4 Feb 2010

German Carnival Makeup


This look is inspired by Carnival, which is traditionally celebrated in February (I think) in Germany, as well as some neighbouring European countries like Switzerland and Austria. It's similar to Mardi Gras, which is more known in North America. I decided to go for a really colourful, cheerful, and creative mask as it's a great idea for wearing to a masked ball, and an opportunity to practice your skills.




Products used:

Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+ Foundation, Ben Nye Grande Lumiere palette (eyeshadows), Mehron Paradise palette in Tropical, Ben Nye Cake eyeliner in black, MAC Blacktrack & Uppity Fluidliners, L'Oreal Voluminous mascara, Illamasqua Maneater lipstick, Essence glitter eyeliner in Gold, Ben Nye Final Seal spray

Nails: Sephora by OPI - Metro Chic

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28 comments:

  1. It reminds me of a Venice Carnival mask. Stunning :)

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  2. Anonymous10:43 pm

    So beautiful!

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  3. Yep, I did a similar look for the first Illamasqua dramatic make-up contest hosted by MizzWorthy a couple of months back.

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  4. Anonymous11:01 pm

    We also celebrate Carnival here in Slovenia, I may try this look this year, it looks great ;)

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  5. This is absolutely AMAZING! You inspire me so much.
    xoxo

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  6. Brilliant! Has a real magical, medieval vibe to it. Loved the video. Still can't believe you painted freehand - amazing! Thank you xx

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  7. GATAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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  8. YAY! I've been waiting so long for you to do something like this and it's PERFECT! =D

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  9. Wow, great idea, it looks so fun, I'm off to see the video!

    Hope you have a super fun day

    kiss!

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  10. Hey i love you blog, followd it for a wile now. Here's some info about carnival (for the ppl that don't know what it is):

    Carnival is a catholic holiday, it was originally celebrated before the weeks of fasting. It begins on the 11th of the 11th the fools number. Then the prince of carnaval is chosen and all the preperations begin. Carnaval originally started in Vienna but soon spred to other catholic countries like Germany, Holland, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus and more. The festiveties include fireworks, parades and costume balls. It begins on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, Ash wensday is the first day of lent and occurs forty-six days (forty days not counting Sundays) before Easter. Just thought some ppl would like to know more about carnival!! I'm from holland so we celebrate it to, even the non-catholic ppl. And they don't really fast any more.

    Greetz Alieke

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  11. Anonymous9:57 pm

    I seriously wish I had talent like you, if I tried this I probably wouldnt get it right!! your really amazing, keep doing the videos (:

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  12. Anonymous10:40 pm

    Very good indeed. This is a real masterpiece of which I would never thought. I've learned so much from you, thanks for that.

    Your Loyal Fan,
    Malina from Lausanne

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  13. Wauw amazing it looks so beautiful! I really love it, although we don't celebrate Carnaval in the part of Holland where i'm living. South Holland does celebrate Carnaval :D

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  14. yeah it's celebrated from novembre 11th until the end of february which is the most important time.

    looks really great! ^^

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  15. wow das ist toll :)
    Liebe grüße aus Deutschland *

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  16. You are made of pure talent Julia =)I love this look and I will try it for Halloween, although I know I will need a monnth of practice haha.

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  17. Raina Yuuhi12:18 am

    This is really fun looking, it's pretty.

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  18. wooow u really know how to use brushes, I LOVE IT!! Once i get the make up , ill try myself. Thanks so much.
    N what a german!!! Great!!

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  19. It's celebrated here in Spain too :)

    This is stunning!

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  20. Julia,

    This is absolutely AMAZING! I am bad about coming on your blog, but this look blew me out of the water- I had to stop in and say WOW! You go girl!

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  21. Hallo, ich finde es spitze! Sieht ganz fashion aus. Muss ich mal versuchen hin zu kriegen. Die kleinen Details mit dem Eyeliner sehen sehr schwierig aus. Übung macht den Meister :D
    Ich mochte dir Gratulieren für deine tolle arbeit und den super website.
    Mach weiter so.
    Grüsse aus Portugal ***

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  22. I love your new intro & subtitles, and the new makeup is very involved and complicated. You have so much skill!

    Sun

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  23. Anonymous1:35 pm

    I was wondering, can you maybe make a look for St. Patrick's day in March? :) That would be very interesting, you haven't done it yet, so I thought would be nice to see your skills on that one as well! :) I'm sure you'll make it awesome, you're so talented!

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  24. Boelima6:19 am

    sehr schoen gemacht Julia!!! Gefaellt mir super gut!

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  25. I saw a lot of your videos and everything,what you do, is amazing. i am looking forward to see your next video. Have a lot of inspiration in your creations!!

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  26. Hi julia :)
    my name is yuva, i come from Indonesia, & i really love makeup so much.. :)

    i love your blog so much..
    from the first time i saw your makeup tutorial inspired by evan rachel wood true blood, i immediately fell in love with the way you give about makeup tutorial..
    since then i've kept all the makeup video tutorials that you are posting to youtube,and i always waiting for what style of makeup would you give again..
    such a inspiration to me :D

    xoxo
    ~yuva

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  27. Anonymous1:35 am

    Woooow, very very nice! But it´s too difficult for me ;-)

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  28. Spring Girl4:31 am

    MissChievous,
    Your makeup and nail turtorials are really awsome!B-D The carnival look (the video on the top) is really cool! P.S.Do you really know the german language in real life?

    That video was awsome,
    Spring Girl

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