I have a little confession to make: originally, this was supposed to be a post called, “Makeup Inspired By: Frosty The Snowman.” But every thing I came up with wasÂ awful; black eyeliner and eyeshadow to make coal eyes, orange lipstick for the “carrot,” tons of white powder to look “snowy.” It was actually pretty disturbing.
Oddly enough, upon realizing I looked like the evil snowman inÂ Jack Frost, I decided to switch gears and do a look inspired by the legend ofÂ Jack Frost, in general.
According to Wikipedia, source of all hopefully-accurate-but-don’t-hate-me-if-I’m-wrong-and-your-PhD-beats-my-Google-search info, the idea of “Old Man Winter” may have been around for centuries, though Jack Frost as a character traces back to the 19th century. Through poems, stories, songs, comic books, video games and films, Jack Frost has become one of the most pervasive figures surrounding the winter season.Â One of the biggest depictions in recent years was by Chris PineÂ inÂ Rise of the Guardians:
My personal favorite film version of the character was voiced by Robert MorseÂ in the Rankin/Bass TV special from 1979, a screencap from which is at the top of this post. I love the blues, the silvers, the chill of his look–it’s all fun to play around with makeup-wise.
Obviously, I would never head out and about on the town with this look unless I was attending a holiday costume party (note to friends: please start hosting these ASAP), but it was entertaining to do regardless. Plus, I get bored of doing normal makeup on myself. I might as well have blue eyebrows every once-in-a-while.
Step 0:Â Start clean and moisturized. This is super important for nearly any look, especially during the winter when your skin is crazy dry. I also used a little bit of RodialÂ Dragonâ€™s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic to refresh my skin.
Step 1:Â To get anÂ all over face boost in my skin’s luminescence, I massagedÂ Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Radiance Boosting Primer on my face. Since my complexion hasn’t been great lately blemish- and oil-wise, I applied a little Sephora Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing PrimerÂ on my T-zone.
Step 2:Â I usedÂ foundation as needed, usingÂ L’Oreal ParisÂ True Match Super Blendable MakeupÂ to take care of the unevenness on my chin and cheeks. Under my eyes, I usedÂ TarteÂ Maracuja Creaseless ConcealerÂ to even out the purplish redness. Overtop, I dustedÂ ShiseidoÂ Loose Translucent Powder.
Step 3:Â I applied an eyeshadow primer, Urban DecayÂ Eyeshadow Potion Primer, all over my lids. Then, I dustedÂ Tarte Eyeshadow in Kim’s Porcelain Doll (a pale, slightly shimmery blue) all over the lids up to brows. I put a shimmery blue–CargoÂ Eye Shadow Single in Aegean–on my lids and swept outward, blending up a bit as I went. I then used a deep, jewel-toned blue color (Tarte‘s eyeshadow in Scott’s Skateboard) in the crease and blended outward, as well.
Step 4:Â Using a bright aqua liner, such as theÂ CoverGirlÂ Ink It! Perfect Point Gel Eyeliner in Aquamarine Ink, I drew a moderately thick line along my top and bottom lashlines. Then, I applied a little bright blue overtop to give more dimension to the hue– tryÂ L’Oreal ParisÂ Colour Riche Eyeliner in Cobalt–andÂ winged it out a tad. I then drew a slightly thinner line ofÂ Pop!Â Ink Outliner along my lashes to add a darker definition. I know it’s probably impossible to tell here, but the underlying blue liners make for a pretty shimmer in the light.
Step 5:Â Apply 1 coat of mascara primer (I usedÂ TarteÂ MultiplEYE Lash Enhancing Primer) and 2 coats of a black mascara. For this, I pickedÂ HourglassÂ Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara, which I’ve been f’ingÂ crazyÂ about lately.
Step 6:Â I combed up my brows a bit and added blue “ice” to them with theÂ CoverGirlÂ pencil from earlier. Then, I brushed on a bit of the light blue shadow for a messy, “frosty” look.
Step 7:Â I could decide whether to have blue lips or just pale lips, so I did a little of both because it wasn’t like I was about to walk to work wearing this anyway. I used It! Cosmetics Hello LightÂ Anti-Aging CrĂ¨me Radiance Illuminator, then the Cargo shadow toward inside of my lips to get that Mr. Freeze a la Schwarzenegger look.
It looked as weird as one might expect:
Step 8:Â I swept the Cargo shadow across and up my cheekbones and–voila!
Icy cold. And weird. Mostly weird, though. Also, I know, my nostril screw looks awful here and I should’ve fixed it.