A while ago, this may have seemed crazy but with the influx of material in the fantasy fiction world, no one seems to care anymore. Love for their favourites has got people demonstrating it in different ways – from fanfiction, heated Reddit discussions that destroy friendships, obsessing over the newest chapter or show on an alarming level, to naming their children after characters (can I hear from about 300 Khaleesies in the US itself?) and cosplaying them to an art.
Butterflies are supposed to be magical and sources of great positivity. This beautiful butterfly fantasy butterfly eye makeup represents that idea with lots of colour and glitter – including some lovely prop butterflies!
This red and black fantasy eye makeup is super flexible –you can name it anything you like, an evil Queen, a demon or any other villain from your favourite story. Add that red lipstick for a bit of glamourous pop.
Mermaid makeup while artistically beautiful, is notoriously difficult to dab on. It’s always best to start out with a few inspired looks before proceeding to create one on your own. This fantasy mermaid makeup look uses a lot of paint, so be sure to cleanse and moisturize your face.
The eyes are, as clichéd as it sounds, are the windows to the soul. It makes sense to highlight them therefore. There’s loads of themes out to there that put regular eyeliner and mascara to shame. Check out this delicate theme, reminiscent of a bird flying in a wide blue sky.
Or if you prefer something more vibrant and eye-catching, here’s some colourful eye makeup. The purple lipstick only adds intrigue to the theme.
The next ocean-themed one needs as much detail in the costume.
Don’t forget the ones that stood quietly by the heroes on all the adventures while giving them sound advice – the oracles, the prophets, healers, scribes, and other magical mentors. Here’s some magnificent fantasy magical makeup of the zodiac Pisces, the fish who is also known for its wise, sensitive and loving nature.
Halloween never ends with becoming a teenager. It’s okay to admit this: you love dressing up. And the characters you adored visiting in your head and reading about – faeries, sprites, mermaids, trolls, witches – they all become real in that one second. Check out this enchanting cross between a deer and a faerie.
And finally, the phoenix rising from the ashes – a strong magical symbol that’d be recognized amongst all fantasy circles, but most particularly in the Harry Potter world. Here’s an example of how the legendary bird can be translated into makeup.
Colourful streaks in the hair are a delightful addition. Now you may think that it’s a bit weird, wandering around the streets with so much paint on, it’s no wonder you are called a freak. Don’t worry though. Celebrities have long since experimented with the wonders of makeup and costume – the most famous being David Bowie aka Ziggy Stardust aka Aladdin Sane (rest in peace), to Madonna, Michael Jackson and most recently, candy-girl Katy Perry and Mother Monster Lady Gaga.
So those are the makeup ideas we’ve all desperately needed to bring forth our inner magical beings! With Game of Thrones wrapping up its sixth season, Harry Potter coming out as a play in its next instalment and more Rick Riordan novels on their way, it’s time to dab on some magical paint and live out your fantasy!