We just started a new series. As in right now.
Inspired makeup is a series I have been looking forward to it for a while, because it takes two things I like a lot and combine them: makeup and creativity (which some will same is one and the same)
By taking inspiration from a piece of media, I am trying to create looks that somehow resemble the thing I’m trying to make. Like using the same colours or capturing the feeling.
Today I am looking at minions. You know; those small, annoying, clumps of love that is present both in Despicable me 1, 2 and 3, and also their own movie “Minions” – these are all animated.
Though they are to some extend ill-natured they are still soft-hearted. I had a craze with them when the movies came out, and I still find them absolutely adorable.
To explain the movies very shortly – before we get into the makeup, here goes:
Despicable me 1 (2010): A criminal mastermind adopts 3 orphans to be used as pawns in a great scheme.
Despicable me 2 (2013): Gru (the criminal mastermind from movie 1) gets recruited as an insider by a team of good guys to stop the bad guys.
Despicable me 3 (2017): Gru meets up with his long-lost twin brother who wants to team up for one last time to execute a criminal plan.
Minions: We see how the minions throughout all of existence serve only the most evil masters. we follow their journey until they meet Gru for the first time.
For the look I wanted to use the tree colours they have: The yellow, blue, and silver.
The making of the look can also be seen on my YouTube Channel just like always 😊
And here is the look:
First off I use the Figs & Rouge Hydra Matte Pore Correct Velvet Cream as a primer because I find it help make my pores appear smaller and my face feel more ready.
When that had set I went into the Instant Anti-Age Eraser Multi Use Concealer from Maybelline and used my damp beauty sponge to pat it into the skin.
Then for the Foundation I use two products, the Second Skin Serum Foundation from Nilens Jord gives me an even layer of thin foundation, and The Manhattan Clearface 2 in 1 powder and makeup sets it all and makes my face look less shiny and gives extra coverage.
For my eyes at the moment I had no eye primer, so I used the normal primer for my eyelids too, and after that had set, put on a small amount of the powder I just used for my face as a base colour and to remove any discoloration on my lids.
The eye look was made with my two brushes, the E.L.F Professional Eyeshadow Brush and the H&M blender and liner brush (I think that’s what it is called), and the W7 Neon Nights Electric Eye Colour Palette.
I use the bright yellow in the palette to put down an even colour all over my lid, and that yellow colour got dragged far up and out almost out to my brow, together with in the inner corner of my eye. The dark blue was used to create some dimension so I added it in my crease, and also put a bit of it to go along the end of my lower lash line. I used a heavy amount for both colours and was careful not to blend too much as I did not want the colours to combine and become too green.
Of course I went into a heavy amount of The Colossal Volume Express Mascara from Maybelline afterwards.
For my lips I honestly went into my eyeshadow palette again since I did not have any silver lipstick (Don’t worry I did not eat it, and took it off before I ate and drank stuff), and patted in onto my lips. Because it looked a bit harsh, I went into the Comme Deux Lip Love Lip gloss and softened the lips up a bit.
That was all for this look, and though I would not do those lips again, I had a lot of fun making it, and I honestly loved the eyes.
The three colours came through nicely and I was surprised that I loved the look so much.
What did you think about the look? Leave me a comment down below, I would love to know!
And if you have any other characters you want portrayed in this series please do tell me too!
I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!