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


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

    Sarah |

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

  3. As always in love with your new looks x

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

  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

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


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

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

  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

  10. This is absolutely beautiful! You look stunning.


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