It’s Spooky Season, and today I have a look kind of inspired by Grav3yard girl, she did a makeup tutorial the other day for her channel and my wheels got to turning on a makeup look.
For this look, I am using shades from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette and the Kat Von D Saints and Sinners palette. I wanted to do something greenish, kind of sickly but still glam. I love doing this kind of pretty/ugly looks where I just get a little weird with it and have fun. I loved the way this turned out too. 10 out of 10 will wear again. You can pull shades from any palette you have with similar tones. I am using what I have on hand and the colors that spoke to me. When I sit down to do a look, I tend to pull multiple palettes, open them up and lay them out in front of me and paint. I also heavily used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit, the shade Lucky Horseshoe which is a green highlight with a gold shift to give the skin an unnatural hue.
Okay, I got my Gunship blasting and my coffee. Let’s get started.
First, with the Saints and Sinners palette from Kat Von D, I took the shade Amen. Any shade close to your skin tone will do. This was just used a base.
I dusted the bone colored shade all over the lid. Ignore the lovely brow bone pimple. My skin was in revolt. PMS hit the skin hard this month and I used a primer that just didn’t agree.
Moving on to the crease and transition. I used two shades here. Both taupes just one is deeper than the other. Mercury (Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture) is far more pigmented and deeper than Ashes (Kat Von D Saints and Sinners). These steps were done with a tapered blending brush. For more on the brushes I use click here: The Brush Guide | Eye Brushes
So what I did with these shades. I took Mercury into the crease and blended it out toward the inner part of the brow and around the edges, I took Ashes to soften the blend. I pulled Ashes all the way to the brow on the inner portion and out toward the tail. Really blowing these shades out to create a hollowed out socket line. I even took Ashes over toward the bridge of the nose.
Next up, I went in with a black eyeshadow.
The black went onto the outer portion of the lid and pulled out toward the tail of the brow in a feline shape with a small blending brush.
I also pulled the black inward in the crease making sure it was blended with the taupe shades.
Now for the ghoulish effect. I LOVE this lime green shade called Exodus from the Saints and Sinners palette.
I first took Exodus on a fluffy blending brush and dusted it around the edges of the eyeshadow just above the transition shade. I blew the green out even further than the taupe when I light hand. I wanted it to be a hue of green, not full-on pigment. This just gives a creepy sickly hue.
I went ahead and packed it on to the lid and into the inner corner and blended the black into the green on the outer portion.
To add some glow to the lid. I went in with another favorite, Electric from ABH Subculture. It’s a shimmery green with a gold shift.
I patted Electric on with my finger over the green on the lid.
Jumping over to liner, I didn’t want a wing really so I lined my upper lash line with a pencil liner and soften the line with an angled liner brush. As I got to the outer corner I thickened the wing and blended it into the black eyeshadow and also set the liner with black shadow.
I finished up my face makeup which I will talk about in a minute and moved on to the lower lash line. I went in with Ashes and Mercury once again and REALLY blended those shades out in the lower lash line and pulling them around into the same shades on the upper eye.
Then back in with the green. On a large fluffy brush, I took the green all around the outer part of the in a “C” shape, I pulled it down to my upper cheek, just going all out with it but still keeping it kind of sheer.
And then adding depth with the black liner to the outer portion of the lower lash line. Again, really blending and blowing these shades out.
For some ghoulish glow, I went in with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Palette for the shade Lucky Clover.
I applied Lucky Clover to the inner corner and the brow bone.
As well as on the upper cheekbone, this helped blend and soften the green while adding an eerie glow. I layered more of the lime green eyeshadow called Exodus over top in some areas to keep the green visible. This is one of those looks that does take a little back and forth with blending to get all your colors how you want them.
I pulled the eyeshadows over toward the bridge of the nose to merge with my nose contour which I did very dramatically. It’s a little washed out in pictures.
The Finished Eye
To finish the eyes, I went in with a couple coats of mascara and the eye is done. I had to play with my Iris color a bit to make it all the more creepy.
The Finished Look
To really go hard on this look, I contoured far more drastically then I normally would with a very cool tone taupe shade. I hollowed out my cheekbones and really focused on the upper part of my nose blending into the eyeshadows. I really tried to make my face look gaunt. Then I hit all the hight points with the Lucky Clover from the Moonchild Glow Kit. No blush or bronzer today. I also lightened my foundation a tad with a white mixer. I feel like I ended up with an oddly good match for my skin tone. To really finish the look I went with my favorite. Black lipstick. This is Nyx Liquid Suede in Alien. All the products I used will be listed below.
I hope ya’ll like this look as much as I do. It was fun to create and get weird with it. I really liked trying to look creepy. LOL! Kind of really digging my contour in the pictures. In person, it was A LOT but in pictures, it looks good. I want to do a Vampire inspired look next, we’ll see what happens.
Brows: Bonnie’s Choice Brow Pencil, Huda Beauty Warm Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette, L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Burgundy. I am getting outta hand with the odd choices of brow products but its working for me.
Complexion: WetnWild Photofocus Foundation mixed with Nyx White foundation Mixer. Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer in L3 mixed with White Out. Bonnie’s Choice Loose Setting Powder. Sephora Collection Single Blush in Tranquil as the contour and Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit in Lucky Clover as the highlight. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light as finishing powder.
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