Wednesday 6 November 2013

Halloween Handywork

This Halloween I ventured out of my comfort zone and did a couple of my friends make up. Despite my ever growing love of all things cosmetics, and my fascination of experimenting with different make up techniques, I've always been too scared to doodle on someone else's face. I have forever been a perfectionist and therefore have a fear of leaving someone looking like an idiot, and as this make up was for an event there wouldn't be much of an opportunity to fix it. 

My friend Faye decided to dress up as Medusa for Halloween at work (you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find appropriately sized rubber snakes!) and asked if I would do her make up. Naturally I said yes, inside however I was more than a little nervous! I got experimenting at home and decided the best approach was to whack out some good old fishnet tights. Snakes are scaly after all. 

This was a quick 20 minute practice on myself of how I wanted the look to go.
Below is the finished look I created on Faye.

Unfortunately the camera doesn't pick up some of the scale detail, a real shame as Faye had to sit there with a pair of fishnets over her head to for 10 minutes (yes I did laugh, I'm a terrible friend) whilst I used browns, greens and blues to contour the cheekbones, jawline, nose, temples and hairline. 
I also extended her eyebrows either side, emphasizing sharp angles and points at the arch, centre and tail. 
For the eyes, I created a very dark green-blue smoky eye with dark definition in the socket which I connected to the eyeliner. I created a double flick with the liner to replicate a snake tongue and emphasized this by running a white under each line. 
To finish the look I created a black and orange ombr√© lip.

Key products used:
-Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in 010, Light Porcelain
Any pale foundation will work as you want to create a light, stony looking base.
-Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadows in Never, Fame, and Sex.
-Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Stormy Pink
This creates a lovely dark haze all around the eye, perfect for building a smoky look.
-Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner in Infinity
A gel liner is perfect for this look as it gives great accuaracy for the sharp lines and can be blended out into the smoky look when working quickly.
-Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe
-Illamasqua Lipsticks in Flare and Pristine.

Later on I then also did myself, and my friend Joanne's make up, many of the products were the same except for my lips I used:
-Illamasqua Colouring Pencil in Debonair
-Illamasqua Lipstick in Apocalips
-Limecrime Carousel Gloss in Hollygram

 (Very bad, I forgot to take a photo with the lipgloss on that was decent enough quality to use on here, there is a photo on my Instagram however with just the gloss, it's an amazing green glitter!)

I hope this gave you all some inspiration for some costume looks and some more wearable options too.



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