Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Adora Batbrat Look

For yesterday's mini-photoshoot with the new corset I wanted to try out an Adora Batbrat inspired look. I adore (get it? ;D) the way she does her heavy black eyeshadow and her intricate decorative lines and jewels incorporated in the make-up.

Here's what I used (aside from BB-cream and powder):

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, black gel liner
Sugarpill  Bulletproof, matte black eyeshadow
Red Cherry lashes
Sugarpill Dewdrop lashes, cut
Claire's body jewels in baby pink and dark purple
Claire's silver bindi
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive, a latex free lash glue
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen, a dark wine red
Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Deep Rose, a dark cold red

Here's the look!

And a close up.

I started out by drawing the wing outlines on my lids with the gel liner and a stiff, small brush. Apparently my mind was wandering because I forgot to put primer on my lids, so please ignore the slight fading in the pictures. With a good eyeshadow primer colours come out more vibrant and black is blacker. I usually use Urban Decay's Primer Potion.

When I felt the wing outlines were symmetric enough, I filled them in with the gel liner to achieve a deep black. On top of the gel liner wings I applied matte black eyeshadow to deepen the shade even more and to gently blend it out towards the inner corner of the eyes. I then took a blending brush and blended the black over the edges of the wings to soften the transition. I also applied a generous amount of black on the lower lids, blended out.


Then on to the liner! I grabbed a thin eyeliner brush and set to work. I decided to not even try the more complicated ornaments Adora does and go for simple long lines with jewels for decoration. In addition to overly long cat eye liner, I drew two long lines on the bottom and two on the top, and added a second line to one of the top ones to make it a spike like pattern. I think that wasn't such a good idea, so just do simple lines if you try this look! Adora often draws the lines to go over her eyebrows, but I felt on my face there was no room with the slanted bangs. I applied a touch of black liner below my lower lash line too, with a line that "opens" in the inner corner to make my eyes look bigger.

Decorating with the jewels was easy. I had a pack of small body jewels by Claire's. They came with their own glue on the backside of the jewels, but that was total poop, I just added a touch of lash glue after losing a few stones due to the weak glue. I used tweezers to position them. In my look there's 8 stones, two at the inner corners of eyes, two at the end of the cat eye liner streaks and four at the ends of the lower long lines.


Lush lashes are Adora's trademark, so I grabbed a pair of long human hair lashes by Red Cherry from my stash. Adora's are waaayyyy longer, but these were the closest ones I had. She usually wears lower lashes too, so I took a pair of Sugrapill Dewdrop lashes that have nice sequin decorations and cut them in half. They were very long and heavy to use on their own, I think cut they will see more use. I glued the cut strips to the lower lash line with the sequin side up. Normally as upper lashes the sequins would face down.


For finishing touches I applied dark blush heavily (the camera fades the colour, IRL it was VERY visible!) on the centers of my cheeks and put on dark lipstick. The bindi was an afterthought. Adora uses plastic jewels on her forehead, the bindi is a far cry from those, but I like the sleek look of it.


No primer = streaky eyeshadow! Always remember to use primer!


I really liked the little jewels and I think I'll use them more often from now on. You can basically use any jewels, from expensive Swarovski crystals to any cheap-o plastic rhinestones. Prepare to lose a few per night, so go for ones you don't mind getting lost!

The lower accent lashes are also very nice, they open up my small eyes. You can feel them when you are wearing the lashes, as these long ones touch your cheeks, but you get used to it quite fast and it's not unpleasant.

I think next time I'll try to draw the wing further out to get more oomph to the look and perhaps add a few more lines to make them more balanced. A darker lipstick or a two-tone look with black on the edges and dark red in the middle might also work well with the heavy eye make-up.


It's fun to try on new looks and you always learn a few things along the way!

11 comments:

  1. You've done a lovely job with the look! I love Adora BatBrat! ❤
    ..even without the super long lashes it looks really nice ^___^

    It's indeed fun to try different things and play with your look!

    ~ Frillycakes ~

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  2. Very very nice. I like the lashes. It's tough to do the intricate lines. I think it's gorgeous

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    1. Thanks! The lines were really tricky!

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  3. I like it! It looks really good. =D

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    1. Thank you! I it suits me better than I expected, so I'm very happy :)

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  4. I love the bedjewelled eyelashes and the bone tiara! Gothic princess!

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    1. Thank you so much! I think I'll be using lots of rhinestones in the future, they looks so nice and are easy to apply!

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  5. I like it! Very creative, especially shiny lashes. Nice to see you experimenting with makeup

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