TUTORIAL || Black Canary [Arrow] Inspired Makeup Look

Friday, 11 September 2015

To close my four-part Arrow Makeup Series is a tutorial inspired by the Black Canary, Laurel Lance played by Katie Cassidy. I hadn't originally planned to include a tutorial for the Black Canary when I came up with the idea for this series but when I saw THIS promotional image, I knew that I wanted to do something for it. I loved the smokey look of it, the big wing and the deep sultry lip. I wanted to do something that might emulate that. So, I decided that my three-part series would be a four-part series. 

I'm not a professional makeup artist and I don't know what was used on Katie for this look when she is playing the Black Canary in the episodes. I was solely inspired by this promotional poster. To me, it looked like a smokey wing and a cut-crease. I know that is probably due to the high contrast of the photo, the eyelashes and whatever else enhancements they added in Photoshop but I wanted to challenge myself with doing a cut-crease for the first time. In reality, it's probably a shadow.

And you know, I learnt quite a bit from doing this. I learnt that it's better to deposit liner on the outer corner and then push it through the crease instead of starting in the crease and working backwards, if that makes sense. I learnt that from doing this tutorial. That's why one eye is always already done, haha.


T H E    T U T O R I A L

Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer - Porcelain
L'Oreal True Match Pressed Powder - Rose Ivory
Real Techniques Contour Brush
Wet N Wild Mono Eyeshadow - Panther
Random Eyeliner Brush
Real Techniques Accent Brush
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner
Forever21 Brow Brush
Rimmel Special Eyes Precision Eyeliner Pencil
The Vintage Cosmetics Company Eyelash Curlers
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Feline Mascara
L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation - Porcelain
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - Fair Neutral
Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush
Real Techniques Powder Brush
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Gorgeous Berries
Real Techniques Bold Metals Blush Brush
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer - Fair Matte
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 Eyebrow Pencil - Blondeshell
NYX Lip Liner - Plum
NYX Matte Lipstick - Alabama
Sleek Lip4 Lipstick Palette - "Showgirl" Quad

CARDIGAN: Forever 21 [old]
TOP: TJ Maxx [old]
RINGS: Royal Caribbean
EARRINGS: A Christmas gift from my best friend

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial. Remember, I am not a professional makeup artist and I am still learning about makeup and all of the techniques therein. I'm pushing myself to be more and more creative and having some fun whilst I'm at it. I know that this tutorial isn't that good but it was a learning experience that I wanted to share with you.

DISCLAIMER: Image used of the Black Canary from FarFarAwaySite and copyrighted to its respective sources. . 

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