Hi everyone! Since Hurricane Sandy kept me home from work, I had all this time on my hands. So what better way to utilize it than with blogging? I originally wasn't going to make a big deal out of Halloween, not really feeling it this year? Maybe it's because I've been busy training and working a new job? Whatever the case may be, I came across this idea and decided to bring it to life! I thought that doing the tragedy and comedy masks would be perfect because I feel that you can live your life as a either one. Either you view each instance as a tragedy or you can see the comedy in it. Me? I choose to see the comedy in everything!
I didn't have any actual face paint so I had to make do with what I had. I went over half of my face with my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, and blended it out with a flat foundation brush. On the other half, I drew a basic shape for my brow and lip. I knew I was going to fine-tune the lines later so I focused on making it opaque.
I made an attempt to hid my brow by going over it with Milk and then white eyeshadow. I then painted on a brow using Ben Nye cream makeup in Black, and then did the same for my smile. Using a silvery shadow from my 88 Matte Palette (which is not so matte...), I contoured my cheek and my nose.
I painted the other half of my face with the Ben Nye stage makeup, leaving room to paint two tear drops. I used a foundation brush for large areas and then detailed using a lip brush. I used the same silver shadow to contour this side of my face as well.
I lined my waterline on the tragic part of my face using Milk. I purposefully made my smile wider and a bit sinister ( I mean, it's Halloween...) As finishing touch, I put on some lashes I had purchased from Nigel's Emporium when I attended IMAT's. And TADAAAAA, I was done!
This whole look took me about an hour to do (and that's including putting on the lashes), which isn't too bad. This would make a simple costume, I would wear all black or maybe a white collared shirt and a blazer. I'm still not sure what I'm dressing up as, but stayed tuned, I have another look in store!
I hope everyone one who lives on the east coast made it out okay. While New York City took its fair share of Hurricane Sandy, I was fortunate enough to live pretty far uptown so I only had to deal with the wind. My heart goes out to everyone affected...
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