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?


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.)


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.)


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.


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

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!


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)


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


MAC Lip Pencils in Currant and Cherry

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick