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I can’t believe Halloween is just a few short weeks away and I’m a bit stressed that I haven’t started on any makeup looks yet.  I figured I would share some of my past Halloween Makeup Creations with all of you since many of them were posted on old blogs and hopefully spark a little inspiration and creativity for my looks this year.

Halloween Makeup Tutorials - A Round Up of Past Looks I've Created

Hawaiian Mermaid.  This look took a little while to create, but it was fun and I enjoyed it.  I am using pigments/mineral eye shadows to create this look, which I’m proud of since the shadows and lipstick were created by me when I owned my own Indie Cosmetic Company.

Halloween Makeup - A Round Up of Past Looks I've Created

When creating a mermaid look – you can decide how much or how little you want to go and I opted for a dramatic look.  I really think that the contacts I used made such a big difference in how it all came out for me.

Halloween Makeup Tutorials - A Round Up of Past Looks I've Created

Masquerade Mask – I really enjoyed created this look a few years ago.  The object of this look was to use makeup to create a mask on my face instead of using a real one.  I loved how it turned out and how simple it was to create.  If you’re looking for a last minute costume, this can work in a pinch.

Halloween Makeup - A Round Up of Past Looks I've Created

The Crazy Creepy Doll – This Halloween Makeup look will remind you of your childhood play things.  So cute and sweet with a little twist.  This doll has come back to play and haunt you.  I had so much fun creating this look and doing the intro for the video which you can find here.  As sweet and cute as she looks, she’s here to make your life miserable.  Creating this look is simple – just do up your makeup with soft shades and then add some accessories that will make it scary.  If you are planning to use a knife or similar, makeup sure that you have a fake or plastic toy one for going out in public.

Halloween Makeup - A Round Up of Past Looks I've Created

Sexy Glamour Kitty is one of my favorite looks created over the years.  It’s simple and with a little cat ears or leopard ears and some creative thinking, you can easily have a look for Halloween that is fun and fast to do.  A gold smoky eye, bold vampy like lips and leopard spots – the look came together quickly and easily.  This look was so popular it was featured on many sites, including Ipsy and you can find the tutorial for this look here on my old YouTube Channel.

Halloween Makeup - A Round Up of Past Looks I've Created

What makes this Leopard Kitty looks so easy is that you can pull accessories like your favorite jewelry or wear that little black dress you love and a pair of sexy heels and the look will come together easily.  Leopard ears are so easy to find and cost just a few dollars, so you have a quick costume that’s affordable to create.

Halloween Makeup - A Round Up of Past Looks I've Created

Poison Ivy – This look was never fully completed for a tutorial, but something I threw together to utilize the red wig I had.  I simply just drew vines with makeup and eye liners on my face, added green around the eyes and put in a pair of green contacts.  The look came together quickly and easily.  If you wanted to really make this look more realistic, adding ivy leaves as a crown or similar would make this look complete.  When and if I should complete this look to where I wanted it to go, I will be sure to post an update.

Halloween Makeup - A Round Up of Past Looks I've Created

This look is simple and you can use what you already have on hand.  A red wig can also be purchased reasonably priced and you can add a long skinny black dress or tights with this look to finish it off and make it show stopping.

Halloween Makeup - A Round Up of Past Looks I've Created

Sugar Skull – Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead is one of my favorite looks that I have created over the years.  I created this look using different cosmetic products – even the white face was created using the lightest color foundation I had in my kit.  This look is one of my favorites because it allows you to be creative in your own and the designs never are set in stone – you can do whatever you choose.  The tutorial for this look can be found here.  I hope to create another version of this look this year utilizing different colors I’ve been wanting to try out.

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Bonnie Parker –  Bonnie & Clyde:  This look was not done necessarily for Halloween.  I created it as a part of the Bonnie & Clyde Movie Release and thought this was such a great one to share.  It’s simple, easy to create and one of my favorites.  With a soft smoky eye and a deep red lip – you are good to go.

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Of course, props work when creating a look – so I opted for what we already had on hand… and make sure that you are not using a real gun while out in public.  This look is still one of my favorites and the eye and lip look is something I’ve developed into my own and use often.

OITNB Sophia Burset

Sophia Burset – Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black – the complete look and tutorial can be found here.  This look was inspired by Orange is the New Black – which has become one of my favorite shows.  Simple to create and easy to rock out.  Creating a nice eye look, berry lips and putting on some scrubs will make this look complete.  Don’t forget your plastic fork to comb your hair with.

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Celebrity looks are easy to create and Halloween is all about a little fun and creativity anyway.  The options are endless and there is so much you can do with makeup alone – even if it means a simple smoky eye.

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Queen of the Forest Nymph – If you shop through my Halloween Stash, you’ll see I have my fair share of fairy wings and this is why.  One of my favorite things are fairies and when I created this look, I wanted to really have something that I loved represented.  Tutorial can be found here.  This look is easy to create and really just takes a little imagination.

Queen of the Forest Nymphs

What makes whimsical creatures so fun to create for Halloween is that they are all about your imagination and what you can come up with.  I wanted this Forest Nymph look to really stand out as someone in nature and by adding greens and gold I was able to really create that look that I was shooting for.

Dark Alice in Wonderland

Dark Alice – Alice in Wonderland:  This look was fun to create.  I went for a gothic / dark vibe to create this look and all I did for the eyes was create a deep vampy makeup look and added black lips.  If you are really stumped for a costume, something like this is really simple and easy to do.  A full list of products used and tutorial can be found here.

Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

Twilight the Autumn Woodland Fairy – a full list of products and tutorial on this look can be found here.

Once Upon a Time Regina the Queen

Regina The Evil Queen – Once Upon a Time:  Quite possibly one of the favorites I have done over the years.  This look is simple and I pulled out some of the clothes I already had as well as a crown and cape and then created the makeup to look that the character’s.  This look was so fun and I enjoyed filming the intro for the makeup tutorial as well which I think really made it one of the most favorite videos I have created.

Amazing Spiderman

Amazing Spiderman inspired – This look was all about the colors and using them as inspiration for the eye look.  The creepy spider on the cheek, well – that’s just the webbing on the cake… lol

Halloween Skull Makeup

Skull Mask – This look was my last minute creation for last year’s Halloween Day look.  I’m not gonna lie… I did my eye makeup and realized I didn’t want to take it off or ruin it so I decided to plan my costume around it.  Hey, it worked… it had the scare factor, but was a show stopper.

Halloween is about having fun and being creative and of course, all the candy you collect (thankfully I can still take part in that with my sons).  Each year I enjoy creating looks that are either simple or unique and I wanted to share them with all of you.  As a child my family didn’t have much money and I learned that by taking the tools we already had and a little creativity and we could have fun and awesome costumes.  I’m very thankful that my parents instilled this into me, because I teach my children that same concept.

I hope to have some Halloween looks posted for all of you soon – I’m working on some ideas.  In the meantime, I thought I would share some of my past ones and all the fun I had over the years.  Have fun and enjoy yourselves, no matter the age and you will have a grand time.  What are you doing this Halloween?  Do you have a costume in mind?  Which of my past Halloween looks are your favorites?

Signature Honey

It’s no secret that the Holiday season is surely my favorite time of year.  As a child, even if we grew up with little money, my parents always made this time of year special and I’m thankful that I got my creative sense and fun swagger from them.  Lots happened this week, busy busy busy!  So, here is a quick weekly wrap up.

This year, Halloween came and went faster than I could ever imagine and before I realized it, Halloween crept up on us and we were all getting dressed to trick-or-treat.  My husband and I took the boys to the Pumpkin Patch earlier in the week which was fun, they had a blast (vlog coming soon) and while we were a bit late to get up there, we still found us some fun pumpkins to carve and draw on.  Since this has been a yearly tradition for us to go, everyone was excited and we were so thrilled to see the boys have a blast.Pumpkin patch 2014

I’m also happy to say that we are hitting cooler weather, woohoo.  While we don’t really have snow here with exception to the summit of our dormant volcano, it’s still nice to know that I might be able to rock out some warmer threads this season.  We are all looking forward to cuddle weather.  We also had Parent Teacher Conference for all three boys this week too… I’m proud to say that all three of them are excelling wonderfully.  To say we are proud parents would be an understatement.

pumpkin patch 2014

While my husband had to work on Halloween night, my sister and I took the boys out to Trick-or-Treat in a neighborhood we were quite familiar with, we go there each year.  Expecting to hit the mother load of candy this year, we were a bit bummed that half of the houses were not giving out candy.  I think we may need to find a new location.  It was a bummer, but nonetheless, we got some goodies anyway and it was about having fun – not the candy.

Halloween 2014

This year the boys picked out their costumes to wear instead of Mommy painting their faces.  Kevin (Ka’eo) was a ghoul… the one from the Scream movies.  The cool thing was that his mask dripped blood and everyone really got a kick out of it.  Luke was Captain America, Isaiah Superman and I decided I wanted to really embrace my tomboy-ishness and painted a skull mask on with some face paint and makeup.  I did the top half of my face (my eyes) using makeup to give it a sultry sexy tomboy appeal. lol Details for my makeup are posted below.  My sister Harmony did a mask out of makeup – I loved it, reminds me of like a Dark Angel look.

Halloween 2014

We were quite happy to see a few commercials the last week and wanted to take advantage of the deal.  It was FREE Spooky Face Pancake night at IHOP, so the boys, my sissy Harmony and I enjoyed breakfast for dinner.  Yay us!

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

Overall this past week was quite a blast.  It went by much too quick for my liking, but what is most important to me is spending this time with my family.  Sometimes during the holidays we forget to stop and think about what is most important… we are either too busy shopping, cooking or working to blink and it is too often that we forget to soak in all the awesome memories.  I can admit – I’m surely guilty of that.  So make sure to stop and make a memory of what you’re experiencing… the work, the food, everything in between will still be there when you are done making memories. xo

Halloween Skull Makeup

As promised, here is my makeup from Halloween.  Everything was super simple to create and this was a great choice for me since I needed to be done and ready to go to catch all the good candy. lol  For my eye makeup I am using a combination of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna and Amrezy Palettes.  Both have been favorites of mine all month and I really loved that it gave me a great fall smoky look. I know I promised to have a review up for Tamanna, so I hope to do that soon.  I am using Ardell 120 Whispies, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows, Tarte Smoldereyes Pencil in Fig and Mally Evercolor Liner in Midnight and L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara.

Halloween Skull Makeup

For my skull part of my face, I am using White Halloween Cream Makeup, Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Black, Mia Mariu black eyeliner, a blending brush, a pencil brush and an angled eyeliner brush.

Halloween Skull Makeup

I opted for a pair of jeans, flip flops and a black t-shirt since I wanted to be comfortable, a little warm since it has been chilly out and I wanted to have mobility.  My shirt is a custom shirt and I’ll be posting about that soon.  I hope you all had a fabulous week and a fun Halloween.  While I know some people do not celebrate the holiday – I totally understand that, I hope you had a wonderful day nonetheless.  My feet hurt, I’m a bit tired but at the end of the day, I surely had a great one.

Did you have fun this Halloween?  What were your highlights from this week?  Wishing you all a fabulous weekend. ~xo

Signature Honey

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Alice in Wonderland

I bring to you my final Halloween Makeup tutorial for the year.  This one is in collaboration with some of my favorite beauty bloggers (you can check out their links below).  We wanted to have a little fun and create looks inspired by fairy tales.  I chose to do Alice in Wonderland but decided instead of a standard Alice, I would embrace the Halloween spirit and create a “Dark Alice” – a little sultry, sexy and gothic, I wanted to create an Alice that would fit with the Halloween theme.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and I wish you all a safe and fun Happy Halloween.  And without further adieu, here is my Gothic Alice in Wonderland makeup look.

Dark Alice in Wonderland

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Dark Alice in Wonderland
Products used to create this look:
  • Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer – applied to my lid from lash line to brow bone as well as lower lash line.
  • Tarte Smolder Eyes Shadow Pencil in Brown – applied to lid blended from lid into crease.  Also applied to lower lash line as a base.
  • The Balm’s Nude Tude Palette – Sultry (transition and blended onto lower lash line), Sleek (lid shade blended on lid and into the crease and also applied to lower lash line), Sexy (blended into transition shade and crease and also applied to lower lash line to smoke out the line)
  • Milani Bella Eyes in Bella Ivory – Brow bone highlight
  • BH Party Girl Palette – Red Shade (applied above crease and blended as part of transition shade to deepen the red hue, also applied to lower lash line to add the similar hue)
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Pencil in Black Point to line the lower lash line, waterline and tightline.  This was also used to line my lips.
  • Milani Bella Eyes in Bella Chiffon – inner corner highlight
  • MAC Sunbasque blush – applied to cheeks and blended to cheek bones to create a more defined cheek look without contouring.
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Lipstick in Pagan Angel – applied to lips.  This lipstick is creamy but can sink into the cracks of the lips, so be sure to exfoliate and moisturize lips first.
  • Lashes – Kiss 11 Lashes (whispie lashes) and Benefit They’re Real Mascara applied to lower lash line and to blend false lashes with real ones.
Gothic Alice in Wonderland
Accessories:
  • Wig was purchased from local costume store – Alter Ego Wigs
  • Necklace from Shoplately
  • Black Rose Stud Earrings – Handmade by me
  • Headband – basic black ribbon tied into bow (craft store)
Dark Alice in Wonderland
If you don’t have a white wig, a blond one will work as well.  I figured a white one would add to that “gothic” dark look so I chose to use it in this look.  Since I didn’t have a similar dress or top to what Alice wears in the movie and story books, I opted for a black dress.  Simple but still a bit dressy.  I definitely suggest keeping with the dark theme and wearing something black if you have it.
Dark Alice in Wonderland
I hope you enjoyed my makeup look.  I think this will be an easy one to create – simply create a dark and bold smoky eye with a dark bold lip or black lipstick.  Don’t forget to stop on by my friends’ links below and see their versions of fairy tale recreations.  Wishing you all a fabulous Halloween – be safe but have fun.  Smooches!
xo
Signature Honey


Everyone pretty much knows I live in a house filled with guys… between my husband and three sons, I’m a bit out-numbered.  While the guys in my life are very understanding about my makeup obsession, they also inspire much of what I create.  The other day while talking to my sons, I decided I would do an Amazing Spiderman inspired makeup look.  My sons have named me Spider girl.  The look is easy to create as it is all makeup I have in my stash and a good liquid liner to allow me to create the web.  I didn’t film a tutorial on this look but figured I would share it since it came out pretty good for my first time doing something like this.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my sons and I did.  Considering we are a Marvel comics family, I think I did pretty okay for my first try. lol

Amazing Spiderman

  1. I started off by priming my eyelids using my Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
  2. Then, I blended NYX’s Eye Shadow base in white all over my lid from my lash line to my brow and on my lower lash line.  This will act as my base and allow my shadows that I’ll be applying to pop and be much more vibrant.
  3. Did I mention I wanted my brows to be bold, so I used black eye shadow from the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette and blended it onto my brows creating a defined look.
  4. Taking a matte brown shade from Milani, Milani Bella Eyes in Cappuccino, I swept this color as my transition and place it above my crease.
  5. Then I applied Milani Bella Eyes in Navy to my lid patting the color on till I got the shade I desired.
  6. Taking the red from the BH Party Girl Palette, I blended that shade into my crease with a fluffy brush.  I also took a shimmery white shade and blended that below my brow for my highlight.
  7. With a dense crease brush I took the glittery black shade in the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette and swept it into my outer v as well as into my crease.
  8. I then took NYC Liquid liner in black and applied my liner to my upper lash line creating a wing that was bold and defined.
  9. I also took Jordana’s 12 Hour Made to Last Eye liner in Black Point and lined my inner rim (tight line and water line) to create a dramatic look.

The Amazing Spiderman makeup

  1. I used the NYC Liquid liner to create the spider web pattern on my eyes.  Taking my time I drew each line from my brow down to my crease and then connecting each with “c” shapes to create the web.
  2. I added the dark blue (Milani Bella Navy) and red (BH Cosmetics Party girl palette) and blended those two shades (one after the other) on the lower lash line and applied the shimmery white shade (BH PG Palette) on the inner corner of my eye.
  3. For lashes I went with Red Cherry Lashes in 05.

The Amazing Spiderman Makeup

  1. To create the spider and web on my cheek, I drew the spider on with my Jordana Black Point pencil liner and then used shades from the BH Party Girl palette to add shadow and dimension on the spiders body.  Taking a brush I also used that to shade with a dark gray shade under the body of the spider to create shadow.  I did this freehand and on my face so it can take some practice to get it right.
  2. To create the spider web, I used my NYC Liquid Liner once again and drew a simple spider web next to the spider.

The Amazing Spiderman Makeup

For my lips… I used NYX Monte Carlo Matte Lip Creme blended with Jordana’s Cabaret Lip Pencil and blended them well to create an ombre type look.

And, once the lips are done, you are done… super simple and easy to create. I’m pretty impressed with how the look came out and since Halloween has me running around after the boys, I think since this look was pretty simple, I may do something similar so I can be a bit festive this year.  Let’s face it, by the time I’m done getting them together, I can sometimes forget to dress up.  I think a cool blue smoky eye with some webs or something, could be a pretty interesting way to add some fun to my jeans and tank top. lol

The Amazing Spiderman Makeup

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?  Do you have your makeup look all planned out?  Do your children and husband sometimes inspire your makeup creations?  I’d love to hear from you… leave your thoughts below. xo

The Amazing Spiderman Makeup

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  Nothing to disclose in this post.  All products used for this post were self purchased.

 

With a love for pixie dust and mystical creatures alike, Bella, a human girl wished she could become a faerie.  Without wings but a heart pure of love and beauty, the Faerie Queen welcomed Bella into their woods and asked her to be the Guardian of their Forest, protecting the winged creatures she loved so dearly.
The Beauty Council
Who says that a human creatures cannot be a part of a mystical world?  Join me in this easy Halloween makeup tutorial as I join my fellow friends from The Beauty Council for a Halloween Makeup extravaganza.  This makeup creation was one that I thought of last minute, knowing I wanted to create a look that was both simple and easy to do for those who needed a costume in a pinch of time.  Pair this with your favorite hooded cape or a gorgeous lace scarf and you are good to go.  This look is meant to be mysterious, sultry, smoky and just a tad bit dark.  Don’t forget to check out the other looks from the gals from The Beauty Council for inspiration too, links all posted below.
Bella Guardian of the Faeries
Meet Bella, Guardian of the Faeries and honorary faerie at heart.  Pull out your favorite purple shades and get ready to create an eye look that is easy but sultry.  Check out my video tutorial embedded below or watch directly on YouTube here.

To create this look, I added a dark but bright purple shade over my natural brows to create a whimsical look.  To create my eye look, I chose shades of brown and purple and blended them all over my eyes to give that sultry and smoky look I wanted to achieve.
Bella Guardian of the Faeries
Products used:
  • Milani Brow and Eye Highlight Pencil – Vanilla & Taupe
  • Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna “Dress Your Face” Palette – Bengal (transition shade) and China Rose (inner corner highlight)
  • NYX JESP in Black Bean
  • Sedona Lace 168 Pro Palette
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Pencil in Black Point
  • NYC Liquid Eye liner in black
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara
  • KISS Lashes in 05
  • Colour Pop lip liner in Grind
  • Colour Pop lipstick in Grind
  • L.A. Girls Glazed Lip Paint in Tempt
Bella Guardian of the Faeries
I love Halloween and dressing up but I realized that it is a good thing to do a simple look for those that may be finished with work late or that don’t have much time to spend on creating their costume.  Head on over to your local costume store and pick up a cape in the color of your choosing and throw it on with a fierce smoky eye or glittery eye look and your costume is complete.
Bella Guardian of the Faeries
Bella Guardian of the Faeries
I’ll be posting one or two more Halloween tutorials in the next week and these will be fairly easy to replicate as well.  Stay tuned.  Don’t forget to stop on by the links below and check out the other creations from the rest of the lovely ladies from The Beauty Council.  Wishing you all a fun and safe Halloween.
Signature Honey


As the sun sets and creates a beautiful array of colors that light the soon to be night sky a magical mystical creature is born.  Twilight, an Autumn faerie born from true love’s kiss roams the Woodland Forest to sprinkle her fairy dust of happiness and wishes over those who find themselves wondering her forest.  She can be spotted only as the sun sets illuminating the sky with beautiful hues of purples, blues, oranges, yellows and reds.  Twilight is a good faerie spreading her pixie dust in hopes to find her true love waiting for her at dusk.
Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

I love faeries, which we’ve established in my Queen of the Forest Nymph tutorial and I stated that I would be using Faeries as a base for this year’s Halloween Makeup Tutorials.  Just as with the first creation I did last week, I couldn’t figure out what or how I wanted to create Twilight, but knew the colors I had in mind.  This look is easy to create as it is simply about blending shades to create a whimsical sultry look.  I hope you enjoy my Woodland Fairy Makeup tutorial.

Check out my video tutorial on this look here or scroll down to watch the embedded version.

I hope you enjoyed that tutorial – don’t forget to subscribe, comment & like.Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

As I mentioned before, this makeup tutorial is pretty simple – especially in that I really didn’t have a plan when I created Twilight and decided as I was going along what I wanted to do.  The thought process behind Twilight is that I wanted this to be a part of my imagination, let my creative juices fly at the moment and I also wanted it to be something you could turn to if you were looking for simplicity.

Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

I used the products I had on hand to create this and I did what I could with what I had to conceal my natural brows.  If you wanted this to be a bit more elaborate, I suggested scarring wax to flatten your natural brows and then latex over to create an even canvas.  Of course, a good liquid foundation over your concealed brows will work well too.

Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

Products used:

  • Maybelline Baby Skin
  • Coastal Scents Eclipse Concealer Palette
  • L’Oreal True Match Powder in Warm
  • Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer
  • BH Party Girl  Palette – Purple, Yellow, Orange and Orange/Red, Matte Brown, shimmering cream/champagne and Khaki Green Brown shadow shades
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Tenacious Brown
  • NYC HD Liquid Liner – in the video I said I used my Jordana Fabuliner but they look the same so I made a mistake.
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Black Point
  • MAC’s Blue Brown & Fuchsia Pigment – a little of it was mixed with some water to create the effect using a spooly that you see in the video.  The two shades were mixed with water separately and applied to the face.
  • Colour Pop Lippy Stix liner in Grind
  • J.Cat Queen of Hearts Wonder Lip Paint
  • Red Cherry Lashes in 45
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • MAC Reflects Antique Gold

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP - Twilight the Autumn Woodland Faerie

My wings were purchased from the local Costume shop

My hair color was created using the Redken Color Rebel Hair Makeup in Rebel without a Coral and Purple Riot

Twilight Autumn Woodland Faerie

The key in my opinion to this look is creativity, but also to just use your imagination.  An original Woodland fairy normally has hues of browns and greens but fairies are mystical beings and who says that there can’t be one sporting shades.  I am very happy with how Twilight came out, considering I really didn’t have a thought in mind when I started my tutorial and “winged” it.  Wishing you all a safe, fun and Happy Halloween and stay tuned for next week’s Halloween tutorial.

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP - Twilight the Autumn Woodland Faerie

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP - Twilight the Autumn Woodland Faerie

Signature Honey

I absolutely LOVE fairies, nymphs, pixies and mystical creatures.  It is a standing joke in my family that I was born a fairy and left on my parents doorstep to live out my life as a human.  I have a love for the forest and nature unsurpassed by few people and my soul always feels so comforted when I’m surrounded by Mother Nature’s gifts that I know I have fairy blood in my body.  Regardless, I embrace the sparkle, glitter and pixie dust and welcome it all with open hands.  There is nothing wrong with a little magic and mystical thoughts. lol

Each year I look forward to creating my Halloween tutorials and this year I decided I would go with a theme.  For this Theme, I decided to start with Honey, Queen of the Forest Nymphs.  Nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits, known to animate nature.  Legends depict them as beautiful, young maidens who love to dance and sing.  Found to dwell in mountains and groves, near springs and rivers – they can be found in trees and grottoes and blend in with its forest surroundings.  This year I hope you enjoy the theme I have in store for you starting with the Queen of the Forest Nymph makeup tutorial.

Queen of the Forest Nymph

Check out my video Makeup tutorial embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

I wanted this look that I created, or any looks I create for that matter to be simple and easy to create.  I tried to use a combination of drugstore and high end products – though the choice of what type of products you use is completely up to you.  My goal was to make this look attainable for anyone to create, but most importantly those that are not able to do face painting or special effects, they can easily create this look with the cosmetics they already had on hand.

Queen of the Forest Nymphs

 

Products used:

Benefit Porefessional used to minimize any pores and provide a canvas for the makeup we are going to apply.

Olay Total Effects 7-in-One CC Cream used to perfect my skin tone but also to provide a barrier for my skin against the products I’ll be adding.  Since my skin is sensitive, I wanted to make sure to have a product barrier to help protect against any sensitivities I may encounter.

Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer used to prime my eye lids from lash line to brow bone and on my lower lash line.

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP - Honey, Queen of the Forest Nymphs Makeup Tutorial

Milani Brow & Eye Highlights in 03.  I used the Natural Taupe side to contour down the side of my nose and under my nose to give it a more defined look.  You can use a cream contour, bronzer or eye shadow or foundation that is a few shades lighter than your skin tone.

NYX Matte Bronzer in deep used to set the cream pencil I just applied as contour and to provide a deeper blended contour for my face.

NYX JESP in Horseradish used as a base for the pigments we will apply.

MAC’s Golden Olive Pigment (if you don’t have this, any golden green shadow will suffice.  I suggest using a loose shadow or pigment as this will allow you to easily apply with your fingers and blend as needed.)

Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Liner pencil in 06 Jade Jewel.  This was used as a base on my eyebrows to color and shade them in, define them and so that the shadow I used would adhere.

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BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette:

  1. I used the medium metallic green shade to apply over my brows and create a metallic green eyebrow look.
  2. I used a lighter green shade with metallic flecks to apply to my eyes with a blending brush as a transition shade.
  3. I used a yellow/orange shade to apply to the inner corner of my eye blending with the green in the transition and onto the inner part of my lower lash line.
  4. I used a matte brown shade with a fluffy crease blending brush to apply to my crease.  Blending out well.

NYX Roll On Shimmer in Salmon is applied around the edges of the mask (the green on the face) near the eyes and forehead to provide a little extra glitter.  I also blended this out well with my finger so that there was not a noticeable line.

Starlooks Pigment in Cinnamon Toss was applied with my finger to my eye lids and softly blended.  You can use a brush to apply this but I wanted this look to be simple and using my fingers is simple 🙂

Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Stay On Black was used as my upper lash line and lower lash line liner.  Later I will go in with the NYC Liquid Eye liner to create the wing tail for my liner.

NYC Liquid Eye Liner to create swirls and dainty little designs that look like vines.  You can decide how you would like to do this, as I mention in the video – I didn’t plan this look out so I kind of just “winged” it where I could to create something that was girly and whimsical.

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Buxom Lip gloss in White Russian was then applied to the lips to prep application for the MAC Golden Olive Pigment that will be placed on top.

Jordana’s 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Endless Emerald was used to draw out some lines along the edges of the mask applied.  This will be blended out with a dark emerald green shadow from the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette and then blended with MAC’s Golden Olive Pigment.

NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Green was then applied in the leaves that I created using the eye liner.  This will add a pop of green that is a different and brighter shade than what I’m using on my face, but it will also add glitter and sparkle.

MAC’s Reflects Antique Gold was then applied with my finger as a part of my highlight on my brow bone and where ever I want to add glitter.  Little side note… if there is only one glitter pigment you could ever get from MAC… this should be it. One of my absolute favorites.

BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette – I then take a Yellow shade with a fluffy blending brush and apply it to my lower lash line blending down towards the green shades and also apply above my brows – this really gives the look more depth and dimension.

MAC’s Golden Olive Pigment is then applied with my fingers to my lips to create a greenish gold lip shade.

Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara was added to my lashes and Red Cherry Lashes in #5 was applied with KISS Aloe Lash Glue.

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Once the makeup is complete, I took down my hair and put on my Forest Nymph Crown and the look is complete.  I added a pair of blank wings and I put on a black strapless dress to complete the look.  If you have more time, adding some leaves would be an awesome way stage this look.  You can also sprinkle your pixie dust (glitter) all over to give your look a more whimsical touch.

I hope you enjoyed this look because I enjoyed creating it for you… even if I winged it and really didn’t know what to do until I started doing it.  I look forward to sharing more looks with all of you and thank you to all for your unending support. xo

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Some of the products used in this look were sent to me as press samples, PR gifts or for consideration for review however, many of the products used were purchased by me.  Any discussions regarding any of the products mentioned are 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to create this look using the products in question.

Happy Halloween loves.  I have been thinking about my Halloween makeup tutorials for a month now and I accomplished two of them and decided I would remake my Leopard Halloween tutorial that I did in 2011 but add a little more detail to it.  Of course, I have improved in drawing my leopard print spots as well. lmao.  For this look I wanted it to be easy to create so that you could do this on the fly and still run out for your Halloween festivities.  I think I’ll be rocking out something similar this Halloween when I take the boys trick or treating.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom to watch the embedded video tutorial to create this look or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.
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STYLE & FASHION: To style this look I used a black off the shoulder (slashed) top that I had and a pair of black pants (I’m sorry I didn’t take a photo of my whole outfit).  I decided to keep on my regular earrings since the wig I had on pretty much covered my ears.  For the neck piece I chose a gorgeous Claudette Necklace in antique gold ($17USD) from Shoplately and Glint & Gleam.  It is so “Old World” and screams “Queen” so I knew that it would be an awesome piece for this look.Don’t forget – if you haven’t signed up for Shoplately already, definitely do so using your Facebook account and get a $5.00 shopping credit. 🙂To complete the entire look, I added a chocolate brown wig with bangs (because I thought it gave it all a very sexy look and some leopard ears.  Leopard ears are easiest to find this time of year, so keep your eyes out for them to complete your look.  If you can’t find them, don’t worry – making them is pretty easy with paper and a headband.

sexy leopard kittyI wanted the makeup to be smokey and sexy.  I used the following products to complete the look:
  • Face Primer – Laura Geller Spackle
  • Foundation – L’Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation Caramel Beige
  • Bronzer / Shimmer – Wet n Wild Color icon Bronzer in Ticket to Brazil (739)
  • Matte Bronzer – Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Goddess
  • Blush – Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Mellow Wine
  • Highlight – Laura Geller Baked Highlighter – Vanilla
  • Eye Primer – Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Base Color Primer – Maybelline Color Tattoo – Bold Gold
  • Eye shadows – Wet n Wild Color Icon Sparkle ‘Til Morning Palette (Bronze eyelid color, Burnt Orange Crease color, Deep brown Definer color and golden shimmery browbone color)
  • Eyeliner – Jordana 12 Hour Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Black (tightline/waterline), Jordana Bold Fabuliner in Black (upper/lower lash line and to create the lines on the spots)
  • Nose – Jordana 12 Hour Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Black
  • Lips – Milani Colorstatement lip pencil in True Red, Milani Lipstick in Black Cherry and Jordana Pencil liner to create the black definition
  • Sparkle Dust – NYX Roll on Shimmer in Salmon
  • Leopard Spots – NYX JESP in Bronze
  • Glitter – NYX Candy Glitter Liner in French Champagne
  • Eye brows – Chela Brow definer
  • Mascara – Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara
  • Lashes – Cheap china lashes

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sexy leopard kitty
Hi Loves… This is my Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial.  It is my second time creating a look like this, the first was last year and while last years came out okay, I wasn’t completely happy with it.  This year I chose to pick colors that I love like Purple (of course) and Teal.  I thought it would be awesome together.  The look itself is easy to create, but it did take me a while to complete because I stopped and did all kinds of things while doing the look.  If you want to see how I created this please check out the embedded video below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.
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Products used:

  • Mary Kay Medium/Full Coverage Liquid Foundation in Ivory 105.  I took this foundation out from my MUA kit – but you can also use cream Halloween makeup if you would like.
  • Starlooks HD Mineralized Translucent Powder
  • BH Cosmetics Blush/Contour Palette
  • HoneyXO Loose Mineral Eyeshadow in Sprinkles
  • HoneyXO Loose Mineral Eyeshadow in Epik
  • NYX Retractable Eye liner in black
  • Milani Liquif’eye Pencil liner in Black
  • MAC Black track fluidline
  • Kat Von D Spellbound Palette – Babe
  • Urban Decay Glinda Palette (the deep purple)
  • NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in black Bean
  • Mica Beauty Gel liner in Black
  • Avon Glimmersticks Chrome Liner in Electric Pink
  • Black Liner pencil from Wet n Wild
  • Milani Violet Volt Lipstick
  • Milani Felt Tip Liner – black
  • Milani Haute Flash gloss – In a Flash
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara
  • Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Mascara
  • Craft Store clear crystals
  • NYX Glitter liner in purple
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sugar skull
I finally filmed and got up my first Halloween Makeup Tutorial for 2013.  I have a few more planned out, but decided I would start with this one since it is fairly easy to create and fun as well.  I had a lot of laughs creating it as well as the video intro and outro. lol
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I wanted this look to be easy to create and easy to take off so that is why I selected it.  Here are the products that I used:

  • Laura Geller Spackle Face Primer and Perfecter
  • Halloween Makeup White Cream Face Paint
  • BH Party Girl Palette (pink, purple, white and sparkly black/gunmetal colors)
  • NYX JESP in Milk
  • E-Bay Lashes
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara and Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara (to merge natural and fake lashes)
  • BH Cosmetics Blush Palette
  • Milani Fuchsia Lip liner
  • Milani Rose Hip Lipstick
  • Jordana 12 Hour Liquid Pencil Liner (tight line and lower and upper lash line)
  • Jordana BOLD Fabuliner felt tip liner ( to create the crack next to my lip as well as the little crack on my cheek)
  • Too Faced Pencil Liner (line upper and lower lash line)
  • Wig from Shop Lately – Beauty Star (click on the link and sign up using your Facebook account to get a $5.00 credit)

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