Tifa From Final Fantasy VII: Inspired Makeup Look

September 10, 2009 by J. Dikes  
Published in Makeup

I am a huge fan of the Final Fantasy Series, and I thought it would be fun to do some more makeup tutorials inspired by some of my favorite characters.

DISCLAIMER: As usual, my interpretation may not be a carbon copy, which is why I say this is an “inspired” look.

For those unfamiliar with Tifa, she’s the kind and gentle, yet tough as nails heroine from Final Fantasy VII.  If you’re not a video game fan, here’s a photo reference:


(Source: Final Fantasy Union)

Very simple, understated, job friendly, minimal makeup look.  I did this look with a lot of e.l.f products.  Some of my favorite products are ones that I purchased from e.l.f.  they have a lot of good quality products, particularly for natural makeup looks.

I started with moisturizer, foundation, and concealer.  I then applied this new product I purchased from Coastal Scents called Flawless Glow Dust.  It’s been a week or so that I’ve been using it, and I like it so far.  I do have oily skin, and it does have a tendency to magnify that, but as long as I remember to touch up occasionally, it’s a great product.  You can purchase it here.

I then did some light contouring because I have very full cheeks.  I used the bronzer from e.l.f. studio contouring blush and bronzing powder to lightly shade in the hollows of my cheeks.

I then used just a tiny bit of blush.  Tifa is pretty pale, but I imagine she’d get a little flushed after kicking some butt.  I used e.l.f. natural radiance blusher in shy, which is a pretty pale pink.

I then defined my eyebrows using e.l.f. studio eyebrow kit in dark.  I’ve really enjoyed this product since I purchased it.  As I’ve mentioned, many times before, my eyebrows annoy me and I will not leave the house without filling them.  This product is a tinted brow wax and powder in one compact.  The tiny brush that comes with it isn’t terrible, but I use a flat liner brush instead.

Next, I applied some neutral eyeshadow from lashline to brow.  I used Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow in Tranquil Sands, which has a pearlescent finish, but you could substitute a matte shadow if you prefer.

And now time for lining eyes.  I have this great L.A. Colors Palette that I use almost daily.  I don’t remember where I got it, but I know it was inexpensive.  But anyways, this palette has some nice browns, and that’s what I’m going to use, for very subtle eyelining.

Mascara is next.  I’m using Maybelline Great Lash, as usual.

And finally, some pale/nude lipcolor.  I’m using the pale side of e.l.f. studio lip definer and shaper.  A matte nude shade would be closer to Tifa, but I didn’t have one handy.

And we’re done.  It is a very simple look, easily done in a few minutes.




As always, thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  If you are also a Final Fantasy fan, you might also enjoy my Lulu tutorial.

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