FOTD: Tiger Stripes!

DSCN2557A while back I asked my husband what kind of eyeshadow I should wear. His answer? Tiger stripes! So… I put tiger stripes on my eyelids. Then, whenever I would ask him what I should do with my make up, he would give me an animal. So I told him he could choose five animals and I would do a little series of them. He decided to stick to predators. So this is the first in my series of predatory animal themed make up looks.

Bengal Tiger CloseupI wanted the white/orange transition that’s so pretty on tigers, so I used a white gold closest to my lashline, and then orange all over the rest of the eye space.

Tiger EyesTriple wing! I figured this was the most wearable way to do stripes.




  • MAC Face and Body Foundation in N1
  • Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in 1
  • MAC Skinfinish Natural in Light
  • Shiro Revive Blush
  • Hello Waffle Fauxlivia mixed into the blush


I started by applying NYX milk on my lid and then smoothing it up to my brows with a finger. I applied a tiny line of Hello Waffle’s Pachelbel, a shimmery white gold, right next to my lashes. Then I applied a thin layer of Notoriously Morbid’s Comic Relief, a matte orange, all the way up to my eyebrows. After that, I blended Shiro’s Steve O’Lantern, a sparkly darker orange, across my crease and down to the edge of the white. After this, the white wasn’t showing up as much as I’d like, so I dabbed some more NYX milk right next to the lashline in the middle of each lid and patted some more Pachelbel on top. Then I lined my upper lashline with black liquid liner, being careful not cover up the white too much and winging it out in the corners. Then I very carefully drew two more lines parallel to the first wing. After I was done with the eyeliner, I didn’t look feline enough for my liking, so I applied a thicker than usual line of Pachelbel along my lower water line and inner corner, and I blended it up from my inner corner to the start of my eyebrow along the inside of my nose. My face stuff went on as usual: foundation, concealer and powder, but I didn’t have a blush that was orange enough for the tiger vibe I was going for, so I mixed a little bit of Hello Waffle’s Fauxlivia eyeshadow into Shiro’s Revive blush, to get a sparkly orange blush. Then I finished everything off with mascara and a sheer orange tinted balm.

I was so happy that I actually successfully pulled this off. I had tiger stripes on my face, but in a way that was surprisingly wearable. A bit out there, but not too much. If I ever have a need to dress up as a tiger, I would totally do this again. Also, it was what kicked off the whole set of animal themed looks, which I’ve been having a ton of fun with. Plus it’s fun letting my husband choose the animals for me!


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