Here is the first in two series I’m planning, the first being the Halloween series designed to give ideas and provide some idea as to how I approach Halloween makeup, and the second is a 10 Products or Less series where I aim to do my entire fact, pimples, lumps, bumps and all using just 10 products. Not a good combination for a Halloween look believe me, it’s missing the Halloween sparkles and diamonds I’ve come to know and love, not that we celebrate Halloween here in Australia. Anyway sparkles and diamonds aside, the main motivation I’ve had behind this look is to create a look which can be taken from day wear to night wear. It’s designed to be simple, sexy and versatile and hopefully you enjoy watching me pull faces at a camera for the second week in a row and luckily for me, my brows have been kind to me this week.
- Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
- Australis Bronzer
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15
- MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC15
- Australis Neutrals and Neons Eyeshadow Kit
- Top Shop Waterproof Eyeliner
- Aye Aye Captain – Liquid Eyeliner
- Rimmel London Colour Rush Eyeshadow in Matte Black
- Lime Crime Velvetine in Wicked
- Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Rockin’ Curves in Black
I’d like to talk about the Australis Neutrals and Neons palette. It’s a wet and dry eye shadow and eyeliner kit. There’s something a little bit sheer about these eyeshadows, they apply quite lightly and you really have to work at building up colour when applying them dry. But if you apply them with a little water or a makeup mixing medium they are bright and so beautiful. I find the lighter shades perfect for a highlight regardless of how they are applied, hence why I chose to use them here. I also really like the concept of having neutrals and neons in a single palette it means that it really works on so many levels and reduces the number of products you might need to carry. I feel the brushes the kit came with are quite pathetic as most brushes that come in these sorts of palettes are, but aside from that I really love the range of looks you can create, both subtle and vibrant with just one single product – it also has a shade that works perfectly in my brows as shown in this look. That, and it definitely wasn’t expensive not that I remember how much I paid for it last year.
This look was a bunch of fun to create and I love teaming up dark eyes with these dark lip colours, particularly seeing as this one was the one I spoke about on Friday so you can see how it works with a darker, warmer look. It’s gorgeous and I just wish I could wear it every day. If you have any looks you want to see me create let me know and I’ll see what I can do. I’m looking forward to creating a bunch of Halloween looks this year and I’d love some suggestions!