Oct 2, 2012

Halloween Costume Idea: Black Swan

A good friend of mine recently said she considered being Black Swan for halloween this year, and of course I was the first to say "I'll do your makeup!!!" Strangely, I haven't even seen the movie, haha, but I did want to attempt the look....Studied Natalie Portman's pic for a little while, but overall I love the way it came out!

To prepare, I burst out the blackest eyeliner pencil I had, Urban Decay in Zero, and a small angled eye brush to smooth out the liner. To draw a sharp line on the nose, use a black liquid liner, it helps to have a picture to map out where you need to draw and to create the shape. Fill in the shape with the black pencil. Next I used NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk to draw on the lines, it's a little difficult to draw on and keep the  color intense so I took color off the pencil with a small shader brush and applied it that way. Next, I topped the white areas with a silver shadow, here I used WnW Spoiled Brat. Make sure to line white near the inner corner point and on the upper lashline. Line the lower lashline with black eyeliner and line the lower waterline with a white eye pencil. Apply mascara. Use a flat foundation brush to smooth out edges of the shape.  

Because of time constraints I could not order identical eye lenses like the original for this look, so instead I put on stark light blue lenses.

I hope you enjoy your halloween! If you are dressing up this year, what will you be? I still need ideas!

A quick pic of me and my newborn :) I hope you are all doing well!

Halloween Costume Ideas/Tutorials

For the longest time I've wanted to create the 'Chola' look but never had the time until now. I am a believer that certain makeup techniques may have originated from this interesting look. Although I'm not a big fan of this type of makeup look, (outdated lips, over-emphasized eyes and brows) I do appreciate the drama in the eyes and the confidence in these women that wear the look today.

'Chola with the Dark Lips'

First look is sharp eyeshadow with dark lips! Put on your foundation, here I used Neutrogena's healthy skin makeup. Create a high arch in the brows, if your brows don't have a high arch that's ok, just darken them to the max! Mainly any black eyeshadow will do for the eyes, drawn on with a pencil brush, prime with NYX Milk or any white cream eyeshadow....

What I used: eyeliner on the lower lashline is Urban Decay in Zero and upper lashline is Maybelline Line Stiletto. Blush is Aziza in Desert. Lips lined with Urban Decay in Whiskey, lipstick is MAC Diva.

To complete the look you could add on large falsies (fake eyelashes) or instead of dark red lips use all black.

Another idea for Chola eyebrows, pencil thin this time!

'The Natural Looking Chola'

For this look I just mainly swept a deep purple eyeshadow on the lid and on the outer crease. I used NYX Milk to line my upper lashline. Blended out the purple using the beige color in the WnW (Wet n Wild) I love Matte palette. I did my brows normal here. I wanted to create a sharp contour so I used MAC eyeshadow in Antiqued.

What I used: Foundation is Neutrogena's healthy skin compact makeup, Urban Decay eyeliner 24/7 in Zero, WnW I love Matte palette for purple, beige, and white as highlight, Aziza blush, lips lined with Urban Decay eyeliner 24/7 in Whiskey, MAC lipstick in Creme d Nude, mascara Covergirl lash perfection

Have a great and safe Halloween!