I absolutely LOVE fairies, nymphs, pixies and mystical creatures. It is a standing joke in my family that I was born a fairy and left on my parents doorstep to live out my life as a human. I have a love for the forest and nature unsurpassed by few people and my soul always feels so comforted when I’m surrounded by Mother Nature’s gifts that I know I have fairy blood in my body. Regardless, I embrace the sparkle, glitter and pixie dust and welcome it all with open hands. There is nothing wrong with a little magic and mystical thoughts. lol
Each year I look forward to creating my Halloween tutorials and this year I decided I would go with a theme. For this Theme, I decided to start with Honey, Queen of the Forest Nymphs. Nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits, known to animate nature. Legends depict them as beautiful, young maidens who love to dance and sing. Found to dwell in mountains and groves, near springs and rivers – they can be found in trees and grottoes and blend in with its forest surroundings. This year I hope you enjoy the theme I have in store for you starting with the Queen of the Forest Nymph makeup tutorial.
Check out my video Makeup tutorial embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.
I wanted this look that I created, or any looks I create for that matter to be simple and easy to create. I tried to use a combination of drugstore and high end products – though the choice of what type of products you use is completely up to you. My goal was to make this look attainable for anyone to create, but most importantly those that are not able to do face painting or special effects, they can easily create this look with the cosmetics they already had on hand.
Benefit Porefessional used to minimize any pores and provide a canvas for the makeup we are going to apply.
Olay Total Effects 7-in-One CC Cream used to perfect my skin tone but also to provide a barrier for my skin against the products I’ll be adding. Since my skin is sensitive, I wanted to make sure to have a product barrier to help protect against any sensitivities I may encounter.
Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer used to prime my eye lids from lash line to brow bone and on my lower lash line.
Milani Brow & Eye Highlights in 03. I used the Natural Taupe side to contour down the side of my nose and under my nose to give it a more defined look. You can use a cream contour, bronzer or eye shadow or foundation that is a few shades lighter than your skin tone.
NYX Matte Bronzer in deep used to set the cream pencil I just applied as contour and to provide a deeper blended contour for my face.
NYX JESP in Horseradish used as a base for the pigments we will apply.
MAC’s Golden Olive Pigment (if you don’t have this, any golden green shadow will suffice. I suggest using a loose shadow or pigment as this will allow you to easily apply with your fingers and blend as needed.)
Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Liner pencil in 06 Jade Jewel. This was used as a base on my eyebrows to color and shade them in, define them and so that the shadow I used would adhere.
BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette:
- I used the medium metallic green shade to apply over my brows and create a metallic green eyebrow look.
- I used a lighter green shade with metallic flecks to apply to my eyes with a blending brush as a transition shade.
- I used a yellow/orange shade to apply to the inner corner of my eye blending with the green in the transition and onto the inner part of my lower lash line.
- I used a matte brown shade with a fluffy crease blending brush to apply to my crease. Blending out well.
NYX Roll On Shimmer in Salmon is applied around the edges of the mask (the green on the face) near the eyes and forehead to provide a little extra glitter. I also blended this out well with my finger so that there was not a noticeable line.
Starlooks Pigment in Cinnamon Toss was applied with my finger to my eye lids and softly blended. You can use a brush to apply this but I wanted this look to be simple and using my fingers is simple 🙂
Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Stay On Black was used as my upper lash line and lower lash line liner. Later I will go in with the NYC Liquid Eye liner to create the wing tail for my liner.
NYC Liquid Eye Liner to create swirls and dainty little designs that look like vines. You can decide how you would like to do this, as I mention in the video – I didn’t plan this look out so I kind of just “winged” it where I could to create something that was girly and whimsical.
Buxom Lip gloss in White Russian was then applied to the lips to prep application for the MAC Golden Olive Pigment that will be placed on top.
Jordana’s 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Endless Emerald was used to draw out some lines along the edges of the mask applied. This will be blended out with a dark emerald green shadow from the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette and then blended with MAC’s Golden Olive Pigment.
NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Green was then applied in the leaves that I created using the eye liner. This will add a pop of green that is a different and brighter shade than what I’m using on my face, but it will also add glitter and sparkle.
MAC’s Reflects Antique Gold was then applied with my finger as a part of my highlight on my brow bone and where ever I want to add glitter. Little side note… if there is only one glitter pigment you could ever get from MAC… this should be it. One of my absolute favorites.
BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette – I then take a Yellow shade with a fluffy blending brush and apply it to my lower lash line blending down towards the green shades and also apply above my brows – this really gives the look more depth and dimension.
MAC’s Golden Olive Pigment is then applied with my fingers to my lips to create a greenish gold lip shade.
Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara was added to my lashes and Red Cherry Lashes in #5 was applied with KISS Aloe Lash Glue.
Once the makeup is complete, I took down my hair and put on my Forest Nymph Crown and the look is complete. I added a pair of blank wings and I put on a black strapless dress to complete the look. If you have more time, adding some leaves would be an awesome way stage this look. You can also sprinkle your pixie dust (glitter) all over to give your look a more whimsical touch.
I hope you enjoyed this look because I enjoyed creating it for you… even if I winged it and really didn’t know what to do until I started doing it. I look forward to sharing more looks with all of you and thank you to all for your unending support. xo
Some of the products used in this look were sent to me as press samples, PR gifts or for consideration for review however, many of the products used were purchased by me. Any discussions regarding any of the products mentioned are 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to create this look using the products in question.