Hi, everyone! Apologies again for the lack of posts lately- life has been ramping up and my resolve to blog after work has been wavering. I am determined to get back on track, though! One thing that always re-ignites my passion for makeup is Halloween. While I'm still unsure what character will adorn my face this year, when I saw Chelle's Post from yesterday, I thought it might be fun to share a Halloween makeup retrospective with you! It was ultra fun looking back at my previous creations- it definitely inspired me and maybe it'll give you some ideas too!
Halloween 2014 #1: Pop Art
One of the looks I created last year was straight from the canvas of iconic pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. I was inspired by this look from blogger Keiko Lynn and also studied some of Lichtenstein's most iconic works to put this look together:
Halloween 2014 #2: The Siren
The second look I created last Halloween was inspired by a couple gorgeous sources, this look from Pinterest and this look from Coco at The Beauty Milk. I used shades of gold and green to channel my inner mermaid- I kind of wanted to wear this look every day afterwards!
Halloween 2012: Welcome to the Dollhouse
A few years ago I opted to create a look both adorable and creepy, heavy on the creepy. I wanted to play with a look that helped me build my makeup skills (like covering up my natural brows and expanding the look of my eyes), while still being accessible. I was happy with how it turned out- and it was fun spooking out my boyfriend that day :)
Halloween 2013: Purple Fairy
This was a last-minute costume that was also drawn from the ultimate inspiration machine, Pinterest. I was smitten with this gorgeous look, so decided to don my wings and paint my face in shades of ethereal purple and pink. I really felt like a fairy!
Halloween 2011: Feeling Devilish
If you've noticed a theme in my Halloween costumes, it's that they're all about the makeup and the costumes themselves are pretty bare bones. For my devil costume, the horns and pitchfork were mere accessories to my bold smokey eyes and killer contoured cheeks. I really did feel like a badass!
Halloween 2009: Cleopatra
Back in 2009 I decided to tackle the ancient queen of beauty herself, Cleopatra. I paired shades of peacock and burnished gold with dramatic winged liner, huge lashes, and black brows. The wig I wore was totally cheap looking and a bit askew- I almost preferred the way the makeup looked with my natural hair and a gilded snake headband :)
2009: Film Noir
So this one wasn't for Halloween, but rather an annual Toronto tradition, Fake Prom. Fake Prom is a themed costumed dance that's way more fun than any real prom, that's for sure! The theme that year was Film Noir, so I donned by best '40s makeup and vintage dress and made a bit of mischief!
So there we have it, a roundup of my favourite Halloween looks from the past several years. There are few things I enjoy more than putting together creative, out-of-the-ordinary makeup looks and Halloween gives me the perfect opportunity to do just that. Whatever makeup I decide to wear this year, I know the process will be beyond fun. I can't wait to share it with you!
What costume are you sporting this Halloween? What was your favourite Halloween makeup you ever created?
Thanks for dropping by! xo