BEAUTY BOARD - Elsa-inspired Makeup

by - September 22, 2014

Even before starting, I knew it's impossible for me to recreate Elsa's hair and makeup (and do justice) because no. 1, I'm not blonde and I don't have a blonde wig.  No. 2, I'm bad at brows and I couldn't copy hers.  They're thin and perfectly arched.  No. 3, I'm also bad at hair and it might take me 2,367,357 days just to have her signature braid.  No. 4, Elsa doesn't have braces.  Ooops, I'm not yet done.  I can't sing Let It Go properly and I am no Snow Queen.  I can't create snowflakes and the cold always bothers me.  Anyway.  :P

Granted all those non-sense reasons, I just tried my best to study the colors on her face and opted NOT to replicate her look, but to make it more realistic while using the same hues.  This is perhaps, something we can wear on a special occasion, prom or party.

Hmmmm... random question right here.  What if Elsa was a brunette?

photo from Google

HAHA!  Nevermind.  Okay, let's start!

For the face, just do your usual foundation routine.  Conceal (don't feel) those dark circles and pimple spots.  If you have freckles, just let them show (well, now they know).  

Based on experience, it's also fine to do the face makeup after the eye makeup because this look involves a lot of eyeshadow action.  In other words, expect lots of fallouts.  

This will create a warm base.  

You can pick whatever shade of purple.  You can also use a shimmery one.

Get some red-orange eyeshadow and blend the edges.  Make sure this hits the brow bone.

To add depth, pick a dark taupe color for the outer and inner corners.

Time to add some snow flakes!

I don't have a glitter eye powder, so I used my shimmery eye pencil.  If you used a sparkly eye shadow, you can skip this step.

To intensify the outer V, apply some black eyeshadow.

Line your eyes with a black pencil or gel.  Don't forget the lower lashline and waterline.

Elsa's lashes are luscious.  If applying mascara is not enough, put on falsies.

We also need a light coral blush.

Do the finishing touches.  Highlight and contour.  

For the lips, I used my Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish in Shade 09 (review here) since it has this purple, mid-dark fuschia color.  Apparently, it's a close match.  

A braid can make a huge difference.  I know.  Mine's a mess.  HAHA!

If you want to come as Elsa in a costume party, or maybe you just wanna build a snowman, pretend you're in Let It Go music video, or I don't know, shut people or your sister out, better get blonde wig, blue contact lenses and a sparkly blue gown or something similar to her coronation gown.  :)

The major feature of the eye makeup is the pop of purple on the center of the lids.  

I know the blending will somehow cover that area but remember, you can always reapply.  Same deal with the red-orange and dark taupe.

Sorry for the low quality pictures.

One last #selfie!

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