To celebrate Halloween, I had the opportunity to take part in a super fun project in collaboration with Ladbrokes (play games here!) and Illamasqua. I was sent a very lovely surprise selection of gorgeous Illamasqua makeup to use to create the ultimate Halloween look in association with the launch of their Halloween slot games. These are actually my first ever Illamasqua products, so I guess you can imagine how excited I was to play with them! After browsing Pinterest and weheartit for inspiration, I finally decided which makeup look I would attempt to recreate...
Benefit The POREfessional | Covergirl CG Smoothers All Day Hydrating Make-Up - 710 Classic Ivory* | Stila Love at First Blush Palette
I chose to do a ventriloquist dummy makeup look! These doll seriously creep me out, but I thought it would be fun to recreate one. This look was done really quickly, in less than half an hour after the morning after a sleepless night - not a night of partying - guess who worked the night shift? I went for bold creepy eyebrows, crazy big doll eyes, drawn on bottom lashes and cute little heart-shaped red lips.
Illamasqua Empower Palette ('Synth' all over eye area, 'Slick' undereye crease) | NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk | Annabelle Mono Eyeshadow - Ebony| MAC Eye pencil - Ebony* | Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara
Illamasqua Lipstick - Magnetism
I am in absolutely no way a makeup artist, but this is actually the first "artistic" makeup look I have created and I think I am pretty proud of it! Of course, some things could have been improved, such as the eyes - especially the drawn on lashes, which could have been more defined - and the shading of the apples and the mouth, but hey, I think it's great for a first quick look!
Hopefully your Halloween party was more fun than mine - what were you dressed up as?
Lyrics are from Stay the Night, by Green Day