This year my costume was a boxer girl and I decided to have makeup to match. One side is pretty, hot pink makeup and the other eye is purple and bruised, which I think came out pretty convincing and made for a lot of fun throughout the night.
First, I prepped my face with concealer, mineral makeup, and NYX Pinky blush. Then, I primed both eyes (and under my eye to my cheekbone for the bruised side) with Urban Decay Primer Potion. I used the hot pink and red shadows from the Kleancolor 9-color palette in Pixi.
For highlighting the browbone and tear ducts, I used the white shadow from one of my favorite Revlon colorstay quads, Nude Elements. Then came eyeliner (MAC fluidline) with a bit of charcoal shadow on top. I then filled in my brown and applied the false eyelashes on only that side. A healthy dose of mascara was put on my lower lashes. I wanted this eye to be more exaggerated than normal to really stand out from the black eye!
I basically loosely followed this Youtube video for the bruised-eye look:
For the bruised eye, I basically stuck to using the 77 color palette because there are so many colors to choose from. I started with a burgundy color, then purple, yellow, green, and charcoal. I think the trick to doing this type of realistic makeup is to use matte shadows, not shimmer. Shimmer reflects light and looks too fake. If you can get a good burgundy, mustard yellow, and deep purple you can make it look pretty cool. I added MAC fluidline to that eye to blend into the dark shadows and a touch more shadow on top to blend the eyeliner in. The mascara I had on that side was what I had remaining from the day, which I left on. I added a lip stain to my lips and a bit of gloss.
And this is what I came up with:
It was a decent job for using just powder eyeshadows instead of any cream makeup, but UDPP works wonders as always. Here's a few more photos of my costume and silliness. FYI, the center of the belt was a spinner. It was so excellent! I got it from the boy's toy section at Target.
I'm so tough
That's right, I like to dance!
I WILL BUST YOU UP!
Tell me about your Halloween costumes and what you did to celebrate! I want to know what shenanigans you crazy people got into. ;)