Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Beauty // Halloween Makeup: Frankenstein's Bride


Transform yourself into Frankenstein's Bride this Halloween!

This time I thought I'd try something a little scarier as Halloween draws nearer!

Re-create this spooky undead bride look with me using the steps below.

You will need:

FACE

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Glow
Face Paint Palette
Topshop Lips in Rio Rio

EYES

Tweezers

LIPS





Start off by doing your usual skin and eyebrow routine. Find out what products I am wearing here in my 'Cheeky Devil' tutorial.


Line your eyes' lower waterline using the white eye liner.


Take some green face paint on a sponge and dab it over your skin from the edge of your face toward your eye and eyebrow. Do this on only one side of your face.


This time take a slightly darker green face paint onto a brush and draw a thick line starting from the centre of your forehead, down the side of your nose and to the side of your jaw.  


Use the brush to fill in the areas around your eye and eyebrow as it is much more precise than using the sponge. Then fill in any missing space as well as roughly dabbing what paint is left on the brush over the green you sponged on earlier.


Taking your sponge again without adding any more face paint to it, dab it around the green area, smoothing out the paint and colour.


Take the black eye shadow from your palette and cover the whole of your eyelid, up to your eyes' natural crease.


Next take a silver shade from the palette and apply it just above the crease, also carefully blending it into the edge of the black eye shadow.


Take the eye liner pencil and line the underneath of your eyes. (Below your lower lashes, not on your waterline!)


On the plain side of your face add and blend some red eye shadow under your eyes, do the same with dark green on the painted side.


Take your liquid eye liner and create a small cat eye.


Carefully draw six long lower lashes under your eyes with your liquid eye liner.


Add a little black mascara on your actual lower lashes.


Apply false eyelashes.


Using the blush application method I showed you in the previous Halloween makeup tutorials, apply bronzer to the plain side of your face, then dip your blush brush in black eye shadow from the palette and apply blush to the painted side.


Take some black face paint on to a brush and apply it to your lips.


Taking a dark red lipstick, roughly draw over the line between your skin and the green face paint. Use your finger to dab it in areas, to make it looks slightly worn and bloody.


Take a light red lipstick and repeat the last step.


Take a little black eye shadow and again, do the same.


Add the two lipsticks and eye shadow again in a line from one corner of your mouth to the side of your chin, creating another bloody wound.


Take the liquid eye liner and draw stitches over the lines you created, completing the look.

The finished look!



If you try out this look be sure to tweet me your pics @Kyomirichards <3

What other Halloween looks would you like to see me create? Leave a suggestion below!


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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Beauty // Halloween Makeup: Sea Siren


Transform yourself into a Sea Siren this Halloween!

Halloween doesn't have to be all scare and gore, be creative with your costumes and just have fun!

I'll show you how to create this pretty mermaid inspired look; just follow the steps below.

You will need:


FACE

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Glow
Face Paint Palette
Small Plastics Gems
Netting

EYES

Natural Collection Solo Eyeshadow in Spring Green / Secret Lagoon
Tweezers

LIPS





Start off by doing your usual skin routine. For your eyebrows, use the blue eye liner as you would a normal brow pencil. Hooray for mermaid brows!


Next, take your white eye liner and pencil it on your eye's lower waterline. This will naturally open up and brighten your eyes.


Take the light green eye shadow and cover your eyelids, blending out towards your brow bone.


With the darker green eye shadow, repeat the last step. Although this time cover only your eyelids, not blending the colour out as far as the light green.


This step is a little tricky so take your time with this part! Dip an eye shadow applicator in Vaseline or lip balm and brush on an clear line in the same place you would usually put your eye liner. Then dip the applicator in pink glitter and dab it along the clear line. Tip: Dabbing the glitter works much better than wiping!


Take your blue eye liner again and thickly line the underneath of your eyes, dragging it out slightly into a low cat eye.


Repeat the method of applying glitter and use the blue cat eye as a guide to do a pink glitter cat eye just above it.


Apply mascara to your lower lashes.


Take some pink face paint onto a brush and paint it carefully onto your lower lashes over the mascara.


Apply the false eyelashes as close to your lash line as possible so that the pink glitter is still visible above it.


Apply blush from the tops to the apples of your cheeks.


Take the netting, holding it still in position with one hand against the side of your head. (I used the fruit netting that you find as packaging for oranges and grapefruit).Take some purple face paint on a sponge and use the other hand to dab it over the netting.


If you've done it right it will look something like this. Say hello to your mermaid scales!


Rinse your sponge and dab half of it in pink face paint and half of it in blue. Hold the sponge blue side up and repeat the last step from the bottom of the purple scales you just created. This will create an ombre scale effect.


Do the same on your forehead, creating a downward triangle toward your nose.


Next take some small plastic gems and place three in a line underneath your eyes. Use tweezers to make this step easier! Some gems come with a sticky adhesive already on the back of them, however if they don't, eyelash glue will do the same job.


Apply the pink matte balm.


Use vaseline and glitter again to dab a little bit of sparkle over the face paint.


Paint small starfish on the side of your face using white face paint.


Stick a gem in the centre of each star to complete your sea siren look. Tip: If you keep your hair in a plait whilst you do your makeup, when you take it out at the end you will have smooth mermaid hair waves!

The finished look!



If you try out this look be sure to tweet me your pics @Kyomirichards <3

What other Halloween looks would you like to see me create? Leave a suggestion below!


You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram!