As you all probably know, it’s Halloween month and there’s always a party with this theme somewhere during the month of October that you probably get invited to.
If you are like me and are very last minute with these things – you are most likely uttering these words a few hours before: “so, what exactly are we going as?” … that is how high this occasion is on my list of priorities.
Whenever it swings around and slaps me in the face I’m never prepared. The shops are always sold out of anything that’s remotely scary and I am now left with my creativity to make my costume work. Fortunately, I always manage to come up with a costume on the 11th hour and depend on my makeup skills to make magic happen. So if like me, you’re a bit last minute, I’ve put together a list of looks that you’ll be able to pull together in time for the party, no extra purchases necessary…
Sugar skull: All you need is a small container of white face paint and a combination of lipsticks, eyeliners and eyeshadows to add in the pop of colour. The white face paint is probably something you won’t have laying around but you could create your own combination by mixing a white eyeshadow with the palest foundation you own.Bambi: Is Bambi not the cutest thing ever? Bambi and unicorns – yes! The good thing with this one is there isn’t really much of a costume for it and you will already have everything required in your existing makeup kit. Pop on a makeshift tail and when people question your outfit choice just flutter those eyelashes honey!
Pop-art character: This too requires some kind of white pigmented medium and though face paint is the easiest and quickest method, there’s nothing a white eye pencil won’t do. Just add a bit of red lips, black eyeliner, eyeshadow and you’re done. It’s basically just your everyday face with some white dots and black lines.
The half skull: For this one, I used a small container of white face paint, some of my black gel eyeliner pot, black eyeshadow for shading and some red lipstick of course.
Thank you for reading, I hope you found today’s post useful. Let us know if you would like me to do a particular look for Halloween and I will gladly put a tutorial together for you.
Till next time,
(feel free to follow me on Instagram @theekellydee or like my Facebook page Kelly D Professional Makeup Artistry for tips, inspiration and some of my latest work)