ms. behavin as a twilight vamp

first of all, sorry i’ve been so dark here recently! school + business things + finals + holidays have been a bit much to handle all at once, so something had to give 😦

but the good news is that it ends tomorrow!

i think i might celebrate by spending my afternoon quietly in the dark and see new moon again…

when my girlfriends and i dutifully went on november 21, i figured it was the perfect opportunity to try out a sample of benefit’s ms. behavin lipstick, which is the official lipcolor of all twilight vampires (applied more heavily to the ladies)

here’s ms. behavin, worn randomly to school one day to test it out

i didn’t love ms. behavin alone – it a silky finish, so without anything under it, it seemed to smear and be less than the creamy opaque i wanted it to be – so for our new moon adventure, i decided to create a rosalie look, centered around ms. behavin and golden eyes!

i kept my face simple with tarte dark circle defense, some light powder and tarte’s cheek stain in brilliant from the three carats collection, described as a “shimmering champagne” for a dash of vampire sparkle.

for eyes, i tried to keep it neutral and shimmery but with added drama, just like rosalie!

i started with stila’s kitten smudgepot all over and followed up with tarte’s glistening powder in sugar daddy.

NOTE: i received a .07 oz sample of sugar daddy with my last tartepro order. from what i’ve gathered, sugar daddy was a body powder that was available in a much larger size, but it showed up at my door it and it was perfect for this look! any rose-goldy type powder will suffice!

i then tightlined the top of my lids with urban decay’s ink for eyes in demolition (my *favorite* creamy brown liner, its gorgeous!) to keep the look defined but still soft. i filled in demolition on my bottom lashline with a pencil brush and applied urban decay’s 24/7 pencil in stash to my waterline.

stash is a great muddy green/gold color and functions to make my hazel eyes look more amber. you could also substitute baked or el dorado pencils if you wanted a more obvious gold tone. i finished it all off with one coat of diorshow iconic mascara for length and one coat of diorshow blackout for drama.

for lips, i was desparate to mitigate the sheerness of ms. behavin because though i love the color, i just wanted more!

the perfect solution: MAC lip liner in vino. i first lined my lips precisely with vino and then filled in with the pencil and smudged it to stain my lips, applying ms. behavin with a flocked lipgloss brush for that just bitten smile!

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