Saturday, 31 October 2015

Halloween: Possession

Happy Halloween! Here's an easily achievable demonic possession look for you today!

I'm not going to list everything I used for his, as it was put together using basic browns, warm-hues and black eyeshadows, most of which can be found in cheaper palettes such as the BH Cosmetics 120 palettes. Products that pretty much everybody owns and are very non-specific.

I used my regular foundation all over (because I am pale as hell anyway...), and contoured my cheekbones, nose, and inner eyebrow area with browns and blacks. I used the same products on the eyes, starting out with a warmer, reddish toned brown blended all around the socket area, and then finished off with a black all over the lid and lower lash line, again blending this quite far out. 

For my lips, I used my usual, lightest concealer all over and applied a black eyeshadow to the center, avoiding the most outer sections of my mouth. 

For the eye and mouth details, I used the same brown eyeshadow I used throughout to lightly trace where I wanted my markings to be with a small eyeliner brush. Then - making sure to stay closer to the eye and mouth - defined the lines with a black eyeshadow and a light hand, to give a faded effect.

I finished this look off with white mesh contact lenses that I purchased from http://www.huntordye.co.uk/ , and made sure I didn't bother brushing my hair... Creepy, right?







Sunday, 18 October 2015

Jewel Tones

I thought I would make good use of these gorgeous jewel toned eyeshadow from Anastasia Beverly Hills before returning to the less-than-pretty Halloween looks next weeks. 

This was put together mostly with single eyeshadows, with the exception of a couple from the Shadow Couture palettes. Although the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadows are AMAZING, I sometimes like to try and put together looks like that are easily adaptable and can be created with similar shades that can be found in cheaper, budget brand palettes. And I think this is one of them! 

I used my full set of Ultimate Eye Set brushes from Makeup Addiction Cosmetics to create this look.
Hope you like it!




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Eden'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills single eyeshadow in 'Fawn' lightly blended into crease
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills single eyeshadow in 'Fresh Green' on inner third of lid 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills single eyeshadow in 'Teal Shimmer' on centre of lid
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills single eyeshadow in 'Iridescent Purple' on outer third of lid 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills single eyeshadow in 'Star Blue' and 'Azure' (from the 'Shadow Couture' palette) along lower lash line
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Noir' eyeshadow (from the 'Shadow Couture' palette) to slightly deepen outer lower lash line 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills single eyeshadow in 'Bling' on inner corner 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in 'Jet' along upper and lower waterlines
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara 
  • Backstage Lashes in 'Essex'

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Brunette' 


Monday, 12 October 2015

Peacock Blue

Taking a little break from the gorey Halloween looks today!

If you follow me on Instagram, you will already see that I am a big fan of the Makeup Addiction (formerly Hair and Makeup Addiction) brush sets, and I'm really pleased to finally try out some of their newer makeup products, including their loose pigments. I also used the Makeup Addiction 'Ultimate Eye Set' brushes to apply this, as they are the newest addition to my brush collection and I just couldn't wait to use them. 

The pigment that I used all over the lid is actually a stunning peacock green shade, but my lighting captured it as more of a vivid blue shade, but still looks so pretty!

I'm also really loving these super dense double lashes from Girls With Attitude, which are essentially two pairs of strip lashes already pre-stacked for you. 




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Makeup Addiction Cosmetics 'Peacock' pigment all over lid and slightly blended into crease
  • Makeup Addiction Cosmetics 'Marbled Smoke' pigment along lower lash line 
  • Makeup Addiction Cosmetics 'Purest' pigment around inner corner 
  • Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner in 'Hustle' placed on top of 'Purest' pigment 
  • Tarte 'Tarteist Clay Paint Liner' to line eyes and upper waterline 
  • Eyeko Eye Do mascara
  • Girls With Attitude 'Double Lash #8' false lashes 

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Caramel'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Soft Brown'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Caramel'



Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Halloween: Hush

Another Halloween idea today, inspired by pastelpegasus over on Instagram. This stitched mouth makeup is fairly easy and doesn't use too many products, although is a little bit fiddly when attaching the stitches. Absolutely not suitable for long-wear, parties or if you are keen on breathing through your mouth... :P But looks great for photography purposes!

After applying a ghostly liquid lipstick, I then applied little dabs of special effects wax around my lips, covering them with a medium brown eyeshadow and followed by a yellow to create a bruised effect. I also used a tiny amount of a red eyeshadow lightly dabbed in the center of the scar wax. I then used a latex-free brush-on eyelash glue to secure the cotton stitching after measuring it up for each 'hole', and then went over this with a gel blood applied with a small eyeliner brush. The glue and the scar wax help give the appearance of a 3D stitched effect. Lastly, I then went back in with my yellow eyeshadow and lightly stippled it over each hole to replace any colour that had been lost while applying the glue. And that's it! Creepy!




MOUTH:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in 'Sepia'
  • Snazaroo Special FX Wax
  • BH Cosmetics medium matte brown eyeshadow from the 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition)
  • BH Cosmetics medium matte yellow eyeshadow from the 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition)
  • BH Cosmetics deep red eyeshadow from the 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition)
  • Girls With Attitude Hypoallergenic Brush-on Lash Adhesive (to secure cotton stitches)
  • Snazaroo Special FX Gel Blood 



Monday, 5 October 2015

Halloween: Chelsea Smile

Not long to go until Halloween now! Weee! 

I decided to start a little early and have been playing around with scar wax for the first time. Since I didn't really know what I was doing or hadn't the foggiest on how it would turn out, I thought I'd start out with something that seemed fairly simple. So here we have a little chelsea smile action going on.

I just used my regular foundation and concealer all over my face for my base, and applied my liner and brows as normal. Once I had applied the scar wax and made the 'incisions', I set the scar wax with powders that match my skin tone before painting on liquid lipsticks to the insides of the wound, just to give it a nice solid blood-red base before applying gel blood. I finished it up by using a light matte brown eyeshadow to the surrounding areas, just to give some definition and more of a swollen and irritated look. 

Taken with my iPhone 5 front camera so not the best of quality, and I did apply a filter afterwards to make myself look queasy and poorly but hopefully you get the idea of how this would look in person!

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SKIN:

  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in 'Buff' (from normal/dry skin)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in 'NC15'

EYES:

  • Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in 'Ebony' 
  • Rock Out & Lash Out mascara
BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Caramel' 
WOUND:
  • Snazaroo Special FX Wax 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in 'Sarafine'
  • Lime Crime Velvetine in 'Wicked' 
  • Snazaroo Special FX Gel Blood 
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Photo Finish Powders in 'Neutral Light' and 'Neutral'
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger eyeshadow in 'Cappucino'