literally the most beautiful thing that ive ever watched
shoutout to aesc - misaaaaaaandry!!
They nailed me on the very first one. I’m trying to think what brand it was—some kind of creamy soft eyeshadow pencil. (I also had it in white, pale pink, and a soft brown.) But it was definitely periwinkle. Man, that was my go-to in college in the late ’90s.
A Freddie trio. Phoenix works as an eye, cheek or lip color; Veneer works as a highlight; Tattler works as an eye or lip color, and can be blended with either of the other two to soften it up—mix and match at will. Get Phoenix, Tattler, and Veneer here. New additions soon.
FRIDAY MAY 30: Preview #2 of 2, #24 of (probably) 30! We realized we needed some kind of deep blue, particularly after someone mentioned the dining room wall. And then I thought, who spends the most time in front of that wall? Jack Crawford during the many dinners at Hannibal’s house, of course. And he wears a lot of deep blue already—there’s one tie in particular (second picture) I’d kept wondering if we should use. Then Kristen brought in the idea of a copper duochrome, which means that it’s compatible with the copper highlight color Veneer. In a way, it’s the reverse of the Hannibal-themed colors Ripper and Abattoir, which have brown-toned bases (mahogany and a muted copper, respectively) and blue duochromes. And—well, you saw how the “entrapment” got reversed in the end.
After the break, the spoiler version with pictures from the finale:
FRIDAY MAY 23: Preview #2 of 2! This actually picks up two different elements in “Kō No Mono,” but if you’ve seen it, you’ll know why I’m putting the explanation and more pictures after a break. Actually, the fire aspect comes from the Sexy Bird Flambé scene, pictures of which are also after the break (NOTE: THEY ARE MARZIPAN but still even so). tl;dr Phoenix is actually a combination eyeshadow/blush/lip color, although I have worn it as a shadow and can attest that it is a bright but wearable coral-peach with a distinct pink duochrome that goes well with a Bone Arena highlight. I’m thinking that if you blend it with other colors in the collection, you can get sort of a do-it-yourself fire look. MORE ABOUT THAT:
Christian Dior FW 08 makeup
FRIDAY MAY 16: Preview #2 of 2! We actually combined two or three different ideas to come up with a color for Bella Crawford, so why not actually walk you through the concept process? Once you’ve done the biggest colors in the overall palette, the images that immediately leap out (the Ravenstag, the red and blue of the office, MURDER TIE), you start going into specific moments of color, trying to think of a story you can tell with them. Because I feel like that’s why we as fans really want things we can buy or make ourselves: we want to have little pieces of meaning, little bits of resonance, that we can bring into our own lives to carry someone else’s art, their stories, with us. So, sitting down with Bella:
When To Wear Lipstick
-You are a trained assassin meant to meet your very attractive enemy in a hotel bar
-You are the lead in a film noir but instead of being the murdered person, you’re going to take your trenchcoat-wearing gams out to find the bad guy yourself
-It’s V for Victory, babes! Put on your cutest pin-up outfits, roll that hair up into victory rolls, and be damn grateful you were born in the late 80’s instead of a time strife with war and racism!
-There’s been a crime and you just may have committed it
-When you want to hide the blood around your mouth from eating them all alive
Pair with: Martini, Gun
-When you’re doing something incredibly bad-ass and intelligent because no, thanks, you don’t fit into the BOXES
-Channeling your inner-Elle-Woods-spirit goddess
-Well, sometimes you just want to look cute and pretty and eat cupcakes and is that a fucking problem
-Aw, for grandma! She will love it.
-When you just DARE somebody to catcall you, just try it
-When you want to feel powerful as hell in a very pretty color
Pair With: Big Hair, Bigger Goals,
-When you are raising hell
-When you want people to fear the very presence of you
-When you’re a new witch who is finally meeting her coven and coming face-to-face with her powers. Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble, Bitches.
-When starting fires
-When potentially running into your ex
-You are a force to be reckoned with, baby doll. Prove it.
-Don’t know why, but absolutely perfect for bad dates and dive bars.
Pair With: Whiskey and A Will To Show Em How It’s Done
Purple/Wild Colored Lipstick
-When people tell you you are wearing too much makeup
-When people tell you your makeup should be neutral or more natural
-If you feel like it
-When your life is just one giant secret cosplay
-You are a beautiful, sexy alien and you have come to roll your eyes
Pair With: Big Rings and No Fucks
Just added on Friday: Starling, Chrysalis, and Abattoir (swatches and inspiration pictures at the links, respectively). It looks like we’ll go past 20 colors at this point. Which means that massive “LOOK AT THEM ALL TOGETHER AHHHHHH” graphics like this are going to get even more complicated to figure out, but I find them relaxing to work on (like jigsaw puzzles!), so BRING IT.
(I think this week’s two new colors will be related to “Yakimono” and “Coquilles”/”Takiawase.”)