Halloween Makeup // Clown 

Halloween is my favourite time of year and occasionally, I enjoy to dabble in a bit of facepaint and Halloween makeup looks. I know clowns are often people’s biggest fear, so this clown is hardly a scary clown but more of a fashionable friendly clown just looking to blend in with the crown on a Halloween evening. 

With that, it’s also a fairly straight forward look that almost everybody can do! This look is used with both makeup and face paint. If you don’t have face paint to hand, an eyeliner could also be effective but I prefer face paint. 

For this look you could make this anyway you specifically want and I think big, fluffy eyelashes would look perfect with this look. To start just do your normal foundation/concealer routine, I added a small amount of bronzer as well but generally the look is fairly basic. I then went ahead and done a dark smokey eye, not really being all that tidy with it and especially making it extra smokey on the lower lash line. I did my brows normally, added mascara and a thin strip of liner and that’s is for the makeup side. 

For the added extras that make the clown look, I went ahead and used a black paint with a thin tip brush and created the tall triangles above the brow and making it thinner towards the end. Then placing a small dot at the top. I used concealer to tidy it up and make it really clean. I then applied a small line from the lower lash line and bringing it down, again ending it with a dot. 

For the next step you’ll need a careful hand but you can use concealer to clean it up. From the top of the cheek bone start to create the lines across to the nose. Don’t worry about blending at this point, just try and make sure you get these lines on either side as closely as possible. Once you’ve achieved these lines, use a fluffy brush and a black eyeliner to smokey out the lines, you don’t want them too far down your face so slowly do it and gradually pick more product up until you’ve reached your chosen look. After this add a black circle to the tip of your nose. 

For the lips, add a red lipstick or any that you choose. Then either a black lip pencil or black face paint and create the liner of the lips and drag them out either side to make your lips more clown like. Again, blend it away with a black eyeshadow. Blend away until your hands fall off! 

I would definitely apply a setting spray to keep this look totally in tact throughout your night of partying and enjoying all of the halloWeen fun!  

         If you recreate this look, show me! Tag me in your photos on twitter/Instagram. 

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With love, Beth x 

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Get Ready With Me // Halloween 2016

Hey guys! Halloween has passed us and I had a fantastic night. I spent it with some of my closest friends and really enjoyed myself.

This year I went as Wednesday Addams. I love the Addams family, it’s such a family film and I can’t count the amount of times I watched them. Wednesday Addams is definitely my favourite character and after wanting to choose the right costume I feel that I made a great decision. 

I got my costume from Amazon for less than £10. Super affordable and can easily be reused. As a student money is tight and I didn’t want to spend loads of money when a little make up can make the costume. Keep reading to see how I got ready for Halloween. 

Make Up

I started with using the green L.A Girl Concealer to cover my blemishes and redness. After blending it in I added the L.A Girl Concealer in Porcelain over the top blended again, then moved onto my foundation. I used the palest foundation I own. Admittedly, I’m so fair skinned that I do actually use the lightest shade of foundation from all brands. However, today I used the Revlon Colourstay Foundation in Ivory and buffed it in with my beauty sponge. Once I achieved a nice and flawless base I added the Bourjois Radiance Concealer in 1 to my under eyes in a triangle shape. Also added it to the centre of my forehead, bridge of my nose, chin and cupids bow. To powder I baked using the NYX HD Translucent Powder in the areas I added the Concealer. Them used the Revolution Iconic Lights and Pro Contour Palette to powder the rest of my face. 

I used two MUA eyeshadows in grey and black to create a deep cheek bone structure. Starting out with the grey and slowly building it up. Make sure to blend between applying more product. I then added a bit of the black eyeshadow to define it a little more. Remember to blend! My go to brush to blend was the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush. 

For my eyes I used my Too Faced Chocolate Bon-Bon palette with the shades Mocha and malted to darken my eye socket. Starting with mocha as my transition shade I went through the crease of my eye and above it with a flat bottom eyeshadow brush. Applying more product when I felt comfortable and remembering to bring it into the inner corner of my eye and down onto my undereye area. I then added mocha to lid too. To intensive this look I used malted, a darker brown from the palette and placed that mainly in the inner corner and dragging it down to my under eye area and nose. To finish I added some of the Maybelline Eyeliner to my upper and lower waterline, curled my lashes and added the Benefit Roller Lash

To finish I used a MUA basic black lipstick. I also set my face using the Urban Decay Setting Spray. 


Costume 

I bought my costume from Amazon. This black Peter Pan collared dress was £6.88, check here. We also added the black wig and plaited it too, to achieve Wednesday’s signature hairstyle. The wig was £1.77, look here. Admittedly, it was cheap and I got it cheap because I knew I wouldn’t use it again. Also, as a student a budget costume was essential. I used my own black tights and black slip on shoes to finish the look. 


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