Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Makeup - Living Dead Girl Zombie Look

Halloween is my favorite time of year. You can go all out on crazy makeup!
Here's a look I recently did, I was inspired by Petrilude on YouTube. He's always been my favorite YouTuber because he is so creative & amazing! (I posted his picture below for reference).
I used liquid latex & tissues to build the wound area. I did one layer on the outer perimeter, then built it up closer to my eye area so that I could get the effect of the skin being pulled off or ripped open. The smaller wounds are just liquid latex.
After all of the tissue/latex dried, I used a heavy concealer & foundation all over. I took a sponge that I got with Halloween makeup to stipple, some green, yellow & black on my skin. I then put the foundation on top & blended it out a bit. I wanted it to look like something was going on under my skin. I used a powder much lighter than my skin tone to blend everything together.  You want to make sure that the latex & tissue area blends really well with your skin. Next I peeled the latex area back, you can form it to however your little heart desires!
I started contouring the parts of my face where I wanted it to look sunken in. Mainly around my eyes, nose, cheekbones & lips. I used Wet n Wild Color Icon I Heart Matte Eyeshadow Palette to contour, I mixed the dark brown burgundy color with purple & green and added depth with black. I also applied the white to my face to help make me look extra pale!
 I painted (with Mehron Bruise Wheel) the inside (where the latex is lifted) to black so that it would have depth & look like a deep wound. Then, around the inside a with dark burgundy color. I applied Mehron Coagulated Blood Gel & fake blood. I also took tweezers & pulled the smaller areas of latex apart and applied fake blood.
You can watch Petrilude's video here, it's easier to see it than have someone explain it!
(Picture Courtesy of Google Images)
I hope you enjoyed this look!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Look - Glasgow/Chelsea Smile (WARNING:GRAPHIC!)

So I am venturing out into SFX makeup & I have been doing a lot of playing around! I have done a few looks that I will be sharing over the next few days.
The first look I will be sharing with you has a few different names, it is most commonly referred to as the Glasgow Smile, Chelsea Smile or Joker Smile.
Definition from Wikipedia:
A Glasgow smile (also known as a Glasgow, Chelsea, or Cheshire grin) is a wound caused by making small cuts on the corners of a victim's mouth, then beating or stabbing him/her until the muscles in the face contract, causing the cuts to extend up the cheeks to the victim's ears. This leaves a scar in the shape of a smile, hence the name.
 My brother bought me Ben Nye Nose/Scar Wax a few years ago for Christmas because I was planning on getting into FX makeup, however, I got side tracked & never got to play around. So fast forward to a few weeks ago, I started debating what I should do for Halloween. I started researching when a picture of the Chelsea Smile popped up. I was instantly in love with the detail & I knew I had to give it a try.
 I started with scar wax & molded it to about 3" long. I didn't know I should use Spirit Gum, so I didn't have that available (which would have made this much easier!). But I applied that to the side of my mouth, I worked one side at a time. I used a metal spatula to help mold the scar wax as close to my skin & make it blend. The wax is very sticky so I kept my hands coated with Vaseline to keep it from sticking to them. I applied 2-3 coats of liquid latex, allowing each coat to dry in between.
You want to be VERY careful with the next step, I took a pair of small scissors & starting making small snips at the wax/latex. I wanted it to looked jagged & ripped, not be a clean cut line. I also took a little latex on my fingers & bunched it together to look like the skin was torn.
I used Mehron Master Bruise Wheel for the color. I used a deep burgundy color all over the wound & black under the flaps. This will create depth and dimension. I used a small paintbrush from a craft store for the application. I applied Mehron Coagulated Blood on a small brush all over the open area, this is almost like a gel & gives the illusion of a cut before it has scabbed over. Then, I applied fake blood that I got at a Halloween store. I used a sponge & stippling motion to make it appear more real. *Make sure that wherever you apply the latex does not have any hair, it will rip it out & it hurts!
I hope you like this look!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

MAC Hue Lipstick Review & Swatches

Happy October!
Can you believe I haven't posted since July? My sincerest apologies, my life has been upside down the last few months. I feel that I should explain about what exactly is going on. My parent's just got divorced after 37 years of marriage. As you can imagine, this was quite hard for me to handle & I have been trying to deal with it as best as possible. On top of that, my husband & I decided that we were going to move in with my father to help him adjust & so that we can save some money to purchase a house in the near future. More or less, I moved in to help my Dad through this difficult time & maybe help myself cope a little bit as well. So again, I apologize for being gone so long but I am finally feeling like myself again & ready to get back to blogging!
I'm going to do a review on my favorite MAC lipstick, Hue. I absolutely love this color & it has become my go to lipstick. I used to always use Myth but I would have to layer a pink toned gloss over top because Myth is super nude, alone it can really wash my skin out.
I started searching for a pink toned lipstick that I could use in place of Myth, just to try something different. After doing a ton of research, I stumbled upon Hue. MAC describes Hue as a soft pale pink & it is a Glaze. My personal opinion about MAC Glazes is that they are sheerer than most other MAC finishes & are almost like a gloss. They are not drying at all & I tend to use them more often than most other MAC finishes.
I like to use NYX's Slim Lip Liner in Rose (my favorite!) all over my lips & apply Hue on top. The liner is a lighter matte pink & Hue adds a bit of shine.
Here is Hue in comparison to a few other MAC lipsticks.
Hue (Glaze), Myth (Satin), Please Me (Matte) & Snob (Satin)
Here is Hue on my lips. Again, I usually use a matte lip liner first, I feel like Hue is almost too light & glossy for me to wear alone. But it does look alright alone, I would use it if I was in a hurry & needed some color on lips.
All in all, I love MAC Hue, I find myself using this very often.
I hope you have enjoyed this review!
All the best,