Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mystique Nails & Makeup Look


(It was extremely difficult for me to find pictures of the Mystique that I like from the 90's X-men cartoon,
so sorry for the crappy pictures.)

While most girls admired their fairy tale princesses, I was in front of my TV every single Saturday morning hoping that Mystique would be on this episode of X-Men. She was my idol & I don't think that I could have had a better one.
Mystique is the ultimate woman. She can be anyone & yet chooses to be herself (except for the occasional time when it benefits her master plan to be someone else), even though it made her an outcast. She is strong & powerful, yet has a deep emotional side. It seems that she can sway anyone to her will, which I'm sure you'll agree is something we all admire from time to time. She is incredibly sexy & completely un-reachable unless she chooses you. She is the definition of female empowerment!
She taught me to be strong & independent & to be yourself, even if it's different.

As soon as I thought about the nails for Mystique I knew that I wanted to do a gradation with blue & white. To me it just speaks to the essence of her. The beautiful tone of her skin & her flowing white dress, the effect of her transitioning, it all just seemed to fit together perfectly.
Now, I have never done anything like this before & found it to be quite easy to do. Plus I really like the end result & have been getting compliments on my nails non-stop.

Products Used:
Sinful Colors in Snow Me White & Why Not
Foundation Sponge
Lovely Cuticle Pusher
Wet N Wild Fast Dry Clear Coat

For Mystique's makeup I once again wanted to go with blue & white, but I also wanted to add a touch of yellow to bring in her eyes. I wanted something that was bold but still wearable & not too over the top. Mystique's makeup is very simple with classic red lips & slight liner. This kind of left me on my own with coming up with something. Hope that you girls like what I came up with.

Products Used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Noir
Ms. Makeup Eye Blending Brush
ELF 100 Palette #41 (use #61 if you're darker)
Studio Basics Crease Brush
Too Faced Blending Brush
Wet N Wild Fly Me To The Moon Trio (bottom blue)
Love & Beauty Concealer Brush
Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow in Electric Pop (white)
Wet N Wild Fly Me To The Moon Trio (top white)
Studio Basics Eyeliner Brush
Femme Couture Cake Eye Liner in Cobalt
ELF 100 Palette #31
Maybelline One By One Mascara
Gotta B' Urban Powder Brush
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Miami Strip
Studio Basics Concealer Brush
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Matte 006 Really Red

If you try this out tweet me a pic!