Our favorite fantasy characters embrace the exquisite beauty of nature. Crime-fighting superheroes, pensive vampires and charming pixies capture the essence of the season’s beauty. Follow their lead for your own hair and make-up.
Fierce Makeup for the Super Hero Within
To rock out a female version of Clark Kent: straight “A” student by day, crime fighting superpower by night: start by spraying a working hairspray throughout the hair. Take a 1” to 2” section of the hair and tease. Continue through the rest of the hair, teasing each section to establish texture. Lastly, use a finishing product such as a wax or putty to finger through hair and place hair where it will create the most drama. Spray with a finishing hairspray to obtain a lasting hold. This look works best on short haircuts, but modifications are always worth a try for longer cuts.
In order to make a quick transition from student to super, use Afterglow’s Earth Eye Trio. This product is perfect for layering to build dimension and depth. Cover the eyelid and line just below the lower lashes with the soft sage mineral eye shadow, then swipe the crease of your eye with the dark suede; blend it all in together with a creamy bare highlight just below the brow to help open your eyes. The color is subtle, so a nude lip to accompany the eye is perfect for shifting in and out of character.
A working hairspray is one that can be sprayed while working on the hair. It is light enough to allow movement the entire time and has memory with each spray to create hold.
Soft and Sweet Hair and Makeup for the Romantic Girl
You’re so passionate, so you need voluminous hair to compliment your abundant love. To create this seductive hairstyle, which can be done on any length, prep hair by spraying a working hairspray through the whole head from root to ends. Next, take sections of hair starting at the crown of the head; tease each section all the way to the tip of the hair. Then, smooth hair lightly towards the back of the head with a brush to hide any teasing. The teasing will create volume; just be careful not to smooth it too much or you’ll lose the volume. Pin hair with bobby pins as needed to secure hair back. Lastly, spray with a finishing spray.
To create alluring eyes that capture attention in an instant, wipe the lid of your eye with Afterglow’s Mineral Eye Shadow in Cosmo. Then, for a dramatic look, cover the crease with a darker color, such as Velvet. Create a stylish-yet-sharp cat-eye by following the natural curve of your lid outward slightly beyond the edge with Afterglow’s orbit pencil eyeliner. Just below the lower lash line, draw an outline with a slight curve to meet the edge of the top line and fill as necessary. Then blend the two shades of eye shadow together with another coat of Cosmo. This step will also help eliminate the harshness of the cat-eye and create the illusion of a more romantic look. For the finishing touch, highlight your eye with the beautiful glimmer of Afterglow’s Mineral Eye Shadow in Snow. For your lips, apply Afterglow’s Organic Hydra Gloss in Cirque.
Fiery Fairy Inspired Hair and Makeup for the Girl who Loves Nature
Every fairy celebrates the earth and the warmth of the sun, so to create this clean look, (which works best on a pixie cut), wet hair completely, then towel dry until hair is just slightly damp. Apply a gel or a heavy mousse throughout hair and smooth hair into a sleek look. Make a deep parting on one side to create drama. If your hair has a natural curl, create a finger wave inspired by the Roaring 20’s Era.
A fairy isn’t ready to tend to earth’s beauty until her make-up is complete, so to get this look by using Afterglow’s fierce Fire Trio. Spread the glimmer gold color of Tempt along the entire lid, then add Suede to the crease and illuminate the brow line with the warm creamy highlight in Bare. Add a glow to your cheeks with Afterglow’s Organic Mineral Blush in First Blush. To top off the look, add a warm burst with Afterglow’s Carousel Hydra Lip Gloss.