Monday, October 30, 2017

Quick, Work Friendly Halloween Costume

Although most people (myself included) probably celebrated Halloween a little too hard this weekend, we still have to get through the actual holiday tomorrow. This weekend we went to two different parties with different costumes. That wasn't the original plan, but I ran out of time during the week to get together my Friday night costume so this is what we ended up with:
A hunter and his deer
This was actually SO easy to do for someone who isn't very makeup skilled, so I thought I would share what I used and how I did it. Unfortunately, I didn't think about sharing this until after my face was basically done so I don't have step by step pictures, but it was pretty straightforward once you have the right tools!

So first up, what I used: 

6. Cover Girl golden eye shadows -- this is a super old palette, so I linked something with similar colors since I couldn't find the exact one I used

As you can see, I used mostly NYX products which can be found at Target, Ulta or Sephora! If you haven't tried NYX yet, I highly suggest it! 

I'm going to give a quick step by step. I just pulled up a few pictures on Pinterest and combined them together based on the look I wanted to have. 

1. Moisturize and prime. Duh, these are always my first steps every single day. 
2. Heavy brows. I usually do a more natural brow, but for this look, everything is a little more exaggerated. The NYX brow was too dark for every day wear, but I'm glad I kept it just in case.
3. Liquid eyeliner with a small cat eye. I'm not a pro at a cat eye by any means, so when I say small, I mean small. Every time I try something too exaggerated, I just get mad and give up. 
4. Smoky golden eye. I did a matte golden brown shade over the full lid. A darker shimmer brown on the outside/crease and added a shimmer gold to the inner portion of my lid all the way to the nose. 
5. Heavy contour. I used the wonder stick for contouring and made sure to really exaggerate the lines around the forehead, nose and cheeks. I blended the contour so there were no visible lines, but the heavy color stayed for the deer-like look .I made sure to add the highlight heavy under my eyes, nose and middle of the forehead. 
6. Draw a nose. I won't lie, this was the hardest part for me! I used a mix of the NYX liquid eyeliner and a regular cream eyeliner. I drew the lines with the cream liner and filled it in with the liquid liner. I went down the cupid's bow and outlined the top of my lip. 
7. More highlighter and a bit of blush. I went back and added the liquid highlighter to my nose and cheeks to really make them pop. I added the tiniest bit of blush to the apples of my cheeks. 
8. Add the spots! I used a product that I cannot find anywhere online. It was a dual ended ELF highlight and conceal tube. The highlighter is white in the tube so I used a very heavy hand to make dots with it and let them set. You can always use a white eyeliner like this one or a white eye shadow like this
To finish off the costume, I just wore a tan sweater dress and tan boots! You can also add ears/antlers but like I said, this was last minute so I didn't have anything on hand to use.

Have you already done all the Halloween celebrating you're going to do? Or are you dressing up for work?

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