Faith Inspired Tutorial ft. UD Naked Palette (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Faith, the wayward slayer on the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, often serves as main character Buffy's foil on the show. It should come as no surprise then that her signature look couldn't be more different than Buffy's. While Buffy's makeup (see a tutorial here) is dewy and natural, Faith brings the drama and darkness in a big way. Faith rocks what is largely considered a huge makeup no-no by pairing a smokey, dramatic eye with a bold lip, but she and her seductive and volatile personality absolutely pull it off. If your feel mischievous, dangerous, and sassy, give this look a go.

Eliza Dushku as Faith on BtVS

How to get the look:
1) Prime your face with your favorite face primer. This will ensure that your makeup lasts a full day of slaying, breaking the law, and seducing young men. I used Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel (I know, it sounds crazy- but it works! and its cheap!) with e.l.f.'s Studio Foundation Brush.
2) Apply your foundation, preferably one with a matte finish. Unlike Buffy, who has a lit-from-within glow, there is nothing dewy or shimmery about Faith. I used Revlon ColorStay in Medium Beige, and applied it with a Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Top Miltipurpose brush.
3) Faith's criminal record may be blemished, but her skin is not! Conceal your dark circles, redness, and blemishes. I used Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer with a Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge.
4) Set your makeup and eliminate shininess with a pressed powder. I used Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Press Powder in Buff with a Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush.
5) Faith is not overly bronzed, but she does have slightly chiseled cheeks. Apply bronzer to the hollow of the cheeks to contour. I used the bronzer in the Sephora Sculpting Disk with the e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush.
6) Not one for a girly pink cheek, opt for a more neutral blush for Faith's look. Tate Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Exposed is perfect for this. I applied it with the e.l.f. Studio Blush Brush.
7) Faith is unruly, but we don't want your brows to be. Comb, fill in, and set your brows. I used e.l.f.'s essentials Brow Comb & Brush, Maybelline Define-a-Brow Pencil in Light Blonde, and CoverGirl Professional Natural Lash Mascara.
8) Prime your eyelids. I used Urban Decay Primer Potion.
9) Apply a bit of dark base to your lids- this will give our eyeshadow a sticky base and also contribute to our smokey eye. I patted a bit of NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean to my lids with my finger.
10) Apply a matte light brown all over the lid and slightly above the crease. Over the dark base, we already have a slightly smokey eye. I applied Naked from the Urban Decay Naked Palette with the e.l.f. Eyeshadow "C" Brush.
11) Faith's concentrates dark shadow close to the upper lash line without smoking out the crease too much. Apply a black or dark charcoal shadow, like Creep from UDNP, with a small brush to the upper lash line and to the outer v.

12) Blend out Creep in the outer v (don't touch the lash line!) with a crease brush loaded with Buck, a medium matte brown shadow. Blend and define the crease all the way into the inner corner, taking care not to darken the whole lid.

13) Highlight the brownbone with a matte creme shadow, and blend out any hard lines above the crease. I used one from the Physicains Formula Canyon Classic quad with an e.l.f. essentials Blending Eye Brush.

14) Apply black liner close to the upper lashline, all the way to the inner corner. Also line the outer third of your lower lash line. I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Zero.
15) Smudge out and set the liner on the lower lash line only. I applied Creep first with a small pencil brush, smoking out the liner to the inner corner. Using the same brush, I applied Gunmetal, a shimmery steel shadow to the lower lash line. Then using a small blending brush, I blended out the lower lash line to eliminate all harsh lines.
 16) Curl your lashes (I used the e.l.f. essentials lash curler) and apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes (I used Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black).
17) Lastly, apply a dark red lipstick. Steer clear of true red, pin-up girl shades, and opt for a deeper, vampy shade. This is e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick in Cheerful Cherry.

Now your'e five by five.

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