Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Emerald City Space Needle Halloween Look Featuring Cargo Cosmetics

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!
XO!


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31 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea for a make up look for Halloween, I wish I was able to think up such neat ideas.

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  2. I love your make up! It's perfect for Halloween. I hope you have a wonderful evening.

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  3. It’s a really cool and creative look! Much more effort than just buying a costume and throwing it on!

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  4. This is a great costume idea. I think you did a great job. Using glue and a coffee filter is a fantastic idea.

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  5. I like it! I think you should do more makeup posts because you have the eye for details

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  6. Such fun! I love playing around with makeup...totally the point of it!

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  7. Fun! Plus that lip color like I could never pull that off but it looks so good on you!!!

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  8. What an interesting look. I love the gradient green lips that is fun!

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  9. That lip ombre is everything! And it was nice to see a familiar landmark on your face! :) Seattle - my home sweet home! <3

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  10. what a fun look. I'm glad to hear it's not an everyday look for you. Love the creativity of it.

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  11. Good point that Halloween would be the best day to play with styles in no other day. Your look is great. I like that eye and lip color. I will have to remember the coffee filter trick.

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  12. I LOVE the gradient lip. And no, your drawing skills are fine. I saw it and thought, looks like the Space Needle.

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  14. omg, your ombre lip is PERFECTION! So cool!

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  15. The gradient lip is so amazing and smooth!

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  16. Very cute love your makeup you did an awesome job. This is so perfect for Halloween

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  17. Great job on your makeup. I love the gradient lip.

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  18. What a fun look for Halloween. I love the way the lip color turned out. That'd be awesome any day of the year!

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  19. Oooh I love the way you did the lipstick! It kind of ombre’s out to the rest of the makeup. Super cool!

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  20. What a unique idea for Halloween, it looks great. I love the gradient look you did for your lips as well as the Space Needle.

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  21. This is some really neat art. I love how you made this just with cosmetics products.

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  22. It is great that you had so much fun creating the Halloween look! I love the green lipstick and I love how cheap kiss ny pro is! Do you know if they are cruelty free? x

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  23. I really love your gradient lip. That is flawless!

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  24. haha...so clever. I love it. Good job with the makeup. Love the green lips too. Beautiful and creative.

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  25. Your makeup job is really awesome! I especially love the way you did your lips. I definitely want to give that a try. Bet it would look great in other shades as well.

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  26. I love your green lipstick here! Perfect shade and for halloween!

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  27. What fun Halloween make-up! Very creative. I wish I had an artistic streak and could create something fabulous like that.

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  28. What a creative makeup look! Hope you had the best Halloween ever! xo, Suzanne

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  29. Love it! Very creative! I didn't get a chance to do a Halloween look this year. :(

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  30. LOL so you were the Space Needle for Halloween? Very original! I love the gradient lip!

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