Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Some of my favourite Halloween looks are masks because there are so many endless possibilities for your designs! I hope you enjoy this how-to on my teal mask inspired by the peacock feather!

1 Use a glue stick to block out your brows. Take your time and make sure the hairs lay flat.
2 Apply foundation all over and concealer in areas of concern before setting with a translucent powder. Alternate layers of concealer and powder until you have fully covered the colour of your brows.
3 Buff a matte pink blush onto the apples of the cheeks. I chose matte because the mask will have lots of iridescence and sparkle and I wanted a balanced look.
4 Use a white eyeliner pencil to map out the shape of your mask and then fill it in with a green face paint or cream product to enhance the colour of the shadows you place on top.
5 Shade around the edges of the mask with a black eyeshadow. You can use a powder similar to your skin tone to help blend the colour.
6 Fill in your mask with a medium toned green shadow, shade the outer edges with a dark green, and highlight the centre points with a light green for lots of dimension.
7 Use eyelash adhesive to glue down your peacock feather and hide the seam with a jewel. Glue rhinestones around the edges of your mask in complimentary colours as a border.
8 Pat an eyeshadow primer all over the lid before applying a medium toned green shadow from lash line to crease. Blend a dark green eyeshadow on the outer corners of the upper and lower lash line and a light green eyeshadow on the inner corners.
9 Line the inner rim of the eye with a black eyeliner pencil and lightly coat your lashes with mascara before applying flasies. To apply false lashes rim the spine of the lash with glue and wait 30-40 seconds before placing the lash in the centre of the eye and then tucking in your inner and outer corners.
10 Pink shades really compliment greens so finish your look with a sheer pink lip gloss!

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Products Used:
Glue Stick
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Cover FX Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Nars Eyeliner Pencil 'Iceberg'
MAC Beauty Powder 'Oh So Fair!'
Kryolan Aquacolour Palette (Green)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Perversion' (Black)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Haight' (Light teal)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Loaded' (Dark teal/green)
Two Faced Eyeshadow 'Moon Beam' (Light green)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner 'Zero'
Sugar Lashes
Duo Lash Adhesive
Peacock FeatherMAC Beauty Powder 'Oh So Fair!'
Laura Mercier Lip Glace 'Baby Doll'

xo candice
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