I love makeup and the magic it has! While I prefer to keep it natural everyday there are moments when it's fun to play with it and become anyone you want!
Today I'm going to show you the step by step on transforming in a legend: Michael Jackson!
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Step 1: Foundation
Whiten up your skin with a very light shade of foundation or a white face paint. If you use the face paint just dilute it with some water to make it lighter and apply it with a sponge. Don't forget to cover your ears and neck.
Seal it with baby powder and a big makeup brush.
Step 2: Highlight
Using a white pencil highlight some areas to make your face shape more like Michael Jackson's. Draw a line down your nose, above the eyebrows, in the highest part of your cheeks, mark an inverted "U" in your chin, "puppet lines" to make a very square chin and inside your eye waterlines. Blend them with the sponge to make them still visible but not too much. Seal it again with the baby powder.
Step 3: Contour
Now it's time to contour with the dark shade. You can either usa a contour palette or just a brown eyeshadow and a medium makeup brush (a small angled brush will be very useful too for the little details in the contour).
Make a half circle in both sides of your forehead to make it more narrow.
Draw a line on each side of your nose, starting in the brows and going all the way down. Before you reach the base of your nose make a line to the sides to make the illusion of a "pinch nose".
Michael Jackson's cheekbones were very peculiar, use the brush to draw a line under your cheekbones and go down before getting to your mouth.
Make a dimpled chin drawing a little line in the middle of your chin.
Blend all the lines.
Step 4: Black
Use an angled brush and black eyeshadow.
Do the shape of the brows a little dark and make a high and pointy arch.
Draw a large teardrop shape in your nostrils to make them look very large and pointy.
Step 5: Eyes
Put some black eyeshadow in your lids using a little makeup brush. Use some in your lower eyelid too.
Apply some black eyeliner in the inner and outer corner of your waterlines to make your eyes more round.
Use mascara in you upper and lower lashes.
Step 6: Blush
Apply some blush just in the most prominent part of the cheeks, not too much to avoid looking too girly.
Use a cotton pad all over your face to blend everything together, be careful not to over blend it.
Step 7: Mouth
Use a pink liner to make the shape of the mouth. The upper lip will be thinner than the lower. Draw the outer line and blend it to your mouth using your finger.
Step 8: Sideburns
Use an angled brush and black eyeshadow to make the shape of the sideburns.
It's all coming together!
Step 9: Hair
Style your hair in a ponytail leaving some hair out. Curl that part using a flat iron.
Step 10: Dress to Impress
Complement your look with a black hat, aviator sunglasses, white shirt and a blazer.
You are ready to surprise everyone looking like Michael Jackson.
Have fun, show off your dance moves and do it with style!
Here's a video on how I did the makeup and had a blast feeling just like the King of Pop!
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