Makeup Styles for Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras is a time of celebration, so you should always make sure your makeup matches the spirit of this event. Learn about makeup styles for Mardi Gras with help from a beauty educator and former American Image National Queen in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Kristie Kennedy, licensed beauty professional. Today, we're going to discuss how to do makeup for Mardi Gras. When creating a look for Mardi Gras, let me tell you, creativity is a must. This is a time where you can play, you can use bold exotic, eccentric colors. There are no rules, the sky is truly not the limit. So let's have fun. Today we're going to use some nice beautiful bold colors. We're going to go with gold, blue and fuchsia would be my primary colors that I'll use. We're going to create a base for the lid, our blush, mascara and some options that you can do, feathers. If you really want to accentuate and then we're going to follow up with a nice jewel look at the end. The first thing I'm going to do is prime the lid, just allow those colors to really burst through. It also creates a longer lasting wear of the colors and helps to prevent creasing. You just want to have that nicely placed on the lid. Secondly I want to start applying my darkest color. I'm going with my blue purple. Place it at the base of the lid. You can see that color already shining through. And do the same for the other eye. I'm going about half way up, giving myself enough space for the other two colors that we're going to place on the eyelid and just nicely blend it in. Look at your balance, that's very important. you want symmetry for each eye. Next we're going to go with our second color. We have a firey fuchsia. I'm going to place it right in the inner corner of the eye and once again you want those colors to blend in very beautifully. I'm placing it right on the top so you can see the color but not take away from the purple. Blending is important for removing all telltale signs that we have lines. You don't want it to look like the rainbow but more so like the ocean, the colors blending in one to the other and you can use your windshield wiper like motions back and forth to blend, how pretty is that. It's nice and soft. Let's just make sure you have evenness of color as you look back and forth. Now we're ready for our third color which is going to be our bold gold, also used as a highlight so we're going to highlight our brow bone with the space I left here. We want to place the color right in the center there and once again blending in. So you can see three different colors and the same on the other side and blending in. Bring them all together and just go back with your finishing touches. Look at the color, beautiful. I'm going to apply some mascara to really accentuate the lashes, just stay right there, from the base up to the tip. You go in left right motion from the base to the tip and pull up. As we get close to the end we want to add a little color to the cheek. If you would smile for me, just right on the apple. You don't need a lot because our eyes really are the center point so we just want, just enough to accentuate those cheekbones but not compete with the eyes which are gorgeous. And lastly we're going to place our nice jewels on starting from the inner corner of the brow because one of the features of Mardi Gras are the mask-like faces. So we're going to create a mask-like appearance with our jewels. And I start large and then they are going to get smaller as I go down the brow bone. And there are many looks that you can create. This is a time where you can add feathers. You can do glitter. And that is how you do makeup for Mardi Gras. This is Kristie Kennedy. Thank you so much for watching.

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