Since the beginning of October, maybe even a short while before, my social media feeds have been inundated with photos of Halloween makeup looks. Whether they’ve been throwbacks from last year or ‘inspo’ for this year, they’ve been really hard to miss.
Whilst I love seeing the art that people create for Halloween, I promised myself I wouldn’t be like the rest of the world and post any Halloween looks in order to spare my followers/readers the pain of this type of post clogging up their news feeds. Besides, I had no plans for Halloween this year because quite frankly, it’s too much effort, so I’d have no need to dress up for anything. Binging on season 2 of Stranger Things sounded like the perfect weekend to me!
It was all going so well until my friends and I decided that we should stop being so anti and go to a Halloween party. Of course, this was decided a day before the event so I had nothing to wear. Off I went to my local Superdug in the hope that there would be some remotely decent makeup left. As it was so last minute, I went in looking for something to fulfil the criteria of quick and simple. Fake blood and white foundation/powder were the obvious choices so that I could go for the oh so original look of a pale face, bloody mouth and plain black dress.
However, as expected, not much was left so I began to search for items that I could create the even more original “cat” look with. That was when something amazing happened; I noticed a packet of The Gypsy Shrine face gems.
Normally you can only get these online or in stores like Missguided or Topshop if you’re really lucky, so to see them simply lying around in Superdrug was a sign. I walked around the whole store to see if I could find more, asked if there were any more at the back, but I was told that the packet I had in my hands was the last of the batch sent exclusively to Superdrug. This obviously meant that I had to work my whole costume around these now!
On the shelf below these Gypsy Shrine face gems laid a holographic lip kit from Makeup Revolution named “Unicorn Dream.” The colour matched the purple on the face sticker perfectly so I thought I’d give the unicorn look a go! I began to search for “unicorn makeup tutorials” and realised I don’t have any eyeshadow that would be bright enough which is when I discovered the “Mermaids VS Unicorns” eyeshadow palette from Makeup Revolution.
I know I promised myself I wouldn’t, but how could I not post about this Halloween look?! See how I got on with these products below:
Face Jewels: Superdrug Exclusive Gypsy Shrine face jewels in Dark Unicorn (here)
Primer: Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12- Hr Perfecting Primer (here)
Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear in Tawny (here)
Concealer: Maybelline Eraser Eye in Light (here)
Setting Powder: Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Pressed Powder in 20 Clair (here)
Blusher: Makeup Revolution Baked Blusher in Bang Bang You’re Dead (here)
Contour: Kat Von D “Shade & Light” Face Contour Palette (here)
Makeup Revolution Mermaids VS Unicorns Redemption Palette – Dark Purple and Light Shades (here)
Highlighter: Mac Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle (here)
Eyeshadow: Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette in Mermaids VS Unicorns (here)
Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette (here)
Eyelashes: Superdrug LASH False Lashes Intense in Volume Edition #31 (here)
Mascara: Benefit They’re Real (here)
Eyeliner: NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner (here)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ash Brown: (here)
Makeup Revolution Halloween Unicorn Dream Retro Luxe Lip Kit (here)