When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, I get super lazy. I usually will pull something together at the last minute or go with something simple. I’ve never been a huge fan of those terrible halloween costumes you find in stores. They’re overpriced and are the worst quality. So I’ll usually try and find something from my closet or maybe buy something from a thrift store.
This year I decided to be a Black Cat… again. hehe. I had a great pair of leather leggings and a cute and sexy black backless tank, so I just had to buy some kitty ears.
For people who don’t like the fuss of finding/making a costume here’s a great tip….
Keep the outfit simple and do some crazy makeup! On Halloween you can go as bold and crazy as you want with your makeup! It’s an opportunity to be creative so take advantage of it. Great halloween makeup can complete a look or spruce up a simple costume (IE: just slapping on a pair of animal ears like me)
My outfit was really simple so I decided to try some intense cat eye makeup! Hope you like it!
I used my Naked 2 palette from Urban Decay. It’s such a great palette for creating everyday looks as well as weekend looks. I also have a variety of brushes for blending and applying different colors.
To achieve the clean lines I used scotch tape and taped under my eye at the angle i wanted the shadow to go in. As you layer on eyeshadow a lot of the shadow will trickle onto the skin under your eyes and can make it look very messy. The scotch tape keeps it clean, gives you a defined line, and sort of gives you a guide that will give you nice evenly shadowed eyes!
Just like when you’re doing everyday eyeshadow, you’ll need a lighter base color, a medium shade and a dark shade. As my base color I used Half Baked from my Naked 2 palette, which is a gold color. Pistol, which is a medium steel gray color, was my medium tone, and Blackout, which is a solid black, as my darkest color.
Start out with your light/base shadow and cover your whole lid, dragging the color out to the sides as far as you want! I wanted a really dramatic look so I dragged the color out all the way to my temples. Take your medium shadow and color about 2/3 of your lid, also dragging this out to the sides, then use your blending brush to blend the base and medium shadow. Using your dark eyeshadow, cover 1/3 of your lid, closest to the edge of your lid, and again bring it out to the sides ,blend again. You can change up the proportions to achieve your desired look. Make sure you’re layering on your shadow colors as opposed to caking on a lot at once. Putting on little by little allows you to control the look and avoids mistakes!
Blending is really important to achieve a smooth clean gradient so make sure your blending well and often!
If you’re planning on going out make sure you take precautions so that your makeup won’t budge. I use Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer and when I finished all my make up I sprayed a liberal amount of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. Even after a long night of dancing my makeup stayed put! Here is my completed look!
Happy Halloween All!! Mewmew~