For this look I employed several tips VictorianKitty of Sophistique Noir gave me about taking photos. I used a blank wall (with the exception of the futon frame- it will be leaving my apartment by Thanksgiving), used my five-headed lamp to light up the area, and set up a mirror on the wall opposite so I could take the photos. I am overall pretty satisfied with how they came out. Thank you VictorianKitty for your photo setting advice! And many thanks to Ray Feather, whose tips for relaxing during photos I have really been trying to use over the past few weeks.
The outfit includes the lace sleeved top ordered from eBay that I featured in this post, a maroon vest I found in a thrift shop, my steampunk goggles, a pocketwatch, leather work gloves recycled from my boyfriend's 2009 Rorschach Halloween costume, a brown flowy skirt from another thrift store, and handmade clockwork earrings and a choker with a skeleton key on it.
The makeup is Clinique foundation with powder, blush,eyeshadow, and eyeliner from an Ulta makeup kit. I usually just pick three bizarre eyeshadow colors and attempt to make them work together- often trying to match three colors in my outfit. As this outfit was mostly shades of brown, however, I decided to go with three more random colors instead. This time I chose a shade of white, a shade of violet, and a shade of light brown with black eyeliner and a white and bronze mix of face powder with a more neutral lip gloss.
How do you decide what sort of makeup shades to wear?