Vision: Duende

Duende is an umbrella term for pixies, goblings and/or fairies in Puerto Rico. “¡Malditos duendes!” cursed an old man when things in his house disappeared out of the blue. Mischievous kids were referred to as duendes, tells my grandmother. If you got lost in the forest, duendes were to blame for luring you out of the path. There was a ludic and mysterious quality to these trickster creatures.

Last Sunday I woke up thinking of Kat Von D’s lipsticks Halo and Solo. The hues are gorgeous, so I went on and tried to recreate them with what I already had on hand. One thing led to another, and I had applied a full face of makeup. A few touches of pumpkin climbing weed (because ’tis the season!) and El duende was born.

MEHRON White Creme Makeup mixed with some teal green eyeshadow for contouring
Concrete Minerals Pro Matte in Gossip
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder (to set everything)

BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic’s Comet over the lid and Venus under the eyes
KAT VON D Tattoo Liner for the eyes and the weeds

Make Up For Ever ROUGE ARTIST INTENSE in 40 Satin Bright Orange
BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic’s Venus (Wet Brush patted down the lips)
Added a ton of Wet N Wild micro Glitter in green, white and purple hues

You know what is also called Duende? This Tropical Zephyranthes flower I found last Monday in my garden.
Is there a duende living in your home? ♥

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