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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NYX Cosmetics

I just bought a bunch of NYX Cosmetics and they are definitely worth every penny. The Jumbo Eye Pencils and loose pigment shadows are so easy to use and can be worn sheer or be dramatic. They are long lasting and stayed put in the shower. They come off with makeup remover.

The Jumbo Eye Pencils are soft and easily blended with a brush, applicator, wedge, q-tip or even your finger. They can be used as liners, shadows and best of all a base for the pigments.

When wearing the loose shadows as a daytime or sheer look, just apply a small amount on your lid starting at the lash line and working your way up and out.

To get a very bold, dramatic shadow coverage, prime with the white jumbo pencil very lightly. Too much will crease. Then with a shadow brush and a small amount of powder at a time, apply shadows and blend out.

Emily Boyd, Emily Boyd Makeup Artist, Eye Shadow techniques

I used the white pencil to prime. Then I applied the Purple pigment with a small shadow brush over my lid then blending out. I then used the black pencil to smudge into my crease and evened that out with a small shadow brush. I used the black as a primer and to get a deep color with the pigment. I went over the black with the purple again, lined my eyes and finished with mascara. This look is dramatic but can be toned down or up very easily.

These are so fun to play with!!

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