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Black and Red by KatieAlves Black and Red by KatieAlves
So A) Don't be scared, I got a new wig! WOO!

B) People on BH Cosmetics Facebook are not happy that I'm in first right now! (If you don't know, I'm in a contest for my christmas look: [link]) haha! My look is way too colourful and my skin is way too pale for them to like me! XD So it's obviously you guys keeping me up at the top! :love: You should have SEEN the comments! Good god they can be cruel. So thank you for everyone that's voted for me and showed them that colourful make-up is loved too! You can vote for your favourite look here: [link]

Correct Colours: [link]
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Critique by ElRinaZuza Jul 11, 2012, 1:44:04 PM
First of all I want to congratulate you with the first place that you received and truly deserved from my point of view; and I believe that most of your watchers think the same way! And also want to say that this is an honor that in our beloved DA community is this kind of talented person who obtained the recognition not only here but everywhere where her art is and will be posted! So, congrats!

Now let us go to the make-up by itself! I loved the color palette that you chose for this artwork! The classic combination of red and black was, is and always will be attractive for the watchers! Really do not know why it is this way. Maybe it is because the black color in fact is only the absorption of all the existing colors and light in one and very deep color. So the surplus of this color always may be challenged and attacked by very captious critics. Even in our daily life we can see the same reaction on very well-known subculture which the main indication is wearing the black color – Goths; and the reaction of the people when they see them! (Did not want to hurt some Goths feelings really)! So it was a good idea of the artist to combine this very "strong" and "powerful" color with some other! And classical red is just perfect at this point!

I also like how you did not used some special details in this make-up. I am saying about costume, special accessories or even tracery that you prefer to do usually in your work. From my point of view "strong" and pretty attractive combination of colors in make-up it is the only thing that is needed in this artwork. Nevertheless that you wear the wig on this photo, it does not looks like it is superfluous and unsuitable here! In fact if I would not know that this is a wig but not your own hair I would never guess!

Except black and red colors you also used one very special color here that was not approved by some other people (like you said). White. By my nature I am pretty pale by my own, and after living a whole life in the North Country where the sun is not strong enough to bring some colors in our pale community I am used to see this tone of skin. But nevertheless I have one big BUT at this point. I understand that you wanted to make your skin to look enough pale, maybe even a little bit white. But it does not mean that you should not have any other colors or shadows on your face. Nevertheless how pale the person is, he or she always has some shadows on his face that makes some parts of the face to look lighter or darker. In your interpretation of pale face we can not see anything like this and that is what I did not like in your artwork. Nevertheless what do you want to do with your face you should not lose the naturalness of the humans face! This is unnatural!

After all I still think that all works of this artist are and its creator deserves to be first in anything she does! And nevertheless as usual I can not imagine how the make-up of this artist can be formal and prom in the same time I like in spite of its purpose! Thank you for showing us your talent once more; but I see that your watcher still need a little bit more of your art so you should post a tutorial on this look!!!

With all my respect.
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missxxanita Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it !
chocokittymonster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
You look absolutely gorgeous. You are a very talented make up artist. ^.^
SpizzPopp78 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love this look!!!!
EmoGirl58 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
My favorite colors put together!! :D This is beautiful I might do this for formal or prom..... or have someone help me do this XD
Bloodregret Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
My favorite color combination!!! Good work!!
minnimum Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh this is really good, do u have a tutorial??? Id really love to learn how to do this for this vampire costume i have :)
TheEroticVampire Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
to me. this picture looks like u should be a member of Blutengel o.o
plungrum Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
beautiful.. breathtaking
LUCIFER-Luis Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
so beautiful!!
TheHartOfEclipse Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow it really looks good on you! the eye shadows really stand out :D
iizmizzhungary Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
God you're gorgeous! and the way you took the classic combination of red and black and made it your own is just so beautifully fantastic that i think i might cry! <3
weirdandproudofit Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Artist
The colours are brilliant and fit together perfectly. The silver really enhances the strong colours and brings them together harmoniously. And I don't care what those people say, the pale skin and very colourful makeup goes together perfectly!

Amazing work, I must also ask - beg - for a tutorial because it is so inspiring and beautiful.

Thank you for sharing!
PKLdesigner Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I was wondering if you were able to do a tutorial of this because I would love to be able have those eyes!!!! :D
MissBritt91 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Your eye make-up is stunning, and I am super jealous of your eyebrows!
Kendra21 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty! I love black and red together. Do you have any more pictures with this wig? :)
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I actually do, I just haven't put it up on here yet. I have it over on my makeupbee account. [link]
Kendra21 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the link. :) The wig is beautiful, it's a great inspiration for different hair styles.
Syphon-gfx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely Stunning
xxxlostsoulxxx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the silver eye shadow or is it pencil? I bought this amazing silver Milani pencil that doesn't budge at all (not sure why the pencil stays so well, as I have not had much luck with some of their other products), but, I do not know if it will look like this over a large area. It has lead me to wonder what you use.
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I used a white eyeliner with Sugarpills silver loose eyeshadow on top!
xxxlostsoulxxx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :) i am excited to try this
deathreigns Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with pale skin! It's something to be proud of seeing as a lot of people can't achieve it! This is lovely!
blah1200 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
god i love ur wig and the makeup
IndigoVelvet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! I adore this look!! I wish I could wear something like this to work, because I want to try this IMMEDIATELY!!!!!
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Do iiiiit!
IndigoVelvet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconusagilaplz: :iconchibiusalaplz: :iconamilaplz: :iconreilaplz: :iconmakotolaplz: :iconminakolaplz:
TzilaRaviv Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Writer
Great picture.
Awesome make-up.
Fantastic job!
KarinaCaye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I think that this picture is extraordinary and its creator deserves to be at the top! I loved how the colors matched your wig and you are so beautiful! I wish I could put my creativity into something! Great, great work!
t1gertasha Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I think this is class, its got a Jessie J look to it mixed with a little gaga
Photografxgirl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG *_______* YOU LOOK AMAZING *__________________________* !<3
ScruffySixx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Artist
:) wow x
KuckyzDRagingBunny Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute *w*
xCamix Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really love how you did your makeup here :aww:
dragon-flames Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Photographer
i love this look and congrats on winning 1st place. just went to the website to see :D
5t4RwY Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your make up is amazing (here as in the rest of your gallery :) ), plus, this one matches perfectly your wig :) *jealous*
shawk77 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I LOVE this look :)
JennyDenluck Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
animecouplesandpoems Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   General Artist
I love everything in that picture!!
pattycakesluv Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning! :heart:
F0ggi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
wonderful work, love the eyeshadow.
SkylaStar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Pretty!!! Love the new wig, too!!
sakurachan456 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing love it
LeRHAT Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist
You so deserve first!! I love this look.
MewRazzy-2702 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
You should post a tutorial on this look. I like it a lot! And congrats on winning first place! You so deserved it!!! ♥ By the way, I love the wig! :3
S2shinobu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student General Artist
you have a featured in my journal [link] :)
KatieAlves Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ooo! Thank you!
S2shinobu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
you are welcome dear!
forgetSanity Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty O.O if I wasn't completely talentless with make up (mostly due to freaking animal allergies) I would so try those Cosmetics out. and it helps your really pretty XD LOL
EarthAngel4545 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I voted for ya, girlie! ^.^

I'm TOTALLY with you on making color work for you! Why be drab when you are still young! (Esp. if your personality is fun and colorful!) Preaching to the choir! ;o)
NemoEmo13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
keep going
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