I have always wanted to dress up during Halloween. Even as a kid, I’ve always used my mom’s red lisptick and slather it all over my lips down to my neck, as if I just devoured someone for dinner. Then I’ll wear a white dress and scare my younger brothers.
I got this inspiration from Bloody Mary. As per Wikipedia’s definition, Bloody Mary is a legendary ghost or spirit conjured to reveal the future. She is said to appear in a mirror when her name is called multiple times.
Scared yet? This is seriously a no-brainer look, but truly scary.
Try to stare with your eyes enlarged for added effect.
How I did it:
- Apply foundation to even out your skin tone and any redness on your face.
- With an eyeshadow brush, take a red eyeshadow, mix it with a black eyeshadow and apply it to your upper and lower lids to create the bruise, sunken, bloodshot eyes effect. Deepen the color when you get to the inner corner of your eye and almost to the sides of the nose.
I have this habit of dressing up when it’s Halloween. I like to primp and prettify myself, but I like to make myself look scary when the occasion calls for it.
Wanna see the pictures? Brace yourselves.
Pretty creepy, eh? It’s my first fiddling with this one and I can say I’m quite good at makeup for scary looks. LOL.
I achieved this using an eyeliner pencil on my lids, and waterline. I also used matte black eyeshadow of Ever Bilena. As for the face, I just used a white face powder. I wasn’t able to find a white cream/paint. It was cheap though. I bought it at a local store for P42 which is about a dollar.
I used the same method only that I used a matte black, red, and purple eyeshadow to give it a “dead” look. Why matte? You don’t want to appear like a sparkling Edward Cullen right? It just sounds so wrong! Hehe. I used a black eyeshadow for contouring my cheeks to make it appear sunken in.
I honestly don’t know what I’m trying to achieve here. I think it looks scary though.
I wanted to wear an eyeliner that is not as striking as black for daytime look and something that can withstand the long office hours. I searched far and wide(LOL) for a good option, but only this IN2IT Waterproof Gel Eyeliner passed the criteria. I definitely thought that this is a pricey pencil liner. But since I’ve heard a lot of raves from various forums and blogs, I gave it a try. The first thing that really delighted me was the texture. I never have to tug on my lids in order to create a thin line, though I have a bit of trouble in creating a little, but defined wing especially if the liner is not that sharpened. You don’t want to always sharpen this thing because you’d want more value for your money.
Product Info: A smooth and soft gel liner, that glides onto the skin. The pencil shape gives balance making it easier to hold and apply. Quick drying, waterproof, and super long wearing. No running, no smudging, no panda eyes, no fragrance. Easy to apply and remove.
Availability: Can be bought locally at SM or at Watsons and online.
I was strolling around SM when I came across James Cooper counter. The brand has been mentioned by youtube gurus and in forum as well, so I bought myself this James Cooper Jazzy Collection Cream Foundation.
Weight: 20g / 0.70 Oz
Availability: Can be bought at James Cooper counter in SM Department Stores nationwide.
Shades: CF-01, CF-02, CF-03, CF-04, CF-05
The container looks sleek and small, but surprisingly, it has a lot of product inside. This would take me forever to hit pan! What surprised me even more is the oil that is sitting on top of the product, as you can see in the picture. Cream foundations have oil in them, but I didn’t expect I’d see it like this. I heard that this has very good coverage, so I decided to buy it. Unfortunately, their color selection sucks. The shade lighter than this one, which is CF-02 is way lighter than my skin tone, and has pink undertones. I am yellow-toned, as most Asians are, and for reference, I’m NC 30 in MAC. CF-01 is also pink-toned. What is weirder is that CF-02 is lighter than CF-01 when I swatched them in the mall. CF-03 is a tad darker than my skin tone, at least, it’s not pink-toned. I’d rather go darker than wear something that makes me look pink.
I think this is supposed to be a “Top 5 Favorite Lipsticks”, but I can’t choose lipsticks only and I can’t choose 5, so let me cheat on this one, okay? These are my favorite lip products, the ones I often reach out for, in no particular order.
From left to right: IN2IT Lip Treat SPF 20 PA++ with DPHP in Strawberry, NYX Round Lipstick in Spellbound, Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Offbeat Pink, IN2IT Moisture Intense Lipstick in Pink Alarm, IN2IT Moisture Intense Lipstick in Roses, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp and Etude House Dear Darling Tint in 02 Really Red
- IN2IT Lip Treat SPF 20 PA++ with DPHP in Strawberry – This is the only lip balm that doesn’t leave a very waxy feeling and won’t crack my lips. I like that it is a little bit tinted and has SPF, though I can taste its SPF content.
- NYX Round Lipstick in Spellbound – Like most NYX Round Lipsticks, this has a weird scent and taste, and doesn’t last that long, but I really like the shade! It’s bright pink, creamy and definitely brightens up my face.