Guest Look: Dawn B (Mystique) | xSparkage

Guest Look: Dawn B (Mystique)

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Hi! My name is Siryn (or Dawn) and I’m a huge comic book fan! I tend to do my make up to reflect some of my favorite super heroes/heroines and really enjoy spreading the love to my friends and others who like my make up and are just as into comic books as me! :D  I recently did a look inspired by the classic version of Mystique from the comics. I represented her shapeshifting by using 4 different blues that seamlessly blended into eachother. I represented her white dress so I used a pretty sparkly white in the corners and a matte white as a highlighter. And last, but not least, her awesome red hair was represented on my lips!  I wasn’t entirely happy with how it came out, and so that being said, I will plan on doing a second version of this later on. (As I was applying the shadow I decided I wanted to do something else, but it was too late at that point lol) Anyway, I hope you do like this first version! I base my make up looks off of character’s costume, skin, and power colors. I hope you enjoy the look as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

You can see this look and more on my blog! Thanks for reading!





Product List:

Face Primer: Make Up For Ever HD Primer #2

Foundation: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #153

Powder: Make Up Forever HD Powder

Blush: E.L.F. Blush in Blushing Rose

Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion

Eyeshadow Base: Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Inner Corner Upper and Lower Lid Shadow: Ben Nye Lumier Lux Loose Powder in Ice

Inner 3rd Upper and Lower Lid Shadow: 180 Eyeshadow Palette #1 top tray, 1st row, 3rd from the right (Blue)

Middle of the Lid Shadow : Kat Von D Metal Orchestra Palette Shadow in Thrasher

Outer Upper and Lower Lid Shadow: MAC in Dandizette (From Peacocky, Limited Edition)

Crease Shadow and Edge of Outer V: Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in Magpie

Highlighter Shadow Under Brow: 180 Eyeshadow Palette #1, top tray, first white in upper left corner (matte)

Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Zero

Mascara: Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara (first time using, don’t care for the brush, the formula is okay)

Eyebrows: Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette/Dark Brown

Lipliner: Sonia Kashuk lip pencil in China Red (lined and filled lips)

Lip Gloss: MAC Lip Glass in Wicked Ways (From Venomous Villains, Limited Edition)


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  1. Swatch And Learn

    October 3, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    You have very pretty eyes, and this look makes them pop!

  2. Dawn B.

    October 4, 2011 at 12:01 am

    OMG Thank you SO much Leesha!!!!! <3

  3. Amber

    October 4, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Beautiful, that lip color looks great on you. The blue shadow looks great on you too!

  4. Xtina Dollface

    October 4, 2011 at 12:54 am

    This is gorgeous! Thank you for posting what products you used on your brows as well!

    • Dawn B.

      October 4, 2011 at 12:56 am

      Thank you and you’re welcome! :D

  5. Sarah S.

    October 4, 2011 at 3:11 am

    I love this eye look :) It’s hard for me not to over-do blues, but this is perfect!

  6. alexis

    October 4, 2011 at 4:21 am

    its gorgeous! i wouldn’t change a thing ;-)

  7. Leeshy

    October 4, 2011 at 5:39 am

    Your blog is AMAZING! & so is this look :)

  8. Dez

    October 4, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Very lovely eyes!! I like the inspiration, and the blues are just beautifully blended together!

  9. Hanna

    October 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I looked at your web site and it is so cool! I love how you incorporate a lot of looks with comic characters. I only you wish you could post videos.

    • Dawn B.

      October 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      TYVM! I have a broken camera tripod, so I don’t do videos :/ I also don’t have the proper set up to be able to film them properly :/

  10. Kissy

    October 4, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Dawn, love the bright bold blues you used. The blending is amazing! Loves it!

    • Dawn B.

      October 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you Kissy :D

  11. Mellie

    October 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Gah! I’m a huge comic geek too! I find this AMAZING. <3

    • Dawn B.

      October 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you Mellie! <3 Geek love! :D

  12. anon

    October 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    this is the worst look I have ever seen. Is there something wrong with me that I don’t see this as being anywhere near the level of Leesha’s work??? Shouldn’t it be a privilege to have your looks submitted?? This is not xsparkage worthy, I am sorry :(

    • Dawn B.

      October 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      I’m sorry you don’t like it. I am a beginning make up enthusiast and this was one of the first looks I did before my technique got a little neater (I submitted this a few months ago and had completely forgot). I can’t please everyone, but constructive criticism is welcome.

      • Dawn B.

        October 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        Also, Leesha chooses and decides what she wants to share on her blog. Had she thought my look was that terrible, I don’t think she would have put it up. It’s not one of the favorite ones I’ve done, but I still had the balls to put it up and own it. And it is a privilege that she put it up here and I’m honored she chose to put this up. I never said I was up to par with Leesha’s work and I’m not trying to compete with her. That’s not what this is about.

        I’m sure Leesha will appreciate hearing that you thought her taste in choosing me was poor. Next time, don’t hide behind being anonymous. I’m not. Thanks and have a great day! :)

        • almeida88

          October 5, 2011 at 3:09 am

          i dont know what anon is talking about i think it looks amazing! i love the way you have blended all the colors together…. also blue is not a color everyone can pull off with out looking like a smurf lol and you pull this look really well…. i also loved how you decided not to use false lashes and went with your natural lashes!!! 2 thumbs up!!!!

          • Dawn B.

            October 5, 2011 at 3:23 am

            Thanks Almeida88! I like the old school smurfs lol (Smurfette was workin it! haha!) Sometimes falsies can be a pain, so I usually go back and forth using them :)

    • Sam

      October 6, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      Obviously it’s xsparkage worthy or else it wouldn’t be on xsparkage. YOU come up with something better. The look is lovely.

  13. Anne Marie

    October 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I love this look! It may be one of your first, and perhaps one of the simpler ones (I’ve been following your blog since the beginning, and it’s been a treat to see how your technique has grown!), but it is still one of my favs!

    I really love how the white/blue/black all blend together! It makes for a very smooth line! Fantastic work! ^_^

    • Dawn B.

      October 5, 2011 at 3:21 am

      Thank you Anne Marie! <3

  14. Jenn

    October 5, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I think this is an excellent job, especially if you say it’s one of your beginner looks! Keep on doing what you do and don’t let anyone deter you. I can only imagine how amazing your current work is. Leesha did a great job picking you. I wish I could do and pull off that look!

    • Dawn B.

      October 5, 2011 at 3:21 am

      Thanks Jenn! You can check out my blog to see my current work! :D

  15. Rachel

    October 5, 2011 at 3:19 am

    My boyfriend is also big into comics and he says your lips would be fun to draw. Love the eye makeup!

    • Dawn B.

      October 5, 2011 at 3:22 am

      Tell your boyfriend I said thanks!!! :D And thank you for the kind words! :)

  16. kristi

    October 6, 2011 at 12:25 am

    i like the overall look, but i just dont get the eyebrows. why why WHY??!! they are so harsh, pointy, and UNNATURAL! really unflattering, cholo-ish, and tranny-esque, not in a good way. you are a pretty girl, so fix those wonky brows! just sayin!

    • Dawn

      October 6, 2011 at 7:00 am

      I’m confused..those/these are my natural brows…

      • Dawn

        October 6, 2011 at 7:02 am

        I’m going to also have to disagree with you. lol My eyebrows are far from that description.

    • Sam

      October 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      Her eyebrows are almost perfect. You must know some awesome trannies.

    • Candace

      October 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      I could only dream of having eyebrows like that! They’re gorgeous!!!!!!!!

    • Brooke

      November 8, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      um, are you insane?! her eyebrows are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Sam

    October 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Can you do a review of the NYX Slide On Pencils? Maybe compare the black one to the Stila Smudge Sticks?

  18. Brooke

    November 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    this is gorgeous! you are gorgeous! one of my fav guest looks ever =)

  19. Nabeel1211

    March 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Not quiet sure how I landed on this page!  Those piercing deep light sand beautiful EYES. Not too sure about the eye-brows: should’ve left them natural……:)
    COULD GAZE AT THOSE EYES ALL NIGHT …….!  Stay smiling….;)

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