Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hisoka [Hunter x Hunter]

The lacuna left behind after finishing Hunter x Hunter has been too great. It's been over a month since I watched all 148 episodes of the 2011 release in less than ten days. Shortly afterwards, I practiced this look and have hoarded these photos ever since. I know in my heart that I've kept them for long enough.. so here I am forcing myself to post them tonight. It's Halloween after all.

the VSCO filtered shots (posted on Instagram) gives my skin the perfect tint and paleness | ×
this is probably my favorite shot | ×

ΔΔΔ Products used:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Fair Cream Contour Kit
        • (I've realized that I'm probably a tad dark for the fair kit, but Hisoka is very pale, so it was more of a conscious choice this time around!)
  • Melt Cosmetics Love Sick Eyeshadow Stack
    • Amelie
    • Love Sick
    • Promiscuous (lower lashline)
  • Sugarpill Cosmetics
    • Dollipop
    • Sparkle Baby
      • Frostine (with Duraline)
      • Hotsy Totsy (for the star)
      • Candy Crush (for the teardrop)
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Hawaii 5-0
  • Inglot Duraline
    • mixed with Love Sick on brows
    • mixed with Frostine on lids
  • Kat Von D Beauty
    • Neruda Ink Liner (inner corners
    • Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Danzig (on the lid)
    • Shade+Light Contour palette
  • Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Blow Pony
  • MAC blush in Pink Cult
  • Flash Palette [ the iMagic MUFE dupe from eBay ]
    • pink on hair & fingers
        • (it was such a bad idea to put the pink in my hair.. worth it though)
  • — I think I'm wearing mascara, but I don't remember which one
  • Bicycle × tokidoki Playing Cards

it would've been better if my nails were longer then

Hisoka isn't even a favorite, but for some reason I really wanted to try and capture his aesthetic. (Maybe I'm just particularly drawn to jester and playing card motifs—like with Harley.) He gets a decent amount of character development in the show, and I adore his deadpan side-eyes.

Part of the reason I'd been hoarding the photos is because I actually feel proud of these photos (which doesn't happen often). My lighting setup isn't the most ideal, I don't know a lot about cameras and taking selfies, but it's as if the photos (and makeup) ended up looking as how I imagined in my mind. It is a strange (but refreshing) feeling to like something that I've created: for me and by me.

product placement

I really, really dislike my forehead, I tend to crop it out from photos and don't like showing it in public by having bangs. It felt alright to show it for this Hisoka look though.

detail | ×
side eye aesthetique~* [left: filtered with VSCO] | ×