A 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.
- Hello Waffle Pachelbel
- Notoriously Morbid Comic Relief
- Shiro Steve O’Lantern
- NYX Milk
- Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
- Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
- 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
- Shiro Come Out, Come Out Tinted Balm
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!