Halloween is a few days away and I’m celebrating for the first time in years tonight! I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of costumes or mask, but I love makeup! I didn’t know who to be, nor did I want to spend unnecessary money on something I will wear once! So, I decided to practice and create my own look!
This “Scare Glow” screams Halloween! It’s classic, dark, and creepy, but still pretty! It’s easy, and takes no time at all! I was inspired to do this look after watching my all-time favorite movie, Halloween Town! It definitely got me in the spirit!
Creating this look was so much fun! The best thing about it – no store run needed! Everything you need to achieve this scare glow is already in your makeup bag. Keep reading for more details about my Scare Glow and the products I used!
Tricks & Treats (feat. Products):
To prep my face, I used Maybelline FaceStudio Master Prime Blur + Illuminate Primer all over; in my t-zone areas I used my favorite, Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, for controlling my oily skin! If you have oily skin and prefer a matte finish, I highly suggest you give this primer a try; it’s amazing! On my eyelids, I applied NYX Eyeshadow Base in White.
Following my skin prep, I applied e.l.f. Cosmetics Lock on Liner and Brow Cream to an angled brush and filled in my brows by following my natural shape. The cream is pigmented, soft and a little goes a long way. The product doesn’t lie, it locks…FAST! To clean and shape my brows, I used Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer.
My favorite and most challenging part about this look were my eyes! Blending is key to nailing a smokey eye, and I still need a little practice! As a transition color, I used a flesh-toned brown from my Amuse Cosmetics’ eyeshadow palette in my crease. Following, I used a dark brown eyeshadow and blended the color upwards.
Using a damp makeup blending sponge, I applied Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. Afterwards, I used a black eyeliner pencil on my lid and used Ciaté London Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner on my bottom lash line. Quick trick: applying eyeliner before using black eyeshadow helps intensify the color.
Next, I applied black eyeshadow to my lid and bottom lash line in a circular motion until I achieved the darkest color possible. To blend and get rid of harsh lines, I went back in with my brown eyeshadow! Lastly, I used Ciaté London Wonderwand Intensely Volumising Mascara on my bottom lashes!
To finish up the look, I contoured my lower cheekbones with black eyeshadow and blended it with MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Blunt. Next I lined my lips with a light-gray lip liner pencil, and applied MAC Cosmestics City Slick.
Using the same liquid eyeliner, I drew a straight line from the corners of my mouth outward into my cheek bones. Next, I drew smaller, crooked lines from the top of my lips to the bottom and sparingly used diagonal lines to create a stitch pattern. As you can see, this liner can be used for multiple things. The applicator is perfect and allows you to be precise when drawing lines. It is definitely a current favorite in my makeup bag!
Last, but not least, I used Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Powder Foundation to blend and keep my makeup in place. For my highlight, I used Ciaté London Dewy Stix in Glow! This highlight was perfect for this look because it gave off the perfect glow and it was so easy to use. Applying the product to my brush first helped me apply the product better.
Once you are done, apply your lashes! I have mink extensions in the style Simple Spice. I got lashed by Bre Nicole at The Glamour District here in Atlanta! They are full and natural looking, but still glam! They are low maintenance and no mascara is needed! If you want to get lashed, visit their website and book your appointment! You will not be disappointed!
Here’s the finished look!
I hope you liked my Scare Glow makeup look, and the tricks and treats shared! What will you be for Halloween?
I received the Ciaté London products for free from Influenster for testing purposes.