Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Top 3 Halloween Looks


Halloween is the one night a year when making a ridiculous effort for your costume gets you major brownie points - the more extravagant, the better! Take the opportunity to show off your creative side and let your face do all the talking with one of these horrifying Halloween make-up challenges.

Sugar Skull
The sugar skull tradition, which features in Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations, is now a popular Halloween look that's perfect for testing your makeup skills. Start with a white base (you can get different coloured face paint from Woolworths), then use eye shadow and pencils to decorate your eye area, nose, and lips with patterns. Add rhinestones and glitter if you want a more glitzy effect. The great thing about this look is that there's no one way to do it, so have some fun and be as daring as you want. Check out YouTube tutorials as a starting point, then let your imagination run wild. 

Sexy Vampire
The sexy vampire look never goes out of style, but if you want avoid looking like you just failed to get a tan this summer, you'll need to get the makeup just right. Start by seeking out some seriously pale foundation and exaggerate with talcum powder - it should be more subtle than the skull, but still with a ghostly pallor. Apply bold, dark eye shadows to your lids and smudge dramatically, line your eyes heavily and use a brow palette to define your eyebrows. For your lips, choose a vampy colour like deep red, burgundy, or even black. Line your lips first to create a strong shape, fill in with lipstick, blot, then reapply. Halfway though the night, try dribbling some fake blood from your mouth onto your neck, making it clear you've just enjoyed an undead snack. 

The Walking Dead
Zombies are huge this year, so if you want to rock the undead look, start with a base of green or purple face paint to give the illusion of rotting skin. Use black eye shadow to accentuate the sunken parts of your face, like your eye sockets and the hollows of your cheeks, and darken the natural shadows on your face. Give yourself some stitches, drawn on with a temporary marker, and trickle fake blood from your eyes, nose and mouth. 

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Halloween is a little over a month away now! If people can talk about Christmas this early why not Halloween? If you are going to a Halloween party I recommend thinking about your outfit early so you can buy everything you need and practice your makeup look if it involves one! I'd love to know what you are doing for Halloween this year, let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading,
Shona x



*collaboration post with/by Catherine Lavinia
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6 comments

  1. Zombie you missed out zombie!

    Emily
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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    1. A classic of course! Walking dead is pretty close I think though :) x

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  2. It's never too early to talk about Halloween :D
    I've already done a few looks, edited the pics and wrote the posts out ready for me to publish. xD May be too excited xD Haha.

    Juyey Xx

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  3. The walking dead! I love that show! Great halloween costume ideas!

    Lauren,
    http://atouchofsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha :) I've never seen that show! x

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