Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Midweek Post: "Halloween Makeup"

I don't really do dressing up, especially at the moment when I am trying to be as sensible as I can with money, forking out on a Halloween costume is not top of my agenda. However, last night we had tickets for a ghostly walk around St Fagans in Cardiff so I thought I may aswell join in the spirit of Halloween. I chose a purple gradient lip with matching purple nails. Any excuse for me to wear some purple makeup, eh?

I lined my lips with MAC Magenta lipliner and filled it in with Rimmel's Kate Moss lipstick in 04, making sure it was completely opaque at the edges to add depth. I added MAC 'Up The Amp' lipstick and blended it out with a lip brush. To add a bit more depth I dabbed Illamasqua 'Plunge', but only in the centre of the lips. It took me about ten minutes and it was worth the effort- I loved the outcome! I paired this daring lip with a soft, subtle taupe smokey eye and small brown eyeliner flicks. I contoured fairly heavily using MAC's 'Harmony' and used MAC 'Soft and Gentle' Mineralize Skin Finish to highlight my cheekbones with- I missed out blusher completely!
I also popped No.7's 'Blackberry' nail polish on my nails then added some depth with Dior's 'Rock Coat'- this is a topcoat that makes nail varnish look 'smokey'. I love it. Sorry I didn't get a picture, but you can view it's effects here if you want to.

What are your plans for Halloween? Do you embrace it with full on costume or does it pass you by?


  1. I already dressed up and went out to celebrate halloween so I don't think I'll be doing anything tonight.
    I have that 04 Kate Moss lipstick. It's gorgeous but I still haven't dared to wear it out. Hopefully I will soon. xx

  2. I'm the same, I can't be bothered with Halloween this year, what with it being on a Wednesday. Purple lips look really good on you, not sure I could pull that off
    Daniella x

  3. Ahh that lipstick suits you SO well! It goes really well with your blonde hair.

    This year I'm having a quiet night in; last year was absolutely manic, so I am welcoming sitting at home, a quiet evening in with friends, watching scary movies!

    - Erin xo - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

  4. lovely lipstick!

    X Jenny

  5. OMG!!!!!! LOVE!!! My blogger on reader wasn't working yday otherwise i'd have been ALL over this post!! we practically have the same makeup bag i swear... Up the amp is like one of my FAV lips and i have been contouring the F out of myself lately with harmony! and i've also been found to cake the s&g on ooooo and the colour cream base in pearl. i think i was a drag queen in a former life!! xxx

  6. Oh wow, I would never think of trying a purple lipstick but this looks amazing! xx

  7. I love the lips, you've done such a great job, honestly! It looks amazing, well done! xx


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