Beauty and the geek | A shadowy rogue look in black and red

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It’s time for another Beauty and the geek article, woop woop! This month Sylirael and I picked a rogue theme. For those of you who aren’t in touch with their inner nerd, rogues are a bit like assassins or ninjas. They’re sneaky, stealthy and they’re the masters of hide and seek. They hide in the shadows and patiently wait for the right time to sneak up on their prey and finish it with a silent, deadly attack. A talented rogue has his poison-soaked dagger against his victim’s throat long before they’ve even realized they aren’t alone. *SLASH* And before their body hits the ground the rogue will have vanished again, back into the shadows…

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My rogue look

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I based my look on my favorite rogue armor set from World of Warcraft, the Bloodfang set. Bloodfang armor puts rogues from head to toe in black, with a few blood red accents here and there. Using those two colors I created a smokey eye look. No bold lips or colorful details this time – rogues are all about subtlety – but just deep black eyeshadow with a smokey red gradient effect. Discreet yet piercing, just like a rogue’s blade, this eye look is perfect for quietly sneaking up on a target and giving them one last cold-blooded look before putting a dagger through their heart.

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Sylirael’s rogue look

Sylirael is treating you to two looks again this month! The first one is a wearable modern rogue look, and the second one is a bit more extreme and is based on the characters from Thief 4, a game where you play a stealthy master thief. What are you waiting for, grab your cloak and dash over to The Painted Rogue blog to check out Syl’s looks!

What do you think of this month’s theme? Would you make a good rogue?

Update: Sylirael turned out to do just one look in the end, but it sure looks awesome!

60 thoughts on “Beauty and the geek | A shadowy rogue look in black and red

  1. I really like this smoky eye look… your eyes are beautiful as always :)

    I don’t know anything about the characters from The World of Warcraft (I should know more since I dated a younger guy for a while and he was hooked on this game…)

    Have a really great day and week ahead ♥
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  2. This looks amazing! It coordinates so well: smoky stuff, eye colour, hair colour… Super rogueish. Love the face-scarf look, too. :D

    You and Syl inspired this ranger to dig up some darker colours and try it out!

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