I don’t talk about this a lot on my blog, in fact I think I’ve only talked about it once and it was around Christmas, but I love to play board games! They’ve become super popular lately and one of my favourite games to play is Fantasy Flight’s Eldritch Horror, based on fiction written by H.P. Lovecraft! It is a cooperative game that requires you to team up with friends to beat monsters, close gates, solve mysteries and gain items. This week, I went to a board games night at a friend’s house and I thought that it’d be fun to do my makeup inspired by the cosmic entity that is Cthulhu! I hope that you enjoy.
In Call of Cthulhu, he is described as:
a sort of monster, or symbol representing a monster, of a form which only a diseased fancy could conceive. If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.
I love all of the art for Cthulhu, I think that he is the classic, dark fantasy creature and I’ve always been quite fond of him. Am I a cultist? I suppose we’ll find out, won’t we…
I was inspired by the deep mossy greens depicted in these images, and the almost fluorescent turquoise flashes of highlight. These types of shades are riiiiiight up my alley and any excuse for me to make myself green is a total bonus.
Makeup Geek Shadows – Vanilla Bean, Ice Queen, Peach Smoothie, Preppy, Mocha
MAC – Velvet Moss
Shiro Cosmetics – Lingered In Twilight
Inglot Pigment – 85
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Black Bean
CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara
Ardell Demi Black – 120
ColourPop – Dr. M
NYX Wicked Lippie – Risque
I feel a bit gothic in this look and it’s definitely not something that I’m used to wearing. If you’ve been following my April lipstick challenge on Instagram, you’ll know I’m definitely into light, neutral makeup and I only really venture out into colour via my lips. This wig does kinda make me want to grow out my fringe and bring back that side fringe though.
I would like to do a more creative look for my babe, Cthulhu. Hopefully, I can achieve that in the near future! I hope that you guys enjoyed this look! I certainly had a lot of fun creating it and trying something different out!
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn…
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