Happy October Beauty Bums!
OH MY GOODNESS. I AM SO FREAKIN EXCITED TO SHARE THIS! YOU HAVE NO IDEA!
So, although I don't celebrate halloween for religious reasons, I have always wanted to dress up and never have-so I have a entire archive of costumes that I never got to wear!. A new one I just added to the list is a Forest Warrior Princess.
This look was inspired in by the Disney Animated film Atlantis-I thought to myself, what if Kida's family had another branch that lived in a forest? What would the princess look like? I was getting serious native, leafy green and sunshine vibes and this is what I came up with.
I'm not a makeup artist (I'm actually very bad at makeup ^.^") so I won't make a video but I did take some photos so you can see how I achieved this look!
Go ahead and prime your eyes. (If you do your face makeup first then start out with your regular face and brow routine.)
After priming, cover lids in a white base or cream shadow (I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk) to make the colors show up brighter. Add tape to the sides if you want guidelines and blend it out.
I'm using the NYX Ultimatte Brights Palette for all my colors and I numbered them in the picture below. Using a dense eyeshadow brush, pack a bright yellow shade (1) onto the inner half of your lids.
Then use the same brush to pack a bright green (2) onto the outer half and blend away! (I actually found that the bright green in the NYX palette wasn't quite green enough, so I used another green from this cute little Flashmob Cosmetics Palette pictured in the middle that I got for Christmas last year.)
Pack just a smidge of darker green (3) into your outer V and then blend with a clean fluffy brush.
Using a liquid eyeliner (I'm using my favorite eyeliner in the WORLD E.L.F. liquid eyeliner in the color Midnight, though I usually use black), create a wing. I like a straight wing instead of slanted because my eyes are huge and round and a straight angled wing makes me look more grown up.
I forgot this part but I went back and added it later: line your lower lash line with that white pencil, and pop some of the same dark green under your eyes. I used a crease brush to smudge it just a little.
(p.s. you can take off your tape now!)
My favorite part of this look is creating the golden glow that a princess running around slaying makeup AND bad guys would have. Use a gold highlighter for this-I'm going to take E.L.F. baked shadow in Enchanted (BEAUTIFUL SHADE-some people say it's a champagne pop dupe) and highlight your cheekbones, nose and cupid's bow. Take a clean dense shadow brush and pack some gold into the corners of your eyes as well. I decided to be extra and build my highlighter up to blinding point-what's the point of costume makeup if not to be over the top?
Finally, add some dramatic lashes. These are a random pair I found at Dollar Tree just for this look. I did end up trimming them on the inner edge because they're ridiculously long but you don't have to.
Once your cheeks are done, use that liquid liner to create dots under your eyes and down the bridge of your nose. Take a dark eyebrow or liner pencil (I used Wet N Wild's Kohl Eyeliner in Simma Brown Now) and draw stripes, dots and/or markings on one or both cheeks, on your forehead and over your nose bridge for a native vibe. Be creative!
If you desire a lippie, let the eyes take center stage and use your favorite nude gloss or lipstick. I used E.L.F. Lip Balm Tint in nude.
I had this beautiful pair of earrings and of course I lost one (I've been hanging on to the other thinking I might find it-sigh) but the one I do have makes a perfect hair ornament for this look. Hang a golden earring (something flat and big that won't get caught or tangled) or any other hairpiece you like right above the bridge of your nose for an imperial look. If you're using an earring like me, secure it with a mini rubber band-just one loop so it's easy to get out later.
I also may have gone overboard and gone to Jo-Ann for some feathers to bobby-pin into my hair. I am somewhat extra.
And the finished look:
I had so much fun doing this and I hope this inspires beautiful costume makeup! If you recreate this look, I would love to see! Post a pic on Insta and hashtag #LoveBerri!
What kinds of costume makeup have you ever done or are planning on? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Confused Millenial mommy, constantly learning and reinventing myself. College grad, budding authoress and awkward geek extraordinaire. I like the Bee Gees.