Sometimes you wanna get all dolled up… and sometimes, you want to takeit to the next level and turn yourself into a living doll! Today we’re going to do just that, using things you probably already have in your makeup kit.
Step 1: Foundation
Optional first step: block out your eyebrows. This can be done by running a gluestick over them in the direction that they grow or covering them with a thin layer of nose and scar wax. I won’t be doing this because my brows lie pretty flat as they are and I’ll be applying a dark color over them to hide them as part of my design.
Start by giving yourself a doll-like complexion. Color-correct any problem areas with concealer, then use a full-coverage liquid or cream foundation but DO NOT POWDER YETUsing either a matte bronzer/contour powder or cream or liquid foundation several shades darker than your skin, contour the hollows of your cheeks. Then sweep it upwards around the apples, giving yourself the illusion of perfectly round cheeks. Take a concealer a shade or two lighter than your skin and, following the contour, use it to highlight your cheeks and your undereyes.
Step 2: Get a Shapely Doll Face
Using either a matte bronzer/contour powder or cream or liquid foundation several shades darker than your skin, contour the hollows of your cheeks. Then sweep it upwards around the apples, giving yourself the illusion of perfectly round cheeks. Take a concealer a shade or two lighter than your skin and, following the contour, use it to highlight your cheeks and your undereyes.
Step 3: Draw in Your Doll-Like Cheeks
Apply a brightly-colored pink blush in a circular shape only on the apples of the cheeks.
Using a dark brown eye pencil, dot freckles across your cheeks and nose. (I screwed up and did this before I applied blush and had to go back and fill them in again later)
Step 4: Create Your Huge Doll Eyes
Apply a white or light-colored shadow from your lashline all the way up to about a half-inch above your eyebrows.
Create a false crease by applying a dark shadow over your eyebrows. This doesn't necessarily need to meet your eye at the corners.
Using a black pencil, gel, or liquid liner, or even a black eyeshadow on a wetted brush, draw in eyebrows right above where the white shadow ends.
Using a non-waterproof white pencil, line the inner rims of your eyes. Apply several strokes of the white liner beneath your lower lashes as well, to give the effect of having huge, doll-like eyes. Outline this white part with your black liner and draw in a few bottom lashes if you’d like.
Apply a thick black liner on the top lashline. A winged shape looks best.
Apply a full set of strip lashes to both the top and bottom of your eyes—the top set at your actual lashline and the bottom set to the lower lashline that you drew in. Top lashes should be as big and thick as possible and bottom lashes should be slightly smaller.
Step 5: Create Your Open Mouth
Line and fill in your upper lip with bright red lipstick. Fill in your bottom lip with either white eyeshadow on a wetted brush or white cream paint (sometimes called "clown white"), if you have it. Take your black eye pencil and draw lines straight down your chin from the corners of your mouth. Using the same lipliner and lipstick you used on your upper lip, draw a bottom lip across the tip of your chin. Above that “lip”, paint a white line of equal size to your actual bottom lip. Draw vertical black lines on your actual bottom lip and on the white stripe you just painted—these are now your giant, creepy doll chompers. Fill in the space between those chompers with wet black eyeshadow or black cream paint.
Step 6: Creepy Doll Transformation Complete!
Once your cream paints or wet eyeshadows dry, powder all over with a translucent or HD powder to set. You may want to pack some straws in your purse too, so you can drink without your lips from smearing. Now go out and get ‘em, dollface! Or go haunt some little kid that you can blame all your bad deeds on. Y'know, whatever your style is.