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Halloween 2014: Joker Costume Makeup & Tutorial

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Why so serious?

This year, I decided to be the Joker. It’s always difficult for me to figure out what to be for Halloween because I definitely feel like I have to “connect” with the character I am being in order to pull it off well. In the past, I’ve done Regan from The Exorcist and Edward Scissorhands, and both were characters that I consider defining moments in my childhood and adolescent years. My favorite comic of all time is Batman, and I grew up on a steady diet of Michael Keaton/Jack Nicholson’s Batman movie. That VHS tape was on repeat in my house and it was mostly because I adored Jack Nicholson (in general, and as Joker). When deciding which Joker I wanted to be, it was definitely tough. You’ve got Cesar Romero who was the classic Joker and had much more of a clown-like look to him. You’ve got Jack Nicholson who paid homage to Cesar Romero by looking overly happy and clown-like, but put his own spin on it by being colorful and funky. You’ve got Heath Ledger from The Dark Knight who was a very, very dark Joker. It has the clown-like elements in makeup, but the smile is unlike any other Joker we’ve seen before and his character was much, much more evil. In the end, I decided to go with Heath Ledger’s Joker because it was out of my “comfort zone” for being so evil and wicked looking. I’m happy I went with this version and in the end, it was mostly a homemade costume. I’ve got the full tutorial inside on how I achieved the makeup and costume on the cheap! (more…)

Special FX: How To Erase Your Eyebrows

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I definitely freaked some people out on Facebook and Instagram with this picture yesterday! Some friends actually thought I had shaved my eyebrows off! I get asked for a tutorial on this almost every single year around this time because I pretty much always block out and erase my eyebrows for my Halloween costume. Erasing your eyebrows gives you a completely blank, clean slate with which to work with. You can leave yourself with no eyebrows, draw your own eyebrows in, add face makeup/paint, prosthetics, etc. Many fashion designers also do this for an avant garde look around New York Fashion Week. In the movies, especially in fantasy and adventure films, you will notice that the eyebrows have been erased. Wondering how to do it yourself? It’s incredibly simple, inexpensive, and quick to do at home. (more…)

Halloween Angel Makeup Tutorial

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Halloween is almost here, and it has to be my second favorite holiday of the entire year. I love dressing up, doing theatrical makeup looks, and going to a Halloween party every year. My cousin requested an Angel Makeup Look for her Halloween party. There are literally endless combinations and types of makeup looks you can do for an angel…everything from a pure white angel to a full on painted angel face with wing detailing. I decided to go more along the lines of ethereal, glamorous, and versatile. You can wear this if you’re going as a fairy, a Barbie, a doll, or really anything where you need to look super feminine and other worldly, but still pretty. I’ve got full details and more pictures inside! (more…)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette Tutorial & Look

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Back in August I purchased the Anastasia Amrezy Palette and I fell in love with it deeply. I use it on a daily basis, so when I found out that they were doing more collaborations with Instagram stars and makeup artists, my curiosity got the best of me. I was not going to purchase this palette but I am certainly glad that I did because the pigmentation and shades are absolutely gorgeous. This is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette, and it is named after “DressYourFace” on Instagram, who is beyond talented and gorgeous. I picked it up at Sephora over the weekend on a whim and I’ve been playing with it since. I put together a very warm, Autumn-inspired look for you. Full details and tutorial inside, (more…)

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Tutorial: Neutral Blues

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I asked via Facebook today what types of looks or tutorials you would like to see on the blog and I had a couple of requests to show how to use the brighter shades in the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. Namely, the blues and the green, so I put a look together using the blue shades in the palette. I understand completely why people are afraid of blue eyeshadow…I think the 80′s may have scared some people away. If done incorrectly, it can age you and look clownish and even a bit matronly. Believe it or not, any eye color can rock blue eyeshadow. I put together this look so you can see how I would wear the blue shades in the palette, but also how I would pair blue eyes with lip color and cheek color. Full tutorial inside, (more…)

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Look!

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Oh Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette how I love thee! I have been playing all week with the palette and decided to do a bright, fun look that will go with all eye colors. If you’re brown-eyed, this will make your eyes look really warm. If you’ve got blue or green eyes, get ready to have your eye color pop. I’ve got the full tutorial inside and all of the products I used! (more…)

ColourPop Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

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I’m always on Instagram, popping around and getting inspiration from other makeup artists and beauty lovers. Basically, it gets me into trouble because I end up hearing about makeup brands and products that I want to try and I end up falling in love, such as with ColourPop! I had seen them around the Instagram community and decided to go ahead and make a purchase since these are only $5 a piece (yes, you read that right). I was blown away by not only the packaging and the color payoff, but by the unique formula that I had never encountered before. You’ll see what I mean when you read inside… (more…)

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches & Review

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I am so, so excited to be getting swatches of the brand new Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette up today. This means that I can do a few looks for you guys using the palette and give you some idea’s on how to use it. I adore playing with new releases, especially eyeshadow palettes, and the UD Vice Palette‘s are some of my favorites. This third one is absolutely gorgeous, from the packaging to the shades inside. I’ve got plenty of pictures inside so go ahead and take a look! (more…)

Milani Cosmetics Constellation Gel Eyeliners, Swatches & Review!

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These limited edition Milani Cosmetics Constellation Gel Eyeliners are going to knock your socks off. I had been seeing pictures of them float around cyberspace lately and then Milani sent me them for review and I was blown away by how gorgeous they are. These are super pigmented, creamy, and just absolutely dreamy to look at. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing to look at, but the multi-dimensional sparkle really translates well once you place the product on your skin. I’ve got full swatches inside, (more…)

Wet n Wild “Haute Hollywood” Eyeshadow Palette Look!

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I decided to put my favorite Fall 2014 Wet n Wild Palette to the test, Haute Hollywood, by doing an everyday makeup look. Haute Hollywood is really the perfect palette of neutrals for every skin tone and I paired it up with a gorgeous Maybelline lipstick from the drugstore. This look shows you that you don’t necessarily have to have a huge budget to create a nice look. Full details inside, (more…)

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