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I really feel prefer it takes braveness to attempt to replicate something Lili Reinhart does. For this purpose, I’m patting myself on the again for giving two of her greatest Halloween costumes a attempt. Reinhart has a aptitude for this spooky vacation. She’s rocked some critical make-up appears starting from a zombie princess to a mystical mermaid, and I needed in. After shopping a few of her greatest costumes, I picked two choices I thought I might pull off. (Ha ha.) I tried Lili Reinhart’s Halloween makeup for her David Bowie and Queen of Hearts-inspired costumes, and gave myself a strong two out of 5 stars. Womp, womp.
Here’s the factor: Halloween make-up isn’t a one-measurement-matches-all state of affairs. I thought the neatest factor for me to do earlier than trying these two seems was to go purchase a catch-all face paint package. In retrospect, I ought to have saved up and made an enormous dedication to real makeup at Sephora as a result of the crap I landed on was a sh*t present. I truly requested my husband whereas he was out on a Target run to see what they had in the Halloween aisle and seize “whatever paint set came with the most colors.” He was grumpy as a result of that meant he needed to get the costliest package, which was a whopping $10. *GASP!*
To be truthful, the package seemed legit. It got here with all the items. I received 12 face paint colours, 5 face crayons, some pretend blood, supplies to create scars (?), a tube of white cream make-up, glitter gel, and a handful of sponge applicators. It appeared like an actual win on the time. Then, I went to use it on my non-superstar pores and skin and I launched into what I now check with as The Great Halloween Makeup Battle of 2018.
Let’s be actual, the paint slid everywhere. For as pigmented because it appeared on my fingers and within the packaging, it was truly very troublesome to get it to layer correctly on my face. Whenever I tried to use extra, I simply ended up rubbing round no matter was already there. That made it notably tough for the David Bowie look, which required straight strains and contrasting colours laying proper subsequent to one another.
For reference, this is what I was going for:
I know. I really feel like an fool now that I’m taking a look at it, too. Who did I assume I was?
The lightning bolt ought to have began with very straight blue and black strains. However, I ended up creating wobbly grey streaks. Also, what ought to have been a brilliant orange, sharp bolt was extra of a pink, blotchy mess. It was… not superior.
I kind of hoped that when I added Lili’s daring, black eyeliner and eyelashes plus somewhat little bit of glam on my lips that I might flip issues round. Honestly, it is exhausting for me to inform if it helped or harm. The major factor I discovered at this stage within the recreation is how exhausting I dropped the ball not choosing up a fireplace-purple wig.
I searched round for one just like Reinhart’s (and even one near Bowie’s unique hair fashion) and simply could not justify spending the cash! Wigs are fairly freaking costly, and the one I was on the lookout for is just not run-of-the-mill. So, I tried substituting with a neon pink wig I already owned. It was, for all intents and functions, nothing like Lili’s lengthy purple wig aside from it was a vibrant colour. It undoubtedly made issues worse.
In the top, this is the trajectory of this iconic look.
Yes, I’m ashamed of myself, too. Please do not come at me trolls, despite the fact that I deserve it.
Anyway, I hoped issues would get higher when I tried my second Lili Reinhart Halloween make-up look — the Queen of Hearts.
Spoiler: Things solely received worse.
Queen Of Hearts
Here is Lili’s Queen of Hearts:
And this is mine:
Again with the bizarre bob haircut wig! I do not know why I personal these both! I appear to be Monica from Friends after a nasty journey to the Bloomingdales make-up counter. Also, how do you study to smize?!
Just like with the David Bowie look, I could not get my neck paint to make a strong straight line to save lots of my life, not to mention go on as thick and whilst Lili’s. Her eyebrows additionally appear to be one thing I would pay a wax specialist to duplicate, whereas mine seemed like a literal circus clown went to city on my face.
Also, simply as a cool insider element: the “white face cream” was a nightmare to put on. My pores and skin was determined for air, and god forbid I needed to itch my nostril or one thing, as a result of there was no method this paint was staying the place I put it.
Here’s somewhat little bit of a better take a look at the appliance journey.
In the top, the ultimate end result for the Queen of Hearts felt like an enormous quantity of effort for little or no payoff.
My ethical of the story is depart wild make-up to the professionals like Lili Reinhart until you will get your arms on excessive-high quality supplies. I’ve done some really cool looks on my husband and myself in the past (thanks very a lot), however undoubtedly fell brief when it got here to replicating Lili’s masterful costumes.
Guess they do not use the phrase “spooky” for nothing.