This year's Halloween was unplanned and extremely last minute. Yes, even this blog post lol. I wasn't actually sure if I'd even end up doing anything for Halloween because of all the papers and midterms I had. Somehow, I managed to pull everything off and things worked out! Hooray for being free from exams! YAY! Well...for now. Anyways, I went to a clubbing party on Saturday and the theme was superheros. What was the easiest costume to make last minute? Catwoman! I went to the dollar store and bought headbands and felt material. I did panic a little though, because I couldn't find any black elastic for tying the mask around my head but luckily I found a piece of black string lying around my house. What ended up happening was that I cut a small hole in the felt material and then slid the string through; on the inside of the mask I tied the end of the string into a knot so it can be secured to the mask. The only downfall to my DIY I would say is the mask, I didn't have enough black felt to cut two masks out - one as the lining, the other as the front. My mask was way to thin; so when I tied it around my face I had to be careful not to pull it too much otherwise it would stretch and lose the shape. Funny thing - I didn't have glue so I used double sided tape to put everything together. Halloween is where creativity is born.
Catwoman's makeup is simple and sophisticated. I shopped my stash and found Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow quad in Chai Latte. I used the light matte brown colour as my crease for definition; the dark matte brown in the outer corner and faded it inwards into the crease to create a subtle smoke. I also smudged the same colour on my lower lash line. I then lined my waterline with my YSL Eye Pencil in black. Eyeliner and false lashes for the upper lash line is a must and part of the usual routine. Don't forget to do a winged eyeliner to create the cat eyes effect! For face, I applied my Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation and powdered off with Ben Nye Banana Powder. This was a big mistake on my end though, my face turned out ghostly white in flash photography because I forgot that Banana Powder was suppose to give you a highlighting and brightening effect.....sigh. Please remember not to make the same mistake and stick to a good ol' trusty setting powder. With that aside, finish your look by lining your lips with a red lip liner and then go over with a matching red lipstick and you're done!
Happy Halloween Everyone! Meow!~
- Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation in 30 Beige
- Ben Nye Banana Powder
- NYC Bronzer in Sunny
- Ben Nye Fashion Rouge Palette Vintage Rose (blush)
- Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown
- Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach
- Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow quad in Chai Latte
- Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
- YSL Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black
- False Eyelashes in #747S (no brand from IMATS)
- NYX Lip Liner Pencil in Hot Red
- Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss Lipstick in Kiss of Life