highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil - Perversion
Daiso False Lashes
L'oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara

// LIPS //

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil - Perversion (lip liner)
Lime Crime Velvetines - Black Velvet
Inglot AMC Lip Gloss - 541 

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Inglot AMC Lipgloss 541 Iridescent

I think I should also draw some attention to those venomous looking lips! Whilst the original Poison Ivy was a fan of luscious, full, scarlet lips to seduce her victim (usually Batman!), I thought her secret lovechild might prefer something a little less classical, and a little more ominous. The base is simply Lime Crime's Velvetines in Black Velvet - gorgeous enough in it's own right - with Inglot's AMC Lip Gloss in 541 applied liberally with my fingers to give that alluring oil slick effect. Lips to die for? I think so.

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10 comments

  1. Love the effect created by the iridescent film! I can totally imagine a modern lovechild of Poison Ivy's looking like this.

    Sarah | www.sarahri.co.uk

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  2. Fantastic makeup look as usual, love everything about it xxx

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  3. As always in love with your new looks x

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  4. The iridescent film colours are amazing! I love the bold lip colour too!

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  5. OMG, I dont know what I love most about this! Your lips look actually unreal! I love it so much! Fave take on Poison Ivory yet, or her secret love child! haha. x

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  6. Love the look, lip colour is killer! Great twist on poison ivy!

    Dana
    www.fashiondew.co.uk

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  7. You total babe! This look is totally amazing. Who needs Uma Thurman?! xx
    Just Me Leah

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  8. This look is incredible! Love it.
    Jess - jessandjoshcook.com xx

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  9. WOW!!!!! This is striking and gorgeous, I love what you did to your lips here and the eyes. I could never do something like that. I'm only good at classic make up.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  10. This is absolutely beautiful! You look stunning.

    www.lookwhatigot.co.uk

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