Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Red Lip Classic

Red lips and cat eyes are a staple, like mac and cheese or pecan pie in the south. I love doing a sleek winged liner, but also have a soft spot for all different variations of it. For this look, I chose a darker red lip that I got from a friend years ago by OPI called Suzi Loves Sydney. Instead of regular eyeliner, I chose to use an angled brush and sweep some black MAC eyeshadow on to keep it really dark and soft. For shadow, I used light, natural colors without much shimmer (also by MAC) because I wanted the liner and lips to do most of the work. Pair it with a cozy sweater, and this is the perfect fall look!

When Black Cats Prowl and Pumpkins Gleam...

My husband and I are lucky enough to go to an extremely fun Halloween party hosted by his cousin every year. The costumes are always really intense so we have to be sure to put on our A-game for it. This year he won the prize for Scariest Costume (2 years in a row, thank you very much). Last year we were a skeleton couple, and I loved it so much that you get to see another picture of it below.
This year we decided to dress up as an angel and demon. I wish I could say that I made his horns from my own latex, but I was a slacker and ordered them. I used mostly Ben Nye products for his makeup. I was introduced to Ben Nye during a stage makeup course, and have loved it ever since. It is amazing at lasting all night, which is exactly what you need on Halloween! A great little detail that I loved was some Decay tooth color by Ben Nye for his teeth. They looked utterly disgusting. I unfortunately didn't get many good quality pictures of our faces close up, but I used golds and purples around my eyes and made sure to highlight excessively and top everything off with oodles of glitter for myself. If you know me, you know that eyelashes are one of my favorite things, and these white lashes made me so giddy to wear.
... May luck be yours this Halloween!
2014 Halloween costumes - winners of Scariest Costume
2014 Halloween costume - winner of Scariest Costume
2014 Halloween costumes - winners of Scariest Costume

Bryan's costume - winner of 2015 Scariest Costume

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

And So It Begins

I love this season. Have I mentioned that before? Halloween is such a joy for me. I adore coming up with new creatures to bring to life as well as reenvisioning familiar costumes for something fresh. My adorable mom had a neighborhood party tonight and needed a low-key costume in a pinch so here's what we came up with! To really capture the autumn feel of a scarecrow, I used golds in her eyeshadows and kept it mostly neutral there, and used purples and oranges in the patches on her face.
I love how a unique makeup can really make a costume extraordinary. Let me know and I would love to help you put your own ensemble over-the-top for your party this year! (insert jack-o-lantern emoji here)