Last week, I did a Techie makeup test run. I have improvements to make next time, but I’m pretty happy with the results.
I started with my usual base foundation/concealer/powder. For the eyes, I used a bunch of different eyeshadows. The bruising effect was a mix of the darker purple from the NYX Cosmetics “Brights” Ultimate Shadow Palette and the blue from the Huda Beauty “Electric” Obsessions Palette. The pinkish-red is Manic Panic “Vampire Red” eyeshadow. It’s incredibly hard to find a good, bright red eyeshadow. Everything is either too pink or too burgundy. I’m not even sure I’m totally happy with this shade, but seeing as my choices are limited, I’ll stick with it for now.
For the eyebrows, I used some of the bright yellow from the Huda Beauty “Electric” Obsessions Palette first (for some reason, Techie’s eyebrows look kind of yellow in the movie, and I don’t know if it’s just the saturation of color or what) and then filled in with my go-to for red eyebrows, NYX Cosmetics 3-in-1 Brow Pencil in “Auburn.”
I attempted some contouring that ended up being waaaay too much when I look at the photos now, so I’ll definitely go more subtle next time.
For my lips, I used NYX Lip Primer in Nude to kind of give them a pale, colorless look. Then, I used a pinkish lip pencil to sort of add some color back in toward the center of my lips.
The forehead tattoo was drawn on with a navy blue eyeliner pencil (and, let me tell you, that’s hard to do in a mirror).
I don’t have contacts to make my eyes look bionic/mechanical (I have astigmatism in my left eye so costume contacts are a little difficult) but my eyes are dark enough blue that hopefully they still look kinda creepy with the rest of the makeup.
I did have a blast doing this makeup test because it’s so unlike anything else I’ve ever done. I can’t wait to debut this costume!
Of course, I had to ham it up for a couple photos because I can’t take anything seriously.