Sunday, November 2, 2014

Update: My Final Tropical Fish Halloween Makeup That Accidentally Turned Into Mystique/Avatar Makeup

Happy Day-After-The-Day-After Halloween everyone! We just hosted our party yesterday, and I've got photos of my final costume. I decided to ditch the green accents, and ended up coming with kind of a tropical fish/Avatar/Mystique meld, but hey, the more the merrier.
I didn't take video of the process of getting this together just because I was a bit stressed getting ready for the party and that would've added one more straw on my back. The main difference from my trial run in a previous post/video, though, is just that I started with a base of water-based blue face paint. I wasn't the easiest base to start with; forget trying to blend any creams over it, which is the downside to having something so light and east to remove. Because of that, I ended up stippling on the jumbo eye pencils from NYX in Black Bean & Milk rather than trying to blend them out, and I think the effect turned out much more realistic anyway!

I'm also much happier with how the eyebrow-erasure process came out this time. I've learned that when you have somewhat thick eyebrows like me, more is more! I really piled on the glue stick this time and the effect was much better, albeit still not perfectly smooth.

For reference, the scales were made the same way as in the last video, using some mesh and Sugarpill's Lumi. The other iridescent shade you see scattered over my face is Makeup Geek's pigment in Insomnia; I used MAC's Nocturnelle for the shading and MUFE Powder Blush in Lavender for some highlights. Thanks for taking a look and hope you all had a fun, safe and spooky Halloween!

Products used:
  • (for eyebrow concealing): Elmer's Washable Glue Stick; bareMinerals Original Foundation in Fair; Inglot Concealer in Pink Color Correcting
  • Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in Azure**
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk & Black Bean
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Nocturnelle
  • MUFE Powder Blush in Lavender
  • Makeup Geek Pigment in Insomnia
  • Sugarpill Loose Eye Shadow in Lumi
  • MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack 
  • Sugarpill Lashes in Saint (cut to fit my lashline and extra pieces used below for fake lashline-effect) applied with Duo Adhesive in Dark Tone
  • Revlon Lipstick in Berry Haute
  • Inglot Lipstick in 292
**Just a PSA that this water-based facepaint did stain my face hot pink when I first removed it, but over the course of about half an hour, with some gentle cleansing and exfoliating I was able to get most of the stain off. Mind you, the paint itself washes right off with water; it's the stain that took some time). If you use this in the future I'd recommend using a water-based primer before applying to minimize this. 

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