Not too long ago, I saw this great video by my best friend, Candice’s Vancity that she did alongside fellow talented Beauty Guru, Morta By Mita. The video was about doing a Sesame Street inspired makeup tutorial and Cancide chose Abby Cadabby. I thoroughly enjoyed the video and it inspired me to do a Sesame Street inspired makeup tutorial of my own. My chosen character…Cookie Monster!
The reason why I choose this cutie is because I have loved Sesame Street, the Muppets, and Jim Henson since I was one year old. (Yes, even though Jim Henson created Sesame Street and they are technically Muppets, they are still considered to be a separate entity from the Muppet Show Muppets such as Kermit, Miss Piggy, etc.)
Getting back on track, one of the reasons why I like Cookie Monster so much is because of his childlike charm. Some people look at Cookie Monster as a bad role model, but I disagree. I never craved junk food because of him. Instead, Cookie showed me to go after what I wanted and to grab the bull by the horns!
But don’t think this huggable monster lacks empathy. I’ve seen him empathize with other people and Muppets when they have anxiety. Sure, Cookie has his flaws, but that helps me want to do better!
So, this leads me to the tutorial! In order to achieve his look, I needed to emulate his fur as well as a cookie. I wanted to do a chocolate chip cookie, but couldn’t find the right inspiration. So the cookie I chose was a Samoa.
I started out my applying eyelids with my Urban Decay Primer Potion. After that, I took the color “Low Blow” from Naked Heat Palette and applied it to my upper lid.
In order to achieve that black and white look that is on a Samoa Cookie, I pulled out my black and white duo eyeliner I got from Sephora back when they were celebrating Minnie Mouse. (I know, it’s old! I can’t believe I still have it, either!)
I applied the black one in diagonal lines across the eyeshadow and then applied the white one the same next to the black liner. I had to let them dry for about twenty seconds each time. I know, it doesn’t dry quickly!
I’m hoping I can clean that up a little at the end!
Onto Cookie Monster’s blue fur! I took my FaceCandy Atlantis Palette and chose the color “Vanished”, then applied it to the rest of my lid.
I decided I didn’t want to stop at the eyes when it came to his fur. So I took my Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit and chose the color “Orion” to highlight with.
Here’s the end result:
I hope you had as much fun reading this as I did creating this look. Cookie Monster will always have a special place in my heart. Hey, I even have Cookie Monster pajamas from Kohl’s. That’s how much I love the little guy, even after all these years!
And remember: C is for Cookie! That’s good enough for me!