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MILADY DE WINTER FROM THE THREE MUSKETEERS: 17TH CENTURY FRENCH COURT, AROMALEIGH GOTHIC LOLITA MAKEUP.


Milady de Winter, Three Musketeers, Goth makeup and 17th century costume. French aristocrat lady of the court dress, Goth fashion.

I’m having a grand time reading about your favorite fairytale/storybook villains. Amazingly, none of you have picked my own favorite… Milady de Winter, from The Three Musketeers! She’s a spy with a checkered past who seduces d’Artagnan and causes scandal at the court of Louis XIII.

D’Artagnan detained her by her night dress of fine India linen, to implore her pardon; but she, with a strong movement, tried to escape. Then the cambric was torn from her beautiful shoulders; and on one of those lovely shoulders, round and white, D’Artagnan recognized, with inexpressible astonishment, the fleur-de-lis–that indelible mark which the hand of the infamous executioner had imprinted. “Great God!” cried D’Artagnan, loosing his hold of her dress, and remaining mute, motionless, and frozen. […] Although the young man was brave, as we know, he was terrified at that wild countenance, those terribly dilated pupils, those pale cheeks, and those bleeding lips…

– From The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Milady from The Three Musketeers, Lady de Winter with fleur de lis tattoo or branded criminal. Goth makeup, dark Rococo decadent clothing. Aromaleigh makeup tutorials.

I decided to pay homage to Milady with a little help from Aromaleigh’s Gothic Lolita makeup collection.

1. I swept silver Wonderland eyeshadow up to my brow line.
2. The silver/brown/purple Teddy Wisp went over my lids.
3. I applied Velvet Dream, a fuschia rust, above my upper eyelid crease for a splash of color.
4. With a small brush, I outlined the outer edges of my eyes with Elegant Reverie, a shimmery grey black.
5. Aromaleigh’s Juliette nourishing color crème (lipstick) is fantastic. It goes on smooth and not too thick – and tastes like chocolate!
6. I brushed Voile VX white mineral foundation over my face. I love how it adds Rococo/Gothic pallor without making me look like a Noh mask.
7. I swept a fair amount of You’re A Doll rouge on my cheeks.

 

All in all, I’m ticked pink by Aromaleigh. The colors are edgy but not overly-saturated, allowing me to achieve Gothic Lolita-esque looks.

Sheer ruffle top: Madame de Saint Gil, Paris (vintage)
Corset-top skirt: Atelier Pierrot, from Laforet Harajuku
Fleur de lis tattoo: Photoshop

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30 Comments

  1. Posted February 11, 2009 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    I really like your hair in this one~ But the make up is wonderful!

  2. Posted February 11, 2009 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I really like your hair in this one~ But the make up is wonderful!

  3. Posted February 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    I love all your looks, but this one is especialy exquiete.

  4. Posted February 11, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    i've never read the three musketeers…sounds interesting:)
    i dont think very many ppl have read that book, we never had a chance at guessing your fave villain! lol

  5. Posted February 11, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    I love all your looks, but this one is especialy exquiete.

    • Posted February 12, 2009 at 5:42 am | Permalink

      You’re such a doll!

  6. Posted February 11, 2009 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Ahh I thought more people would know of the story, or read the book… It's a swashbuckling adventure, fast-paced and easy to read, full of intrigue and 17th century seduction. Highly recommend!

  7. Posted February 11, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    i’ve never read the three musketeers…sounds interesting:)
    i dont think very many ppl have read that book, we never had a chance at guessing your fave villain! lol

    • Posted February 12, 2009 at 12:49 am | Permalink

      Ahh I thought more people would know of the story, or read the book… It’s a swashbuckling adventure, fast-paced and easy to read, full of intrigue and 17th century seduction. Highly recommend!

  8. Posted February 11, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Very beautiful. I love that look on you – the ruffled blouse brings out the color of your eyes – as does your eyeshadow. Very beautiful – like always.

  9. Posted February 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    i love love ur skirt! its beautiful!

  10. Posted February 11, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Thanks – I think like a lot of people advised, practice makes perfect!

  11. Posted February 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    well don't you look beautiful here

    that was a cool villian hahaha!

    I love you corset skirt, your clothes have a very nice figure to them

    I have to agree with sarah, this is my favorite look by you!

  12. Posted February 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks – I think like a lot of people advised, practice makes perfect!

  13. Posted February 11, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    <3 thanks! I'll try to do more looks like these.

  14. Posted February 11, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    You're such a doll!

  15. Posted February 12, 2009 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    Very beautiful. I love that look on you – the ruffled blouse brings out the color of your eyes – as does your eyeshadow. Very beautiful – like always.

    • Posted February 12, 2009 at 5:24 am | Permalink

      Thanks – I think like a lot of people advised, practice makes perfect!

  16. Posted February 12, 2009 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    i love love ur skirt! its beautiful!

    • Posted February 12, 2009 at 5:29 am | Permalink

      <3 thanks! I'll try to do more looks like these.

  17. Posted February 12, 2009 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    well don’t you look beautiful here

    that was a cool villian hahaha!

    I love you corset skirt, your clothes have a very nice figure to them

    I have to agree with sarah, this is my favorite look by you!

    • Posted February 12, 2009 at 5:28 am | Permalink

      Thanks – I think like a lot of people advised, practice makes perfect!

  18. Posted February 12, 2009 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    That would be a genius idea for a tattoo :D

  19. Posted February 12, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    That would be a genius idea for a tattoo :D

  20. Posted February 12, 2009 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    qoq you look ao atunning!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Posted February 13, 2009 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    qoq you look ao atunning!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Posted February 13, 2009 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Wow, you look amazing! I'm so happy you love the makeup. Your skirt is to die for. I'd love to do a give-away for your readers, LMK!

  23. Posted February 13, 2009 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    qoq you look ao atunning!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Posted February 13, 2009 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Wow, you look amazing! I’m so happy you love the makeup. Your skirt is to die for. I’d love to do a give-away for your readers, LMK!

  25. Posted February 13, 2009 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Wow, you look amazing! I'm so happy you love the makeup. Your skirt is to die for. I'd love to do a give-away for your readers, LMK!