I have been a bit of a Vampire fan for many years now and its always one of my favourites to dress up as for Halloween. They're an easy one to do and great if you need an idea last minute, throw on a black dress and a bit of fake blood and you're sorted!
Unfortunately I had a black wig but as I'm so pale, turns out it looks awful on! So if you don't have a wig, you can also just mess up your hair a bit like I did, as a last minute solution.
I also quickly want to apologise for the state my brows are in, nothing tells you that they're in worse shape than I thought. Than a very strong light and a DSLR camera!
To create the look I used...
- Illamasqua Skin Base
- Illamasqua Sculpting Palette
- Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel in Strike
- Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner in Infinity
- Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow
- Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Beguile
- Illamasqua Intense Lip Gloss in Hermetic
- Illamasqua Powder Shadows in Burst, Fient, Obsidian and Cascade
- Topshop Smoke Stick in Magic Garden
- Lord and Berry Lip Crayon in Kiss
- Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Firstly I went over the entire lid with the Topshop Smoke Pencil, buffying it out with a fluffy brush into the crease. I then used feint in the crease to darken it up and to create less of a harsh line between Magic Garden. Though I focoused a lot of the colour to the inner portion of the eye.
To build up the green tone on the lid, I pressed Burst all over the lid and again with the same brush as before, buffed it into the feint colour. I had to then build feint up more, so that the two were blended well together and there was still that depth in the eye.
For the brows I used Strike as normal, but made the shape harsher and elongated the end of the brow. Also trying to curve the arch up higher, to create more of a sinister look. (My brows didn't cooperate, hopefully yours will!) Then to highlight the brown bone, I used Cascade on a thinner brush, to create a harsh defined highlight.
I also used Cascade in the inner corner of the eye, as well as slightly under. Once you apply all the liner it will make the eye appear smaller, so this step just opens the eye up and who doesn't love a bit of a dramatic sparkle.
Finally shadow wise, I took obsidian ever so slightly through the crease of the eye, angling up towards the brow when I got to the inner corner. Again this will give the illusion of bigger eyes, but it's really quite subtle. I also ran it under the eye, to create a softer base for the liner.
When it comes to the liner, I started by doing a small winged top liner, but in the inner corner, I brought it to a point. You then need to connect the point to the bottom portion of your inner eye, to get the really pointed inner corner. Then run the gel liner, under all of the eye, the softer black shadow will make the liner appear less harsh. To finish the eye liner, I just ran it through the bottom and top water line, so there was no fleshy tones peeking through. You can actually use the Illamasqua Gel liner on the waterline, which is fantastic as it lasts so well. I finally applied a good coat of mascara to finish the eyes.
On the cheeks, I used Hollow to contour to begin with. I didn't want any warmer tones, which makes Hollow fantastic as it has the grey undertone. I then went over the cream contour with Heroine from the Sculpting Palette, to deepen the colour. As well as highlighting with the matte cream shade, on the tops of the cheek bones and brought into the centre of the face.
You can leave it as a matte highlight, but I also later went over the highlight with Beguile. As its a really subtle sparkle, it's not too harsh, but still doesn't change the shade of your original highlight too.
For the lips I lined the whole lip with Kiss Lip Crayon, then apply a little in the centre of the lip. I followed this by taking the gel liner, finely round the lip line, not joining in the centre and adding more to the inner corners of the mouth for depth. I finished it off by applying Hermetic all over the lip, which darkens it up, but you still have the different tones underneath from the lighter red and the black.