"You don’t have to feel alone anymore…"
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I feel like these characters have the same qualities of feeling alone and creating a world of their own out of ice for comfort.
u do not know real pain until you’ve woken up from a dream about your favorite band member
Before you do ANYTHING, it’s important to prime your face! Primers, BB cream, foundation, concealer… anything sticky will do! All that matters is the facepaint and eye-shadow sticking to something!
The fishnets must feel really tight on your face but not tight enough to keep you from breathing freely or to choke you! (I put my head through the leg part of the fishnets, imagine!) Make sure you don’t have to be adjusting the fishnets during the process of applying the makeup and that you’re comfortably situated.
I used a Party City facepaint palette, nothing fancy. MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING A COSMETIC SPONGE AND NOT BRUSHES. The brush fibers will get underneath the fishnets and smudge the face paint. I also look like a huge good and the fishnets really bring out my five-head.
Apply an even layer of the facepaint to your face and make sure you’re not missing any spots. You will not be able to fix this once you start the application of eye-shadow.
(Again me looking possessed)
Do this anywhere on your face. Here you can be creative. You can do it on your forehead and cheekbones as I did, cover your entire face… whatever your heart desires!
I used cheap drug-store/ dollarstore eyeshadow palettes for this tutorial. Nothing fancy. They work just as well as Sephora palettes. As well as you got some mate and glittery colours, you will be fine!
It’s quite important to do a monochrome base for starters, then add different colours to it after!
So, that being said, if you want your scales to be blue, use blue only and then dab different colours into your scales. (It’s best to use darker colours at the top of your forehead and go lighter as you hit your eyebrows)
This is my monochrome base. I used shades of blue ONLY.
Now you can get creative and dab other colours into your makeup. I used the pink, purple, gold, teal and greens from this palette. The pink and purple were applied to my temples and top of forehead, green near my eyebrows, teal on my cheekbones and all the colours were dabbed in random spots as well.
Due to the low quality of my webcam, you may not be able to see the different colours here, but you get the point!
This glitter step is optional! (Don’t mind the false blood on the packaging.) You can dab some glitter onto your scales with an eyeshadow brush. This will spice them up a little.
I was not able to completely finish this step. Some glitter got into my eyes and I started tearing up. Not the cutest! All due to the fact that I decided to be smart and quick and do this with my fingers instead.
It’s time to take the fishnets off! Do it carefully so the scales aren’t simply smudged off as the tights come off. Here you can see the different colours more clearly.
Eye-shadow time! I decided not to include this step in the pictorial because my eyes got really red and watery as the powder found its way to my eyes.
I did explain it quickly in the video I will attach right after this picorial. It’s very simple and again, you can do your own thing instead of following my tutorial step by step. Get creative!
What I did was start off with smokey eye and then blend some blue into my eyebrow bone. Also, add some white or light eyeshadow onto your cheeks, around your nose and jawline.
Apply some lipbalm onto your lips and sparkle some eyeshadow onto those suckers as well!
I also added some simple eyeliner and mascara to spice up my eyes a little! This is the final product.
Enjoy making yourselves into a mermaid!