Halloween Fun with Makeup!

BLOG, My Life, Uncategorized / Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

So I’m beginning to like all of this Halloween makeup!

Last year I dabbled with the half face scull makeup and the year before, a scarecrow.
So what to be this year?

I had to chose something early on for a collaboration blog post that i do with other Pro Makeup Artists, and because I haven’t had a ton of Halloween makeup experience, I chose a “Cracked Doll”.  The cracks were a bit harder than I thought.

I didn’t really plan on doing my makeup for Trick or Treating, BUT I always dress up, and I think it’s to the point where people look forward to it.

So, like usual I had nothing planned-that’s the hard part for me 😉  I saw a couple inspiration pictures of lion makeup.  And I actually left my hair curly the day before, which I NEVER do, and I thought…my hair is like a lion’s mane, so that’s something I could do, right?


I made some ears with my hair, threw some tighter curls in and started on the makeup.

I started with Motives Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation-Sandy Beige.

I applied Motives Pressed Mineral Powder-Cream under my eyes, down to my cheek bones, up the center of my nose and onto my forehead.

I used the color “Native” eye shadow from my favorite palette-Motives Mavens Element to shade in around under my cheek bones and down to my chin.

I drew the lines down my nose and filled in my upper lip with Motives Gel Eyeliner-Little Black Dress.

For my eyes, I started with Motives Eye Base, then applied “Raven” from the Element Palette to the crease.

I lined my eyes with the “Little Black Dress” and img_4654made a Cat-like winged liner.

I applied Motives Glitters Pots-Pot of Gold to my lower lid on top of the Motives Glitter Adhesive.

My lashes are Motives #110.

I really like how it turned out!  All of the kids in the neighborhood liked it too, everyone except the dog…he shook every time he looked at me!!


I thought I’d also post my “Cracked Doll”.

This project was out of the box for me because my focus is usually the everyday woman, but I loved getting creative on this level. I have to give a shout out to my friend Samantha Papa of Samantha Lauren Photography for taking these amazing pictures. We had a blast and laughed until we had tears!

I started by mixing up a Motives Custom Blend Liquid Mineral Foundation because I img_3687wanted to make my skin much lighter and porcelain like, so I  added a lot of white toner.

I applied it with a Motives foundation brush and stippled it with a blender sponge.

I applied Motives Eye Base over my entire eye lid, and to make my eyes look bigger,

I used the Motives Kohl Eyeliner-Electric Blue to outline an area underneath my eyes.

I filled the area in with Khol Eyeliner-Angel.

I chose the Motives Dynasty Palette for my eye and because most of my doll always had blue eye shadow, I used “Cleopatra” on my entire mobile lid.  I used “Aphrodite” in the crease.

I lined my upper lid with the Motives Luxe Precision Eyeliner-Black and continued to outline my new lower lid

I used 2 sets of Motives Lashes #109-1 set for my real lashes and glued the other set on my new lower lid using Duo Lash Adhesive-clear.

I blended my upper lashed into the falsies with Motives for LaLa Mineral Mascara-black.

eyes-closedI did a light contour using the contour in the Motives 3 in 1 contour kit, and applied Motives Pressed Blush-Porcelain Doll (Ha-very fitting) to my cheeks.

I added freckles by using a fine brush dipped in Motives Custom Blend Toner-Yellow Brown.

 I filled in my brows with Motives Waterproof Eye Brow Pencil-Dark Brown.

I started to outline where my cracks would be using “Nefertiti” Eye Shadow also in the Dynasty Palette.  I then created the cracks with Motives Gel Eyeliner-Little Black Dress using Motives Angled Brush.  I used Motives Khol Eyeliner-Angel in some areas to add dimension the cracks.

 I sealed everything with Motives 10 Years Younger Setting Spray and completed my look by applying Motives All Day Liquid Stick Matte-Dragon Fruit.

If you want to see what the other makeup artist did for our collaboration blog post, check it out here: http://www.flawlessbyjm.com/single-post/2016/10/10/Halloween-fun

You know what, I think I’m going to do more Halloween makeup next year…


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