Monday, 29 October 2012

Halloween Makeup: Welcome to the Dollhouse

Hi, everyone! Thought I'd give you a peek at what I decided on for Halloween! As of a couple weeks ago I had no idea what costume I'd be wearing this year (to see what I did last year, see here). I sent out a plea to my friends to recommend something that would allow me to play with makeup in a way that was creative, interesting, and fun. A good friend shouted out "Be a creepy doll!". I was smitten with the idea, so that's what I did! My boyfriend had a Halloween party over the weekend, so I eagerly got my look together.


After watching several YouTube tutorials (becoming a creepy doll isn't something that happened organically- I needed some help!), I decided on the essentials- over-sized eyes and lashes, tiny painted lips, vibrant doll cheeks, and a few rips and stitches. I didn't really have an opportunity to practice, so I crossed my fingers, grabbed some false lashes, and took a deep breath. And voila!


I was really happy with the results! The main success was that I was able to blot out my natural brows (using concealer and cream shadow) in order to draw on higher-up, more doll-like brows. I'd seen YouTube gurus achieve this with specialty creams and putties, so I was quite happy to replicate the effect with products I already owned. I was also pleased with how I was able to create the ultimate "wide-eyed" look using some white liner and lashes underneath my natural lash line. And, of course, I perfected my doll pose!


Here are a few more photos of the look:





One photo-bombed by some random ghoul...


And a couple extra-creepy ones! :)




If you have any questions about the specific products I used, let me know! I'm happy to break it down.

Have any of you ever tried out a creepy doll look? What are you going as this year for Halloween?

Thanks for reading!

49 comments:

  1. So cute (and scary)! Amazing job on the makeup.

    Melissa
    http://mellahful.blogspot.ca/
    @mellahful on twitter

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa! Yeah, cute and scary was what I was going for :)

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  2. Hey u have a cool blog......how abt we follow each other? If yes, do let me know so that I can follow u back
    Xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Antee! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  3. wow great make up!
    i like your blog so much :)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet

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  4. Jen, You did an amazing job as usual! That must have taken a long time. Great results! Say "Hi" to the random ghoul! Love, Mom

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    1. Thanks, Mom! It took just over an hour, so not too bad. I was happy with the results. And I'll definitely pass on your hellos to my favourite ghoul :)

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  5. Wow you do an amazing job! Kiss!

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  6. Jen, this is so incredibly cool. What were people's reactions?

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    1. Awww, thanks! The party was super small (and mostly populated by people who didn't really dress up), but I didn't mind going all out anyways! People definitely did a double-take when they walked in the door :)

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  7. Haha,really funny, good job...

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  8. ahh love it! i've never been any good at applying face makeup for halloween. you look great!

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  9. OMG, you did an amazing job with the halloween makeup..I like it, its totally different from what you normally do!

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks so much, ladies! It was a really fun look to put together :)

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  10. hi honey! i just found your blog today and i think is really amazing! :D please check out my blog and if you like it we can follow each other blog

    much love,
    http://thefrench-fries.blogspot.pt/

    ♥also i have a international giveaway going on here you can win an amazing clutch :)

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    1. Thanks, Carolina! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  11. this turned out AMAZING! i love how you faked the big eyes, and your poses were very spot on for a creepy doll haha. i love costumes like this, where you have to be creative to pull it off. i always want to go play with makeup when i visit here :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Marlen! Hearing that my blog has inspired people to play with makeup makes me so happy. Essentially what this blog is all about! :) xoxo

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  12. amazing makeup!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  13. This is so cool. if you hadn't mentioned it was your first time achieving this "dead doll" look, i would've been convinced that you do this during all your available time. :)
    you totally nailed it.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Samantha! I really lucked out that it turned out so well on the first try :)

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  14. This is seriously so cool and spooky! I was a fairy butterfly princess and Britney Spears.


    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thanks, Melissa! Hope you had a great Halloween :)

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  15. Wow, this really does look like a creepy doll! Amazing makeup :)

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    1. Thanks so much! It was a really fun look to put together :)

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  16. Love the look! very creepy!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Sita! It's fun to be super creepy, at least one day of the year :)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, and for reading! :)

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  18. I think you already have a doll face without the make-up o this make-up is just perfect for you! haha

    Great job dear!

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Sandra! It was a really fun look to create :)

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    1. Thanks, Marie! It was a really fun look to put together :)

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  20. How fun is your makeup?! Too cute!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  21. Love your style!!!

    www.goodbadandfab.com
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

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  22. That's a cute halloween makeup. I'm gonna try that one.

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  23. Your doll makeup is great. I loved your work. You are an expert in doll makeup in my opinion. I will try this makeup on this Halloween. It's just awesome. Halloween Makeup

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  24. I love your doll makeup, please share your makeup material as i want to do my daughter Scary Halloween Makeup . Thanks!

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  25. I am now a follower of this blog. I was so excited as early as now to come up with a nice halloween get up and make up for Halloween 2014. Please let me pin any photos from your blog to my Pinterest board of best Halloween makeup ideas. please please please. I like it to share to my followers thats why. Keep on sharing interesting articles and good day ahead!

    xoxo!
    Best Halloween Makeup Ideas

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  26. I would love to add this to my favorite Best Halloween Makeup Ideas collection. :D Me & my friends could give it a try this year. :D

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)