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Sure to be one of the most popular Halloween ideas of the year, this mystical genie look is an easy costume if you can get the hair and makeup right. Follow along for a step-by-step makeup tutorial, plus instructions for crafting the bubble braided hairstyle at home.
To achieve the perfect mystical genie look, there are two key areas to focus on: her luscious hair and her sultry statement eyes. And they’re both easy to DIY with L’Oréal Paris.
Mystical genie makeup tutorial: your step-by-step guide
1. Line top and lower lash lines
Trace your lower lash line with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue.
2. Draw on a dramatic cat-eye
Line the upper lash line with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Liner and flick it into a dramatic wing at the outer corner. If you need help drawing a straight line, use the Infallible Flash Cat Eye’s detachable wing stencil. It helps to get the perfect cat eye in a flash, every time. Simply remove the stencil from the lid, place it on your eye to align with your lower lash line and fill in the stencil.
PRO-TIP: if your eyeliner starts to get dry, pump it back into the cap to refill it with product into the felt tip, so you can get the most precise line in one swipe.
3. Add blue eyeshadow
Using a densely bristled eyeshadow brush, or your finger, generously apply and blend the middle blue shadow from L’Oréal Paris La Petite Palette in Optimist across both eyelids. Next, Apply L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eyeshadow in Silver Sky to the inner corner of your eyes and through the crease to open up your eyes and add a shimmery finish to your mystical genie makeup look.
4. Layer your mascara
Apply a few coats of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Blackest Black to top lashes for a full, fluttery fringe that’s full of volume. Next, apply several coats of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Cobalt Blue to the bottom lashes to get that extra pop of blue.
5. Pump up your Pout
Our first lip plumper, L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine in Guava Plump creates a shiny, fresh pout that’s natural but also incredibly kissable. Apply to your lips without lip liner. The shiny hue adds a perky pink hue that ties this makeup look together.
Mystical genie hair tutorial: An easy how-to
It’s impossible to pull off this costume without the proper hair—preferably long, dark and lush. If you don’t have a mane that sits well below the shoulders, consider extensions or a wig. Then use this list of L’Oréal Paris hair products to create the bubble braid.
Distribute L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Sleek Smoothing Serum evenly through damp hair and blow-dry. If you have very curly or wavy hair, you may also want to run a straightening iron over your strands. The smoothing serum will fight humidity and flyaways for a sleek, straight look.
2. Pull your hair into a low ponytail.
Part your hair in the middle or brush it straight back and secure it in a loose ponytail at the nape of your neck.
3. Create the bubbles.
Place small elastics along the length of your ponytail spaced three to four inches apart. Start close to the nape and work your way down. After adding each new elastic, pull the hair to expand the bubble between the two elastics, then move on and add the next one.
4. Mist with hairspray.
Spritz your do with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray to set the style and add shine.
5. Wrap the elastics with ribbon.
Disguise each elastic with gold ribbon.To round out your costume, wear a sleeveless blue top, dress or jumpsuit and add a few accessories like a jewelled crown and gold statement jewellery to really stand out this Halloween.
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