I'm writing to you from under covers, with an heating pad on my hurting stomach, a kitten by my side, a camomile on my bedside table, a pillow behind my back and a sick frowning face.
I don't have any specific party plans for tomorrow, but I want to feel good enough to at least do my makeup and enjoy a movie or games night in with the family!
So, if I'm feeling well enough, I'll show you the make-up I've picked and want to reproduce for my personal Halloween look. We shall see.
Anyways...did you see my last post? and all of my previous Halloween looks(1, 2, 3, 4)?
I couldn't wait for today's one: Tribal!
This is a very generic, random, creative tribal style inspired look. I've browsed for several pictures of different times and places tribe members on the internet, and put various elements together. I don't want anyone to feel offended by it or to give me the nowadays very popular "cultural appropriation" attack, cause my intentions are far from all that. Also, I don't belive in cultural appropriation as in make-up. I belive getting different styles from other cultures and re-elaborate them into your personal style is enriching and a way to celebrate those cultures and diversity and union. When I was a kid it was considered normal to be in a traditional costume of another culture as a disguise at parties and I can perfectly remember me being a 9 years old italian kid living in Spain and dressing up as a tradional Canary Islands woman for a party in school and nobody adressing me or feeling offended in any way.
This is probably the easiest, most simple, wearable, subtle, less costumy look of all. Here it is!
Even if it's fun playing with colors, I once again suggest that you pick a colors palette when you start any look and stick to it, cause it'll give a more cohesive feel to the whole look, also in this tribal make-up case.
The base is regular. Primer, a bronze shimmery bb cream a couple of shades darker then my fall skin colour. Subtle contouring with a redish bronzer. Concealer as usual. Hilighting of the bridge of my nose.
A very basic bronzy look on my eyes, but the brick crease transition shade and the brown outer v shade are elongated to my ears. A coppery shade on my lid and a shimmery white on my browbone and tearducts. Same on my lower lashline. No liner, only mascara.
A silver eyeliner on my waterline and a random redish brown pencil to fill my brows in without darkening them up too much and a colorless brow gel mascara to set them.
The fun part is that you can be totally messy, creative, random, unprecise and use your fingers to acheive this look. I've traced a dashed line with a white eye pencil all across my forehead, from my hairline to the centre of my brows, where I drew a big circle. above the arch of my brows I've done little white dots with the same pencil and bigger pink ones in between them, using a jumbo lip pencil. More white lines are traced more or less in a mirror position to one another, on my temples and with my fingers I've stamped purple eyeshadow big spots on the two sides.
On the apples of my cheeks three purple and pink stripes are traced by dipping my fingertips into the eyeshadow pans and slipping my fingers down my face.
A purple line (you can use an eyeliner, pencil or eyeshadow) goes horizontally all along my face, passing on the lowerline of my eyes and above the bridge of my nose, underlining that outer v eyeshadow.
An identical one goes vertically from my nose along my cupid bow, my lips and my chin. Down my nose is a white line instead. Two trangles go from the corners of my mouth to my earlobes and down my chin shape. On my lips, a rose-gold simmery bronze lipstick I adore.
On my cheekbones, close to my ears, two pink stripes traced with my lipstick directly from the tube.
If you need a guideline or an inspiration, good youtuber Kayleigh Noelle did a very nice similar look for Halloween this year that is worth checking out:
I didn't do any nail look with this, but I think some of Jenny Claire Fox's Easy Nail Arts For Beginners would be perfect.