My carnival make-up

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Hello everyone!

F-I-N-A-L-L-Y it is that time of the year again, carnival! The place where I live in Belgium, carnival is very big and everyone in town looks forward to this period the whole year round. Three days of partying, dressing up, acting goofy and a complete town feast is lying ahead of us. 

A lot of people, even in Belgium, don’t get what the big fuss is about in our town when carnival is coming around.

I grew up with the event so for me it is very necessary to celebrate it!  For us, it is thé event of the year. Everyone gets to dress up and act very funny.

There is a big ceremony on Sunday and 2 shorter ones on Monday and Tuesday. There is also a prince elected to guide the carnival.

All over town there is music, dancing and on every corner of the streets people are partying like they are going to die tomorrow. There is ambiance that you’ve never seen before. There are also a lot of attractions. Songs are made in our own dialect. Sometimes it gets a teeny tiny bit (read: A LOT) marginal because we like to drink too much but that’s okay, it is just three days in a year!

Note: In Belgium it is legal to drink when you are 16 years old and 18 for strong drinks. I am 19 so there is no problem. (Just in case people start to worry about under age drinking ;). ) 

I also want to say that our carnival isn’t comparable to the carnival in other countries, we celebrate it in another way!

I hope you guys are a fraction as excited as I am for this major event, so let’s see at what I came up with for 2016!

The palette by MAC I mainly used. I went with the third and fifth shade from the first row, the gold-greenish one in the bottom corner and the brown just above that.
The palette by MAC I mainly used. I went with the third and fifth shade from the first row, the gold-greenish one in the bottom corner and the brown just above that.
I started off with a clean face. I did my foundation afterwards because there was some glitter involved in this look, so it wouldn't be a good idea to do it first.
I started off with a clean face. I did my foundation afterwards because there was some glitter involved in this look, so it wouldn’t be a good idea to do it first.
I used a fluffy brush and the soft brown shade all over my crease and a bit above it to define it and create a transition shade.
I used a fluffy brush and the soft brown shade all over my crease and a bit above it to define it and create a transition shade.
Here, I used the dark brown shade with a smaller fluffy brush in the crease to further carve out the crease and define it.
Here, I used the dark brown shade with a smaller fluffy brush in the crease to further carve out the crease and define it.
Next up: the gold-greenish shade. I used a medium flat shader brush to pack the colour on on the second third of my lid. I let it fly over in the darker colours to blend it better.
Next up: the gold-greenish shade. I used a medium flat shader brush to pack the colour on on the second third of my lid. I let it fly over in the darker colours to blend it better.
Then, I am going in with the rosy shade with a big flat shader brush on the first third of the lid and the inner corner.
Then, I am going in with the rosy shade with a big flat shader brush on the first third of the lid and the inner corner.
Time for the glitter part. I used a sponge applicator to pack on Kitchmas pigment by MAC, a purple glitter shade. I used it on the center of my lid.
Time for the glitter part. I used a sponge applicator to pack on Kitchmas pigment by MAC, a purple glitter shade. I used it on the center of my lid.
For some more glitter, I used MAC's pressed pigment in a pinky shade (can't remember the name) just on top of that. After that, I put on my foundation and powder. I went with a high coverage one.
For some more glitter, I used MAC’s pressed pigment in a pinky shade (can’t remember the name) just on top of that. After that, I put on my foundation and powder. I went with a high coverage one.
Time for the star of the show, the blue eyeliner. It is one I got from Kiko. It is a teal colour and I drew a line from the inner corner to the outer one and I created a bit of a wing. I put a golden liner in my waterline and added a few coats of mascara.
Time for the star of the show, the blue eyeliner. It is one I got from Kiko. It is a teal colour and I drew a line from the inner corner to the outer one and I created a bit of a wing. I put a golden liner in my waterline and added a few coats of mascara.
Dramatic cheektime! First, I used a darkbrown colour to contour my cheeks and afterwards I blended that out with my bronzer. I chose a very pink blush and I mainly focused this colour on my apples, to create a round, carnavalesk look. I added some highlighter as well.
Dramatic cheektime! First, I used a darkbrown colour to contour my cheeks and afterwards I blended that out with my bronzer. I chose a very pink blush and I mainly focused this colour on my apples, to create a round, carnavalesk look. I added some highlighter as well.
For lips, I went with the darkest fuchsia colour I own. I added a lot of layers.
For lips, I went with the darkest fuchsia colour I own. I added a lot of layers.
The finished look! I really like it, it is something I would never wear on a daily basis and I loved it to experiment with my make-up!
The finished look! I really like it, it is something I would never wear on a daily basis and I loved it to experiment with my make-up!

That was it for today guys, I hope you liked it! Do you guys celebrate carnival where you live? How do you celebrate it? Let me know because I am very curious about it! 

See you next time!

Your Belgian blogger, 

xoxo, Tessa

Disclaimer: Not sponsored. I bought everything on my own and these are my own opinions. Pictures are mine. Please note that I am not a professional. 

6 thoughts on “My carnival make-up

    1. Thank you very much! I would love to come to Brazil one time to celebrate it there 🙂 Yes I love them too! We can go all out with make-up on these occasions 🙂

  1. Carnival sounds so fun! We haven’t had one here in awhile. I love the glittery look, your makeup is beautiful as are you girl 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    xo, Lynna

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