Each Monday in October I’ll give you some Halloween makeup inspiration!
Today’s ethereal makeup look would work well when dressing up as an Angel, Fairy, Ice Queen, or Unicorn. Unicorn is clearly my favorite option! 🙂 There are a lot of ways you could interpret this makeup look and style it. Let’s take a look!
To create this look, I started with my everyday face by applying:
- Full Coverage Foundation
- Full Coverage Concealer (Under my eyes and on imperfections.)
I also filled in my eyebrows just like I normally do, for now. As you can see, some opalescent glow will be added to my brows a little later!
Adding the Ethereal Glow
Now things get fun! All of the highlighting on my face, including my eyes, is done with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit. I used almost every shade available in this palette. I started with Orion, this is a pale blue pearl with purple amethyst reflect (very fine glitter). I applied Orion to my cheek bones and up over my eyebrow, almost onto my forhead. I also coated my entire eyelid, from my upper lash line to my brow bone.
Next, I brushed Helia down the bridge of my nose. Helia is a yellow gold pearl with a turquoise reflect. It looks very turquoise in the pan of the palette, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that it gave a golden glow, not a green one. I also pressed Helia into the inner corners of my eyes. Lastly, I blended it along my lower lash line.
Beneath Orion on my cheeks, I brushed on Lyra. I placed Lyra where you would normally contour your cheeks. Lyra is my favorite shade in the palette, because of the name, and because it is a rose gold pearl with a champagne reflect. We’ll talk more about why I love the name Lyra in my review of this palette on Wednesday! Can you guess? Let me know in the comments if you can!
Creating the Shimmering Eye Look
Once I had finished highlighting my face, I added some additional drama to my eyes. With Orion already covering my entire eyelid and Helia pressed into the inner corners of my eyes and blended along my lower lash line, I brushed Spectra over my eyelid. I put this on just up to the crease of my eye. Spectra is a sparkling lilac pearl with an iridescent blue-green reflect.
I lined the outer corner of my lower lash line and my entire upper lash line with a deep purple pencil eyeliner. Then, I brushed black mascara onto my upper and lower lashes. On the outer corners of my eyelids I dabbed on some Lime Crime Diamond Crushers Iridescent Lip Topper in Trip. Yes, it is a lip gloss, but sometimes you need to be inventive with your products to get just the right look. I extended this iridescent purple color out into a wing and then used that wing as a guide to apply my crystals. More on that in a minute.
I also brushed Trip onto my eyelashes and my eyebrows. I didn’t have a glittery mascara on hand, otherwise I would have just used that. Lacking what I needed to create the look I envisioned, I improvised!
After using the Lime Crime Diamond Crushers Lip Topper in unconventional ways, I did apply it to my lips. 🙂
Completing the Look
To complete the look, I applied the pale blue and lavender crystals. These crystals are specifically safe for makeup use. They are self adhesive, but I recommend and did use eyelash glue to adhere them to my skin. The self adhesive didn’t do a very good job and the crystals wouldn’t have stayed in place without the eyelash glue.
I applied one large lavender crystal right in the middle of my cupid’s bow, then I crystallized my eyes. I put pale blue medium sized crystals on the inner corners of my eyes. To create the glimmering wing, I started by adding large lavender crystals to the outer corners of my eyes. I then adhered a mix of small crystals to the outer corner of my eyelid. I built out the wing with medium and small crystals, ending with a small pale blue crystal to create the point of my wing.
Using tweezers helps when applying crystals like this, it prevents you from getting glue all over your fingers and does allow for precise application.
That completes the look! It does have a lot of steps, but overall is fairly easy to do, especially the makeup part. Applying the crystals will take some patience, but it can be done!
Feel free to re-create this look for your Halloween costume and please let me know if you do! If you don’t plan on using this look, I hope it inspires you to create something that’s perfect for you.
As mentioned in the beginning of this post, this Halloween makeup look would work wonderfully if you’re dressing up as a(n):
- Ice Queen
I’d keep it in mind for festivals too, I think this would make a fantastic festival makeup look!
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Thank you SO much for reading! Please let me know if you’ve picked out your Halloween costume in the comments!
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