Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Look #1: The Siren's Song

Boo! Happy Halloween, everyone! I've always loved this holiday and I'm celebrating Halloween this year by bringing you two different makeup looks. Today's makeup was inspired by this stunning look on Pinterest as well as this amazing creation from Coco at The Beauty Milk. It channeled my inner siren, letting me feel like one super sultry mermaid, if only for a few hours :)


I used quite a few products for this look, but drew heavily on my newest Inglot goodies as well as Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 The Siren palette. The Siren contains a gorgeous selection of rainbow coloured hues, including tones of deep teal, sea blue, seafoam, and yellow gold- all of which fit perfectly with this look! 

For the eyes, I painted the inner corners and brow bones with the gold shade from The Siren and Inglot Eye Shadow #49, an amazing antique gold. I then took the deep teal shade from The Siren, sweeping it on the crease and outer corners of the eye, blending up towards the temples. I layered the teal with Inglot Eye Shadow #414, a stunning metallic forest green. To add dimension in the temples, I blended the sea blue and seafoam shades from The Siren into the teal and green tones. I defined my brows with the teal shade for the palette, bringing it down the edges of my nose as a contour. I added definition to my eyes with a bold teal liner, Inglot Eyeliner #527 and drenched my lashes with a super lengthening black mascara, Clinique High Impact. 

For the piece de resistance, I turned to the incredible Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe, a stark, milky white. I dotted it across my temples, down the bride of my nose, and along my brows to add some texture to the look. Really happy with the effect it created!


For the skin, I topped off my favourite full-coverage foundation, Revlon ColourStay, with Inglot HD Illuminizing Pressed Powder #402, which imparts the loveliest subtle glow. I created a contour guideline using Inglot's HD Sculpting Powder #504 then topped it with some of the dark teal shade from The Siren palette. For blush, I opted for a warm, soft shimmer in the form of Inglot Fusion Blush & Illuminator #203. Finally, as a highlight, I popped the gold eye shadow from The Siren along the tops of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, on the cupid's bow, and the top of my chin. 

As for the lips, I coated them with a healthy dose of lip balm, then smudged the deep teal shade from The Siren all over. I next tapped a touch of gold shadow in the centre of my lower lip, blending out slightly. And that's it! 


Here's a closeup of the eye look, followed by a full breakdown of everything I used! 


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Makeup in Buff (Combo/Oily formula)
Concealer: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up NC20 (on blemishes and redness)
Powder: Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot (lightly on t-zone) and Inglot Illuminizing Pressed Powder #402 (all over)

Contour: Inglot HD Sculpting Powder #504 layered with the deep teal shade from the Marc Jacobs the Siren palette

Blush: Inglot Fusion Blush & Illuminator #402

Highlighter: Gold shade from Marc Jacobs the Siren layered with Inglot Eye Shadow #49

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe kayered with the deep teal shade from Marc Jacobs the Siren palette
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
Eye Shadows: Deep teal, sea blue, seafoam, and gold shades from Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 the Siren palette layered with Inglot Eye Shadows #49 and #414

Eyeliner: Inglot Eyeliner #527 (on upper and lower lash lines) and  Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe (dotted on temples, along brows, and down the nose contours)
Mascara: Clinique High Impact in Black

Lips: Dark teal and gold eye shadows from Marc Jacobs the Siren layered over lip balm


And a few more shots of the look:






I had so much fun with this look! I've always wanted to play around with mermaid-inspired makeup, and tones of teal and gold are among my favourite to work with. There are few looks that make you feel ultra sultry while simultaneously singing "Under the Sea" on loop. This was one of them and for that, I loved it! 

Stay tuned for my second Halloween look tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by! xo

44 comments:

  1. Stuh-ning. I absolutely love it - everything looks so perfectly blended!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  2. Omg you look amazing!

    http://worldbloggers.net/

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  3. You did an amazing job with this look!! Such great makeup application!
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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  4. I love it. It looks absolutely amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! I had a lot of fun with this look :)

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  5. This is incredible - you are so talented!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  6. Holy shit Jen, you look fricking incredible! xxx

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Vanessa! Too sweet :)

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  7. I saw this on your facebook page! just WOW-you look amazing

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Stacey! I had tons of fun with this one :)

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  8. I can't get over how BEAUTIFUL this looks on you! Absolutely stunning Jen! I haven't figured out what I'm doing for Halloween yet, but damn... this look has just made me really consider being a Siren. Fantastic work girl!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Pauline! I'm glad the look came together, as I was really just winging it! Had fun with it, though :)

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  9. Wow, Jen. Just wow.
    I love the fact that you used the Marc Jacobs palette for your whole face and not just your eyes. I need to remember makeup can multitask.
    Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ingrid! It was fun applying the green shades all over :) Hope you had a great Halloween! xo

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  10. Wow Jen! This is gorgeous!!!

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  11. GORGEOUS! I love this, such a great idea!

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  12. OMG, this look is so stunning and pretty. ;-)
    Happy Halloween...

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! Hope your Halloween was great :)

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  13. i. can't. EVEN!
    omgs
    i bow down before you.
    jesus christ.


    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  14. This really looks so beautiful, I would almost say you can wear it daily!
    I like the lips, I thought it is MAC Viva Glam 2.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'd love to wear it daily ;)

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  15. Oh my gosh, this look looks amazing as well! You're on a roll this Halloween, phew!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Melissa! xo

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  16. I love this look!
    Its got a whole sexy mermaid alien thing going on I freaken love it!

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    1. Heehee, that's what I was aiming for ;) Thanks so much, Tanya! xo

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  17. This honestly looks incredible. I love what you did to the lips to tie it all together. So so gorgeous!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Melanie! I'm happy I went with the green-ish lips :)

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  18. This is beautiful! I love how gorgeous and fairy like it is!

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  19. words... I don't have any!!! Just absolutely stunning!

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  20. you look amazing! I'm in love with this look! the photos are amazing! how do you take such great photos of your makeup? i have such a hard time taking makeup photos!
    - Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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  21. Great, fun look! Love the speckled white around the eyes. The title reminds me of a novel by the same name, check it out!

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