It has been so dang long, but as I said last time, I am going through some health troubles that I have to work on, and that leaves me with little to no energy for basically everything else.
Today though, I finally got do doing some filming, and playing, and I had such a blast getting inspired with makeup.
Mushu is just an absolutely adorable guy that I love. He is the dragon companion that appears in Mulan 1 and 2, and I have liked him for quite some time now; I actually even got a Funko POP Figurine of him for my Birthday (or was it Christmas), from my brother, and it sits on top of my shelf, keeping an eye out for me, just like he (was supposed to) watch over Mulan in the movies.
And of course, I am not able to think about Mushu without also remembering this gem of a meme.
I wanted to use the two colours he is primarily made of, red and yellow, and also chose some gold, mainly because he does play the Golden Dragon of Unity in Mulan 2.
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As I had already moisturized my face, I skipped the primer, as my face was already hydrated and ready for the day.
For my concealer, I used the Tarte Shape Tape, and put on a generous layer that I blended into my skin with my Beauty Sponge.
I never really use a real foundation, but instead I use the Manhattan Clearface 2in1 powder & makeup to pat down my face and make sure as few imperfections as possible is seen. I always use the sponge that it comes with as I find it is great at patting down lots of colour at one time.
Going into the golden touch (and yellow), I used my Revolution Makeup – Jewel Collection – Gilded Eyeshadow Palette, and took first the colour Heartfelt, and then the colour Forbidden with my Niré the Multitasker Brush (113) and put it on like I would regular highlighter; on the cheekbones.
The eyes are usually the part I am most excited about, because there are so many possibilities here. I started priming my lids with the Nilens Jord Eye Primer, and when waiting for that to dry – picked out my colours.
This time too, I used two palettes. I used the Revolution Makeup – Jewel Collection – Gilded Eyeshadow Palette to put on a transition shade, and for my yellow and red colour, I used the Revolution Makeup Integrity Wild Animal Palette.
Going into the Revolution Makeup – Jewel Collection – Gilded Eyeshadow Palette with my E.L.F. Professional Eyeshadow Brush, I took the colour So What and used it as a transition shade all over my lid.
I then used my E.L.F. Professional Eyeshadow Brush in the Revolution Makeup Integrity Wild Animal Palette and took the yellow first, patting down a good layer on both lids, and then used my H&M Eyeshadow and Blending brush (the thin end) to line the shadow underneath the inner corner of my eye. Using the the E.L.F. Professional Eyeshadow Brush again, I took the red colour and patted down a good amount at the outer edge of my eye, together with in the crease. I tried to blend this as little as possible.
To mimic the sharpness of his horns and claws, I used my W7 Aye Aye Captain Eyeliner in black, to draw a very small cat eye.
For mascara I went into the Mélusine Paris 3in1 Mascara and Conditioner in black and put on a generous layer.
The lips I wanted simple, and very red, so I took my absolute favorite lipstick; Safiya Nygaard X Colourpop, and used the colour Fred, as that was the one that fit the bill.
And this was the final look:
That was all I did for this look, and man, it was fun to do!
Is there something you would like me to draw inspiration from next time – tell me in the comments down below; I would love to hear!
I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!