Halloween Makeup Ideas

Creating a Halloween costume with regular makeup and clothing may seem like a difficult task, but it is actually quite simple to accomplish. The following tips will teach you how to create a suitable look without worrying about making a trip to the costume store.

Vampire Makeup

1.) Modern Vampire – The modern version of a vampire, such as the one depicted in Twilight or True Blood, requires very little prep and costuming. You can wear anything that you have lying around the house, but you will probably look more vampire-like if you dress in dark colors. To achieve the pale skin that is the hallmark of a vampire, simply use a white cream based foundation. Apply it evenly across your face and neck, and then set the foundation by using a loose powder that is at least two shades lighter than your skin tone. If you want to create the impression that you have just drained a victim of their blood, you can temporarily stain your lips and teeth with red food coloring.

2.) Bearded Man – This costume is an easy one for almost any woman to pull off. Simply put on some men’s clothing, and if you have long hair, pull it back and put it up inside of a hat. Keep in mind that men’s dress clothing tends to be more masculine looking than every day wear. In other words, wearing a tie is a great idea. If you are wearing a hat, however, make sure that it is dressy enough to go with the tie. Next, take a black eyebrow pencil and drawn in the beard by making short marks. Take your time during this process to ensure that it does not end up looking patchy or uneven. Once you have drawn the entire beard or goatee, you will need to put some loose translucent powder on top of it to keep the makeup from running or becoming easily smudged. The same technique can also be used to draw in a mustache.

3.) Death – To look like Death or simply a dead person, begin by utilizing the same white cream based foundation that is used in the creation of the modern vampire. Next, take some blue eye shadow and blend a small amount of it into the cream underneath your eyes. After this has been finished, take a black eyebrow pencil and lightly fill in the rest of the area just beneath your eyes. You can also use the pencil to highlight your cheekbones and other prominent features with some light shading. By doing this, your face will take on a more sunken, dead like appearance. Finally, top the entire makeup by brushing a loose powder on top to set the cream. Always select a color that is at least two shades lighter than your natural skin tone to help maintain the deathly pallor. Wearing all black is imperative with this costume, and if you happen to have an old cloak or cape from a previous Halloween, then you should definitely use it.

Regardless of which costume you choose, you will be able to surprise people with the quality of your economically and easily put together Halloween creation.

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Fall Eye Shadow Looks

The bright sunny days of summer saw glistening, shimmering shadows and light pastels and mauve eye shadows. When autumn begins, women naturally want a more subdued eye shadow style. This autumn season appears to point to a trend to using eye shadow to create smoky eyes. This is a style that is effective for day or evening wear and it’s relatively simple to create.

Smoky eye fashion

Fall Eye Shadow Accents Smoky Eyes

To create your personal autumn smoky eyes , consider your eye and hair color as well as skin tone. A smoky-eyed look needn’t appear garish. There are lucky ladies with contrasting eye, hair and skin colors like blonde hair, fair skin and green or blue eyes or brown hair, blue eyes and peach skin tone or red hair, hazel eyes and a complimentary skin tone. These women can create smoky eyes with three eye shadow colors. For ladies with coordinating eye and hair color and skin tones, like brown hair, brown eyes and olive or sallow skin, or brown or black hair, deep dark eyes and ebony skin tones, creating smoky eyes can be done with two eye shadows.

Choose Your Eye Shadow Shades

Create a basic autumn smoky-eyed look using three shadows for contrast or two shadows for coordinating. For three shadows choose a light creamy shade to accent below the eyebrows. Select a slighter darker shade for the eyelid nearest the lashes and then add a deep accent just above the eyelid and below the shadow applied to the area beneath the brows. The shades can vary by personal color preferences like a pale peach for under the browline, mauve for the eyelids and deep amethyst or violet for the area beyond the eyelid. Try other shades like muted blues or greens that graduate for the three areas of the eyes. Variable shades of matte gold and browns also work well to achieve the autumn smoky eye look.

For coordinating color tones, choose eye shadows shades that enhance eye, hair and skin colors. Apply a creamy beige under the browline, a chestnut brown on the lids and accent with a rich chocolate hue beyond the eyelids. For darker skin tones, apply a creamy ivory under the browline, a deep olive to the eyelids and accent with a deeper shade of olive green.


Tips For Smoky Autumn Eyes

Remember the three areas to cover with eye shadow to create your personal look:
. The area under the browline
. The eyelids
. The area beyond the eyelids that’s under the brow bone

Other Autumn Eye Shadow Shades

In addition to peach, mauve, amethyst, violet, muted blue, olive green, chocolate brown and matte gold, look for other popular autumn shades in a variety of copper, paprika, sienna and burnished brown hues. Autumn eye shadows for this season are resoundingly earth tones, given a dose of energy with pale beige, creamy peach and ivory. Eye shadow brings out color of the eyes as well as hair and skin tone and accents autumn wardrobes.

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bareMinerals SPF 15 Original Foundation Review

This is a guest review of bareMinerals Foundation.

I’ve worn foundation since my parents said I was old enough to wear makeup. Unfortunately, I never found a foundation I liked enough to stick with until five years ago. The first time I used bareMinerals SPF 15 Original Foundation I fell in love. It’s easy to love this foundation because it’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a foundation, whether I knew it at the time or not.

Bare Minerals Foundation Review

My skin is clear but it tends to go oily after a while. What I disliked about other foundations I used is that the thick consistency of the liquid foundations made my skin look cracked and thick after a few hours. I looked like a beauty pageant contestant with 15 pounds of makeup on my face. Powder foundations tended to make my skin look uncovered, which was fine most of the time. However, I tend to break out a little once a month and my powder foundations did nothing to cover that up.

The first time I wore bareMinerals I fell in love. My face looked flawless yet it also looked like I had no makeup on. The best part was that my face looked the same way eight hours later as I was headed home from a long day out and about. Despite the summer heat in Florida, the humidity, and the fact that I spent the day outside shopping and sweating my face still looked immaculate. The foundation also made my shininess and oily t-zone look less oily. I felt that my previous makeup brands enhanced the oiliness of my skin by the end of the day.

To make me love this foundation even more is the fact that it’s all natural and has no harsh chemicals. I already have good skin so I didn’t notice a change in my skin from using bareMinerals, but I do know others who use the same makeup who have noticed fewer breakouts and improved skin since they began using it. It’s easy to put on and it lasts all day long. It even keeps my skin looking good when I go swimming and get my face wet. I love the fact that I don’t have to worry that my face will look rough at the end of a beach day or a pool day with my kids because I literally have to use my gentle face cleanser at night to remove the makeup from my face. It’s just that good.

When you apply this light powder foundation you don’t expect it’s going to do much for your skin, but the immediate coverage is astounding. Add to that the fact that it is light and leaves you looking flawless but fresh and it’s the perfect foundation. I’ve been using bareMinerals for five years and I cannot find anything to complain about. Some people say I’m silly to pay so much for makeup, but I don’t consider the price high at all considering I get four months out of one little container and I wear it on a daily basis.

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