Friday, 9 October 2009

Halloween look: Death

I've been ill for a couple of days which really sucks. Nothing big, just a bit of fever and blowing my nose off my face. So yesterday, and I'm not sure if this was fever-induced, I went to the bathroom and started applying Fyrinnae's lip lustre in Diabolic Masquerade (black with burgundy shimmer) on my lips. I looked in the mirror and what stared right back at me looked like death. This gave me an idea to a slightly couture-ish Halloween look. I usually don't wear makeup when I'm ill but at the moment my skin looks just perfect for a deadly look.



Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer on both upper and lower lid)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Faerie Realm (all over upper lid and lower lid)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Mephisto (lashes, cheeks and lower lid)


Purely Cosmetics Skin Smoothing foundation (all over face)
Meow Cosmetics Crystalline glow powder in Quartz (to highlight cheeks, chin and nose)


Bepanthen lotion
Fyrinnae lip lustre in Diabolic Masquerade

First of all, I went over my upper and lower lids with Faerie Realm which to me is a purple-shaded off-white. It's almost silvery but there's a purple/lavender shimmer to it. Then I rubbed some face lotion on my upper lashes. After that I dipped a cotton bud into Mephisto (really dark royal purple) and batted my lashes against it, letting the shadow stick on my lashes and fall to my cheeks. Then I used Mephisto again on my lower lids and went over Faerie Realm. I wanted to keep the shade darker on the lashline but I extended it downwards. The idea is to look like you've had no sleep in the last 100 years or so.

I applied Diabolic Masquerade on my lips by dotting small amounts of it at a time to my lips. Then I used my finger to blend it in with the Bepanthen (any good, non-sticky or non-slippery lip balm works just fine).

Tadah! I look like I feel at the moment. I could've really used more Mephisto but my skin is really dried out and sore because I'm ill. I also considered using Mephisto or a black eyeshadow on my upper lids but I thought it would be too literal an interpretation of death (skull and that stuff, you know).

I also did a bit of Konading yesterday which didn't turn out as awesome as I would've liked. I used this as my entry to a Halloween themed nail art contest. I'm 100% sure I'm not going to win anything but I wanted to enter anyways.

I used Spa Ritual Protein Boost Nail Fortifier as a base coat (it's excellent, dries very quickly), China Glaze IDK as the main colour (it's a really cool lavender holo polish, I'm pretty bummed out that I couldn't get a decent pic of the holographic effect) and then I stamped on some bats using CO4 plate (Coraline II kit) and Eyeko Vampy Polish (dark blue black), Color Club Revvvolution (black holo) and Zoya Trixie (foiled silver).

So what do you think? Would you be interested to see more Halloween looks this month?


Nea/ Fashioned in Finland said...

I'd like to see more halloween looks :) And those nails are so cool! I'll start practising with Konad soon too!

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

I have some more wearable Halloween looks in my head so maybe I'll post a less bizarre look next :)

Thank you! Konading takes a LOT of practice, that was the third time I tried it. But it's a lot of fun! I tend to make a mess when I do it though *lol*

Phyrra said...

This is a really cool makeup look!
I like the nails :)

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, Phyrra :) I really like the nails too, even though I messed the bats up a bit. Maybe next time I'll do better :)