06-22-2011, 09:01 AM
For the face, don't do all blue; the color will be flat and look 'cheap' to some people. For maximum effect, get a larger pallette of colors in that thick, face make-up.
On the face, start the blue base color and rub it in well; us your fingers, not a spong, as your fingers not only warm up the make-up to spread it easier but also give the make-up a more realistic texture. (Note: keeps some sort of wet wipe -either for bathroom uses or wiping down counters works- to wipe mak-up off your fingers for when you switch colors.)
Now, dab just a hint of white onto your fingers and dab onto cheekbones, just below the eyebrows, inner eye corners, and other places you believe you need some highlighting. Blend it in until it looks natural... make sure that the white only made the gihlighted areas just a tad bit lighter.
Got any pinkish purple or mauve in your set? It should be a hint darker than whatever blue you used as a base color. Dab this below your cheekbones and rub in; this is like that last step, but is supposed to be a shadow instead of a highlight. If you don't have any darkish pink only regular, you can attempt a tiny bit of blush, but always make sure that you still look blue overall, and that the pink you use blends in to tinge your cheeks a warmer, purplish blue instead of whatever blue you used as a base.
Now eyes. Take a darker blue (or black, again depending on what your base blue is) and blend it onto the lids so that your lids are a tad bit darker, which gives your eyes a slight smokey look.
After this, just apply the lipstick and mascara and you're done!
So... why all this added stuff if Mystique is just blue? It adds visual interest to the make-up job an makes it look more interesting. also, faces are never just one color, and adding a few changes to the base here and there makes it more natural.
How do I know this stuff? I was in theater programs and worked at a Haunted House. XD