28 Oct 2014

Halloween Series: Marie Antoinette

Here it is, my personal "crowning glory" of this year's Halloween videos. I give you Marie Antoinette, post-beheading with a re-attached head in the Afterlife!!

When I began to develop the concept for this video, I knew I wanted to do a different spin on Marie Antoinette than many looks out there for this historical figure. I didn't want to go down that stylized, over-the-top cartoonish look popularized through movies; rather, I still wanted an element of realness to the former Queen of France.

Keep reading for all the details, more pics, and the tutorial...

17 Oct 2014

Halloween Series: Black Widow / Victorian Ghost

I'm not trying to toot my own horn, but I absolutely love this look so much! Looooove! Can I please walk around like this every day and it be totally normal? There's something so chic about alabaster skin, dark makeup, and a veil. I definitely need to get some kind of a fascinator veiled hat pronto, because I totally want to wear this in real life. Hah!

14 Oct 2014

Halloween Series: The Sorceress (Purple Witch)

I had so much fun creating this Evil Sorceress look for my Halloween video series. I've had many requests to do a purple witch look (I did a green sexy witch look years ago which you can see here) and I wanted to turn this one into a sorceress. What's the difference, you say? Well, I always thought Sorceresses were more high class than witches, but what do I know? LOL!!

Watch my video tutorial below to see how to recreate this look, and how it looks with my full costume. I have a 20% off coupon code for you if you're still shopping around for a Halloween costume online, woo yay! I hope you enjoy this one - what are you dressing up as this year?

10 Oct 2014

90s Makeup: Matte & Brown Tones Revisited

Remember the 90s? Supermodels, iconic Covergirl and Revlon makeup ads, baggy pants, vests, pendant necklaces and some pretty questionable music styles (aside from grunge, which was awesome, RIP Kurt Cobain).

90s makeup, on the other hand, has a pretty terrible reputation nowadays. Drab everything-brown tones, brown lipstick, noticeable lipliner with light lipstick. But there were also some pretty iconic looks, be it from supermodels like Cindy Crawford, or from TV shows like Beverly Hills 90201, Star Trek The Next Generation, etc.

I wanted to revisit the 90s with this look, but also make it slightly updated and wearable for present day. Here's what I came up with!

8 Oct 2014

Halloween Series: Ripped & Stapled Mouth

Halloween isn't all about looking cute and sexy, some people prefer the darker and scarier looks, so here's an especially gruesome one: The Chelsea Grin! This is a form of torture where a small incision is made on the side of the mouth, then the victim is inflicted severe pain, causing him or her to scream, tearing the sides of the mouth. Fantastic!!

Kidding, obviously.

I modified the classic chelsea grin to make it look like the sides of the ripped mouth has been stapled up again.

This is my first time trying a full blown special effects makeup look. I did a trial run to get some practice with the materials, but obviously I'm not perfect at it yet. I made a few errors here which I'll correct for my next SFX look I'm planning. I'm just excited to do more of these looks and improve my technique. We all have to start somewhere! I always found special FX makeup super intimidating, but I think just like regular makeup, you just need the right tools and products, and then practice, practice, practice... It was so much fun to do a really bloody and gory Halloween look!

5 Oct 2014

Halloween Series: Poison Ivy

It's Halloween season on my channel, and I am so excited to kick things off with my first look, this time I'm doing DC Comics super villainess POISON IVY! She's green and mean, and this costume will definitely be a head-turner in a crowd!

I had so much fun doing Poison Ivy's look, and this look has been so frequently requested over the years that I knew it was time to finally do it.

I hope you love this look! Do you know what you're dressing up as this Halloween?