It’s the most wonderful time of the year- the holiday season! Happy HalloThanksMas!! To kick off this fabulous time we are graced with #SpookySeason! Which also means Halloween parties, events and dressing up! Even as an adult, there’s something so great about this time of year because it brings out our inner child and creative sides!! I try every year to do something out of the box, artistic and makeup inspired! As a makeup artist, Halloween is an awesome time to explore different looks and techniques! This year, I have 4 opportunities to dress up- how fun, right?! I chose 4 completely different looks that all took 30 minutes or less AND are made up of clothes you probably already own!! I kept my face the “feature” and the corresponding attire minimal- and you can to!! DIY saves both time and money, YES!
1. My tiger- 10minutes. look was made up of darker bronzer than I’m used to (Morphe Brushes 9BZ palette- similar), white and brown eyeshadows (Morphe Brushes 35K palette), black liquid eyeliner (maybelline line stiletto), gold glitter liquid shadow (Stila magnificent metals liquid eyeshadow in Kitten Karma), and red lipstick (Morphe Brushes liquid lipstick in shade Nibble). That’s literally it!! By following a guide or a picture, let your creative juices flow! After doing my normal makeup routine, foundation, mascara, etc., I used bronzer on the outside perimeter of my face, down the sides on my nose and as eye shadow! Next i used the white eyeshadow and added that to the center on my face and around my mouth. I added a winged liner, some glitter liner and added the whiskers and the stripes with liquid-eyeliner! I paired it with a black top and some yoga leggings and called it a day! This look is way less complicated then you think and a classic with cat-ears!
2. My Spider-Man mask 15minutes. was three things- red eye shadow (a mix of pink and orange from the Morphe Brushes 35B palette- similar) red lipstick (Victoria’s Secret Velvet Matte liquid lip in Knockout) and black liquid eyeliner (maybelline line stiletto) . How easy is that?! All you need is a steady hand and some red attire and it’s a look! First, outline the “eye holes” of the mask to keep as a guide to not add color inside the lines. You can make them as thick or as thin as you’d like. Layer the red eye shadow on half of your face, creating a mask, and on your eyes for dimension. I also added a gold eyeshadow to my eyelids, but this step is optional. Then i added the vertical lines starting in the center and working my way outward. Next, I created the web affect by starting in the center and drawing a semi- circle in between and connecting each one- threw on some red lipstick and done! I got so many compliments on this one! You don’t need to buy face- paint or high- end supplies for Halloween makeup- use what you already own!
3. My mystical mermaid!! 30 minutes. Again- I used eyeshadows all from the Morphe Brushes 35B palette- similar, and tons of glitter (nyx glitter liner and Stila Magnificent metals liquid eyeshadow)! This one was probably the easiest to do. After my normal makeup routine, I used and combined aqua, purple, pink and teal eyeshadows and created that out of the sea look I envisioned for my eyes. I also brought the purple down my nose for a “contour.” Next added highlight (colourpop smoke n whistles super shock highlight) to the high points of my face- forehead, chin, cheekbones and nose for that glow from within. I then took a pair of fishnet-stockings and held them up open on my face. By patting on eye shadow in different colors where I wanted my scaley features, it brought the attention from the eyes to the whole face! Lastly, I dowsed myself in glitter of course! Anywhere I thought it was needed! I put on an aqua blue pullover, pink metallic shoes as my “tail” and added a cute starfish to my hair that I picked up from a previous beach vacay.
4. Lastly, my final look was a scarecrow! 10 minutes. I used liquid eyeliner (maybelline line stiletto) and orange eyeshadow (Morphe Brushes 35O palette) along with false lashes. After my normal makeup routine, I made two orange circles of “blush” on my cheeks and a triangle on my nose. Doing this first allows you to see how wide you can make your smile. I also placed that orange in the crease of my eyes and on the lower Lash line. Next, line your smile with the liner and paint your lips, then add the “sewn” lines for a realistic look. I like to set liner with translucent powder so it doesn’t smear off and sets in place. I then outlined the triangle on my nose and added the lines to the Parameter and added a thick winged liner to my eyes for a doe-eyed affect. Next I applied my false lashes, painted some fake ones on the bottom for depth with liquid-eyeliner and I stippled on tiny fake freckles for a “sun- kissed” scarecrow look. And that’s it!! Of course I paired this with a flannel, jeans and boots!
Now it’s your turn to DIY your Halloween look! Trust me, you can do it! Add some makeup-effects and coordinated clothing and you’re set! Let your face be the focus. I can’t wait to see your looks! Comment with your photos below! Happy Halloween lovelies!