Day 28 of 365 of The Great Makeup Challenge: Halloween Follower Request: Fairy, Part 2 (aka The Evil Fairy)! Today’s look came from a follower request: Jamie from New Jersey wanted to see a fairy makeup look. I had decided to split Jamie’s request into two: a good fairy and an evil fairy. Yesterday, I tackled the Good Fairy Challenge. So now it’s time for the evil fairy. To be honest, I struggled a bit with creating an idea for evil fairy look. As with the good fairy look, there are so many variations to choose from. The creativity out there is amazing to me. I must be honest: I’m not always the most creative person. Go ahead - Google ‘evil fairy makeup,’ three ca and you will see that there’s a lot of talented people out there. For me today, I tried to keep it simple for my own sanity and to make the look a little more user-friendly for my followers out there who maybe aren’t as artistically talented as some of the people the Google search revealed. This is my version of evil fairy. Show me your best evil fairy! Past or present, I want to see what you’ve done! After all, I know I’m not the best at this, and we can all use some tips! So share!
What you will need:
For the color palette itself, I decided to go with a mixture of dark greens and black. This color combination is seen throughout a lot of Halloween costumes, including witches, wood nymphs, and zombies. Of course, once again, I decided the look was going to be all about the eyes. But to start off, I needed primer! I again used the Clear Prep FX Matte Foundation Primer and Anti-Acne Treatment Gel I’m trying out for the upcoming product review. For my actual base, I didn’t want to go with the overall glow that I have been doing with the last few looks. After all, I don’t think evil fairies would be soft and glowing. So instead of applying powder, I lightly dusted a minimal coat of the green eyeshadow over my entire face and into my neck to give me a slightly green skin tone.
Beginning the eyes, I lined the inner rims with a black inner rim eyeliner, and then lined the outer lash line with dark green eyeliner. I then created the beginning of my ‘mask’ (yes, another mask theme!) using the green eyeshadow. Using an angled eyeshadow brush, I created my outline by drawing a diaganol line from the inner corner of the eye upward toward the temple with the green eyeshadow. I then drew a second line from the inner corner downward towards the jaw bone. I filled the area in with the green eyeshadow, including the entire eye area.
I applied the black eyeshadow starting at the hairline and working inward, using my fingertips to smudge the shades together. Then, using the angled eyeshadow brush, I began drawing varying shapes with the black eyeshadow, creating sharp angles, and feathering them here and there with my fingertips. I let my imagination guide me with this one, adding and taking away where I felt necessary. I began to see a look that I liked. The whole point was to blend the two colors to create a slightly woodsy-evil fairy effect. Play with this a bit. Find what works best for your face shape and just what you like. I found that when I went off the page and just let my brush do the guiding for me, I liked the result even more.
For my lips, I decided to keep with my color trend. I applied a green cream eyeshadow to the entire lip in place of lipstick. For a touch of contrast, I added black cream eyeshadow to just the center of both the top and bottom lips, including the cupid’s bow.
With the right styling and costume, and maybe a bit more attention to detail in the makeup, you could really make something great from this! So show me what you can do! Show me your best evil fairy looks, both past and present! If you have a costume that you’ll be wearing and want me to create a coordinating makeup look, want to share your Halloween makeup photos and tips, ask any questions you may have, or share any ideas you want me to try out via reply post, my Submit page above. or Email Me!
See you tomorrow for Day 29 of The Great Makeup Challenge!