I had the opportunity to dress up two days in a row for costume parties this year. I chose to be a cracked porcelain doll out of items I already had in my closet. Here are pictures of my makeup both nights.
Approximate Time: 2 hours
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I used the long pearl necklace and earrings to emphasis the doll aspect of the costume, as they often have oversized accessories. A cameo or sparkly beads would have also been effective.
Instead of sleeping on them, I put them in in the morning and left them in all day, occasionally using a blow dryer to speed up the process. I separated some of the curls then added the gold hair spray and the hair bow. It turned out very curly and stayed in all night long. It was even curly when I woke up the next morning.
As you can see, the rag curlers were not as successful on the second day. I wasn't as careful and didn't use as much hair styling product or heat.
The first night, I used a concealer stick all over my face and neck with powder over the top. This gave my skin a matte and smooth appearance but was a bit darker than I had envisioned. The next night I used white cream makeup lightly, with the powder over the top. I think a extremely fair foundation would have been the best option here.
I added eye and cheek makeup, making the cheeks very stylized and rosy. On the second night, I used a copper colored eyeshadow for both the eyes and the cheeks, giving it a more artificial color.
For the doll lips, I drew a heart with lip liner in the center of my lips and used concealer on the outside corners. This made my mouth look small and painted on.
The second night, I used a liquid eyeliner brush in black. It was very easy to make really fine cracks. I think a softer gray color would have been more realistic but it was pretty effective. I also added many more cracks the second night to play up the broken doll nature of the costume.
I considered adding lines to a pair of tights or on my arms and fingers, to look like joints or more cracks. I did try painting cracks on my chest and neck but the pearl necklace rubbed them off pretty quickly.
It was a very easy costume to put together and was very effective. I got many compliments at my two parties and at the grocery store when I stopped for ice.
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This idea rocks! Looks great and done on the cheap, too? Can't beat it. Thanks for sharing!
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