Tuesday, 27 October 2015

#HQSCARE: HALLOWEEN MAKE-UP AND COSTUME INSPO

When it comes to Halloween, there are two types of people- those who go ALL out, and those who literally put a bit of blood dribbling out of the side of their mouth. Terrifying. *eye roll*

Personally, I like to go all out. I don't necessarily have to be GORY, (although I do love splattering myself with fake blood) I try to stand out.  I also don't like spending money on a pre-made costume because A) They're usually crap, and B) I really enjoy putting the outfit together! I was recently sent a little box of (trick or) treats from @HQHAIR to create some #HQSCARE's which I have really enjoyed doing. I have chosen two super simple costumes to give you a little inspo for this years scarefest...


LOOK 1- Lady Gaga in the 'Bad Romance' video. Such a simple, but so effective costume to create. I used some white face paint that I picked up in a fancy dress shop and applied to my whole face. I then applied black face paint around my eyes, and then used my Rimmel Glam Eyes Mono Eye-shadow in colour 'jet black' to smoke it out and create a 'hollow' look. I lined my eyes with my Rimmel Exaggerate Smoke n Shine Eye Definer in colour 'little black smokey' for extra drama. For the mouth, I drew vertical, slightly skewed lines with my black face paint, covering my lips and about half way across my cheek. I finished off the look with white contacts (be careful with these- they are an absolute BITCH to get in and out!) and of course a gals gotta have brows, right? Even if I am a skeleton!


Here was my finished look! A simple white shirt and bow tie that I picked up from Primark and some black shorts I already had from Topshop Boutique. You could wear trousers but if you wanted to flash a little more flesh (we've all seen Mean Girls, right!?) then opt for something shorter. I am wearing SO many extensions to get the volume but another option would be to backcomb like you've never backcombed before! 


LOOK 2- Zombie schoolgirl. A cliche costume, some might say, but a classic nontheless! And again, SO EASY TO DO! For this look I applied my foundation as I usually would, then dabbed over areas of it with a damp sponge and some dark yellow face paint, to create a sort of rotting skin effect. Then I went #HAM with my jet black eyeshadow and smoke n shine eye definer! I started by coating the lid then just started smoking outwards. I applied fake blood in the top corner of my head and dribbling out of my nose after this photo was taken but it looks good with or without!

Stay tuned for later on this week where I will be creating some more #HQSCARES!

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