Monday, 28 October 2013

Halloween Look of the Day: Purple Fairy

Hi, everyone! It's that time of year again- the season to prance around as someone else for a little while and the best excuse to get creative with makeup. Halloween! My original costume idea fell through at the last minute, so I turned to the blogosphere for a little inspiration. The end result? A shimmery purple fairy!



The idea came as a result of this post from Into the Gloss, that featured dozens of ethereal, sparkly, fairy-inspired makeup looks. This one stood out to me in particular:

The inspiration
I found the rich pink and violet tones to be breathtaking and the dramatic contour and shimmer to create a magical glow to the face. I had to give it a go! My version is a bit more costume-focused and a bit less editorial, which I attempted by making the eyes a touch less smokey and the cheeks extra bold. I wish I would have had the time to braid my hair as well; it's such a lovely touch to the look!


For this look, MAC Pigments played a huge role. For the shimmery purple shade (used both on my cheekbones and on the eye), I opted for MAC Pigment in Violet. For the cool, orchid pink shimmer, I chose MAC Pigment in Pink Pearl. They worked perfectly together! I also added a touch of loose powder shimmer (Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Queen Phyllis) to my foundation, which gave my skin an overall ethereal glow. And with some extra help from the Shu Uemura Prestigious Bordeaux Palette (glittery goodness) and the soft, shiny Chanel Zephyr Glossimer, the look was complete!


Here's a full list of everything I used:

The Breakdown:

F
oundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Foundation in Buff mixed with Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Queen Phyllis
C
oncealer: Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Light

Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light
Blush: MAC Pigment in Pink Pearl (on cheekbones, up to temples and forehead), glittery peach blush from the Shu Uemura Precious Bordeaux palette (lightly on apples of cheeks)

Contour: MAC Pigment in Violet (along hollows of the cheeks and up to temples)
Highlighter: MAC Pigment in Lily White (heavily on the top of cheekbones)

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde topped with Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Mirifique
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: MAC Pigment in Pink Pearl (all over lids and underneath eyes), MAC Violet Pigment (in the crease and underneath eyes), deep purple cream shadow from the Shu Uemura Prestigious Bordeaux Palette (to deepen crease and outer corner), MAC Lily White Pigment (as a highlight), shimmery ivory cream shadow from the Prestigious Bordeaux Palette (on inner corners and brow bone)

Eyeliner: Prestige Total Intensity Liner in Black (on upper lashline) topped with Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Mirifique (also applied underneath the eyes), Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe (dotted near inner and outer corners of the eye)
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara i
n Black (on upper lashes), Chanel Inimitible Waterproof Mascara in Lime Light (on lower lashes)


Lips: Chanel Glossimer in Zephyr



And a few more shots of the look:







And there you have it! For a last-minute decision, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! It was fun to walk around in a fairy's shoes for the evening :)

What are you dressing up as this Halloween? Favourite Halloween makeup looks?

Thanks for reading! :)

46 comments:

  1. That's so pretty!!!!! I love it!!! You look like an ethereal fairy!!!!

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  2. I just love the check's blush and highlight! Very lovely look xx

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! I especially love the cheeks!

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    1. Thanks, Ingrid! Playing with purple blush was a lot of fun :)

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  4. love love love the inspiration, and you pulled it off so beautifully! stunning xx

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! So happy I stumbled across that picture because it was the perfect Halloween inspiration :)

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  5. Gorgeous! I've actually had that inspiration image saved on my laptop for months. Fell in love when I saw it on Tumblr xx

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    1. Thanks, Coco! It really is a stunning shot! :)

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  6. This is adorable! I love that you always do your makeup so appropriately for the titles haha.

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  7. great idea....i like tho make up!!! congrats ;)
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  8. Looks amazing!! The cheeks are to die for :D
    <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Rute! It was such a fun look to re-create :)

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  9. Jen, let me just say that you're the most beautiful Halloween mask I have ever seen :)! I don't know what I'm gonna dress up, maybe just a little more "darker" make up with that fatal dark lipstick. We'll see! :)

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww, that's so sweet of you to say, Gita! Hope you got to do some fun, vampy makeup :)

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  10. Love this look, so creative! Great blog too!

    www.makeupmonster.ie

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for stopping by! xo

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  11. wonderful make up and inspiration, you look fantastic!
    happy monday!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  12. What a cute look for Halloween! I gotta try this.
    Lindsay
    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  13. omg your cheekbones lady! thats' so awesome effect you've got going on there. and the recreation of the inspiration is so on point! awesome!
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Aww, thanks, Jenn! Playing with purple blush was super fun! :)

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  14. Love the makeup and especially the wings.

    Auntie M.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Aunt Martha! It was definitely a fun look to create. Always so nice when you stop by :)

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  15. you looks so pretty. love the blushing cheeks
    Happy Halloween

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  16. You look gorgeous! Especially the cheeks are so pretty, that MAC pigment is a stunner!

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    1. Thanks, Isabelle! It was so fun playing with the MAC Pigments. It had been a while :)

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  17. You looked so adorable!! You make a great fairy! I love your make up, babe, but I said it before and I'll say it again - your smile is your best accessory.;)

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Peet! You are too sweet :)

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  18. love the halloween makeup! you look so good! :)
    xx
    www.phdfashionista.com

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  20. Oooh that's pretty Jen, I wish I added more shimmer on my cheeks, your skin is just glowing!

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