martedì 25 ottobre 2016

♕ Halloween 2016 ♕ Mermaid Look ♕

I've just realized that Halloween is right around the corner - and I haven't posted any of the related looks I planned yet! D: And I have, like, 4 makeup I put aside to celebrate Halloween - plus one more unreleased on my Instagram yet. And now I have less than one week left. Greeeeat.

Okay, enough with this rant. Let's start this small Halloween series!
As I said, I made some of these looks during the past months - and then saved them for Halloween. Must say, I'm not into creepy, bloody and scary looks - I'm really sensitive, even though I know it's just fake blood and wax I get scared by SFX looks XD So, sorry in advance if my makeup looks might result a little too "quiet" for Halloween XD

I made today's look during the 100 Days of Make Up challenge back on May, inspired by an amazing mermaid makeup by lucinda212 on Instagram (check her out, she's beyond skilled and talented!). 

(Credits to lucinda212 on Instagram)

Breathtaking, isn't it? *___* Love at first sight, I had to try it - even though I don't own any kind of glitters (I-need-glitters!!), just an handful on clear crystals and I also don't have the matte shades required. But who cares? No big deal! I decided to follow the pattern and the main colour scheme overall - but to adapt it to my needs and preferences, adding my personal touch. 

First of all: eyeprimer. I applied it all over the lid as usual, but this time I needed to apply it over my eyebrow, on my nose bridge and cheek. I did the scales first, so I took a piece of a net fabric and placed it where needed, dabbing it with different shadows. I used two light blue shades (Dreamy Aquamarine by U-Makeitup and an old, discontinued matte pigment named Skyline) and a darker one (Babylon by NABLA Cosmetics).

On the lid I applied, starting from the inner corner, Babylon, Atmosphere and Aurum. I draw I neat shape on the inner corner, while I blended out the lighter shade on the outside - being careful not to wipe out the scales. I draw the line under the eyebrow with Babylon, and I applied over it a light, bright blue pigment. I dabbed the same shadow on the inner corner too. I used the Skyline pigment wet as eyeliner, winging it out - the original look featured a darker, not winged eyeliner.

I applied false lashes and mascara, dabbing the lower ones with the bright blue pigment. Then I applied a teal eyepencil on my waterline and I was done with the lid.
I moved to the eyebrows: I used bright pigment to draw and fill the first part of the brow, stopping right before the tail. There I applied Dreamy Aquamarine, creating a soft gradient. Both pigments were used wet.

I completed the lood by adding crystals here and there. I really wish I had more in different shades and sizes! They add so much light to the scales pattern... Making it look like real scales. Same for the glitter, which are totally absent here sadly.

This look was really really challenging and time consuming - but totally worth it! I had so much fun, it was so sparkly, bright and mermaid-y - 100% my cup of tea! *___* I should wear something like this when I go mermaiding during summer - it matches my tail so well :p 

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Babylon"
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Atmosphere"
NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Aurum"
- U-Makeitup Mineral Eyeshadow in "Dreamy Aquamarine"
- Neve Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow in "Laguna Blu" *discontinued*
- Neve Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow in "Pavone" *discontinued*
Neve Cosmetics Pastello Occhi in Bosco/Teal
Neve Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow in "Skyline" (used wet as eyeliner*discontinued*
- Nabla Cosmetics "Le Film Noir" Mascara
MAC Cosmetics False Eyelashes n° 7
- Swarovski Crystlas


- Large Fluffy Shader ~ Spectrum Collections
- Buffing Concealer ~ Spectrum Collections
- Azure Shadow Neve Cosmetics
- Pink Detail Neve Cosmetics
- Emerald Shader Neve Cosmetics
- London Detail Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- London Surface Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- Fluffy Pencil ~ Spectrum Collections
- Tall Tapered Blender ~ Spectrum Collections
- Glossy Liner Neve Cosmetics *discontinued*
- Lip Liner ~ Spectrum Collections x2

And that's all for this first Halloween look! I hope you enjoyed it!
Do you use glitters? Any brands you would recommend? 


5 commenti:

  1. Una sola parola...speechless *_______*

  2. Bellissimissimoooo!!! Ammetto che tra i due preferisco la tua versione!
    Ed è perfetto anche per Halloween, secondo me! ;)

    1. Troppo buona tu ♥
      Per i miei gusti sì, va bene per Halloween - un po' meno per chi ha preferenze più macabre XD


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