Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Speed-o'-Sound Sonic [One Punch Man]

black+white filter via VSCO | ×

Anyone else watching One Punch Man?! It's been a while since I've kept up with a currently airing show, but it's so entertaining, and the art is pretty nice too. Sonic has such a redundant name, but I'm sure some of you know my love for purple. There are a few other characters I want to do inspired looks from, but here's the first one I did, as I wanted to try my new wig from Powder Room D!

how gorgeous is this hair?! | ×

I don't have the most experience with wigs, so my opinion may not mean much, but the quality of wigs from Powder Room D is seriously something else. The colors, the texture, the volume—it makes me feel so luxurious, and as if I'm wearing real hair (despite it being a synthetic wig). Although I've used much cheaper wigs before, there isn't an ounce of buyer's remorse!

Marie & Billie Opal clips | ×

I wanted to note, the design of the Billie Opal clip isn't something I'd typically go for, but I quite like the feel of it compared to other ones I've tried. It's got a bit more heft and feels very smooth. The little opals are very pretty too.

Billie Opal+Doll Parts×

I realized (after the fact) that Sonic's purple underwings are much smaller and don't make it all the way to the temples. With the photo above, I ended up cropping out the rest of my face since it was looking kinda derpy and ruining the overall image for me. But the cropped photo was also the only angle where I like the look of the wings.. the side views all appear rather awkward. [ Kate tells me it's just my 'artist's discontent.' ]

My brother helped me out with the lighting, but we haven't figured out the perfect white balance, so my skin looks very pink toned in these photos.

ΔΔΔ Products used:
  • Charlotte Tilbury (got samples; used as base)
    • Magic Cream Moisturizer
    • Wonderglow Anti-Aging Primer
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Chocolate
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla 
  • Kat Von D Beauty 
    • Foundations in Medium 54+Light 42 (mixed)
    • Ink Liner in Hemingway
    • Shade+Light Contour palette
    • Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Danzig (on the philtrum)
  • Lancome Hypnôse Drama mascara
  • Eylure × Vegas Nay Lashes in Shining Star
  • Melt Cosmetics Promiscuous
  • Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks
    • Androgyny {worn in full-face photos}
    • Doll Parts
  • Marie, Billie Opal, and Sun faux septum clips from Lotus & Co
  • Purple Mermaid lace front wig from Powder Room D

I have a thing for asymmetrical liner | ×
Sun clip+Androgyny×

I don't know if it's my lighting or my fauxtog skills, but I can't figure out how to take consistent looking swatches of both the Androgyny and Doll Parts liquid lipsticks. They both end up oxidizing(?) and turning rather brown on me once dried down completely. I don't mind it much, but I am kind of annoyed that it basically feels like I have two of the same color now.

lash detail