Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Elaborate Masquerade Makeup Tutorial; Halloween '13

Booooooo :(
It has come to that saddest time of the year again where I have to say goodbye to my Halloween makeup creations and return to the more 'everyday' wearable looks (mostly)....
 But before that happens, I have one last look to fit in before Halloween tomorrow and it's this elaborate masquerade mask makeup, possibly my favourite of all my Halloween looks from this year! 
It's a very theatrical look with obvious similarities to Prince Poppycock, Cirque du Soleil, Illamasqua's dark historical Berlin-esque aesthetic and a little reminiscent of my mask from last year too.

Click here for the tutorial.

This was a true labour of love, taking me over 2 & 1/2 hours to create thanks to painstakingly applying each individual 'pearl gem' by hand to create the mask's inner border. I bought the 'gems' at a local craft store and stuck them to the face using craft tweezers and my duo lash glue which is a latex adhesive available at most beauty supply stores.
The top beaded false lashes are by Salon Systems and called the Boho lashes, I've been dying to use them for a look since getting them months ago but they never seemed suitable until now.  I love how they fit the rest of this design perfectly!
I bought the head piece for €4.00 at a local costume shop in Galway!


On the eyes;
 Maybelline Color Tattoo; "On and on bronze"
Fardel Iridescent Pigment; #602 (Gold)
Max Factor Wild EyeShadow pot; 'Defiant White' (Brow highlight)
Bourjois Dual-ended Kohl Pencil; Shadow & Light (Black & White pencil)
Max Factor Wild EyeShadow pot; 'Ferocious Black' (Crease, lower lid & corners)
Rimmel ColorStay; Pen Eyeliner
Salon Systems; 'Boholash' false lashes (Beaded top lashes)
Ardell lashes; #43 (Bottom lashes)
Kryolan SupraColour; 'Gold' (Eyebrows)

On the face;
Bourjois Dual-ended Kohl Pencil; Shadow & Light (Black & White pencil)
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil; 'Milk'
Fardel Iridescent Pigment; #606 (Cream/Blue duo-chrome)
MAC Pigment; 'White Gold'
Max Factor Wild EyeShadow pot; 'Ferocious Black'
Max Factor Wild EyeShadow pot; 'Defiant White' 
MAC EyeShadow; 'Scene' (Nose contour)

Face Adornments;
Various Craft Gems & Craft tweezers from local art store
Duo Eyelash adhesive

On the lips;
MAC lip pencil; 'Oak'
Catrice Ultimate lipcolour; 'Star Rust' 280
Fardel Iridescent Pigment; #602 (Gold)
MAC Pigment; 'White Gold'

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Much love,


  1. This is magnificent! Knowing i will never attempt or need to recreate those looks, it's always a pleasure to watch your tutorials. ( and actually i haven't watched this one *yet* but i'm damn sure it's amazing just like the other ones i've watched so far :))


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