Halloween: Past & Present

I love Halloween. 

Any excuse to attack my face with glitter, eyelashes and an excess of shadows is like heaven to me. (If I'm honest, I wish we could dress like this everyday because it is too fun to be constrained to just one day..*sigh*) This year, despite my abhorent fear of spiders, I made my face into a cobweb - or just struggled with a really fancy eyeliner flick that never ended - you can make the judgement. 

To start, I used the Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner in Brown (similar here) to create the basic shape and line, and then I dabbed on No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Midnight Blue (this is a discontinued shade, but similar options are here) using a slightly damp Real Techniques 202 Angled Liner Brush to smoke out the lines, and make them a little messier. I used the same shadow all over my lids and to line my lower lash line, and then I lightly dragged the eyeliner down my cheek to look like tears to finish the motif off. 

On my lips, I lined with the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Obsession, and then slicked on a layer of Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick in #01 (which is fabulous and tastes like toffee) to add some shine and deepen the colour up. 

Finally, I threw (or painstakingly struggled for a few minutes) on the Eyelure Exaggerate 141 Lashes and finished with the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara to bind the falsies and spike out my lower lashes. 

Did you celebrate Halloween this year? (My night ended with many makeup wipes, a blanket, tea and Netflix in bed - in a word, bliss).


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  1. Loving this look! So creative, detailed, and oh my gosh those lashes are just gorgeous... Never considered wearing falsies before but I'm seriously tempted by these, they look stunning. :) Also, that lip colour looks really good on you. :) Thanks for sharing! x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Kay! I adore the lashes - they only get used at Halloween and I'm so sad that they're not more appropriate for the daytime! x

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  2. Love this look! I wished I could enjoy dressing up on Halloween night, but in my country, it's just not as happening compare to western countries. I ended up get myself busy with work stuff T3T

    www.carolinemayling.com

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    1. That's a shame Caroline - though I usually just experiment with makeup for myself and not show anyone else - it's usually confined to the four walls of my room! x

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  3. Wow this is one of the best halloween looks I've seen. I love how detailed it is! xx

    Bethan Likes

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    1. Aw, thank you! That's lovely to hear :) x

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  4. This look is so stunning! I love all the details, I wish I had put more effort in now! x

    www.monochromeroses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Honestly this looks harder than it is - it was about ten minutes of dabbing colour and lines - there wasn't much to it! :) x

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  5. God this looks amazing! Everybody's fancy halloween makeup is making me super jealous that I didn't go out.

    Bethany | Curly and Wordy

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    1. Haha thank you, Bethany - though by not having makeup like this, it meant that you didn't need to wrestle with makeup remover for about 30 minutes!! ;) x

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  6. Omg, you did sucha wonderful job with your makeup!

    Enclothed Cognition

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    1. That's so sweet, thank you Keri! :) x

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  7. You're very talented !! x

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. That's really sweet, thank you! :) x

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  8. hey there !!! Great blog post.. you can tell you work really hard on your blogs :) can't wait to read more :)

    stay in touch
    Jadiee'sLittleBlog

    Jade

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    1. Jadiee that's a lovely thing to hear! Thank you so much x

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  9. Love this look, very similar to what my makeup was on halloween :) x

    www.laurenslifestyle.com

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  10. The cobweb came out really well, it's one of the more wearable Halloween looks. The lipstick and liner combination looks amazing on you! Haha tea and bed is my idea of bliss too, that's what I was doing instead of going out on Halloween :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Totally agree - my favourite nights involve bed and Netflix! :) x

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  11. Amazing look! Hope you enjoyed Halloween! xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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    1. I love the lipstick too, I need to wear it more! Thank you Danielle :) x

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    1. That's really kind, thank you Cielo x

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  14. Wow, your makeup is so cool! X Minale
    http://minaleme.blogspot.be/

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  15. This actually looks so good, it doesn't look to hard to do either, I'll definitely keep t in mind for next year!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. It's definitely not hard at all - give it a go next time you want to feel spooky! :) x

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  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! flawless

    deanswolves.com

    deanswolves.com

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  17. Omg!!! You literally look flawless and pull of the cobweb (if you like) so well haha! I am terrified of spiders too (can't even deal with fake ones) but I love doing anything cobwebby or creepy for Halloween. So sad it's over for another year! I also own Rimmel #01 lipstick and Lash Sensational.. Literally 2 favourite things at the moment!

    Ps. You have a new follower too! :)

    Tania x

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    1. Oh Tania way way too kind - thank you so much. Haha nope, nor me - anything with more than two legs freaks me out. Thank you for following! x

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  18. This is amazing - I wish I'd have been able to do my make-up like this for halloween!

    Viva Epernay ❤

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  19. Your makeup is GORGEOUS! You should totally film a tutorial on it, I'd love to see how you did it. It looks so much better than my half-assed lazy costume this past Halloween, haha. Great look!

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG An Afternoon with LAICALE

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    1. Haha thanks Ayme, maybe video content is something to work on for the future!! :) x

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  20. I really love your blog so much! The way you do your eyes is stunning, I wish I looked that good on Halloween! :D xx

    elizabeth | ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | bloglovin follow for follow
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    1. Thank you Elizabeth - it was surprisingly easy and I'm sure anyone could recreate the same (and probably better)! x

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  21. Such an amazing makeup !
    xoxo,

    http://atwednesdaysiwearpink.blogspot.pt/

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