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The fairy makeup ideas in this post are curated among talented makeup artists and little fairies from Instagram to help you make your whimsical fairy look. Whether you just want to create a very artistic fairy makeup for a costume or want to go into the fairy mood expressing your fairycore soul and letting the world know that you are a magical being, the enchanting makeup ideas below will do the trick.

โœฆ See also: Stunning Princess Costume Ideas for Adults that are Easy to Recreate

If there is something very positive about social media, in my opinion, is that it opened up a visual world of imagination to so many of us, making it possible and accessible to romanticize our dream life and bring to reality things that seemed possible only in books and movies. The artists and creators below do such a wonderful job, inspiring many of us to look and feel like a fairy as well.

In case you are wondering how can one feel and live the fairycore lifestyle, take a look at this Fairycore Guide: The Ultimate Guide to Embrace the Fairy Aesthetic.

But, if you are looking to create the perfect fairy costume, these 20 Enchanting Fairy Hairstyle Ideas, and These Whimsical Adult Fairy Wings will Make you Feel Like a Real Fae might be helpful.

See also 30 Fairy Wallpapers for a Fairycore-Inspired Phone Screen

The Essential Elements of a Fairy Makeup:


That are two main ways to evoke the fairytale whimsical enchanting fairy looks. The first one is by creating professional creative makeup. They are usually made by professional makeup artists and are more difficult to create, with drawings and details, resembling real artwork. The other way is by creating an aesthetic fairy makeup. This means that this makeup is supposed to evoke the ethereal fairycore moods with less effort, pretty much only with sparkles, translucence, and delicate, magical elements of the fairy world vibes.

For any of these, though, some things are essential:

  • Whimsical brow lamination effect and, in most cases, well-marked brows
  • Very emphasized lashes and in many cases colored mascara
  • Glittery soft eyeshadow for the fairy dust effect and luminous highlight to evoke that subtle ethereal and sparkly look. The fairy eye is the focus to achieve a whimsical mood.
  • A color palette often inspired by nature. Of course, every color is found in nature, but greens and rainbow soft shades might intensify the magical-mystical-guardian-of-nature feeling.
  • Don’t be afraid to be creative to guarantee a sparkly iridescent makeup effect.

With only these elements and a good tutorial, you will be able to evoke the fairy vibe on your fairy makeup art or simple aesthetic makeup. It is also very common to make freckles, glue little gems on the face, and invest in glossy lips. Below I will list all these examples, artistic and aesthetic, for every type of fairycore aesthetic you may be looking for.

Rainbow Fairy Makeup Ideas


Rainbow eyeshadow and face makeup create a mix of artistic and aesthetic vibe to the makeup. This is a nice option for a vibrant summer fairycore look.

Blue and pink with black fairy wing eyeliner is popular for a cheerful rainbow eyeshadow
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @beauty_insight_lab
Black and brown skin with a sparkly rainbow fairy makeup created with a palette of a vigorous mix of pink, purple and blue.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @larissabarbosa_pe
I love the irreverent result of this blend of lemon green with soft pink glittery eyeshadow and yellow lashes and eyebrows
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @beautybyhala_
I can identify almost every color of the rainbow here. Talented @meyloetta made a magnificent work creating a subtle rainbow effect mixing blue, pink, and little green and yellow in her fairy makeup palette.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @meyloetta
Rainbow Butterfly Makeup Tutorial by @azaramakeup
Rainbow Fairy Makeup Tutorial with white lasehs by @illumin_arty

Woodland Fairy Makeup Ideas


Woodland fairy is certainly the most popular when it comes to red fairycore makeup. This fairy aesthetic is common for fall costumes since the woodland world is very characteristic of fall aesthetics.

@daisyfayebee created a very soft red woodland fairy aesthetic makeup. The tiny discrete white dots make all the difference in the creation of the magic.
aesthetic woodland fairy makeup
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Here we have a much more highlighted and artistic version of the woodland fairy makeup.
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Yes, I know this is a deer makeup, but there is something about it that transports me to a whimsical Midnight Summer Dream mood that made me want to feature here as well as an original idea for a woodland fairy makeup.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @jackiewyers
Here we have a very literal and artistic way to express the integration of fairies and the woods.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @maddys.makeup

Cute fairy makeup


From soft pink and purple to simple and easy, there are many ways to evoke a cute and feminine fairy aesthetic with makeup.

Shimmery silver and pink eye shadow is enough if you are not super skilled with makeup art but still want something magical.
pink glittery aesthetic fairy makeup
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Smoky Pink and purple eyeshadow is a very popular combination for cute and feminine fairy eyes.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @lana_makeup_nails
All purple and lilac cute fairy makeup.
purple fairy makeup on black skin
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Pink and gold, now on black skin, is easy and ethereal. The tiny pearls also increase the fairy perception.
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For a Renaissance fairy vibe, my favorite is also the soft pink and purple. It creates a “Spring Queen” mood that also transports me to the context of art revival from the Renaissance, when these mythical themes were explored.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @jackiewyers
Another glowy soft pink fairy makeup. Here the magic lies in the voluminous lashes and tiny little flowers decorating the cheeks.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @ashpyxiaa_
A very artistic option of spring pink fairy eyes.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @theballerinabridemua

Green Fairy Makeup


Not many explanations are needed here. The forest is green and Tinkerbell too. Green fairy makeup is perfect for the most traditional and classic fairy.

Silver and soft green blend and a trendy butterfly wing in the eye.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @serenamoroso
Another aesthetic makeup where the magic lies in the details: huge lashes and brows and all those freckles.
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Green and purple, and again stunning black eyeliner.
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Dark fairy makeup


Witchy or grunge vibes will blend elements of both edginess and whimsy. Moody eyeshadows and something dark colored mixed with the traditional fairy dust shimmery or metallic eyes will highlight the grunge fairy mod.

@ramsi.thecat masterfully evokes an elegant withy fairy in these dark silvery, shiny eyes and dark red lips.
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Here again, the metallic highlights and dark shiny lips create the spell.
glittery silver fairy makeup
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A glittery red eye makeup is all you need for a grunge fairy vibe,
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @neocbb
Colorful eye lenses and gems with a very dark mixture of pink and purple gave me major elf-witch feels.
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A true queen of the night or moon witch fairy is the feeling I have got from this stunning creation by @fog_in_the_garden
moon witch fairy aesthetic makeup with gold and purple and black eyes, gems and dark lips
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @fog_in_the_garden

And the best part is that she created this tutorial.

Grunge blue eye eyeliner tutorial by @kelseyhopmanmakeup

Gold Fairy MAkup


Gold, in almost every single context, will evoke feelings of luxury and sophistication. If you want to evoke a true Fairy queen aesthetic with the makeup, go with gold!

I completely love the original concept of a gold sun fairy here.
simple gold fairy makeup on black skin
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Gold, black, and little pearls made this the most sophisticated fairy makeup of this list in my opinion. The high contrast with the white hair collaborates to this effect.
black and gold fairy queen makeup
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @fog_in_the_garden
Yellow and gold are opposite colors and that, when combined creates a vibrant mood.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @neocbb
If you are a fairycore enthusiast to the core and want to feel like a true fairy in your wedding, I just found the most stunning fairy bride makeup idea below.
wedding fairy makeup
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @fog_in_the_garden

Natural and Easy Fairy Aesthetic Makeup


Having little pearly or crystal gems glued to your face with just a little bit of glittery or shimmery glow is enough to achieve a simple and easy fairy aesthetic look.

Almost nude and soft blush and eyeshadow with tiny gems spread lkike constellations on your face.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @lapetitevengeance
Here we have tiny pearly gems concentrated around the eyes
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @manjaa.bozic
All tiny gems make a line over the brow.
fairy aesthetic
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The gems on the nose here create an otherworldly aspect to her makeup.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @stonehartjewelry
Mixing face and eyebrow little pearls.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @cassicali
If you don’t have the patience to glue every single little gem, handpaint them!
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @itsdholi

Winter Fairy Makeup Ideas


White and silver are my favorites for a winter fairy vibe makeup.

Here we see that all black lashes work beautifully with the hologram effect of soft blush, green, and silver merging and playing around her eyes and cheeks.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @lapetitevengeance
@evangelinemolly
option of only silver glitter and black eyeliner is an easy yet effective way to evoke some whimsy wintery fairy vibes.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @evangelinemolly
Full white lashes made almost all the trick for the whimsical winter aesthetic.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @propelthemoon_photography
The handpainted minimalist fairy wing effect in white is very artistic and wintery.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @doeneseya
The blue eyeshadow, mixed with bright white and the little stars creates a wonderful winter wonderland fairy queen aesthetics.
simple aesthetic winter blue fairy makeup
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Glittery Fairy Dust Aesthetic Fairy Makeup


Although almost fairy makeup idea includes some sparkly glitter, there is also a messy stardust galaxy with glitter alternative that will create a very fairy dust makeup aesthetic.

@chloeisabellah_ gives me the impression that she just played around with a lot of glitter. It is amazing and very enchanting.
fairy dust galaxy aesthetic fairy makeup
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @chloeisabellah_
A more organized aesthetic for sparkly fairy colors.
fairy dust galaxy glittery  aesthetic fairy makeup
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Fairy wing & butterfly makeup


Butterflies and fairies are connected when it comes to the myths of faeries. Fairy wings are, for instance, an adaptation of butterfly wings, Therefore, it is very common to add butterfly elements in a fairy makeup, and they look amazing in a thematic spring fairy creation.

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Simple and subtle with tiny butterflies makes a perfect fairy princess makeup.
easy simples fairy makeup with butterflies
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Purple fairy makeup art with butterflies.
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @theballerinabridemua
The butterfly wings here with burnt orange, gold and green make this one perfect for fall.
orange and green fall fairy makeup with butterfly wing
๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram / @neocbb

AI Generated Fairy Makeup Ideas


When the first news about AI-generated images started to pop up I didn’t like it. As a creator myself I thought it was unfair. Well, after exploring a few tools I changed my mind. I like how it expands possibilities, I like how beautiful is the junctions of art and technology, allowing our ideas to come to visual life and expanding possibilities in real life. That being said, I have explored a few options below for you to try a new outcome on fairy makeup at home!

A mix of the sparkly galaxy fairy dust with gems and butterflies in green and gold.
green and gold fairy makeup
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Fairy Freckes, bronze glittery eyes and green with little colorful gems.
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Gorgeous purple fairy makeup, with purple lashes on black skin.
purple fairy makeup on black skin
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Fairy Makeup Brands and Products Ideas


Here are a few bright, glittery, aesthetic and very well mascara, glitter gel, and fairy palette that I have found online.

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