I was feeling pretty good about this Makeup Mix-Up post. I had a solid idea of what I wanted to do thanks to Emily’s comment last week. So I tested the look and I was like yeah..this is it. And I did the makeup for real, shot the photos, and was getting ready to transfer them to my computer when I saw a tweet that was like, “12 Halloween looks that only require makeup!” and the photo attached was this insane iridescent mermaid scale look and that’s just going to blow my pin-up inspired look out of the water.
No pun intended. Well, maybe a little.
Anyway.. Emily mentioned that Halloween is all about being playful and sexy and suggested something like a pin-up girl. Any look that allows me to rock a red lip is cool by me.
In my mind, a pin-up girl is flirty and fun and doesn’t take herself too seriously. But her lips are always on point and her eyes are bright. Instead of just a plain black cat eye, I decided to go one step further and add a little color. I chose purple because it doesn’t compete too much with the lips and it complements my eyes. I can also see this working with gold, blue, green..really anything as long as you do it with confidence.
As much as I love makeup, I can’t do my hair to save my soul. I would have loved to rock some victory curls, but lord knows that wasn’t going to happen. So I went with a big bouffant. It totally goes with my polar-bear thermal shirt.
- Naked Skin Foundation
- Benefit Hi Beam Highlighter
- Revlon Colorstay Bronzer in Bronzed & Chic
- Sephora Baked Sculpting Trio in Sassy
- Revlon Brow Fantasy in Brunette
- Lorac Unzipped Palette
- Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Metal in Painted Purple
- Mary Kay Liquid Eyeliner in Black
- Benefit They’re Real Mascara
- NYC New York Color Angel Lash Mascara
- Forever21 Love&Beauty Lipstick in Brick
What are you being for Halloween?
I’m joining in on the Makeup Mix-Up with Making Mrs. M and Miranda Writes.
Have you entered my You Guys Totally Rock so Here’s a Bunch of Things I Like and I Think You’ll Like, Too Giveaway? You should probably check it out. Like, now.