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Downton Abbey Meets Gothic Makeup & Costume Tutorial

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Hi Guys & Dolls!

Today I’m bringing you my second video in this year’s Halloween Series, A Victorian Rose look. I pulled bits of inspiration from romantic goth, traditional Lolita makeup, and mu overall obsession with Downton Abbey. I thought this would be the perfect video to do using only inexpensive brands, so everything from the base to eyeshadow to my brushes are from places like Walgreens, Target, and the drugstore section at Ulta!

I used a few key costume pieces, like the AMAZING striped corset and bustle skirt but I also used a few things from my everyday wardrobe like the black lace blouse I got from asos this summer, and my new Joe Browns tweed jacket I got from Simplybe.com. It made this look a bit more personalized and made it easier for me to get into character.

Thank You to http://hipsandcurves.com for providing me with the key elements this costume! Use my affiliate link and use the coupon code “HC15” for $15 off $100!!! http://shrsl.com/?~4b1w

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Makeup & Where to Buy

  • Jordana 12 hour Shadow Pencil Continuous Almond and Tenacious Brown (Walgreens)
  • NYX Let them Have Cake Palette (Target, Ulta)
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Brulee Eyeshadow (Walgreens, CVS)
  • Jordana 12 Hour Eyeliner in Purple Fix (Walgreens)
  • Blinc Mascara (My one cheat- Sephora)
  • Revlon Perfecting Primer
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Full Coverage Foundation “Fair” (Walgreens, CVS)
  • NYX HD Concealer “Fair” (Target, Ulta)
  • NYX HD Powder (Target, Ulta)
  • Wet ‘n’ WIld Princess Bronzer (Walgreens, CVS)
  • NYX Mocha Blush  (Target, Ulta)
  • NYX Wonder Pencil Light (Target, Ulta)
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Cherry Pickin’ Lipstick (Walgreens, CVS)

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Costume & Where to Buy

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  1. Allyson Wonderland Makeup Artistry · October 11, 2013 Allyson

    Oh my GAH! You are ROCKING this!! Well all of it, but that jacket is SO cute! I love that all your looks this year have a theme! So stinking amazing, amazeballs, etc. Love you woman!

  2. Jaruka · October 11, 2013 Jaruka

    Ugh! I adore this. I wish I had a party to go to. 🙁

  3. Katie · October 11, 2013 Katie

    Cora you are an inspiration to many curvy women out there, ncluding me, I love the clothes you wear, Just wish I could get them, I live in the UK and it is sooo hard to find nice cloths to fit my shape….I have only just got my confidence back after a 3 year battle with pollicystic ovaries, Watching your videos everyday has got me threw it too Much love to you cora and Stay Curvy :* xxxx

    • Katie · October 11, 2013 Katie

      I forgot to add the fact that no matter what makeup you wear you always look stunning too, I love it when you do the sultry looks, Deep smoky eyes, I loved your Mindnight in Paris tutorial you done about a year ago, such a stunning women.
      you inspired me to start a UK based beauty blog, Please check it out XxitssosimplexX.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Sara · October 11, 2013 Sara

    Why are you so amazing? You are so beautiful and confident. You are an inspiration to everyone. I love your work!

  5. Erin (@Beauty_Loon) · October 11, 2013 Erin

    Love both this and the steampunk idea. Really fun and beautiful!

  6. Adella · October 11, 2013 Adella

    I don’t want to seem rude, but I thought I would let you know that this outfit isn’t really “lolita” style. It’s definitely more aristocrat style. Most lolita fashion has a knee length skirt, sleeved blouses, and hair bows. More childlike features. This is much more mature looking, hence my saying it’s more EGA (elegant gothic aristocrat). Again, I’m not trying to be rude. I’m just offering my advice. I love this look, but so far my favorite is your previous steampunk look.

  7. Phyrra Nyx · October 11, 2013 Phyrra

    I LOVE the outfit so much! Really gorgeous!

  8. ash · October 11, 2013 ash

    Beautiful! You are truly stunning, Cora.

  9. nessbow · October 12, 2013 nessbow

    As always, a triumph! You look incredible and that corset is divine!

  10. Lady Lacquer · October 12, 2013 Lady

    It’s gorgeous! I LOVE it!

  11. Joy · October 17, 2013 Joy

    Loving everything! You are amazing and talented! I like to ask you, I want to buy the long black Victorian skirt, but can you please tell me does it run big or small? Does it have an elastic waist or do you need to be precise with the size? I wear a size 20 bottom , thanks and continue being fabulous! Xoxo

    • Cora (vintageortacky) · October 18, 2013 Cora

      the waist is not elasticized- I normally wear a 3x but sometimes a 4x. The 4x is a tiny bit big on me, but I’m going to get it tailored to be perfect. Order according to the size chart and you should be fine.

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