Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Feeling Halloweeny

As October marches on, the more I start daydreaming about Halloween. It's always been one of my favourite holidays, and although I'm well beyond the trick-or-treating days, I still get a huge kick from dressing up and watching others get in the spirit. When else can you adopt a completely different persona without being labelled a con-artist or having multiple personalities? ;)

That said, I really have no idea what I'm going to dress up as this year! I love a costume that lets me play around with makeup (of course!), particularly makeup looks I normally wouldn't wear, but something that goes beyond the typical princess or cat (mouse? bunny?) look.

Last year I went as the devil. I thought it would be mildly ironic, since I'm pretty sweet and innocent as things go (hopefully most of my acquaintances would agree ;). Although I probably struggled at donning a fully evil demeanor, I was pretty happy with how the makeup turned out!


To embody the prince (princess?) of darkness, I opted for a deep, sculpted eye (using Chanel Illusion d'Ombre cream eye shadow in Mirifique), harshly contoured red cheeks (using MAC Powder Blush in Frankly Scarlett), and a mix of red and black lipsticks (Chanel Rouge Allure in Lover and a random dollar store Halloween black lipstick). Some might say that the devil wears Prada, but in this case she wore Chanel!

Here are a few views of the look:




Extra spooky!



Bonus points if you can identify who's in my locket. I brainstormed about what individuals the devil might have secretly tucked away, close to his heart, and these were the two I decided on ;)

And a picture of the entire costume:



So overall, I'm trying to get inspired from last year's costume while at the same time attempting to come up with something totally different. Not an easy task! I'd love to hear your ideas for what I should be for Halloween this year!

What are you all planning to be this year? Any costumes that involve fun makeup?

26 comments:

  1. WOW! You are seriously talented! This is such a great costume and the makeup really tops it off. Well done!

    http://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Erica! It really was a fun costume to put together :)

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  2. Awesome look! I wish Australians celebrated Halloween more!

    http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks, Kat! I didn't realize Halloween wasn't such a big deal in Australia. Hopefully there are still some fun costume parties where you get to dress up sometimes :)

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  3. You look amazing! Perfect costume for Halloween!

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    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! Just started follwing you :)

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  4. Great costume! I really like the way your makeup turned out! :)

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  5. Love this costume and your blog is just awesome
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    1. Thanks! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  6. haha you did an amazing job! :)

    vickyhoang.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Vicky! Thanks for reading :)

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  7. I love the makeup! The red lipstick is really amazing! :D

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    1. Thanks, Cassandra! I'll check out your site for sure :)

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  8. Cool makeup for Halloween!

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  9. Looking amazing..I also love to dress in Halloween...It is the best occasion for me to get dressed in a funky way.

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    1. Thanks! And I agree- Halloween is the best time to be extra creative with makeup and costumes :)

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  10. I love this! I love how vibrant the cheeks are, they really pop and add fierceness!

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    1. Thanks, Marvelle! The bright red contoured cheeks were really fun to do. Definitely a makeup look I wouldn't wear outside of Halloween :)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and for reading!

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)