Birth of Venus costume tutorial
- Decorative netting (from here)
- Glue gun
- Large and small seashells (We got ours from Hobby Lobby: Big shells, medium shells, small shells)
- Long blonde wig
- Nude bodysuit
- Ribbon for hair (we got ours from Joann)
To make the skirt:
- Wrap the decorative net around the waist and secure it with wire or safety pins
- Remove from body and place paper under netting
- Use hot glue to apply the shells onto the netting
For the wig:
Once you get your wig (we got ours from here), you will need to trim it to your desired length and fullness (as this one is REALLY long and unshapen). Just get out your handy scissors and go to town!
Birth of Venus costume: makeup tutorial by Rubie Huber
Venus! The epitome of natural beauty! I wanted her (and your!) own natural beauty to shine out, so go for minimal foundation. Instead, spread a BB cream or tinted moisturizer across your whole face for a healthy glow. Use just small bits of concealer under the eyes, around the nose, and on any blemishes.
Define those eyebrows subtly with the ELF eyebrow kit (get it here). I love ELF! So cheap and easy.
To get a golden look, I used the same shimmery bronzer for both cheeks and eyes. In fact, bronzer as eyeshadow is one of my favorite things. Yay for multi-use! Go for an all-over bronze shimmer on the eyelid and the cheekbones. Sweep it back into the hairline. Spread a thin layer everywhere for an all-over glow. Use your finger or a smaller brush to swipe across the brows and down the bridge of the nose.
Find a peachy nude lipliner– I like Revlon colorstay in Rose (get it here)– to lightly fill in the lips. I like to line, then smudge inward so you get just a little color, and add on a shiny clear chapstick for the fresh natural lips.
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