Happy December Beauty Lovers!

I’ve been a busy bee and am a little behind on showing you how my Halloween went. This year, I was inspired by Rick Baker’s version of the bride of Frankenstein. I’ve been the B.O.F. before, so I whipped out my handy-dandy wig and freshened up this dead look for 2013.

Here’s an image of Rick Baker’s monsterholiday2013_macrickbaker001

I kept it pretty much the same but added a vibrant green and glitter to the eyes. I also gave my top lip a “widow’s peak.” What do you think?

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I covered the tail ends of my eyebrows by running a glue stick back and forth. I repeated the glue stick layers about three times, then scooped out full coverage concealer (MAC’s Studio Finish works great) and spackled it on with a spatula to smooth over the hairs. I topped them off with translucent powder to set the makeup (Makeup For Ever HD Powder works well.)

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I applied a foundation that was a few shades lighter than me all the way down to my chest, set it with a translucent powder, then highlighted areas with white eyeshadow (MAC White Pigment is a good one.) I used an ashy grey-brown blush to contour the hollows of my collarbone, cheek bones and nose (MAC Taupe Blush is the bomb.)

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Stitches and screws were created with burgundy and white eye pencils (MAC Foxy Lady and NYX Jumbo liner in Milk) and Wet N Wild Waterproof liquid liner.

Here’s a shot of me in the car, so you can see how tall my B.O.F. wig is! I almost had to open the sunroof, ha ha.

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Have you ever been the Bride of Frankenstein? If so, I’d love to see your looks. Find me on Instagram! Username: LeadingLadyC

Skeletora- Halloween Makeup

SpoOoOoOky! Here’s my first look for Halloween this year… I call her SKELETORA. She’s a little two-faced, if you know what I mean..

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This is the perfect look for the girl who wants to do something scary without looking ugly lol. It’s also great if you are on a budget. All you need are the following, which you can find at the drugstore and at the Halloween costume shop:

White face paint– This is your first step. Choose a face paint that dries down (usually water-based, MAC’s Chromacake is fantastic). If you go with a cream it will smear faster than you can say “boo!” Set this down with white or invisible loose powder.

Black liquid linerAny ol’ liquid liner will do, but I prefer waterproof. Wet N’ Wild has an awesome one for super cheap. You’ll use this to create cracks in the skull and drawing out the teeth.

Black face paint– This is to draw the hollows of your bones in (like the eye sockets, nose and jaw)

Black eye shadow- Pick a matte black shadow to buff out the edges on the eye sockets, nose and jaw.

Extra Step: if you have thick dark eyebrows like me, you will need to flatten them down with a glue stick (just run it over back and forth until you get a few layers of glue in there) then cover them up with a heavy concealer before starting the look.

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Tutorial coming soon! What else would you guys like to see for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below.

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Halloween Series: ZomBie Makeup

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Hi peeps! Here is the last of my Halloween costume looks for this year. I thought with all the zombie shows taking off on television, it would only be appropriate to bring to you an undead makeup look. There are a LOT of variations on zombies, so I thought I would show you how to do the quickest and easiest version of this monster.

If you’re going to be a zombie for Halloween, you really have to commit. No zombie is complete without wounds and fake blood. Cinema Secrets has a location in Burbank (and a great website online if you don’t live in So CaL) where you can find everything you need to be a zombie for a decent price. What’s great about Cinema Secrets is that they sell everything in small amounts, keeping the price down. This way, you aren’t stuck with a ton of product you’ll never use again.

Below is a full list of the products I used. Have fun!
Cinema Secrets Face Cream in Forensic Green

Ben Nye Nose & Scar Wax

Woochie Glass Attack Kit

Woochie .38 Exit Appliance Latex

Cinema Secrets Blood Gel

Cinema Secrets Spirit Gum

Cinema Secrets Flesh Latex

MAC Paintstick in Nocturnal Plum

MAC Eyeliner in Foxy Lady

MAC Eyeshadows in: Hepcat, Swimming, Velvet Moss, Femme Noir, Shadowy Lady.

 

Halloween Series: Lily Munster Makeup

Happy Tuesday Beauty Junkies!

Today I bring you the third installment from my Halloween Costume series I’ve been doing on Youtube. I grew up watching The Munsters on Nick at Night. I was obsessed! If you haven’t seen it, it’s basically a black and white 60’s version of The Addams Family. Lily Munster was the matriarch of the family. The family had one “normal” cousin, who they always “felt bad for” ha ha!

Here’s a photo of the lovely actress who played Lily, Yvonne De Carlo. Check out those amazing eye brows!

Although this is technically a “monster” makeup I feel like it’s really a beauty look. Lily Munster was very stylish and wore hip, 60’s eye makeup. The Munsters aired in black and white, but I thought it would be more fun to do a color version of her look. I found a few photos of her in color, and this is what the makeup looked like behind the scenes:

Here’s my version: what do you think?

Peep the tutorial to follow the steps on how to achieve this look. I want to let you guys know that this is a great step-by-step video to get a “monster” or “pin up zombie” look as well, just add scarring and extra shading! Enjoy

I also want to let everyone know that Cinema Secrets has a great store in Burbank, Calif. (if you are close!) that carries everything you would ever need to create a Halloween look. If you don’t live in the area, please check out their website for all of their affordable products!

FACE PRODUCTS USED:

Cinema Secrets Foundation Brush

Cinema Secrets Cream Makeup in Corpse mixed with light blue and green from Makeup For Ever’s Flash Palette (Ben Nye has a great color if you just want to buy one called Frankenstein)

MAC Pro Invisible Set Powder

MAC Eyeshadow in Swimming (for contour)

EYE PRODUCTS USED:

Ben Nye Nose & Scar Wax (for concealing the brows)

Makeup For Ever’s Flash Palette in Light Blue and Black

Various blue MAC eye shadows: Cobalt, Brill, Electric Eel, Carbon, Aquadisiac, Freshwater

MAC Fluidline in Black Track

MAC Glitter in Light Blue

Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Deviant

LIP PRODUCTS USED:

MAC Lip Pencils in Currant and Cherry

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Halloween Series: Mermaid Makeup

It’s my favorite time of year: Halloween is near! I just couldn’t wait any longer so I am stoked to bring to you the first costume look of the season which is a Mermaid. I was a mermaid a few years ago but I wanted to amp up the look I did. What do you think?

I went all out and created fish scales on my face, hand and elbow using latex and cellophane. If you would like to recreate this look (or just curious how I did it) please watch the tutorial below! SIDE NOTE: If you are recreating this look download the Michael’s app for tons of discounted coupons. Just show the cashier your phone and they can scan the coupons!

DISCLAIMER: If you have sensitive skin, I would not advise you to do this look. Liquid latex and lash glue tend to freak sensitive skin out. It’s best to try a small amount of them on your hand first to see if you have a reaction.

PRODUCTS USED:

All MAC eyeshadows, Urban Decay eye primer and NYX chubby pencils

Naimie’s fantasy lashes

Ariel’s seahorse, starfish and rhinestones from Michaels

Adhesive pearls from Michaels

Cinema Secrets Flesh Latex

Lime Crime D’Lilac lipstick

Fish Scales: 

Blue iridescent cellophane and big hole puncher from Michaels

Halloween Costume Ideas with Videos

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner and it’s a great excuse to slap on glitter and false eye lashes or fake blood and scars and have a fun night out. Every year I create looks for my readers/viewers to wear for Halloween. I’m currently working on three SpOOky makeup looks to bring you this year. In the meantime, I thought I’d bring to you some oldies but goodies:

Dio De Los Muertos

This is a girly, glittery take on the ever traditional Dio de Los Muertos mask. What’s great about this costume look is that you can wear it with just about anything in your closet. I suggest a long black skirt and a red or black lace top!

Vampire- Booo I lost my photos for this!

This look isn’t your average Twilight vamp. It’s a take on the classic fangs-and-widows-peak variety. This video was probably the most fun I’ve had filming. I love the eye shadows I used in the video: MAC’s Blue-brown pigment is a must for everyone- it looks beautiful on every skin tone and jazzes up your smoky eye look.

Katy Perry 

Ok, this particular video wasn’t meant for Halloween, but I did notice quite a few KP’s out for Halloween last year so I wanted to include this in the roundup. This is a super pretty makeup that includes wacky blue eyebrows and a matching wig. Be a true California Gurl with this look!