During this time of self isolation, one of the best things you could be doing is playing video games. Sure, you could do something more productive but where is the fun in that? My goal is to have two video game reviews up this month and hopefully you’ll find something you’d like to try. Today’s game is one of my most beloved and like in every review, there will be a makeup look at the bottom inspired by it. I’m not very tech savvy so while I will mention the game system requirements, I probably won’t be able to answer any tech questions. This also isn’t a walk through, only a review. So, what game am I talking about?
Mystery Legends: Beauty & The Beast is one of my oldest games. It was released in 2011 and that’s when I bought it. It’s an older game but a solid one. Over on the Big Fish Games website, it’s $20.00 when not on sale but they have deals all the time. I think the title of this game is pretty self explanatory; it’s a different take on the classic “Beauty and the Beast” story. It takes place shortly after the Disney version ends. The Beast has been transformed back into a prince through his love for Belle. However, in this version, the evil enchantress that originally cursed him is out for revenge.
- OS: Windows XP/Vista/8
- CPU: 1.4 GHz
- RAM: 1024 MB
- DirectX: 8.1
- Hard Drive: 992 MB
Once upon a time, deep within the heart of a kingdom, a charming prince was cursed by a scorned enchantress. Entangled within her wicked spell, he lay dying until a fair maiden’s love revealed the beauty within the beast. However, their happily ever after was not destined to last. Journey across magical lands, seek the help of fantastical friends, and overcome all obstacles to find the beauty within the beast in Mystery Legends: Beauty and the Beast!
As I mentioned above, this is one of my oldest games. It’s also one of my most replayed. Belle is my favorite princess and I love this more grown up and darker version of her story. She is the heroine and the prince is relying on her to save him once again… from what is basically his crazy, ex (wanna be) girlfriend.
Graphics can make or break a game for me and luckily, this game is a beauty (pun intended). The game play follows a pretty straight forward path from destination to destination and each stop along the way is so beautiful. There is a darker vibe to many of the locations and I love that. It doesn’t feel like a children’s game.
However, it does still have whimsical and interactive elements that enhance the experience. There’s Mr. Owl who lives in the tree by Belle’s cottage, a talking trickster puppet named Pinocchio and a leprechaun that guards the city gates but who can be bribed with a little honey. All of the characters that Belle meets along her journey are just perfect and add to the story line.
Along with the great characters, the music and game play mechanics are excellent. I would link to a playlist for the music but I can’t find one. There are a few play throughs of this game on Youtube and you can hear the music from one of them. Like most of the games I review, this one has hidden object scenes. I find them to be very relaxing. As a kid, I loved the I Spy books and I’m sure that’s why I enjoy games like this so much.
This game isn’t for kids but it’s also not difficult. It’s a great one to play when you just want to relax and that’s why I think it’s the perfect choice for most of us right now. I think that pretty much sums up my thoughts so let’s get into the makeup look!
For this look, I wanted to do something simple and Belle-esque. I decided to go with neutrals and a pop of red on the lower lash line to match the lipstick. I used the Natasha Denona Tropic Palette, Lorac Lux Diamond Palette and Lorac Effortless Glamour Palette. I’ll specify which shades came from which palette below. I used the Profusion Eyeshadow Primer.
- I set my primer with Carat (matte cream) from the Lorac Lux Diamond Palette.
- I blended Vintage Taupe (matte taupe) from the ND Tropic Palette into my crease and over the outermost half of my lid.
- I blended Nudist (matte peachy pink) from the ND Tropic Palette into the half of my crease closest to my inner corner. I lightly blended it into Vintage Taupe. I also applied this shade in my waterline.
- I applied Diamonds (metallic champagne) from the Lorac Lux Diamond Palette over the innermost part of my lid and on my brow bone.
- I topped Diamonds with Champagne (pink and gold shimmer with a champagne base) from the Lorac Effortless Glamour Palette. I also applied this shade in my inner corner.
- I lined my lower lash line with Coco (matte brown) from the ND Tropic Palette.
- I smudged Sangria (matte rosy red) from the ND Tropic Palette underneath Coco but not the full length of my lash line, just the outermost half.
- Detail Crease Brush
- Tapered Blending Brush
- Flat Eyeshadow Brush
- Small Angled Brush
- Smudge Brush
- Eye Crease Brush
- Blending Brush, I used this brush to blend out the edges.
If you are curious about any of the other products on my face, you can find this look in my recent posts on Instagram.
I typically don’t mention what’s on my face in these posts but I HAD to for this one. All of these products are from Colourpop but they’re limited edition and may or may not be available. The highlighter is Horse & Carriage, the blush is Enchanted Mirror and the lipstick is Belle.
If you decide to try this game, I hope that you enjoy it and it helps to get your mind off things. I would love to know if this game interests you or what you think about the look I created! Thanks for reading and have a great day!