Blogger's Elf on the Shelf makeup look is more naughty than nice

You’ve probably never seen an Elf on the Shelf in this situation. (Photo: Instagram/Zoe-artistsharvest)
You’ve probably never seen an Elf on the Shelf in this situation. (Photo: Instagram/Zoe-artistsharvest)

Now that it’s December, it’s officially time for our favorite beauty bloggers to inundate our social media feeds with all things glittery, snowy, and festive. While most holiday makeup involves a well-placed snowflake or candy cane eyeliner, U.K.-based makeup artist and blogger @Zoe-artistsharvest is taking her Christmas-themed look to the next, creepy level.

Zoe designed her makeup look around her Elf on the Shelf. Her elf sits atop her head, posed like it’s peeling back her eyelids. She used extra lashes and textural makeup to make the peeling appear all too real. “It’s that time of year again, time to literally keep your eyes peeled for those naughty little elves,” she wrote.

ELF ON THE SELF It's that time of year again, time to literally keep your eyes peeled for those naughty little elves… created this look using: @mehronmakeup syn wax Cameleon paint in red and pink Diamond fx skin palette @maccosmetics #prolongwear foundation and concealer @benefitcosmeticsuk blush in #coralista @eyelure_lashes @topshop cosmetics lipstick in 'nevada' and mascara @nyxcosmetics #highlighter . . . #facepaint #faceart #bodypaint #bodyart #sfx #spfx #fx #sfxmakeup #makeup #mua #creativemakeup #humancanvas #elfontheshelf #naughtyelf #christmasiscoming #feature_my_stuff #instaart #crazymakeup #crazymakeups #mac #benefitcosmetics #mehronmakeup

A post shared by Zoe-artistsharvest (@zoe_artistsharvest) on Nov 30, 2017 at 3:19am PST


Zoe created the brow-raising look with popular cosmetics like NYX mascara and highlighter and MAC foundation, then added theatrical SynWax from Mehron for the 3D effect. She didn’t stop there: Zoe created a similar look, but this time with an elf pulling down her jawline, complete with SynWax lips and painted teeth.

ELF ON THE SELF THE JAW-DROPPER Round. 2 with this cheeky Elf… Products used: @mehronmakeup syn wax @maccosmetics #prolongwear foundation and concealer @benefitcosmetics blush in #coralista @benefitcosmeticsuk #highbeam @topshop cosmetics mascara Cameleon paint in red and pink @diamondFX paint in white @avon_uk lipstick . . . #facepaint #faceart #bodypaint #bodyart #humancanvas #mua #makeup #elfontheshelf #lipart #christmasiscoming #sfx #spfx #sfxmakeup #feature_my_stuff #crazymakeup #crazymakeups #mac #benefitcosmetics #mehron #mehronmakeup #nikond750 #instaart #illusion #illusionmakeup

A post shared by Zoe-artistsharvest (@zoe_artistsharvest) on Nov 30, 2017 at 2:59pm PST


Last year, Zoe transformed herself into a life-size nutcracker with exaggerated eyes, cheekbones, and an illusion mouth. That soldier coat she’s wearing? It’s also drawn on with body paint.

CRACKIN' NUTS I didn't do too many Christmas paints last year, but hoping to make up for it this year… Just got our nut cracker out of the loft and thought I'd throw it back to one of my favourite xmas paints… #facepaint #faceart #bodypaint #bodyart #sfx #fx #humancanvas #nutcracker #christmas #instaart #illusion #illusionmakeup #mua #creativemakeup #cosplay #tbt #crazymakeups #feature_my_stuff

A post shared by Zoe-artistsharvest (@zoe_artistsharvest) on Nov 26, 2017 at 4:21am PST


Illusion mouths seem to be one of Zoe’s specialties. For Halloween, she drew herself a double mouth, with two sets of teeth.

THAT GIRL'S GOT SOME MOUTH… Double mouth illusion. DAY. 28 #31daysofhalloween #lipart #facepaint #faceart #bodyart #illusion #illusionmakeup #mouth #bigmouth #sfx #fx #3dart #instaart #makeup #mua #creativemakeup #crazymakeups #feature_my_stuff #wakeupandmakeup #5fingerssfx #mua_underdogs #undiscovered_muas #halloween #horror #freaky #creepy

A post shared by Zoe-artistsharvest (@zoe_artistsharvest) on Oct 29, 2017 at 12:42pm PDT


Her other holiday makeup creations include a Grinch that’s almost too real …

Loved painting this one! And to be fair, I really have a face that lends itself to this, plus, now we're in December, what better to paint?! #thegrinch #grinch #grinchmakeup #grinchfacepaint #cosplay #facepaint #bodypaint #makeupart #creativemakeup #instaart #artsy #mua #faceart #facepaintersofinstagram #sfx #christmasiscoming #bahumbug #1stdecember #drsuess #whosville #warnerbros #jimcarey #christmasfilms #shareyourfacepaint #feature_my_stuff

A post shared by Zoe-artistsharvest (@zoe_artistsharvest) on Dec 1, 2016 at 8:23am PST


… and an elf cosplay complete with pointy ears.

Just about managed to find time for a play between jobs…. #elfontheself #elf #elflife #santashelper #elfears #elfhat #cosplay #facepaint #bodypaint #makeupart #mua #bodyart #faceart #contour #mehron #cameleon #undiscovered_muas #feature_my_stuff #snazaroo #3dart #instagood #instaart #christmasiscoming

A post shared by Zoe-artistsharvest (@zoe_artistsharvest) on Dec 16, 2016 at 6:42am PST


We’re totally in awe of Zoe’s handiwork, but we know that most people need to stick to one painted mouth for the holiday party. Check out more of our favorite holiday beauty looks, and feel free to add your own Elf on a Shelf.

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