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Is time to fete!! A Carnival LOTD

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Yes man! We in de thick of things for Carnival!! Just a couple of weeks away and there is plenty to do! This week alone, there was Panorama Semi-Finals at the Queen’s Park Savannah (Steelband competition), and the finals of the National Stick Fighting Competition (bois! allyuh ban’ yuh belly!), the National Junior Calypso Monarch Finals. And there’s plenty, plenty bacchanal to come, like Canbouley Riots Re-enactment at the Piccadilly Greens, National Extempo Finals, Soca Monarch Finals, Kiddies Carnival, King and Queen of the Bands, Dimanche Gras, J’ouvert (shout out to Dirty Dozen J’ouvert!) and of course de Parade of the Bands!

If you ever have the chance to visit Trinidad and Tobago during the Carnival season, you should go to at least one Carnival fete.  Nowadays, these are all-inclusive events that with your admission ticket, there is unlimited access to various cuisines, drinks fuh so and performances by many of the most popular calypso/soca artistes.  Is just ah massive party!   Food and music, what more could you ask for? In the last 2 weeks before Carnival, many of the big names hold their fetes including Army Fete, Brian Lara All-Inclusive, Neon Fete, Canyaval Anya The Fete (hosted by Project Runway’s Anya Ayoung-Chee), Insomnia, and Soca Brainwash Fete.  And chances are you will be going to multiple fetes in one night, or you will start your fetin’ before dawn!

I decided to create a relatively simple makeup look that will give you a bold effect that will take you from fete to fete to fete!

Here’s the look!

Carnival fete LOTD

A bright double winged liner!  This is look that you can have fun with and pick any colour that you like.  I chose a brilliant, intense blue colour, but this will work with purples, yellows, greens, oranges.  I also used a matte shade, but shimmers and metallics would be fine as well.  This look with get you noticed!  This can be achieved using eye pencils, cream liners, eye shadows, pigments, just use whatever you have and use your imagination! NYX Jumbo pencils are sold in Long Circular Mall and they come in a ton of colours.  And NARS has a stunning turquoise liner, Eye Paint in Solomon Islands.

Anyway, here are the details:

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FOTD: Inspired by Beyonce’s US Vogue March 2013 cover

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We are accustomed to seeing Beyonce with big, wavy, blonde hair, so I was glad to see her looking really elegant, featuring monochromatic makeup and an updo!  The photos were shot by Patrick Demarchelier and were amazing!  This was my favourite look!

Photo via Vogue magazine

Yaaaaassss Bey!

So I decided to recreate the look.

via Vogue magazine

She is wearing a double winged liner, accented with white.  Her hair is a soft, slightly messy, high bun with swooped bangs.   I had a twistout but you can certainly still get a similar effect on natural hair!

Here’s the look!

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