HALLOWEEN HOW-TO: OWL

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday.  Pumpkin carving, haunted houses, and dress up parties are just a few of my fave things. So I’m really excited to share some costume ideas that won’t require anything but a dig through your closet and some makeup.  This Halloween post is also featured on ModCloth, which has lots more Halloween inspiration, and fun lifestyle, fashion and beauty tips, so check it out!

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No fancy costume this year? No problem!  Simply pair this fun owl makeup with a simple dress and you’ll be the prettiest woodland creature at the party.

Things You’ll Need:
Brown and black eyeshadow
Black eyeliner pencil
Cream white and brown makeup
Feathery false lashes
Lash Glue
Feathers
Makeup brushes for application

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1. Start off by swiping brown or bronze shadow all across your lid, up to the brow bone and below your lower lash line. You can deepen the corners for added dimension, using black shadow in the outer corners.

2. Next, line your eyes with black liner, making sure to get between the lashes to make it really dark.  Line the waterline.

3. Taking a white pencil or dipping a brush in white cream makeup, start drawing feather-like strokes downward under your eyes, and upward from your eyebrow to your forehead.

4. Using a brown pencil or dipping a brush in brown cream makeup, draw small feathery strokes through the white to create the illusion of feathers, breaking up the white, all around your eyes and eyebrows.

5. With your black pencil, draw down the sides of your nose, draw a beak on the end of your nose, and definite any areas that need more drama.

6. If you’d like to add actual feathers (I picked up a bag of brown feathers for $4 at a craft store), simply dab some lash glue just above your eyebrows and place the feathers in a 45-degree angle towards your temples.

7. Finish off by adding dramatic feathered lashes and a nude lip.

SUPPORTING THE CAUSE

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so I’ve collected some great products that are donating to the cause.  A portion of the proceeds go to a supporting charity, so whether you’re a survivor or a supporter, give back by picking up one of these items below!


6335ec4680d6b1b8171a7c7474ea72a9Essie ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ Mini Four-Pack

1562 Jane Iredale Smell The Roses Hydration Spray
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Murad Hydrate for Hope Set 

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Sonia Kashuk Primping for a Cause

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Bumble and Bumble Prêt-á-Powder for Breast Cancer Awareness

ECAA_lBobbi Brown Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection

And for additional items like furniture and clothing, check out these sites that are donating to breast cancer research as well.  Stock up on early holiday shopping by giving back to an important cause!

Regency Shop for fabulous furniture
Tory Burch
 for accessories
One Hope Wines to get your drink on
Stella & Dot jewelry

HIGHLIGHTERS

Now that summer is over, so is that dewy complexion.  Sorry kids.  Dry winter months can bring dull skin so now is the perfect time to break out the highlighters.  I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ones that will give you that instant “lit from within” glow.  Lightly dab (or brush) a little on your cheek bones, brow bone and cupid’s bow for luminous skin.

Highlighters

From left to right:
Nars Copacabana Illuminator
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer 
Benefit Sun Beam
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer