Thursday, October 21, 2010

Toy Soldier Halloween Tutorial

*salutes*

Today I have another Halloween tutorial to share with you. I'm probably the most excited about this one because it's so over-the-top and probably what I'm going to wear for Halloween this year. (I love that lion costume so much but it's too close to Puss in Boots that I wore last year and I have to switch things up!) I hope the intensity of this tutorial comes across in the video because in person it is really over-the-top for me, especially since I wear pretty low-key makeup most days. ^_^


Presenting: Toy Soldier Halloween Tutorial!


Products mentioned:
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC30
MAC Face & Body Foundation in N1
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Palette (Buck, Virgin, and Hustle eyeshadows)
Lioele All In One Gel Eyeliner
Revlon Matte Eyeliner in White
Dollywink Eyeliner
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Lioele Real Waterproof Up & Down Mascara
NYX Fabulous Lashes in EL105
Lash Grip Adhesive in dark tone
Pretty & Cute Glamour Lash #122
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Taupe/Ash 03
Lioele Blooming Shimmer Pearl Base in Pink Pearl
NYX Rouge Cream Blush in CB07 Red Cheeks
NYX Blush in 24 Red
Paul & Joe Lipliner in 01
MAC Select Cover up concealer in NC30
MAC Venomous Villains Heartless lipstick
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium

Circle lenses are EOS Candy Green lenses
Link to the Toy Soldier costume
Link to Goldilocks blonde wig
I bought the legwarmers separately from http://www.sockdreams.com

I was actually inspired to do this look after seeing the ridiculously adorable costume from dwdshoes.com which, I want to say for the record that they offered to send me a few things and although they had shoes and clothes I basically made a beeline to the costumes to do tutorials for you all. What's the point of doing a review on shoes when I could get something that would give a bit of fun back to the beauty community that has been so supportive of me?

So no, I'm not crazy enough to buy a million costumes to tramp around to several posh parties on Halloween this year, but I have been blessed an incredible amount of love and support to be able to make my silly little videos which I would not have been able to do without you. Sometimes even little opportunities give big rewards. :)

So here are the pics to my Toy Soldier/Doll/Mannequin look:

Does my jaw look like it's going to come unhinged here?


This was slightly fail because I was trying to show the eyeshadow. At least the hair looks good!


I salute you!


The costume designers did such a great job with the hat! It really makes the outfit. :)


Here are some pics of the full costume. I'm so impressed with how this wig lays! The layers fall in really pretty curls. I'm also obsessed with these legwarmers which happen to fit TINY which is great for me and my "chopstick" legs (that nickname is credit to my mom). These are size S/M so definitely size up if you are looking into buying them.


A shot from the behind. How adorable is the back of this dress! ^_^


 <3


 And just in case this post wasn't creepy enough, here is a photo that really shows the plasticy doll-face look that I was going for.


I did notice in the close-up photos that light was reflecting right into my cheeks so the red circles don't look round but you can tell in the full-length photos that they are. It was just the Lioele Blooming Shimmer Pearl Base that I used to make my face shiny and more doll-like that gave it that extra bounce of light. ;D

I also noticed that the blonde wig makes me look fairer. Totally weird! I hadn't even worn a wig before this one so I was impressed at how nice this looked. I'm going to have to find excuses to wear it again. (ooh, blonde Disney girls! ^o^) Hope you don't get sick of me as a blonde. I've never had anything lighter than dark brown highlights before. Haha!

Okay, for SERIOUS I am going to bed early tonight for some well-deserved rest. Thank you so much for reading/watching and let me know how you liked it in the comments. ^_^

Disclaimer:
Costume provided by http://www.discountwomensdressshoes.com, Lioele products, wig, and bottom lashes provided by http://www.prettyandcute.com, circle lenses provided by http://www.pinkyparadise.com.
I was not paid to use or promote any items in this tutorial. I only use what I like!



67 comments:

  1. I watched the tutorial and am in love with it! U really looked like a toy doll in the pictures...U're so talented!

    xx

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  2. whoaaaaa ... you did phenomenal on this look jen!

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  3. wow..you are crazy talented. It's so amazing it's kind of spooky!

    I love all your tuts. :)

    ty for sharing!

    eyeseeyouuu.blogspot.com

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  4. WOW!!!! Looks amazing!!!
    Love your creativity ^_^
    where in the world did u get that costume?

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  5. You are soo incredibly TALENTED!!! OMG you really look like a doll with the wooden type mouth! AMAZING!!!

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  6. Wow Jen. I LOVE this look. Definitely on point.

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  7. love it! you are so talented!

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  8. Hi Jen! I am a newer follower. Found you through the petite blogging community, but I am also enjoying your makeup posts.

    I wanted to let you know that you have definitely inspired me to put more effort into Halloween this year. Usually I am such a stick-in-the-mud. :p I am going to be Alice in Wonderland (the non-sexy version, since this is for work!) using a Betsy Johnson dress and a pinafore that my grandma made for me when I was in elementary school, lol. I will make my best attempt to mimic your makeup in this post, minus the jawline. I am excited about the plastic doll with rosy cheeks look! Hope, hope I do a good job!

    Soo...thank you for your great videos. I feel more inspired and informed! :)

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  9. omgg jen! You are soo amazing and talented. The creativity in this whole tutorial is so amazing. You look great as a blonde too!

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  10. omg sooo cute! the costume, the hair, the makeup, everything's so awesome!! :D love it

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  11. OMG Jen this is such a good look! Those dolly eyes are so pretty! I like this look the best out of all of them! And the costume suits you perfectly. You have the best looks ahaha

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  12. really amazing!!! your soo talented

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  13. This is awesome! Not to mention unique! hahaha I never thought of being a toy soldier for halloween =)
    You did an amazing job as usual =)

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  14. You nailed this look! You're so good and I can't even tell its you! :)

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  15. You are most amazing!!! you should come to do my halloween makeup as I am bringing my son to a Haunted Museum night party and I have no clue what to do!`

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  16. Jen!! This tutorial was definitely sooo entertaining and amazing. Seriously, you are one of the most artistic and creative gurus on youtube.

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  17. I LOVE THIS LOOK!!! It's so awesome!

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  18. OMG!!You're so good in what you do..keep it up...You're my favorite Guru...

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  19. I LOVE your halloween tutorials so awesome and detailed!!! Thank you for creating such amazing tutorials!

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  20. I think your look is more like a nutcracker than a toy soldier, cus toy soldiers don't usually have movable mouthparts.

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  21. WOW THIS IS SO AMAZING :D YOU DID A GREAT JOB!

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  22. Jen,

    You totally rocked the nutcracker look. You should hit Vegas for Halloween this year. It's gonna be madness.

    B.

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  23. I really love the costume and look that you did.
    The makeup looks really good.
    You totally transformed yourself.

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  24. This is my first ever comment to you. Yay! But wow, that is a really cool costume and look - definitely kinda freakishly cute. Cool cool!!!

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  25. Wow you really look like a doll! So cute! And your jar really looks like you're a nutcracker! :D Well done, gorgeous!

    ~Caro~
    caroleena85.blogspot.com

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  26. Great post and video!

    I really enjoyed your attention to detail and creativity!!

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  27. wow! i absoloutely love your creativity and imagination in halloween looks! theyre better than everyone elses i've seen! love love love it!! xx

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  28. wow that looks so amazing!! :D I love your tutorials <33

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  29. wooah, it looks so cool! i love it!

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  30. wow this is so great jen!I love this so much!:)))) getting much and much better every year^^

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  31. omaigattt!!!! u r so pretty!!! x)

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  32. Oh wow...this is really good. Very cute. But then kinda creepy too when you post lifeless in the first picture.

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  33. Love it!! your videos are so fun to watch!

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  34. you really look like a doll/soldier/nutcracker xD While it's really cute, I must admit that you can definitely look a li-ttle bit freaky with those hugee round eyes ;P and the jaw, so freaky it's awesome!

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  35. This has got to be your best one yet :)

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  36. One of your best! You've outdone yourself in creativity.

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  37. wow! u did such amaaazzing job with the makeup! by far my fav and then the lion

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  38. very niiiiice ;) best one yet! although i loved the makeup for your lion too.

    just a couple of small suggestions (i did costuming before on the nutcracker). if you'd like, try filling in your eyebrows a darker black, and make them striaght, as opposed to going with your natural shape.

    for the mouth/jaw lines, draw the line a more solid/opaque black. try to mimic a sharpie look (maybe a liquid or gel liner that is SUPER pigmented. after that, LIGHTLY and thinly smudge on both sides, without compromising the center's blackness--that part should stay distinct.

    if you try it, good luck. but either way, looks phenomenal!

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  39. looked very scary!!!!

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  40. That's such a creative and cute look. If I were you, I definitely would wear that for halloween.

    I really love the first picture, it looks so unnatural, just like a doll.

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  41. This is such a cute look!

    Just came across your blog! It is great!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  42. omg this is so great. tat's amazing!!!

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  43. This look is soooo ahhhhhhmazing. You're really good!!

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  45. Hi Jen,

    I was thinking of going as a doll for this year's Halloween and this post of yours is just incredibly inspiring! It's amazing how you managed to create a look that is pretty yet freaky at the same time. I love it!

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  46. Hi jen, I just wanted you to know that I WILL DEFINITELY be using this tutorial for halloween. Well, just the makeup part because the costume is sold out. uguu. But I have another costume that will go well with the makeup too. Now I just need to go out and buy some of the makeups. Do you know any cheaper dupes for the Lioele blooming shimmer pearl and MAC face and body foundation? Don't really have the money to spend on those. >< Oh yea, by the way when I first saw your picture, I was not able to recognize you AT ALL. That's how good this tutorial was.

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  47. ^And thats why you're Anonymous, ignorant.


    Jen, I've been watching a lot of your tutorials and you're such a wonderful person. I was seriously going to stay home and do nothing for this Halloween but you've inspired me to get my lazy butt up, lol. I'm going to do this look if you don't mind ^_^ I think it's freaking AWESOME. I'm super excited for halloween now and I can't wait for it!

    P.S.-But don't worry I won't look half as pretty as you do :)

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  48. hi jenn, i hope u'd be wary of michelle phan. she has a tendency to be "inspired" by other make up gurus make up looks. i'm not her hater, just so u know. just be wary please.

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  49. wow jen this looks really good! the costume is also cute! might try this one next time i need to wear a costume..great job!

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  50. Sooo awesome & very original. Love the blush!

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  51. whoaa... this has got to be you're best tut yet!

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  52. Wow, this blew me away! Amazing! And cute, too! <3

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  53. you are a beautifullllll girl...with billions of llll's...s! great blog! love it from head to toe you are perfect! I just did a creepy doll halloween look!

    I really hope you can check out my blog, even if it seems like spam (is it??)..I put my heart into my blog...and I sincerely have a passion for fashion blogging/and bloggers! I always keep up on posts!

    maybe you will like/follow/give out your honest opinion to:

    vyile.blogspot.com


    take care and have a fabulous Sunday precious!

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  54. Totally loving the look! Makes me want to dress up like you for my halloween this coming Friday. Just one question...

    Do you know any cheaper brands for all the MAC items and the Lioele blooming shimmer pearl? Please let me know! You're the best!

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  55. i was wondering if you can show us what you did with your hair to put the wig on? I have as much hair as you, but I can't seem to put on a wig without it showing or falling off...

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  56. Oh my! i always visit your blog, but this post made me post comment right away. JEN your truly amazing! :) Love your blog super...

    Zachary, From: Philippines

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  57. hi! tried this look! thank you for this! if you have time, drop by at my blog and i would love to hear your critique. Thanks!


    iryn of mylittlebeautybook.blogspot.com

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  58. This is super cute! And you're so pretty! Your hinge is flawless! Good ups!

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  59. Jen, what kind of contacts did you wear here? It looks really nice on you! I hope you reply :)

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  60. Could you add a direct link to those leg warmers? I went to the website but I couldn't find them there D:

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  61. Hello!!Thank you that you share this information...

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