Oct 29, 2015

Halloween Makeup 2015

Hello! Halloween is here. I absolutely love dressing up for Halloween! I'm very much into makeup looks rather than costume because costumes can get expensive. And I have a ton of makeup that I'm itching to use. Win-win! The year before last, I did a part sugar skull- part siren makeup. Last year, I was in the throes of morning-sickness so I was so sad to miss the festivities. This year, I co-ordinated with my baby. She went as Harry Potter and I decided to go as her patronus - a stag. There are a ton of doe inspired makeup tutorials, so I just improvised from there.

Steps -

1. Wash and moisturize your face and neck.

2. Using a black eyeliner (I used Nyx), draw an outline on the outer edges of your nose. Connect it to the eyebrows and darken your eyebrows with the same eyeliner.

3. Color the nostrils and the tip of your nose with the same black eyeliner.

4. Apply a black eye shadow all over the lid. I used the black from the maybelline nude palette.

5. Blend towards the crease of your eyelid with a clean brush dipped in a matte brown eye shadow. I used the shade "chocolate cookie" from the Too Faced matte palette.

6. I added false eyelashes just to enhance the big eye'd effect. I used the ones from Katy Perry. This is a great starter kit if you're just getting into false eyelashes.

7. I applied black eyeliner over the band of the false eyelashes and added multiple coats of mascara to blend the lashes with my natural lashes. I used Benefit they're real. It's an amazing mascara!! I'm on the hunt for a more volumizing one but this is the best one I've tried so far.

8. Now onto the lower eyelid and lash line! I lined the waterline with a nude pencil. I used Rimmel Scandal Eyes in nude. Now using the same pencil, draw on the lower eyelid below your waterline.

9. Now draw an outline with a black liner on your lower lid, far from your actual waterline. Because you added the nude liner, it's seem like your eyes are way bigger, like a deer.

10. I tried my best to cover my lower eyelashes with the nude liner but it wasn't very successful. You could also draw some lashes below the lower lid liner but I skipped that.

11. Now to get the velvetty brown skin, I used a very deep bronzer, from NYX. Apply some thick lines on the forehead and below the cheekbones on either side. Then blend, blend, blend.

12. Add a highlighter, I just used the other end of the Nyx contour stick and highlight above the brown in the cheek and below the brown in the forehead.

13. Using the nude eyeliner, mark some spots on your cheeks and forehead. (Not all species of deer have spots but some do, I checked, lol). Using the same nude eyeliner, shade the region between the two black lines in the bridge of your nose. Blend the shading on the nose a little.

14. I applied a brown lipstick with shimmer. Some people color the upper lip all black. I decided to do a glamorous deer with lipstick, haha. I used a brown lipstick from Maybelline in Crazy for Coffee (great nude lip color for everyday!!) and layered a coppery bronze Covergirl lipstick over it.

15. I added a headband with reindeer antlers that I got from Amazon. That's it.

It sounds like a long process but it took me maybe 15-20 minutes. I love makeup looks like these where I can go dramatic because most days I tend to skip makeup or keep it really simple. I also love the idea of adding in fun accessories and makeup to denote a character as opposed to going with a costume. It really keeps down the cost and let's face it, if you have the time, it's a lot of fun to dress up.

I hope you enjoyed this look and the post. Do you love halloween? Do you love to dress up? I have a few friends who hate halloween, which so alien to me. What about you?

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