HALLOWEEN HOW-TO: COMIC

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 week, I’m showing you how to make yourself look like a character from a comic book.  Since I’m going as Catwoman this year (the Julie Newmar comic book version, that is), I saved this one for last.  Just a few simple tricks will have you looking like a Lichtenstein in no time!

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What You’ll Need:
Cream palette (or creamy pencils for drawing)
Black eyeliner pencil
Red Lipliner
Neutral eyeshadows
False lashes
Lash glue
Brushes for application

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1. Swipe some neutral shadow on your eyelid. Then pop a darker color in the socket and outer corners for definition.  Blend upward and outward.
2. Add large false lashes and line your eyelids with a wing on the ends.
3. Draw lower lashes on the outer corners using your black eyeliner pencil or black cream makeup.
4. With your black eyeliner pencil, start drawing lines where your natural shadows would be, highlighting any lines to make them pop out (avoid drawing too many or you’ll start to look strange). To look sad or mad or happy (or whatever emotion you’d like), make sure to dramatize the eyebrows in the shape that brings out the emotion.
4. Fill in your lips with red lipliner.  Using a white pencil or dipping a small brush in white cream makeup, begin drawing diagonal dots all along your face and down your neck (to your collar). I added a teary eye for more drama using blue cream makeup.
5. Finish by popping on a bright colored top and make sure to work that pout!

 

MONTHLY OBSESSION

I usually stick with sunscreen/moisturizer as a base to my makeup and skip the primers all together unless I’m going to an event.  So when I decided to try Hourglass’s Veil Mineral Primer, I surely wasn’t planning to use it everyday.  Well, there went that plan.  Ever since I tried the silky formula, I was hooked.  It goes on thin (which I like), and one pump covers my entire face.  My skin is instantly smoother and my makeup needs less touching up from day to night.  The fact that it’s oil free and has an SPF 15 in it, is just an added bonus.

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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.