Galaxy Gal – 29 November 2016

More photos of this look can be found in the gallery located on the home page.

This look is dedicated to a friend of mine, Marie Culp. I was working really hard at university and Marie had been posting a lot of really wonderful, supportive things on Facebook and Instagram, so I wanted to show, somehow, that I appreciated her support, even if it wasn’t meant specifically for me. Looking through a lot of her posts, I noticed that Marie was very interested in space, astrology, aliens, crystals, etc. I had seen a lot of galaxy make-up looks on Instagram and Pinterest, so I decided to give it a try and if something came out of it, I would dedicate it publicly to Marie. Luckily, my experimentation with a new kind of make-up wasn’t half bad.

I used tape on my forehead to create a nice, clean line from my natural skin tone to the periwinkle color on most of my face. I blended the periwinkle color (this is actually a mixture of the blue color from the original Halloween pack from Wal-Mart and some purple paste from another Halloween pack that my mother sent to me in the mail) with my Beauty Blender. I did some exaggerated wings using black eyeliner, but I skipped mascara because I wanted the focus to be elsewhere. Using stencils from the Halloween packs that my mother sent to me, I used the white paste to create the patterns on my neck (the moon is kind of hard to see, sorry). I also used the white paste for the stars and lines on my face; I suggest going over the white details twice since they don’t always show up so well. I covered my brows in the same purple paste that I used for my lips and for part of the mid-section of my face. I also used the diamond-like pieces from the Sparkle Kit that I bought from Wal-Mart to add more interest to the piece.

Good luck,

Kaitlin

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Old Hollywood – 28 November 2016

I wanted to do a very simple look for today. Since there aren’t any neat tricks involved in a look like this, I’ll just give you all a product list:

Face: Fit Me! By Maybelline in 112: Natural Ivory, Coastal Scents’ Camouflage Palette, and NYX WonderStick in Light/Medium, Maybelline’s Master Prime Redness Control, and Master Fix Setting Loose Powder. And, of course, Maybelline’s Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray.

Eyes: Covergirl’s Eye-Enhancer Eyeshadow Palette, Too Faced Hangover Primer, Ciate Fierce Flicks Eyeliner Pen, The Balm’s Mad Lash Mascara.

Brows: INSPR Duo Brow Powder in Dark Brown.

Lips: Secret by Bombshell.

Good luck,

Kaitlin

Smokey Skeleton – 11 November 2016

I was watching a collection of simple Halloween make-up looks that a few of my friends tagged me in on Facebook and one of them was a simple skeleton look similar to the one that is featured in this post. I really wanted to try the look because I don’t always have time to do super extravagant make-up looks, sadly. Surprisingly, all of the blending that I did around my eyes didn’t take as long as I thought it was going to. I started with a deep red eyeshadow, blending it with a black eyeshadow, a deep brown eyeshadow, and a little bit of orange eyeshadow as well. Using a blending brush once all of the eyeshadow colors were on my eyelids/upper cheek/underneath my eyes, the make-up look was nearly done. I used the liquid eyeliner for the nose and the lines on the mouth. Truth be told, I rushed through the dark contouring and the mouth lines because I had an obligation to get to and needed time to look like a human again.

Good luck,

Kaitlin

Broken China Doll – 4 November 2016

     More photos of this look can be found in the gallery located on the home page.

     I got my inspiration for this piece by watching one of my favorite YouTubers, John Wolfe, play the new Goosebumps game. One of the evil characters in this game is a ventriloquist doll called Slappy. I decided that I would give the popular make-up look a try. I begun with the regular make-up look for me: liquid foundation, eyeliner, mascara, subtle contouring, etc. After that, I added a thick white line underneath both of my eyes, then applied a bit of a black eyeliner pencil to line them. I added a good layer of pink blush to my cheeks, some brown-eyeshadow freckles. I rounded my eyebrows to make them look like the eyebrows that ventriloquist dolls have stamped on their faces. Next, I applied a thin layer of the red smear from Hot Topic, made mouth lines with the black eyeliner pencil. My final move was the small cracks on my cheek and on my forehead; I did these with the black eyeliner pencil.

Good luck,

Kaitlin

 

Pop-Art Zombie – 31 October 2016

More photos of this look can be found in the gallery located on the home page.

Happy Halloween! I’m super excited about this look. It’s one of my favorites of my work so far. It also took me a long time to get it exactly the way I wanted it, I would set aside at least two hours for this look (I also did my hair for this, so maybe three if you have a lot of hair like me). In my hair, I used the white cream from Wal-Mart to create white streaks and add some interest to my hair. The white cream washed out in the shower with two washes. Starting on the Human Pop-Art side, it’s pretty much the same thing that I did in my first Pop-Art look, but I carried the dots onto my chest and used a dark pink lipstick rather than the red smear from Hot Topic. Because I was going to do white teeth on the Zombie Pop-Art side, I skipped the white highlighting on my lips on the Human Pop-Art side.

For the Zombie Pop-Art side, I covered that side of my face with the same green color that I used for the Halloween Warrior make-up look. Then, I greatly exaggerated my brow with the liquid eyeliner (I did this on the other side as well), added another line in the crease of my eyelid, added corresponding lines, made the line splitting the make-up looks, the nose, and the mouth lines. I filled in the white teeth with the white cream and then did the black eyeliner around it. If you do it the other way around (black eyeliner first and white cream teeth second), the teeth will mix with the eyeliner and appear grey! I used the same blue color to create the tears on this side, but they mixed with the green and created a new color. If you want the same blue color, another coat would do the trick. Personally, I thought the new color was cool. For the brains near my hairline, I used a pink paste that can be found in the Mermaid Halloween Kit (my mother bought this for me at Fred Meyer, I believe). I covered the space I wanted brains on with pink, let it dry, and then applied black eyeliner to separate the spaces of pink. Finally, apply setting spray! This will keep the make-up on your face and protect against rain and sweat.

Note: I also did my boyfriend’s make-up this way. It’s different from mine, but they will be located in the gallery. I can post instructions for his look if they are needed.

Good luck,

Kaitlin

Tendons – 30 October 2016

I’ve been really sick lately, so I decided not to do any make-up on my face today. This worked out pretty well because I’ve been anxious to try to do something grotesque on my hand. Looking at it now, I wish I had brought the color out a little bit more because there’s such a startling difference between the fake wound I made and my actual skin tone. I took Q-Tips and cut the cotton ends off, taking just the middle sections of the Q-Tips for the center of the wound. I built up a lot of the wound with some tissue. I used liquid latex to keep everything stuck to my hand. Applying the light red, dark red, and the black pastes from the Wal-Mart Injury pack, I added more definition to the wound. I spread some of the colors up around my fingers just to make the wound look a bit more believable. If I were to attempt something like this again, I would use stage blood and let it drip down my fingers and off the sides of my hand.

Good luck,

Kaitlin

Zipper Face – 21 October 2016

More photos of this look can be found in the gallery located on the home page.

I’m so lucky. Not only did this super sweet and amazing man ask me to be his girlfriend today, but he also let me try out a burn make-up look on his face. I started out with using liquid latex to stick the tissue to his face, then painted the tissue (once it had dried) with the light red, dark red, and black colors from my Wal-Mart Injury Halloween make-up collection. The zipper is another prosthetic that I purchased from Wal-Mart. It was really hard to get the zipper to stick to Joseph’s face because the part wit the actual zipper is pretty heavy, so make sure to hold it in place for a while to allow the liquid latex to dry. I used stage blood to make the wound seem really fresh, especially on the other side of the zipper. I also spread a little bit of the light red color from the Injury pack around the zipper to make the skin around the giant burn seem irritated.

Good luck,

Kaitlin

Melting Skull – 19 October 2016

More photos of this look can be found in the gallery located on the home page.

I’m super pleased with how this turned out. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to pull this look off because it seemed so complicated and there were a lot of moving parts. For a beginner with fairly limited products at her disposal, I would say I did a damn good job. I started with a fresh face and did natural/glam make-up on one side of my face with a very exaggerated wing and dark, heavy colors for my eyeshadow. For this look, you can completely skip contouring on your cheek, but I would recommend still contouring the forehead and the nose to make your face appear more angular. I also decided to do a very pronounced brow on one side because I felt like it would exaggerate my features more. For the other side of my face, I covered it with the white cream from Wal-Mart and dragged the color down over my lips, to the bottom of my chin. I did some contouring with black on my cheek, my nose, and my forehead on the skeleton side. Be careful when you do the contouring here because the white cream makes the black very pronounced; take your time and blend, blend, blend! Using a black eyeliner pencil, I made the black lines on the natural side of my face and covered it in with a black swatch from the Halloween pack and a make-up sponge. I did the same for my eye, being careful around the waterline of my eye. I brought my natural eyebrow into the black circle. For the lines on my mouth, I used a liquid liner and, very careful, created straight lines from one edge of my mouth to the other edge. Finally, I finished by dripping liquid foundation to create that melting-skin look and some setting spray.

Good luck,

Kaitlin

Crimson and Gold Jester – 15 October 2016

More photos of this look can be found in the gallery located on the home page.

I’m really pleased with this look. I was having a really hard time during university and being away from my family and friends, so I decided to do a piece that would express school pride. I wanted to show that even though I was having a tough time with being away from a lot of the people that I feel really close to, I was still very proud to be a Washington State Cougar. I started with the make-up that I had been wearing that day and just added onto it; it would be silly to start all over and waste products. I applied a lot of the golden glitter from the Hera look onto my eyelids, applied more eyeliner to make my eyes more dramatic, and applied the red-crayon tool from the Halloween pack to line my bottom lashes. I used the golden glitter that I used on my eyelids on my lips as well, then lined my lips with the red-crayon tool. I did swirl designs on the side of my forehead, the side of my cheek, and the side of my chin to add more character. I used the star-shaped glitter from the glitter pack underneath my eyes. After I finished all of that, I still felt like the design was missing something, so I decided to create a neck piece that extended from the middle of my chest up to my chin. I used the dark red and light red colors from my Injury pack to do this. Honestly, I sort of rushed through the neck piece because it was late and I had early classes in the morning, so I think if I were to go back and do this piece again, I would measure the neck piece more carefully and do two coats of the color. As always, finished with a coat of mascara and setting spray.

Good luck,

Kaitlin

Pop Art – 14 October 2016

This look was very exciting for me to accomplish. My mother talks about this type of Halloween make-up a lot and thinks it’s such a fun idea, so I wanted to do one for her. It’s very detailed, but I would say that the dots took the longest to get just right. I did this after class, so I had make-up on already and I just added to it. First, I applied the red Hot Topic smear that I’ve used before, applied the black eyeliner to line my lips and create the lines separating them (the mole is optional), and applied the white cream from Wal-Mart as a highlight on my lips. I took the black eyeliner I used to line my lips to create the lines on my face, neck, and collarbone as well. I used the eyeliner to bolden my brow and add onto the eyeliner that I wore earlier. You can see in the picture I added that there’s another line of eyeliner on the crease of my eyelid. Before I covered my face with the white dots using the white cream, I used the blue color from the Halloween pack (I used this color for the Poisoned Princess look) for the tears underneath my eye. I used just a bit of the white cream to add dimension to the tears and then lined them with the black eyeliner that I’ve been using throughout the look. For the white dots, I used the back of a rounded-tip pen so I knew they would be consistent in shape and size. I finished with some mascara and setting spray.

Good luck,

Kaitlin