Simple Marionette Costume

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Simple look you can do with everything you already have!

Prime, foundation and concealer if needed.

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Make a kissy face to see your natural cheek lines to follow. Line the sides of your nose with black shadow or smudged eyeliner. You can blend out so no worries of precision.

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Add some shadow around your nostrils, chin and lips.

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Highlight! Highlight apples of cheeks. bridge and tip of nose. chin, and on either side of your philtrum. You can use a white shadow, highlighter or white cream makeup. Blend with a sponge or finger.

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A little blush. If it has shimmer that’s fine too so it will look a little glisteny like plastic. Try to shadow right below your apples in a small circle.

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The lines. Use an eyeliner pencil, liquid liner or black cream makeup with a small brush. Add a teeny tiny bit of white highlight on each side to add dimension. You can blend a little shadow here too for more dimension.

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Add the creepy freckles. Use an eyeliner pencil for the best dots. Brush some white cream under your eyes and brush over your lashes to whiten them. Line right below the white and draw lashes below. Brush back shadow into your brows if they are light. You can add fake lashes or just use a couple coats of regular mascara. I used the Younique 3D lashes.

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Add some lip color and voila! Finished! I didn’t set with powder since I want some natural sheen as it sets. I will use a set spray (MAC Fix).

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Here are the products and tools I used. Many can be substituted with what you already have. The theater cakes are waterproof and will last all day or night. wpid-20141027_123439.jpg

Brushes: MAC 217; E.L.F Smudge; E.L.F Precision Brush; DNI Crease, Powder and Liner Brushes and of course sponges.

Make Up Forever HD Foundation and Primer.

NARS Blush in Orgasm (not shown).

Black shadow is from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette used on eyes and blending cheeks.

Kryolan  Aquacolor Black cake makeup for nose and cheek contour, and eyebrows. White cake was used under the eyes. These usually need a mixing medium which I just used the Body Shop spray for. This can also be used as a setting spray.

NYX Eyeshadow base in matte white used for cheek, nose and chin highlights.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in black. For freckles.

Younique 3D Lashes for top lashes.

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Now Stay Like That

At a recent wedding, I had this conversation:

Me: Is my makeup creasing?
My Husband: I don’t know what that means. Nick, what does “creasing” mean?
Nick: Kapeeshing?!
Me: No creasing.
Nick: I don’t know what that means.

When I finally found an answer, it was no. Melting makeup was definitely a concern when you’re at a wedding all day and most likely into the night. I applied my makeup at 8am and didn’t get home until midnight. 16 hours and no creasing! Or Kapeeshing!

The MAC Fix spray is worth every penny. And it’s only $10!
http://www.maccosmetics.com

Brushes!!!

Quality brushes are just as important as quality makeup. A great brush applies makeup more evenly, gets more color payoff and saves you time when you’re trying to blend.

I constantly use the same 4 brushes for my everyday application:

MAC #217  $22.50USD

This brush is great for blending. Its a versatile brush that can be used for any shadow application.

MAC #239 $24USD

This is a flat brush excellent for shadow application on your lid and under your eye. Since its flat it can be used for detail as well.

MAC #182$47USD

This is the perfect brush for powder foundation application. Its great for blending blush for finishing touches and great for a mineral finishing product. I had tried many brushed for powder application and finally decided to splurge on this brush. Worth every penny!! My powder foundation will last longer using this brush as well. This makes an excellent gift!

The last brush is a small detail brush from craft stores. Some come in a pack or you can buy individually from the art brush display in these stores. These brushes are great for precise eye lining with powder, gel and liquid. Perfect for retro or cat eyes!

For MAC brushes go to http://www.MACcosmetics.com

For art brushes try http://www.acmoore.com