Eye Makeup from Gotham

So I’m loving Gotham, the new show about the origins of Batman and all the characters we know and love from that franchise.  I dig the cast and how they’re tackling the characters so far, particularly Ben McKenzie as Detective Jim Gordon and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot (AKA the villain tied for first place on my list of “favourite birds in the superorder Aequornithes”- the Penguin!) It just got picked up for another season, hurrah!

And this week’s episode (watch for free legit style right here!) had me going gaga for the eye makeup.

Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) is one dangerous lady running a nightclub, and she has some killer eyes for sure. On this week’s episode, she was auditioning new talent, and it made me sit up and take notice of the luscious lids being crafted for the show.
I got some screenshots, but they are not the greatest quality… you get the idea though- someone in the makeup department is rockin’ it.

Let’s get a little closer shall we?

It’s just extremely eye catching. I have been having fun experimenting with more and more outrageous eye makeup lately, so it was nice to see something inspiring like this.

I found this tutorial if anyone’s interested.

Here’s some additional photos for a static look at how to get a similar effect. There’s a ton of tutorials here.

Link to full album!

So there we go. Pretty eyes with pretty makeup. I want to go to there.

…Though the way is perilous:

That’s all for now, thanks for reading.

Heidi out.

The Dark Knight Rises

If you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises yet and don’t want to hear another thing, well, this is your cue to leave.

If you haven’t seen it yet and want to hear a bit about it, in general, hand-wavy terms, well then, the first part of this post is for you!

I’ll put a big warning after the general hand-wavy bits, so you don’t see any spoilers.  Seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet, don’t read past the warning.

The Dark Knight Rises was enjoyable.  Though, the first hour or so felt weird- it was choppy and didn’t flow properly.  I could tell where they had to edit out chunks of dialogue, and sometimes their cuts were jarring.

Bane’s voice was weird at the beginning also- way too loud, and not very well integrated into the soundtrack.  It got better somewhere in the middle of the film, and thank goodness- it was terribly annoying.  Though I can see why they did it- he was hard t understand, but I could make out most of his dialogue.  I imagine he was impossible to hear properly before so much futzing with his voice.

All the actors were superb.

The soundtrack didn’t do it for me; that “Hacka-hacka-eece-eece-hacka-hacka” chanting you’ve heard from the trailer was used and used, but not really to its full potential.  The music distracted rather than immersed.  Though the one use of the Batman theme that popped really was well timed- perhaps I only noticed the parts that didn’t work for me.

Where it fell flat: the writing.

The themes were weird- they had some good solid ideas there, but they sort of danced over them.  Nothing really felt important.  There were a ton of surprises in the film, but, excluding the very end, nothing really had an impact.  Some of the dialogue was downright bad.  :/

Despite all of these flaws, it really was a good movie.  I enjoyed it.  Sad to see Nolan’s Dark Knight come to an end.

Well, thanks for reading.  I hope you enjoy the film!




I was calling it that they’d kill the Batman.  It makes sense.  End the franchise, finish the character in a way that fits with the whole feel of this series.

And well-  Nope, sorry, I can’t talk about it yet.  I really, really don’t want to spoil it.  If you’ve seen it, then you know how it played out.  What I will say is that I think they made a mistake.  The ending made me happy at the time, but, reflecting on it, I think they made a mistake.

A huge mistake.

I’ll write more about it in a while, after the masses have seen it.

See it.

-Heidi out.