Friday, 31 October 2014

Trick or Treat? | Halloween Makeup

It's once again my absolute favourite time of the year... HALLOWEEN!!! Bit of a last minute 'costume' this year as I am on holiday and didn't actually know there would be any Halloween festivities going on at the hotel. But armed with my trusty makeup bag, I set off to create a rather interesting "I have no idea where I'm going with this so I'll just improvise and see how it goes" look that I've decided to label as a witch (coven here I come).

I thought I'd provide a little tutorial in case anyone wants to replicate this for a last minute look or late Halloween parties. Just note that this was my first time doing this look so it would probably look better if done again.

I used these products to create this look as well as the rest of my body shop brush collection.

Start with a cleansed face. Moisturise and prime before adding concealer and powder (I don't wear foundation but that would work just as well). Next I took my Benefit Hoola bronzer and applied it in a 3 shape on both sides of my face.

Using the shades 'fuel' and 'cool grey' from my MUA Undressed palette and Kiko's water eyeshadow in shade 213 (it looks out more like emerald than on this picture) I created a winged eyeshadow look.

I applied 'fuel' all over my lid and drew the outline of the wing in 'cool grey' I then coloured this shape in with the water eyeshadow and blended it out towards my brow. Then using my Benefit They're Real eye liner, I went over the edge of the wings to make them bolder.
I used the Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohls in the shades 'Superblack' and 'Aquabat' on my waterline and bottom lids. I used a green Barry M dazzle dust to go over the eyeshadow then I filled in my unfortunately light eyebrows with Benefit's Gimmie Brow.

I used a lipstick from Collection's Gothic Glam set (I think it's shade 2 but I can't quite remember) and then lightly applied the dazzle dust over it using an eyeshadow brush.

If you got this far, congratulations, you can now let your hair down (or put it up, or just do some crazy stuff with it) and put your costume on.

I just let my naturally wild hair do what it does best, popped a faux septum in and voila! I had myself a witch costume (ish).

I hope you have a wonderfully spooky Halloween full of food and fun!

Charlotte x