Happy Halloween, dear readers! I hope this post finds you well and you have something fun planned tonight! I'll be taking my boys out trick or treating for a bit before retiring home and handing out candy to the youngsters visiting my house. It's arguably my favorite day of the year, and while it was rough getting here this month, I am so happy to see the day has finally arrived!
Because it is Halloween, today's post features a themed look for the holiday. While I wasn't too sure what I wanted to do for Halloween makeup initially, I was really inspired by Cargo Cosmetics' "Emerald City" theme this month. As much as I love a good nude eye look, I prefer to add pops of colour like greens on my eyes.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Seattle is the Space Needle, and I knew I had to add it to my design!
Of course, Halloween is the time when I feel the most comfortable breaking out of my normal makeup box, so why not go ahead and add a little green to my lips as well! I recently added two new green lipsticks to my collection just for Halloween. I don't feel particularly confident enough to wear them throughout the year, but I was more than happy to sport them in my Emerald City look!
Here is a closer look at my eyeshadow on my more "normal" side. I used the new Cargo Cosmetics Emerald City eyeshadow palette to create this look.
On my other eye went to Space Needle. I really wanted my eye to be part of the observation deck but first had to cover my eyebrow to have a blank slate. I ended up covering my eyebrow with stick glue and a coffee filter before loading up on concealer and foundation to (poorly) hide the seams. This was my first attempt of any makeup that can be considered special effects, and while it wasn't the most successful, it wasn't a total fail. It was a lot less noticeable from a distance, and my camera really has a knack at picking up the most minor details that even I can't see with my eyes. I used Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in the shade Perversion to draw out my Space Needle. I knew my drawing skills were limited when it came to flat surfaces, but was this brutal! As much as I would love to pass this monstrosity onto my kids, it was sadly all me. At least my husband could recognize what it was without any prompting so I'm calling it a win!
For my lips, I really didn't want to take away too much from my fabulous Space Needle sketch (hahahahaha!) so I opted to do a gradient. I used Kiss New York Pro Celeste Matte Liquid Lipstick in Wicked Forest and MAC Cosmetics Deep With Envy lipstick until blending out into my foundation. While this isn't quite the type of lip gradient I would wear every day, it was a lot of fun to incorporate into this look!
While this look isn't perfect, I cannot deny that I had a lot of fun creating it!At the end of the day, isn't that really what cosmetics is about?
Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful Halloween!
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