If you haven’t already guessed, I’m playing Raggedy Ann in the upcoming ballet performance. I’ve can’t really find a how-to online, so I thought I’d write a couple of my own. Here’s a step-by-step makeup guide on how to create a Raggedy Ann look on the more natural side.
- Start with your foundation base.
- cheeks: Use your regular color blush or maybe a little darker. I used a foundation brush (Mary Kay of course) because it’s a lot stiffer than a blush brush so it can apply heavy color in a circular shape easier than a softer blush brush. Smile big so you can see the apples of your cheeks and you know where to apply the color. Now stop smiling and press the applicator to your cheeks and leave it in one place but swish it slightly. Make sense? Keep applying color until you get it as dark as you want it. Repeat on the other side.
- freckles: Use a soft pencil eyeliner to apply freckles. Press liner onto your face and keep in one place and turn the eyeliner. Don’t try to draw it on or the freckles will be too big (unless you want them really big) and they won’t be perfect little circles. I used Cover Girl eyeliner (the cheapest one with the sponge on the opposite end.) If your pencil isn’t drawing as nicely as you like, wet the tip and try again.
- eyebrows: Use a stiff brush to fill in color and enhance your brows. You can also use a brow pencil. Because this is a more natural rag doll look, you can use your normal brow liner color. If you’re not used to doing that, you can feather in with an eyeliner or dark brown eye shadow. I used a shadow with a reddish tint rather than my usual brown.
- eyelashes: False eyelashes of course! Follow the directions on your package. Or use lots of mascara. I didn’t do anything to my lower lashes for this photo because I was going for a more natural look. (Raggedy Ann crazy eyes coming soon. I already have pictures!)
- lips: Rock ‘n Red nourishine plus lipgloss by Mary Kay matches perfectly with a Raggedy Ann yarn wig. This wig is available off Amazon through several different vendors. The wig comes with pigtails, but I thought it looked better down with a headband and bow.
- coming soon: bolder Raggedy Ann look for performance and stage