This is Halloween Series: Black Swan Make Up Look

Hey everyone! So this week I watched the Black Swan film again. I absolutely love the film and think its worthy of every award it won! Natalie Portman is absolutely amazing in it and one thing that will catch the eye of everyone is the stunning and dramatic make up she wears as the Black Swan. Its scary, bold and quite frankly, perfect for Halloween.
For me, this was completely out of my comfort zone as I've never done anything quite so crazy and dramatic, so it really pushed me to my limit creatively. I don't think its the best look in the world if i'm completely honest, I had issues with the face paint (don't trust 99p face paint!) and i'm not completely happy with it, I definitely think it could have been better but alas, my friend Lisa convinced me to put it up anyways! So bear with me! 


Here I added some red eyes using Picmonkey. Natalie Portman is shown with bright red eyes when she is playing the Black Swan and since I don't do contacts very well, this was the next best thing. I think it looked kinda cool though! Also soz for getting the forehead out but I felt this would give the "illusion" better!
And then I will admit, things got a bit crazy over on Picmonkey. I apologise. But I added a crown a'la Natalie Portman (lol) and went crazy with the eyes. I know it looks crap, but it was just a bit of fun I found myself having on Picmonkey :)

So the look actually required very little products, I used white facepaint (I recommend you NOT getting the 99p one you can get from Clintons ect... its awf!) and then black eyeshadow and liquid liner to create the shape of the eye. I used the Lime Crime Chinadoll Palette and Lime Crime eyeliners in Quill and Reason to create the the feathery strokes at the end of the eye. I went without mascara as I don't think Natalie Portman was wearing any and did some contouring with Nars Laguna very very lightly. I finished with Lime Crime Poisonberry on the lips, not an exact dupe but close enough to the shade Natalie Portman was wearing!

So I know its not even close to the orig' but I still really like it for Halloween and you never know, maybe next year I'll do it again and see how i've improved! I think its a pretty cool Halloween costume, its spooky and easy, team up with a tutu and crazy contacts and you would honestly have yourself a really fun and quite unique look! I don't see many demonic ballerinas around!

What do you think? Something you'd wear for Halloween?

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  1. Yeah, I still think it looks great, little missy!!!! Something must be wrong with your eyes! Love it! :D And the red eyes makes it look super scarrrrry. Looking forward to your next Halloween post :D:D

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    1. You are very kind! I love the red eyes though, that really made it!

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  2. Love it, you've done the eyes so well xx

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  3. Also, I used snazaroo when I was a panda for Halloween (vampire panda, obvs), and it's really good - opaque! xx

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    1. I actually was going to get Snazaroo, it was between Snazaroo and Mehron (I ordered some proper facepaint straight after using the 99p stuff!) I went with Mehron in the end but good to know Snazaroo is also good because a shop near me sells it :) Thanks Laura :)

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    1. Haha thanks Becky, I wish I could wear contacts because I'd love to do the whole red eyes thing for Halloween properly!

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  5. It looks so good! Love when you added the red eyes! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  6. I'm glad that you've put this up! The eyes make it look very scary, but hey, it's for Halloween! Anyways, love the recreation, wish I could do something half as good :)

    Beauty from the Fjord xxx

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    1. Aww thank you Olivia, you've made me feel a lot better about a look I was initially so unsure of!

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  7. This is brilliant! I love it :) there's so many looks I want to try this Halloween but I think I'm going with Little Dead Riding Hood!

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    1. Thank you Daniella, Little Dead Riding Hood sounds great, be sure to put up pictures!

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  8. oh wow, you've done such an amazing job! I've always wanted to go as this for halloween, the black swan is one of my fave movies! xo

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  9. Wow that's amazing I really like it! The picmonkey eyes are so creepy haha

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    xx

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    1. Thank you :-) I loved the effect of the red eyes, really made it look as demonic as Natalie Portman!

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  10. AH! Crazy amazing, and quite terrifying with the eyes, but oh man, this is brilliant! I love playing around with Picmonkey to change my hair and eyes for my Disney looks to make me look more like the princess :D

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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    1. Thanks Jess :) Its amazing isn't it, I just bought Royale for the month while I'm going all these crazy looks! i'm really loving it, considering keeping it for longer! :)

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  11. Wow, intense and dramatic! You did a great job :)

    -Jen

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  12. This is absolutely amazing!!!
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    1. Thanks Georgia! I wasn't sure on it tbh, but I'm glad others like it! :)

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