Tomb Raider (Lara Croft) Makeup
Old and New LaraClick thumbnail to view full-size
How To: Creating Lara Croft's Look
Take it from the person who has been a Tomb Raider fanatic for more than 12 years (I was 8 when I first heard of Lara Croft and fell in love) to show you how to recreate Lara Croft’s look, from the Tomb Raider video games. She’s one of my favorite video game characters and certainly a perfect subject to imitate Halloween looks with.
Use this look as your own or find inspiration and create something totally different. Let’s get started!
Make sure your hair is out of the way, and then begin by applying a matte foundation that matches your skin tone. This will even out your face and give it that flawless “video game” character effect.
Lara’s nose is very long and skinny so I’m going to start by contouring the sides of my nose with a powder that is two shades darker to give the illusion of length.
Take the same powder that you used to contour your nose and apply this all over your eyelids and crease. Blend it out evenly with a light hand.
Take a darker brown eye shadow and apply this to the crease of your eye and to the outer corners. Also trace this color underneath your lower lashes stopping about halfway.
Take a liquid eyeliner and trace along the top of your lash line. Wing the eye liner out at the ends slightly to give the illusion of larger eyes just like Lara. Try using a bent angle brush dipped in liquid liner if you can't keep your hand steady. If that doesn't work, keep one side of your hand rested on your cheek for stability
Apply volumizing mascara in a black color to the outer half of your top lashes and your bottom lashes. Flip your hand when applying the mascara to the other eye so you get the same winged out effect on both sides
Now onto the face. Take a peach-colored blush and apply it to the apples of your cheeks. Then look at a direct source of light that shines overhead and trace the natural shadows on your face with a bronzing powder. This will give your face that same structured look that Lara has.
For the lips you’ll need to go big. If you already have full lips then all you need to do is apply a light brown or nude lipstick and you’re good to go. However if you’re like me, then you will need to line the outer part of your lips with a light brown colored lip liner and then apply the lipstick to give the illusion of fuller lips.
You have 2 options here. Either go with a peach/light brown lipstick (Anniversary look) or go with a darker brown lipstick (Underworld look) either works.
The Finished Look
Now that the look is done, feel free to add in your own accessories that you think channel the character best! In my case, I pulled my hair back into that classic ponytail Lara sports and also added the classic Tomb Raider red sunglasses she wears in some of the earlier versions of the game as well as the handy pistols she carries around.
Have fun recreating this look!
Lara Croft Throughout The Ages
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