Jeanna, founder of queer, alternative lingerie shop Bluestockings Boutique, is giving us a lingerie-inspired smokey superhero look with gunmetal steely blue and firey coral rose eyeshadow accents. She knew how to work it for the camera so this post is going to be littered with pictures of her, striking a pose in her Dame de Paris balcony bra from Marlies Dekkers.
Madison Street Beauty, Flamingo (No longer available)
MSB eyeshadow, Desert Sands (No longer available)
I took inspiration and some technique tips for this multi-layered smokey look from this Makeup Geek tutorial. Instead of using a mermaid palette as shown in the tutorial, with cooler metallic green shadows, we brightened up this dark look with coral and gold ones. We also gave her more of a cat eye effect than what is shown in the tutorial because we wanted to subtly reference a superhero eye mask.
I started by smudging the black gel liner into the inner and outer corners of her eye, arching the color at the outer corner up to the end of her eyebrow. This gel liner packs a super-pigmented punch so I used some face primer to spread it and smooth it out, getting into the creases of her eyes. On top of the gel liner base, I layered black matte eyeshadow and a shimmery, steely grey-blue shadow until I got the effect and color I wanted. I also lined her bottom lids with the black gel pen and smoothed it out with the dark blue gunmetal color. Above these dark colors, I blended a golden brown shadow, softening the color up to her brow bones. To give this look a striking colorful impact, I thickly dabbed shimmery red, coral and gold eyeshadow onto the center of her eyelids. The inner corners of her eyes are highlighted with glittery gold shadow, the same hue I mixed with the red and coral colors at the center of her eye lids.
I also highlighted under her brows with a light pink-white eyeshadow pen to further brighten her up and give a little lift to her eyebrows. We decided to keep the lips nude to soften this intense look and draw more attention to her eyes. The final outcome is dusky and sexy. As far as super heroes go, she is offering us a femme fatale, black leather Catwoman with the red and gold colors of Wonder Woman’s costume.
Don’t forget to check out the Bluestockings website for more information about Jeanna’s boutique.
While I was taking pictures of Jeanna, I couldn’t get this song out of my head.