Really late Halloween make up look post!

12 Nov

So let me backtrack a little bit. On Thursday 28/10, I was told that I would be going to a dress up Halloween Party in Sydney. “Yessssss”, I thought, “I LOVVEEE dressing up!!” I am after all, a bit of a show off when it comes to stuff like this. I think it’s because I have a chance to let my inner freak fly when I usually have to keep it confined to my lips and nails. Who am I kidding, I always let my freak flag fly. Own it girls!!

I'm normal.

Anyway, so long story short. I panicked because I had nothing to wear, no idea what to wear or where to find whatever it is that I would be wearing. So because I’m a bit of a glitter slut and had nothing to wear, I decided just to chuck on my maxi dress, wear heaps of gold jewellery and make myself up like I had been dipped in gold. Or rolled around in a bucket of glitter…either way.

The end result? Ta-daaaaa!


(This is a little more than a little embarrassing. I hate putting photo’s of myself up but thought I’d better get used to it if I want to show future make up ‘looks’!)

Yes, I am taking the pre-req bathroom shot of myself. No shame haha

EN-EE-WAIIIZZZ, this is what I used to create this not-very-Halloweeny-more-like-I-have-a-glitter-fetish look.

BASE: My usual prodz, as detailed here (up to and including mascara).


1. Benefit “Stay don’t Stray” eyeshadow primer all over up to brow bone.
2. Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in “Gold” all over eye lid blended up past the crease, as a base.
3. Bare Minerals Glimmer Eyeshadow pigment in “True Gold” applied with a damp fluffy eyeshadow brush to the centre of my eyelid, just above the pupils. Pack it on and slightly fade it out to the sides.
4. Benefit powder Eyeshadow in “Hey Bellboy!” (discontinued) packed on from the inner ‘v’ to the edge of the gold and from the other edge of the gold to the outer corners of your socket. Blend the gold and plum together slightly with a clean brush with a golden copper eyeshadow. I then used a plummy purple eyeshadow from a Guerlain eyeshadow quad “Violette Du Soir” #461 in my eye socket (or what I like to call, the banana -for the obvious shape reasons lol) just to add some depth and definition. You can use any purple plum colour you like or leave this step out altogether.
5. Popped my fake lashes on (I stuck two Ardell ones together, one on top of the other, that I bought from Priceline cos couldn’t find the ones I wanted) and finished off with a swipe of MAC “Rapidblack” Penultimate Liquid Eyeliner.
6. Applied Benefit BadGal Black waterproof eyeliner all along the bottom lash line and on the waterline. Set it with some Hey Bellboy! eyeshadow and highlighter the inner ‘v’ with the “True Gold” pigment.

7. To get the glitter to stick, I used my eyelash glue as the well, glue and applied it randomly with my finger then using the good old fashioned way of when I was in kindergarten, stuck my fingers into the glitter and pretty much whacked it on my face. Viola! Perfecto!

8. Oh and last but not least, I used the Bare Minerals “True Gold” pigment as a highlighter on my brow bone and cheekbones, applied with a stripple brush so it didn’t look like I’d gone toooo nuts, even though I did.


HO-KAY! Well, I don’t know if any of the above make ANY sense whatsoever, but hey! I hope you got the general gist of it. I think I may just make a Youtube video next time. I’m so bad at explaining things!

What did you guys think? Yay? Nay?

Please stop rambling?


3 Responses to “Really late Halloween make up look post!”

  1. Jade November 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    OMG so pretty and sparkly love, love LOVE!!!

  2. Jessica November 26, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    God you look AMAZING! My makeup was pretty horrendous, I was a total glitter slut too, lol.

  3. Clarys January 29, 2011 at 6:29 am #

    Dani! you look so hot in the second photo! even with all the glitter 😛

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