"Gangster" Smoky Eye For Any Costume (makeup & hair)

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Hello lovelies! It's now right before Halloween when plenty of you are probably knee-deep into preparing your costumes for the parties going on this weekend. Since a lot of costumes don't require a specific look, I thought I would do a more generic smoky eye look to compliment any costume. If you want to have striking, smoky charcoal eyes this year then watch the video below!

And here's the hair tutorial for using a wave iron:

Products mentioned:
Makeup Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation in 40
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean and Cottage Cheese
Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette (Ace, Blackout)
MAC Eyeshadow in Shroom
Lioele All-in-One Gel Liner
NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil
NYX Eyebrow Shaper
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof mascara
NYX lashes in 101
NYX Blush in Pinky
NYX lip pencil in Red Hot
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Bordeaux
NYX Round Lipstick in Eros

For the hair tutorial:
Rusk Thermal STR8 Protective Shine Tonic -this is old (current Rusk thermal shine product)
Bedhead "Wave Artist" Deep Wave Iron

Here are my pics of the look:

You can see how the black wraps around the charcoal color here.

You say gun? I say makeup brush.

 And here's a screencap of the whole costume. It's a collared halter dress, plus my own blazer, fedora, fishnet tights, and boots. See the cute gun garter straps? So fun! :D

My nailpolish is Zoya Blair
"Suzy Silencer" costume provided by Leg Avenue, size xs
Lace-up Boots by Max Studio (similar here / here / here)
Blazer is from Macy's (similar here / here)

I hope you guys had fun watching and fingers crossed, it will come in handy for some of you as well. If you happen to do any of my tutorials, please post a pic of your final look to my Facebook page gallery!

Have fun, be safe, and go all out with your makeup this Halloween weekend!!! :D

For my past Halloween blog posts click here.

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  1. you look amazing! it's a really sexy take on manly gangsters. this is my favourite halloween look of yours by far. the red lipstick just tops it all off

    pandaphilia style

  2. very nice- i think this smokey eye is very versatile and would go with a lot of costumes =)

  3. this is so pretty! the red lipstick pulls this look together <3

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  4. you are gorgeous!!


  5. Hi Jen, I loved this look! I have quick question: for the false lashes, did you use the glue included in the lashes, or did you use a different one like DUO? If you used the one from the lashes, how long did they last on you? Thanks!

  6. I love the outift, it matched the make up perfectly ^^

  7. The smokey eye looks so good on you! I love how you paired it with the bright red lips too.

  8. Great tutorials! Your hair looks amazing!

  9. amazing !


  10. Lol! Love how you even got garters that go with your costume hahaha.

  11. I love your off beat and creative halloween ideas!

  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vjBHPvYW3Gk#!

    Have you seen this video yet?? You should totally do a look from this mv!


  13. this is such a great look! you make it look so easy to do. very inspiring!

  14. Simply awesome!

    Happy Halloween to you!

  15. This is lovely! You make a good gangster ;) I was a gangster for halloween too but the street kind with the baggy clothes and baseball cap LOL. Should have opted for this. Looks great :)

  16. This look is so pretty!
    I always enjoy watching your tutorial!!! especially eye makeup part!!! you always do the magic makeup turn out so so so beautiful^^ love it!!!
    sooo sooo pretty...!!!

  17. i've been religiously watching all your make up tutorials. I love them all, and you look very pretty. I'm so excited whenever I see a new video on my subscription list! haha

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  18. I love seeing girls pull off red hot lipstick! go you!

  19. OMG! Jen, you're gorgeous!! Love your tutorials!! Thanks for sharing!! ^^

    The costume is so amazing!! *__*

  20. You look beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial :)

  21. Absolutely gorgeous, love the makeup.

  22. Just wanted to let you know that I used your makeup tutorial for my Halloween outfit and I LOVED it! THANK YOU!

  23. Love your videos!
    Do you know the voltage of the bed head Deep waver ? Would like to purchase but no idea if it's suitable for the plugs in my country.. Pls drop me a reply! Thank u.

  24. Thanks for the lipstick test, it is fun but useful.
    I like the look and costume and of course you look dangerous ;)