Theatrical Makeup -- Queen of the Night

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The majority of my makeup knowledge stems from theater and opera and taking a few workshops on stage makeup. I have always loved makeup, but it wasn't until learning a few things from stage makeup artists that I understood exactly what makeup could do to transform and create a look. While I am not a makeup artist, I have done my own stage makeup more times than I can count and have helped colleagues out with their own. 

I've been wanting to add more creative and theatrical elements to this blog, so I decided to tackle a character from an opera. For this first opera look, I decided to chose the Queen of the Night from Mozart's The Magic Flute.  Here's what I would do if I were creating a look for this character!












On my face:
Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher - to prime
Makeup Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ Matifying Foundation (shade 20, I think)
Origins Multi-Grain powder in Light
Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder - used under the eyes to catch eyeshadow fallout
CoverFX Camouflage Concealer in X-Light
MAC Blush in Strada - to contour
MAC Blush in Plum Foolery

On my eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Wet N Wild Shimmer the Night Away palette - dark black shade on the eyelids and blue taken out and blended in the crease
Milani Shadow Eyez pencil in Winter White
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara

On my lips:
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless

Had I more materials at my disposal, I would have added some wild false lashes with gemstones or feathers and applied some rhinestones to the outer corners of the eyes. A long black wig would have been nice too.

It is so much fun to play and create characters through makeup. I hope to do more of these here on this blog! 

-xoxo Lauren

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  1. Nice post! It looks like you had fun creating this look! Feathers and rhinestones would have been awesome. That lipstick shade looks great on you.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly! It was fun, and I may get some rhinestones and crazy lashes for future looks soon! xoxo Lauren

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  2. Oh wow- what a brave choice! You look like a rock star! Now, do you sing or act? Hugs, Sissi

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    1. Hehehe! Thank you! I have been wanting to do more character makeup, so it's nice to do it here. I sing and really enjoy doing my stage makeup. xoxo Lauren

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  3. Hello gorgeous! Trying to catch up on my blog reading. LOVE this look! Over the top lashes would have been fab! Great job! xo

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    1. Hey! Thank you! It's nice to go a little wild with the makeup every now and then. xoxo

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