Hello my lovelies!
So this post is going to be based around my halloween look and ideas, a little late I know I apologise but I’ve been swamped with school work and everything that’s been going on lately!!
But better late than never I guess hey?!
So for starters unlike most years I left deciding what I wanted to be and do for halloween a little later than normal, usually I try to prepare myself at least a couple weeks in advance, you know practice my makeup and try on numerous different outfits, but this year I didn’t.. oops!
Anyways, I went to this HUUUGGGEEE fancy dress costume store up by 14th street with a few friends to hunt down our last minute costumes! I’ve never been in a fancy dress costume shop so big! It had floors and floors of costumes, my friend and I actually got lost in there and couldn’t find our way out! haha. Other than being lost in there for an extra hour, I was in heaven. I love any excuse to dress up so I was in my element, and being in New York City for halloween this year, woah what a bonus! We wondered around for ages picking up various different costumes, you know how fussy we can be girls! Wanting the perfect costume.. I ended up choosing the costume I picked up within the first 10 minutes of being in the store, as per usual haha. I decided to be camo-hunter. I went full out, I got the costume, the matching hat, the jacket, the props, the fake knifes and bullets, the blood and a whole load of face-paint. I probably spent a little more than I should have on my costume, but really I don’t think you can put a price on fun! And I love Halloween so what’s a better excuse!!
So once I had bought my costume I rushed home to google different makeup ideas that might work with my costume. I found a whole load of different makeup idea’s but none really went with my costume choice so I decided to make up my own thing. I chose something very simplistic and basic for this halloween but it still looked super effective with my costume.
Okay, so being the fool I am I actually forgot to take a photograph of my makeup look in the morning (how annoying) so the minute I got home I took a picture, my makeup had kind of faded and some of it chipped off but it wasn’t that bad, I have some pictures of a group of friends and I so I’ll also show you those at the end of this post!
So my basic halloween look consisted of green, brown and black face-paints, black and red eyeshadow, my everyday wet ‘n’ wild photo focus foundation, brown mascara, shimmer bronzer and also a nice Brown lipstick to finish off the look. Oh and fake blood of course, it wouldn’t be halloween without a little bit of fake blood now would it? 😛
I do apologise again that my pictures are after the day was over so my makeup doesn’t look all that fresh! Sorry! :S
Step by step:
- I started off of my look by washing my face ensuring I had no leftover makeup on my face and then patted my face dry with a soft towel. I then used about a pea size of my good old maybeline primer which I rub all over my face.
- Once that has sunk into my face I go straight for my LOreal beauty blender and I dampen it and squeeze out all of the excess water. I then grab my handy photo focus foundation from wet ‘n’ wild and I place about 2 pea sizes of the foundation and spread evenly around my face and then begin to gently tap in the foundation with my damp beauty blender until it’s all evenly blended.
- Normally I would use concealer here but I didn’t because my makeup look didn’t really need it but if you want to use it feel free. I then moved onto my pressed powder and I lightly applied this all over my face with a soft fluffy brush, especially in areas where I may get oily through the day just to lock in the foundation.
- Then I go onto the bronzer and apply as normal down my cheekbones, to give my face a little bit of shape.
- Once I’d done this I went onto my eye shadow which is where my halloween look really becomes to come together. I pick up some of my light brown eye shadow and cover the entire eyelid with this product. Once the lid is covered I then find my black eye shadow and I slowly start to work the black in from the far corners into the brown eye shadow giving it a smoky eye look. I did this until I had a nice full smoky eye look with only the brown and black eye shadows. See, I told you simple!
- Okay next I moved onto my waterline, I found a lovely deep red colour eye shadow and I began to work the red into my waterline very gently giving my eyes a sore look. The red with the black and brown smoky look really compliment each other really well and made my look, and gave my look a spooky vibe. It is HALLOWEEN after all eh? 😛
- I also added a tiny bit of gold right in the inside corner to make my eyes pop a little – this is optional I just love gold so much.
- The next stage I applied my mascara as normal, I decided to use brown mascara for this look because I was sticking very much to browns and greens for this look so I thought why not.
- Now this is my starting point, this is where the face-paint comes in. This is also very simple. With the green face-paint I apply a pea size blob onto the back of my hand, now you can use a small brush to apply this but I find using my fingers is easier for me and gives me more accuracy. I get the green cream onto my finger and on my face I draw a straight line in the middle of my cheek. I then do the same on my other cheek, exactly the same.
- Next I do the same but with the brown face-paint, I apply it directly above the green line on my face. Do the same on the other cheek.
- I then do the same with the black face-paint. I apply the black above the brown line. Do the same on the other cheek, again.
- This is where it gets messy. This look is nearly complete, but would not be complete without some blood! To make my hunter look a little bit more scary I decided I was going to wear my choker and make some sort of cut across my neck. Where the choker is placed on my neck I drew a faint black line with eye shadow through the gaps so.I had a guideline for my blood.
- After I had the black lines in place, I got the fake blood and through the choker I gently dripped down the fake blood, drop by drop. Allowing some of the drips to go further than the others. I did this all the way along my neck giving a barbed-wired type of look.
See, I told you it was that simple!
I hope you enjoyed my little step by step guide on how I created this simple halloween look. (This is my first time doing this haha) I hope you all had a great Halloween!
I’m gunna show you just a few pictures of my classmates and I, to show you what we dressed up as for Halloween!
What did you dress up as for Halloween?
Laurie loo x