Halloween Makeup 2016!

Halloween Makeup 2016!

i hope you had a spooktacular Halloween...

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I love Halloween... but it also makes me sad that I'm too old to go trick or treating and indulging in bags and bags AND bags of sweets. My all time favourite costume when I was younger was definitely a devil, I used to love my horn headband and big devil pitchfork that my mum would get for me, paired with a red and black glittery dress.

Although trick or treating is off the cards now, there's still a world of makeup out there to delve into around Halloween time. I've never tried any Halloween makeup, apart from the odd drip of fake blood and the 'smokey eye' of black face paint when I was 5. This year, I thought I'd practise my artistic skills and see what I could conjure up. 

First, I used myself as the subject. With literally Eyeko Skinny Liner, and NYX Glam Liner Aqua Luxe in 24 Karat Glamour I started outlining parts of my face to create a skull. I had an outline for the eyes and the cheekbone, so I filled that in with the black eyeliner, and then created a halo around my eyes with the gold liner. I created the nose blackout, and decided to add the gold liner to there too aswell as for the 'teeth'. I created the teeth but nothing was neat or tidy, until I added the gold liner over the top which cleaned all the liner up. I was then left with black around the eyes, the teeth and cheekbone and then a bare face every where else. So I started roughly drawing hashtag like lines around my face with black liner and dabbing my finger on top which created the grey grubby look. I completely covered the perimeters of my face this way, and finished off by outlining all the black with gold eyeliner. I absolutely love the look I created, and for my first every try, I am quite proud of myself... I'd call it a Gold Glamour Skull!

The next day, it was actually Halloween, my friend asked me to do her some Halloween makeup which I was over the moon about... more practise for me. She came equipped with fake blood, fake FX scar wounds, and liquid latex. I was so excited but so nervous, because SFX makeup is so famous but seems so complex and hard to achieve the perfect look. I got to it anyway, and first I applied the scar wounds above and below her eyes and around the mouth area for almost a mix between the Joker and Twisty the clown from AHS. After this, I had to blend the scar wounds into the skin and extended some of the wounds so I applied the liquid latex (first time) and applied tissue and more layers, until I could create the perfect wound with tweezers. I went inside the wounds with Morphe 35O Palette to give it some deep red/black dimension before adding in the fake blood. When all the wounds were finished, I applied foundation concealer and bronzer, and of course eyebrows to give it a more clean and glam look... and you can see the pictures above of the final look. I absolutely love it, and I'm gutted Halloween is over because I want to try liquid latex again... it's fascinating and I loved playing with it.

I can't wait for Halloween next year to create some more looks, I just thought I'd share with you all my 2 looks for 2016 so I hope you like them!

Lots of love, Megan xo

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