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Sequins & mas! Trinidad Carnival makeup tutorial

Carnival makeup tutorial Trinidad

Hey!

This Carnival  season in Trinidad & Tobago has been a very short one.  From the day after Christmas to the Carnival Monday is about 6 weeks! So all the fetes and other cultural events jam up next to each other.  Talk about hectic! So this is my Carnival makeup look for 2016.

Usually I take inspiration from a pretty mas costume from one of the bigger mas bands, but this time, I just kinda played it by ear and this is what I came up with!

NoireTropicalBeauty LOTD Carnival 2016

Carnival 2016

NoireTropicalBeauty LOTD Carnival 2016

Black and smokey gray rhinestones

NoireTropicalBeauty LOTD Carnival 2016

Multi coloured and sized rhinestones

I wanted the sequins and rhinestones to be the centre of attention without too much makeup anywhere else. Also I incorporated some strategic highlighting of the skin, minimal foundation and a couple of lip options.  There is usually so much going on with your costume – the head piece, beads, feathers etc. that I wanted the look to be super pretty.

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So leh we go!

THE CARNIVAL MAKEUP DETAILS

Before starting, especially for Carnival, make sure to moisturise and add a really good SPF.  The sun is usually blazing and wearing sequins will give you a funky tan if you do not protect your skin.  Apply the SPF just before applying your foundation.  A foundation that is water-resistant and contains SPF will also help.   Finally make reapply sunscreen every couple of hours.   This is why I suggest wearing minimal foundation.

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“Whey de lime” Fridays! – The Carnival 2014 edition!

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Thus begins the madness!!!! This is the final weekend before Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago and people doh sleep!   Seriously! From Fantastic Friday to Las’ Lap on Carnival Tuesday, there is so much vibes and hype and things to do that….yeah….sleep is optional.  Therefore by Ash Wednesday, things are kinda slow!

Between today, Fantastic Friday and Sunday, Dimanche Gras, there are the finals to all the major competitions – National Panorama Finals (Steel Pan), International Power and Groovy Soca Monarch Finals, Kiddies Carnival, King and Queen of the Bands and Calypso Monarch finals.  Also, there are a plethora of fetes this weekend –  Soca Brainwash Fete, Blue Range Cooler Fete, ANYA The Fete, Brian Lara All-Inclusive, D’Original Breakfast Party, Insomnia 2014 “The Ultimate Breakfast Party” and plenty plenty more!!  There is also lots of other traditional mas and customs, most notably the Re-enactment of the 1881 Cambouley Riots on the Piccadilly Greens (street theatre by well-known local actors, chantwells, tambu-bambu and this is the early beginnings of Carnival as we know it) and the Parade of the Traditional Mas Characters (including Dame Lorraine, Burrokeets, Midnight Robber, Pierrot Grenades and Jab Molassies)

Some Cambouley pics!

Tambu Bambu in the background

Pierrot Grenade

Devil

Of course there is J’ouvert and pretty mas on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.  Check out some photos from last year with Dirty Dozen J’ouvert!! Ah taste of J’ouvert!

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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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Upcoming M.A.C. collection: Bronze Everyday

All information courtesy of Specktra.

Debuts in US and Canadian stores and counters on 7 April and later on in April internationally.  I also think that these are going to be added to the permanent line.

Image courtesy of Kiss and Makeup

 

The all-bronze, all-the-time trend is ascending. High and low, Jersey Shore to Jakarta, it’s always sunny somewhere, and “orange” is officially over! M∙A∙C BRONZE EVERYDAY is reflecting the trend to be tan in all seasons, and it’s no accident that our Bronzing innovations are making it all that much more attractive…and easy. Great news: It’s back, for good…Skinsheen Leg Spray the long-wear gel/mousse body makeup that sheers on legs, arms, décolletage for a subtle golden glow. Water resistant three times over. Love your Lustre Drops? They’re back too, for that touch of chic luminosity, an ethereal glow wherever applied. Two new golden shades of Mineralize Skinfinish/Natural plus Mineralize Skinfinish and Bronzing Powders complete the collection, making M∙A∙C all about one-stop Bronzing.

Carnival makeup 2011, Part II – Smoky black!

So let’s get right into this next look! A shiny, smoky black!! Black, silver and greys are also very popular on de road for Carnival.

Some inspiration….

Jubilee from Spice Carnival band

Vogue from Spice Carnival

Images courtesy of Spice Carnival.

Here’s the look!!!

Smoky black!

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