Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Halloween Makeup Showdown - The Devil vs Poison Ivy

So, these are two Halloween looks that I've rocked in the past. I apologise for the awful photo quality but I didn't take these shots with the intention that one day they would end up on a blog! Excuses over...I thought I would share with you which makeup products I used to create each look. If you're looking for some inspiration this Halloween then I hope you find this post helpful.

Although both look appear similar *again probably due to poor photo quality* I promise you that they are entirely different, I only actually used a couple of products that appear in both.

First up: The Devil

Now, in day to day life I usually stick to the 'dramatic eye' or 'lip' makeup rule - as both together can end up making you look either clown-like or like you've applied your makeup in the dark...with a trowel. Never a good look. However, on Halloween? Hell that rule goes well and truly out of the window. As long as you apply it carefully, that's the key. So yes, I did sport a smokey eye and red lip combo and you know what, I think I pulled it off. I didn't get any obvious stares anyway haha.

Products I used:

*Base: Bourjois 10 hour Sleep Effect Foundation in shade 53.
-  I never used to use concealer, which is crazy as I have ridiculously dark under eye circles!
*Powder: Max Factor Crème Puff in shade Medium Beige.
*Eyebrows: Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown and Sleek Brow Kit in Light.
*Bronzer: my bronzer of choice was Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing in shade 52.
- No blusher (I never used to wear it)
*Eye shadow: Smokey eye courtesy of Benefit 'Smokin' Eye' kit.
*Eyeliner: Rimmel Kohl pencil in Black and Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner in Black.
*Mascara: Maybelline, I switch up which one I purchase each time I run out however, the Colossal one is a firm fave! (Yellow tube)
*Lips: The liner was Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner in Red Diva and the lipstick was Mac Ruby Woo. Perfecto!

Next Up: Poison Ivy

To say I was excited to dress up as Poison Ivy would be an understatement. Since Kim Kardashian rocked the look a few years ago, Poison Ivy has fast become the ultimate 'glam' villain! ooh and boy did I embrace that look. As I decided to wear a wig paired with the infamous ivy mask - FYI, I did a little DIY to it as it was barely big enough to cover my eyes! - I decided to tone down the eye makeup (who am I kidding, I let the lashes do the talkin' instead) and focus on a berry toned lipstick, to compliment the dark wine red hair of course. Unfortunately I didn't have time to create the 'Ivy eyebrows' properly with makeup, but if I do ever get the chance then I'll make sure I update this post.

Products I used:

*Base: A mixture of Dr Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm and Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation in shade 53 which was used on the areas that needed extra coverage.
*Concealer: A mixture of Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer in shade Classic Beige (under eyes) and Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer in shade 2.
*Powder: Rimmel Powder Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent.
*Eyebrows: Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown, Sleek Brow Kit in Light and Dark and Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo in shade Soft Brown.
*Bronzer: Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzing Powder - I think this comes in one universal shade.
*Blusher: A mixture of Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush in shade 33 - Lilas D'or and Mac crème blush in shade Lady Blush.
*Highlighter: Mac Fantasy Flower
*Eye Shadow: A subtle smokey eye this time, again using my trusty Benefit 'Smokin' Eye' kit and a random green shadow from a Next makeup compact! 
*Eyeliner: Rimmel Kohl pencil in Black and Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner in Black.
*Fake Eyelashes: Primark lashes, yes that's right Primark! A bargain at £1!
*Mascara: Maybelline 'The Rocket' Mascara - FYI, I am not a fan of this product!
*Lips: Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in shade 107.

Yes, it is a lot of makeup but if you can't get away with it at Halloween, then when can you! ;-) So the ultimate question is, which look do you prefer? The Devil or Poison Ivy??

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