After watching Suicide Squad I have become slightly obsessed with Harley Quinn! She’s such a badass and a really great character that I just had to create a look inspired by her! Instead of full red and blue eye smudged make up, I opted to make my look more wearable with with a dark smokey eye and smudged lower lash line and then her bright red lips! I really loved the end result and I think it’s important to remember that with this look the more smudged and imperfect the make up the better!!
For the base I tried to keep my face makeup really pale in true Harley Quinn style! After buffing Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc into my skin I used Benefit Hoola and then blended this using the contour shades from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit to create a strong contour and then highlighted (quite heavily) with theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer.
I used Soap and Glory Brow Archery in the shade Hot Chocolate to create a really bold brow and set it in place with Benefits Gimme Brow.
To start with I blended my contour shades into my crease to create some warmth and to be used as a transition shade later. I then applied Password (matte grey) from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette throughout my crease and continually applied and blended to get the depth I wanted, I then applied this shade all over my lid to build depth and darkness. Over this shade I applied Blackout (matte black) from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette over my lid and blended this into the previous shades until I was able to get a really dark smokey look! I tried to keep this somewhat messy to really fit with the Harley Quinn look.I then lined my upper and lower lash lines with a black eye liner.
For the red under eye I first lined my lower lashes with a red lip liner, I didn’t have a red eyeliner so I had to improvise! Just be careful not to get this too close to your actual eye incase any irritation occurs! I then blended a combination of blushes into the liner to get a messy smokey look! For the blue eye I used a silver sparkly eye liner by Cynthia Rowley to line my lower lashes and then blended Blue Bus and Hijack from an Urban Decay Palette (I can’t find the name to this anywhere, sorry!). There are similar shades in Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded palette! I just continually reapplied these shades and blended them until I was satisfied! I then used the silver Cynthia Rowley liner on my inner corners for an intense highlight!
I applied a lot of Benefit They’re Real mascara and Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara on the top lashes to get really full voluptuous lashes and then MAC Extended Play Gigablack Mascara on the bottom lashes for really long and defined lashes!
For the lips I lined them using Maybelline lip pencil in the shade 547 Pleasure Me Red and then topping this off with MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick for the perfect Harley Quinn Red Lip!
I really love this make up and I’m so pleased with how it came out!
I’m not off to Majorca for a fortnight so I don’t know if I’ll be able to post while I’m there but I will definitely update you all when I’m home!!
Hope to see you around,