Vampy Makeup: Dark Eyes & Red Lips

Vampy Makeup: Dark Eyes & Red Lips
Vampy Makeup Beauty Shot by Victoria Smyrniotis

Hi guys! Are you ready for some spookier content on my blog? I feel like I want to take a more personal approach with this space than I have before, so I’m sorry if I babble a little in the next few posts as I figure it all out. I often feel like I’m just throwing things against the wall and seeing what will work. Like these photos - they’re self portraits, and I love the way the makeup looked that day!

I actually had a different look on when I first started taking photos, but you know how if your makeup is too light, it doesn’t look great in your photos? That’s exactly what happened to me. So I feel like I really had to layer on some pigment for this look! But I like it. It’s dark and sultry and perfect for fall.

I feel like October is the time when I get to really let out my creative dark side. I usually try to hide it from others throughout the rest of the year. I don’t think it was ever an intentional shift, just one that happened as I got older. Looking back on more older work that I have stored on my external hard drives, I’m almost shocked at how much darker my day to day looks and art were.

I feel like I’ve had to shift my entire thinking about creating content. This is art. This is storytelling. I am in the photos, but I don’t often think of it as me in these pictures. It’s like it’s someone else. I don’t know if that makes any sense, or if you can relate.

I transformed my house for the day getting these shots. It’s exhausting, but hopefully rewarding. I’ll have more photos next week. I need to film my next painting first, though. Have you seen the last one? It’s Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas! I don’t know why, but I just had this calling to paint him to have a new decoration for the holidays.

Anyway! I hope you enjoyed this look. If you have any questions about products used, please send me a message and I’d be happy to help.

Ciao!

Vampy Makeup Beauty Shot by Victoria Smyrniotis
Vampy Makeup Beauty Shot by Victoria Smyrniotis
Vampy Makeup Beauty Shot by Victoria Smyrniotis
Vampy Makeup Beauty Shot by Victoria Smyrniotis

What’s a makeup look I should try next? Let me know in the comments below!

Photographer & Fine Artist // B.F.A. in Art History with an emphasis on the Italian Renaissance // Based in California