Sunday 25 October 2015

Mermaid-Zombie // Halloween Make Up

I hardly ever do full on make up posts - wishlists and hauls, the occasional review maybe, but tutorial style posts are something I stay well away from. I know how to stay in my lane, as the kids would say. But you know, Halloween is my favourite time of year and I don't think you need to be any sort of expert to get in the spirit. Without further ado, then, here's my mermaid zombie look.

I started off doing my make up as normal - concealer, foundation, translucent powder. I went for a pale shade, but I'm pretty pale anyway so you know, there's that. (For reference, this is 17 Phwoarr Paint, Vichy DermaBlend Foundation, and Vichy DermaBlend Loose Powder)

Standard so far, right? I used Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Blonde to contour, which works really well as it's such a cool-toned brown. With that, I mixed in a bit of a dark purple eyeshadow. Fancy. My eyes are pretty standard too: Roller Lash mascara, Rimmel Exaggerate Smoke&Shine eyeliner (in the shade starry night) in my waterline, a bit of pink dusted on my eyelids. Lovely jubbly.

Now it gets a lil' bit weird. I used a kitchen sponge, slightly damp, dipped into silver eyeshadow and dabbed all around the right hand side of my face; it took ages, but I think the effect is pretty cool. Most people, when they do scales make up, use mesh of some sort but obviously I don't have any so I snipped the corner off the sponge and dabbed purple ""scales"" on the left hand side of my face, blending it out with a fluffy eyeshadow brush so it didn't look as round.

I filled in my brows with the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in *blue* - how amazing do they look?! I ran a bit of silver shadow through them, as they were pretty dark, and I love how they look. So fetch.

Next up was the actual zombie bit - to be honest I just smeared red lipstick all over my chin and then blended in out with a buffing brush: I used Ruby Woo from MAC, and Rimmel Kate Moss 107. I also dabbed some of the silver eyeshadow through that, more to draw everything together than for anything else. I used the Rimmel black eyeliner again on my lips, blended right out, to define them. Et voila!

I'm not a make up artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm made up with the finished look! I spritzed a bit of silver glitter spray in my hair, but unfortunately you can't see it - sob. It's definitely something that would work better on darker hair...

Please link me to any tutorials you've done, I'd love to see!

Want to see last year's make up tutorial? 'course you do

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