Hello loves! It has been forever since my Why I Went Vegan post(which went so well, thank you), now it is the most wonderful time of the year! Mwahaha, HALLOWEEN!! So for this look you can do either the face and use an actual costume or body paint like I chose to do. This is my interpretation of Irene Adler from BBC’s Sherlock, also one of my favorite shows right with Hannibal. Let’s begin, shall we?
Start off using a blue eyeliner or a shadow, either will work and thickly line your eyes. After that is done take any black eyeliner, I recommend a gel with a tiny brush and thinly line in the blue. Make sure that you do not totally cover the blue it should only come up about halfway. Then apply some individual lashes that are fairly natural, I used a pair of Ardell Demi Wispies. I cut them up so they would work as individual lashes, then apply your favorite mascara. I then put just a tiny bit of white eyeliner on my waterline to keep it really open and feminine. Also, drag some of the blue mixed with black under the eyes. Lastly for your eyeballs just do your eyebrows very naturally(I simply brushed mine).
For the skin, I used one of my lightest foundations(Rimmel Wake Me Up) and my Collection 2000 concealer. I did a little bit of cream contouring to change my face shape a bit and make it more angular like Irene’s. Add a touch of whatever blush shade is most comparable to your natural rosy cheeks. I had to add just a touch of highlight because why not?
Here is a close up of the skin and eyes for you.
Now throw on your favorite red lip(I recommend a blue toned red to really bring out the eyes).
Time to start on the body paint! So I just used my gel liner to sketch everything out. I was referencing a photo from the scene where Irene is wearing Sherlock’s coat. Be sure you use the same photo so that you don’t get confused with where your light source is coming from. Remember this is just a rough outline!
Okay, so for the base painting, just paint in different sections with the way that it would go on an actual coat. As in paint so that it isn’t all going the same direction. Then go over the top using white body paint and using your reference picture, add the dots which are acting as the stitching pattern. Then start bringing back in your dark darks and your light lights. Keep in mind that the coat should look baggy on your figure so add wrinkles and folds to make it appear too large.
For the hair I just grabbed random pieces and twirled them around themselves and pinned them with bobby pins. I then grabbed all of my hair and put it in a tight bun on the back of my neck.
I hope that this was helpful for you guys and that you enjoyed it! I hope the body painting portion was not too confusing, it can be difficult to explain. Thank you so much for checking this out and keep an eye open for more Halloween looks coming your way!
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