Archive | October 2012

Fairies!

Ice and Fire! Night and Day! Good and Evil!

The lovely Vanessa Yamashiro and I went out in Dublin City as fairies on Sunday. The painted masks are almost the same, except for the colour schemes.

Vanessa wanted vibrant fire colours so I used red, orange and black for her mask. I went for the baby girl colours pink, purple and baby blue for my own mask.

I’m really happy with how they turned out, just a bit of time and patience required!

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Fairy makeup practice run.

Bought some fairy wings back in August for 3e (they’ve most likely jacked the price up to at least a tenner for Halloween weekend) so I’ve totally changed my mind from being a zombie to a fairy this Halloween (mostly because there are so many cool makeup ideas I can experiment with.

Here’s one I tried out this evening. Its a very pretty, girly fairy look. It completely possible that I could change my mind again tomorrow and do an evil gothic fairy instead. (I feel like Halloween costumes should always be scary or un-dead looking)

I’ll be adding gems all over it and a heap more glitter tomorrow if I go with this makeup. I only tried it on half my face so you’ll use your imagination for the other side.

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The forsaken shade of the eye-shadow sphere..

You can wear red eye shadow without looking like you’ve had a bad allergic reaction. Unless that’s the look you’re going for of course!

I used to wear red eyeshadow a lot when I was younger, come to think of it I remember being told I looked like I was sick one night. ( I may have overdone it a bit!)

Red seems to be the hardest colour shadow to find in shops. I got mine at the Inglot counter in Jervis St centre and have only used it a couple of times since but it came out really well.

Great Gothic colour for Halloween, especially when paired with red lipstick, HUGE eyelashes and a red and black outfit. 🙂

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*Many thanks to Mary Drummond for lending me her leg for this photo. 😀

Skeleton Boy.

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The Zombies are Coming… (Brains)

Eeeeeeasiest costume ever to create, and by far the most fun.

Dark eyeshadow, pale makeup, hair backcombed to the roof, an old dress or costume and a LOT of blood!

If anyone needs me on Sunday night I’ll be roaming around Dublin City looking like a freak of nature. Same thing we do every weekend, Pinky!

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Dude, I’m totally rhine-stoned.

A great way to kick your makeup up a notch is to add some gems or rhinestones.

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I got this pack of multi-coloured gems in a pound shop for 2 euro. No point in buying expensive ones when they can easily get flicked off during the night. 

You can stick them onto your face with a pinch of eyelash glue and put them pretty much wherever! 

They look great on parts of the face that people get pierced, or just as an eye accessory.

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How to minimize staining from facepaints

Facepaints have a tendency to dry out and stain your skin (particularly the red and green pigmented ones).

They can often be a bit nightmarish to clean off a child’s face too (they don’t particularly enjoy that part.)

A couple of years back I went as a vampire and the fake blood didn’t come off my skin entirely for about a week., it was practically tattooed on! (At least I look like I was having a good time :P)

To avoid this problem:

  • Wash your face with warm soapy water
  • Use makeup remover on cotton wool to remove any excess paint.

Now, if you’ve had the paint on all day/night your skin is going to be stained somewhere and there’s no amount of soap that’s gonna fix that! The best thing to do is use some kind of body oil.

  • Apply the body oil generously on your stained skin and leave over night (Its not greasy at all). The oils will moisturise the area much better than a normal moisturiser.

The body oil I’ve been using is from Irish all-natural skincare company called Human + Kind. It leaves a beautiful silky finish and is great for sensitive skin like mine. I use it as instead of moisturiser, but its a pretty good bonus that it gets the paint off my skin too! (It also comes in a pretty cool box)