I first saw Edwige Fenech in the 1972 Italian Giallo film All The Colors of the Dark directed by Sergio Martino. The plot is: A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers. She’s plagued by nightmares of a knife-wielding, blue-eyed man. It’s super creepy, yet beautifully filmed (as are most in the Giallo genre) and Edwige plays a haunting, tortured woman. She was an exotic beauty with her voluptuous curves and expressive dark eyes, and I loved her look.
Last night I wanted to go for a makeup look that recalls her femme fatale drama. Here’s my little guide to how I did:
To start, I use Maybelline Barely Branded Color Tattoo Metal 24 HR Cream Gel Eye Shadow as an all-over base on my lids. It’s a glowing-cream that glides on brightening the eye area and bringing out their color. It makes me look more awake, which is a nice treat from my vampira tendencies.
Step 2: I use an angled brush and MAC black tied eyeshadow to create shading on my top eye-line as well as underneath my eyes. I then make cat-eye wings dragging it outward and upward, and I finish by drawing a thin, arched line in/slightly above my crease
Next, I use The Super Slim by Infallible® Never Fail from L’Oreal. It has an ultra-fine felt tip, and I use this for a rich, bold eyeliner; going over the shading from the eyeshadow. I draw on a bottom row of lashes for that ultra mod effect as well. It’s kind of like drawing on your face with a marker and so I enjoy the ritual.
I offset the contrast of the dark eye makeup with the soft, shimmery Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Coral Lustre. This line of lipsticks is one of the only ones I’ve ever used that doesn’t make my lips totally chapped during wear, and it’s really creamy and moisturizing.