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Friday, December 12, 2014

Nerd Makeup Series: Crystal Maiden

For those of you who don't know, I'm a little bit of a nerd. I'm a fan of Dota2 (though I'm not very good at it). One of my favourite characters in it is a character called Crystal Maiden. She's a master of ice, which is perfect for winter.

I've created two versions of this look. The first is a more day-to-day wearable look inspired by the Crystal Maiden.  It's pretty cute for a wintery date!

The  highlights of this look are pink lips, pink cheeks, and blue/silvery eyes. For whatever reason the eyes did not capture well in photograph. There's blue under the corner of my eyes and on the outer edges. Silver is concentrated on my inner corners. The eyes are covered in a light layer of white glitter.

The second look is a more literal interpretation of Crystal Maiden's look.

Okay, so I'm no makeup master. However, I think this look would be nice for a cosplay or dramatic holiday party! I created a blue colour gradient starting with navy and finishing with a super light blue near the brow. This creates more depth than a simple ice blue colour wash. I kept the pink lips and pink cheeks, but removed some of the lip colour. 

Since I'm not a blonde-haired blue-eyed girl, it's hard to pull off the super-pale Crystal Maiden look. Therefore, I added more colour to her without warming up the look too much-- which is why I used pink lips instead of red. 

What do you think? Should I try more nerd-inspired makeup? I think this is going to be my Friday series until I run out of characters!


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Tegan,
      Thanks! I definitely had to think about how to make CM's makeup more wearable for daily life :D


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