Queen of Hearts featuring CameraReadyCosmetics.com


Happy October (which is really a month long celebration of Halloween, if you didn’t already know!) I’ve got another tutorial for you guys today! I had my friend Caitlin sit down and we worked on our take on the Queen of Hearts. There have been so many different variations on this villianous Queen over the years and it’s so fun to play around with the heart shape when dressing up! We mashed a little Disney (taking the overdone blue eyeshadow featured on Helena Bonham Carter in the most recent Alice in Wonderland rendition) and adding a touch of avant garde with an odd face shape! Most of the products we used can be found at CamerReadyCosmetics.com!

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For the very base of this look, you’ll want to coat the perimeter of your face with your favorite foundation as you usually would.  Set the whole thing with the Ben Nye powder that best suits your complexion. If you’re fair like myself or my model, Caitlin, Buff is a good choice. (Think MAC NW/NC 15-40). For the center of the face, I used the Ben Nye MagiColor Liquid Paints in “White” with a touch of LiquiSet in my air brush. This created a solid, very pigmented, matte finish that needed no powder! You don’t need to get too tight around the eyes because we’ll be adding lots of blue to the area which will mask any spots you didn’t get with the white!

If you feel like you can’t get a crisp line with your air brush, I would recommend doing the heart first, then cleaning up the edges with a makeup wipe, then going in with foundation. If you do it this way, you’ll need to be careful not to get powder on the white when you set the foundation! The end result should look like the picture above!

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For the blue, I went in with Inglot Matte 322 and added a touch of shimmer with Inglot AMC Shine 05. I finished off the eyes with some of my favorite products from Mirenesse to polish the look! I added a wing with the Define Art Duet liquid liner, coated and curled the lashes just a touch with Lash Whip and added the Superlong Wear Gel Mineral Face Colour in Aquamarine to the center of the lid.

I also used the liquid liner to draw on some over exaggerated brows. My model has light brows, so the paint covered them easily. If you’ve got darker brows, try applying a glue stick as a base to conceal the brows BEFORE you paint the white. I also used a black eyeliner pencil to outline the white then smudge it towards the outside of the face. Any liner will do for this, but if it’s one that sets quickly, you’ll want to work in small 1-2″ sections; placing the liner, then smudging.

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For the lips, we went with the small heart shape and used the Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Liner Pen in Eggplant layered under the Stila Liquid lipstick in Beso. This created a vampy, wine lip!

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Here is a few angles of the finished look! I also added lashes and finished the whole thing off with Ben Nye Final Seal! I hope you guys like the tutorial! This one is pretty easy to do and inexpensive to shop for! Comment below if there are any looks you’re dying to see!

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