So today my sister Lucy came home with some news that made me very jealous – she has a new job. This job means she gets to go to children’s parties dressed up as Queen Elsa from “Frozen”, which is one of my favourite films (I get reeeal mushy when it comes to films about sisters). Naturally, I made her sit on the bathroom floor for an hour while I did her makeup and took many, many photos.
(Unfortunately, the light in our house is always really yellow – probably something to do with a lot of yellow walls – so the pictures came out a bit orangey!)
Step 1 – Base
Lucy’s skin is really pale and she has a lot of freckles, which match her gorgeous red hair. I used two foundations – firstly, my Revlon ColourStay (in Ivory) to create a more neutral base, then her own foundation over the top (Rimmel Matte Perfection) to create an almost too perfect base, and cover up her freckles.
Isn’t she just gorgeous?
I used my Topshop Glow Highlighter (a pricey one, but worth the money – you get LOADS in the tub, the packaging is gorgeous and the shine makes you feel like a unicorn) on her cheekbones, browbone, nose bridge, chin and forehead to bring them out, and used a tiny bit of my “Chit Chat” bronzer (yes, that’s from the Pound Shop) to contour her cheeks.
I also used a dab of “Chit Chat” cheek tint (a wonder product, and a dupe for Benefit’s cheek tints) to bring out the apples of her cheeks and give a bit of character to her face.
After that I filled in her eyebrows lightly with my Beauty UK eyebrow palette (my absolute favourite eyebrow product, and a bargain at £3.99), and began work on her eye makeup.
I used a mixture of MUA eyeshadows – a light frosty blue as a base blended with pastel purple, and then a deeper Rimmel London purple shadow in the crease of her eye. I applied a white Calvin Klein cream eyeshadow (I got it from the Pound Shop!) onto her inner eye corners to brighten them up and add a bit of a cartoony look.
I let her apply her mascara and eyeliner herself – I wasn’t holding myself responsible for poking my baby sister in the eye. She did a mini cat-eye flick with MUA’s black liquid eyeliner, and applied a couple of coats of Essence volumising mascara.
I dotted a little plum lipstick onto her lips and blended it in for a more natural looking stain, and then her makeup was done!
Next thing is covering up that hair. Luckily, she brought home her Elsa wig, so we bundled her hair into a wig cap, and managed to get the wig looking halfway decent (wig-putting-on was a new experience for both of us and was oddly stressful).
This look would be perfect for Halloween if you’re not into anything scary, or just for slapping on and dancing around your house to “Let It Go” if you want to feel like a Queen for a day.