Hey guys! Who’s getting excited for Christmas? I know I am – I can’t wait! On Twitter the other day, I asked if you guys wanted to see a different type of makeup tutorial as I’ve been doing a few of them over the Blogmas period. I did my New Years one yesterday which won the poll but the one that came a close second was an Elsa makeup tutorial. For those of you who haven’t seen Frozen, she’s an ice Queen who kicks butt and pretty much every little girl in 2012 wanted to be her – she’s a big reason why I dyed my hair icy blonde. I wish I’d done this tutorial when I had that hair! Just pretend.
Let’s get into it!
First of all, you want to pale up your skin as much as you can to make sure that you have a really icy base. She has super pale skin but you can skip this step if you’re dark-skinned – what I would suggest is mixing your foundation with a cream highlighter/illuminator to give you that look as if you’ve been touched by ice. Especially if it’s super glitter-y, it’ll work perfectly! My foundation of choice is the L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation* in Ivory. I didn’t personally mix it with a highlighter but Nyx’s Illuminator* in Sunbeam would work perfectly.
Fill in your brows. Elsa has quite natural looking brows that grow thicker as they work towards the bridge of the nose so try and recreate that with your brow gel of choice. Mine is Rimmel London’s Brow Gel* in Medium Brown. However, if you’re going for the Elsa look entirely then it might be good to go for a more ash-y brown – especially if you’re wearing a wig.
I feel bad for keep using this palette as it is a fake and I wouldn’t recommend buying them but purely for colour reference, my Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills is so good for colourful looks which I have been doing recently. Apply Love Letter or a bright pink of your choice all over the lid.
Around Elsa’s very cartoon-y eyes, she has a pretty purple crease. Pick a purple of your choice and apply it to your crease then blend until everything looks as it should. I took mine from the Acevivi* palette. The colour I used is the third row down, fourth column in. It’s such a deep purple and looks lovely blended with Love Letter. I’ve been naming the shades every time I mention my Acevivi palette as they don’t have their own names so we’ll call this one Let It Go. Apply a mascara or lashes of your choice. I’m using my Miss Baby Roll mascara by L’Oreal Paris*.
Then, I applied LOC’s eyeshadow stick in my waterline but Nyx’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk would work nicely. This is a good trick to really open your eyes and make them look big and cartoon-y. I’d also run them over your lower lashes to look like they’ve got snow flakes on them – it really added some va-va-voom to the look.
Go crazy with blush. I used my favourite Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold palette and the really bright pink colour on my cheeks but it still wasn’t blush-y enough so I took Thrilled by Tarte and really worked that into the apples of my cheeks. It adds to your glow-y look as if you’ve been standing out in the snow all day. (Not that it bothered you anyway.) Dot on some faux freckles and a really icy highlighter. I took my favourite from the Revolution Blush palette again.
The perfect Elsa lip colour is Pommie Girl by Soap & Glory. It really ties the whole look together and looks so pretty. Line it first if you want but if you are using this colour then you don’t really need to – it doesn’t bleed at all and the lipstick is easy to apply.
So, there you have it! Did you guys like this look? Have you done an Elsa inspired makeup before? If so, leave it in the comments below – I want to see it! Let me know what makeup look you would like me to do next, I am loving these posts.
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