Saturday, November 1, 2008

Boxer Girl Halloween! (black eye makeup)

Hello everyone! I hope those of you who dressed up for Halloween had a blast last night. One of the few years where Halloween actually landed on a decent day of the week!

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.


MAKEUP PROCESS
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. ;)



11 comments:

  1. looks like u had fun =]
    the bruised makeup looks pretty real!! good job!

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  2. had to come out of lurk mode to tell you your costume and makeup are brilliant!

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  3. how can a girl with a black eye still look this pretty?
    good job on the makeup and costume. its nothing like the video you posted, 1000x better.

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  4. WOW! you look great and the boxer thing is really cool!

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  5. i love your hair!! :) Did you have it permed?

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  6. whats a spinner exactly?

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  7. queenie: i had to try really hard to compensate. :P And it's not exactly like the video... less theater makeup and more realistic maybe? Haha. Thanks. :)

    Anonymous: my hair was permed a while ago but it's all been grown out and chopped off. This was just a 5 minute job from the good old curling iron.

    Anonymous 2: The middle part of the belt actually spins. Literally! Like those spinner necklaces or spinning car rims. ;)

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  8. can you do a false eyelash tut?

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  9. ohmigod! this is adorable! i love it! and plus, the costume is totally PG rated which i love haha i'm looking for a costume my mother won't flip out on =P
    i loveee it! and you totally made the eye makeup look great!

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  10. hahaha..hilarious..I chuckled when I saw your bruised eye.hehe

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