Ice Queen & Fire Queen Halloween Glittery Makeup Tutorial
BEFORE you scream “HARLEY QUINN, AHHHH YESSS”, no, please don’t…tear :’)! This my love bunnies is a melding of TWO extremes. One being fire, and the other being ice! While in reality the idea came about when I couldn’t decide on which to portray…let’s just say it was always part of the plan, besides it fits my personality, mwahaha. A few things to keep in mind while replicating the makeup presented down below is you MUST blend evenly, thus having a ratio between glitter and powder products, and you must realize fall out is inevitable, even with coats of setting sprays and a glitter glue on top! Anything created from scratch yields inspiration, so what was mine you might ask? Well after examining ice, and examining fire portraits I took a few key elements out and transferred both to a glittery delight on my face. Going a tad more in depth, ice is particularly cold, has a sheen to it and can be sculpted. My interpretation of this was by adding a glittery highlight along with dramatic aquatic eyeliner! On the other hand, my fire inspiration was a bursting of colors perfectly gradiating into each other, hence vivid coppers, reds, and corals all splashed together. Hope you cuties enjoy! If so, leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next tutorial wise XOXO.
Time to Complete This Tutorial: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
*Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Siberia
Aim for LIGHTER than your skin tone yet can still fit foundation (1-2 shades lighter)
*Morphe Brushes Eye Shadow Pan, Breakfast At Tiffaneez
Applied as the FIRST defining shade
*Mac Cosmetics Eye Shadow Pan(s): Moon’s Reflection; Winkle
Applied second as a shimmering blue glow; cut crease definition
*Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan, Mermaid
Applied in splotches for dimension; across lids
*Bh Cosmetics Glitter Collection: Silver, Platinum
Patted onto highlighting zones in excess; on lips; across lids
*Morphe Brushes Cream Eyeshadow, Dusk
*Huda Beauty Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett
*Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
Rather a HUGE and confusing products list, I shall be explaining each side in parts, beginning with the ICE side! First off, in order to yield an icy complexion you MUST use a foundation 1-2 shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Being I am the shade “Gobi” in Nars’s Sheer Glow Foundation line, which is the third lightest, I opted in for the primary lightest shade, Siberia! Using exactly a pea-sized amount, since it is only meant for one half of my face, I picked up a freshly washed Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer and began softly disbursing the product between the barrier of my right side, the center of my face, and my hairline. Once a visibly glowy and clear skinned effect was achieved I popped out my blue custom eye shadow pallet and went to town blending wise! Interestingly the Elf Concealer brush doubles as a regular powder application tool, so as ya’ might of guessed, this was used to properly blend each shadow out (talk about multi-purpose). Speaking of shadows, as a base I began by stippling Breakfast At Tiffaneez by Morphe Brushes across the outer third of my forehead blending gently inwards towards the center of my face, then down towards the natural high point of my cheekbone! Switching to a shimmering subtle blue, Moon’s Reflection by Mac Cosmetics I faintly pricked this up against my skin to yield a shimmering effect, nothing more nothing less. The last color applied to the outer third of my face would be Mermaid by Makeup Geek! Once again FAINTLY, I softly stippled the product across ANY zones the sun would naturally hit, think of Mermaid as a contour shade, in blue form! Nowwwww for some glitter, yes I work backwards, oops. Dipping my Elf Concealer Brush right into N3 by Make Up For Ever, I firmly patted it across my cheekbones followed by splotches of Silver glitter and Platinum Glitter patted across my forehead, and onto my cheekbones for a strengthened glittery effect– NO GLITTER GLUE WAS NEEEDED!
By this point I started building up the eye makeup, hopefully my sketchy mannerisms don’t bother you loves too much, hehe! Cut creases do NOT always have to be sleek looking, nor desirable at that, for heavens sake YOU’RE AN ICE QUEEN, ICE IS NOT PERFECT. With that being said using Mac’s 217 Blending Brush, I began by blending Moon’s Reflection shadow 1 1/2 inches above my natural crease definition line to begin building up a dramatic icy drama filled eye makeup look. Once I had a basis of where I wanted my cut crease line, I firmly smudged Winkle by Mac Cosmetics RIGHT UNDER the shade to define the line just a tad more, then switching to a Mac 219 I molded out the cut crease line with a drastic blending of Mermaid shadow across my entire lid area flicking up towards the cut crease wing! As far as the eyeliner goes, I created several feathery flicks using my Sephora Collection Pro Angled Liner Brush #22 along with Dusk Morphe Brushes Cream Eyeshadow. DO NOT be fooled by the statement, “Cream Eyeshadow”, this bad boy is pigmented enough to be a full blown gel! Anyhoo, with upper lash line liner, comes lower lash line liner. Easily said, I heavily smudged Milk Jumbo Eye Pencil by Nyx Cosmetics straight across from my waterline to lower lash, then applied KoKo Lashes in 503 for a frosted eye widening outcome! Moving back above I dug my finger into mixture of N3 glitter, and Platinum glitter by Bh Cosmetics, then smudged the duo on top of my lids, and brushed excess onto the inner corners of my eye. The finishing touch includes and application of Huda Beauty’s Classic False Eyelashes in Scarlett, and a coating of Bahama Gerard Cosmetics Lipgloss onto onto HALF of my lips topped with a light tapping of glitter!
*Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Gobi
Splotches across highlighting zones; transitional shade;
inner v; lower lash line
*Mac Cosmetics Eyeshadow, Orange
Added for depth and gradience; crease
*Huda Beauty Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett
Patted on top of shadows; across lids
*Katy Kat Matte Lipstick, Crimson Cat
After seeing the positive reaction achieved from my sneak peak photo posted onto Instagram, view the photo to your left, I believe it is safe to say there shall be a few Ice & Fire Queens roaming around on Halloween, mwahahahah! Till’ next time my love bunnies, stay safe and always innovate…oh, that rhymed– XOXOX, your Lilz!