Since I covered a scary side of beauty this morning, I thought I’d briefly touch on my Halloween makeup – which was a whole new level of makeup hacking. Let me paint the scene. With about two hours on the clock before I needed to exit the flat en route to a Halloween party I had just a small pea-sized dollop of white face paint I’d thrown in my basket at my weekly food shop and not a whole lot else, so who you gonna call? Michelle Phan, that’s who. So I dialled up her ‘The Beautiful Death’ tutorial and got to work with a white face paint loaded-up brush in one hand and the most colourful items I could find in my stash in the other…
I started off, as Michelle instructed, by outlining my eye socket with Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Waterproof Eye Kohl in Bright Blue – not too tricky. As I was lacking on the blue face paint front I painted from the lids up with the Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow in Sapphire, set with Blackout from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and mixed the cream shadow, Rimmel pencil and a bit of the white face paint to apply from the lids down, all held in place with a bit of transparent powder. A bit of mascara and black kohl followed. Then I got in there with my white face paint (though mine was a little crap so I had to use Lily’s more professional offering to touch it up), stroked on with an unwanted foundation brush – again all set into place with a transparent powder (it’s all about the transparent powder).
Around the eyes I painted on a pink scalloped pattern using the Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Perfect Wave mixed with a little transparent powder (told you I engaged in some questionable improvisation) and drew round the eye sockets again with the Rimmel pencil. The nose was penned on using a combination of a liquid liner and a matte black powder eyeshadow to fill it in. Then I got to work with the most colourful eye pencils I had drawing on a load of mis-matched, unsymmetrical swirls and scribbles – my steady hand needs some work. The ‘rose’ on my forehead was created using eye pencils too and coloured in with Tease from the Naked 2 Palette. To finish off I scrawled on some teeth with black eye pencil and blend a little of Blackout on the centre of my lips.
I paired it will an all-black ensemble, not too different from my usual get-up to ensure the whole thing wasn’t too ‘Lindsay Lohan from Mean Girls at the Halloween house party’. Though that doesn’t mean I didn’t cop a few odd stares on the tube journey there. It was very entertaining indeed. It’s amazing what you can do with a lipstick, cream eyeshadow and a handful of eye pencils, eh?