Playing Dress Up!

From Cleopatra, to the Pinterest-popular Deer, to Skulls, Clowns, and my costume look this year as Classic Boy George - here are some makeup looks created this Halloween by yours truly. Hope you all had a great time playing dress-up! 

Inspired by the character Tate from American Horror Story Season One, this face and neck makeup was all about the detail. Using black and white makeup with a precision liner brush, it was more like drawing with a pencil than it was face painting. 

Inspired by the character Tate from American Horror Story Season One, this face and neck makeup was all about the detail. Using black and white makeup with a precision liner brush, it was more like drawing with a pencil than it was face painting. 

I had so much fun transforming in Boy George. Tons of color and tons of texture were needed to create this look. Big black eyebrows frame in the explosion of color. 

I had so much fun transforming in Boy George. Tons of color and tons of texture were needed to create this look. Big black eyebrows frame in the explosion of color. 

Queen Cleopatra herself - using two shades from Urban Decay's Vice 3 and MAC Carbon eyeshadow. Lined with NYX liquid glitter in Gold and Blavk liquid liner to enhance MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. 

Queen Cleopatra herself - using two shades from Urban Decay's Vice 3 and MAC Carbon eyeshadow. Lined with NYX liquid glitter in Gold and Blavk liquid liner to enhance MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. 

Sugar skull with earth tones and glitter. An odd mash up for a color scheme, but I liked the result. All Aveda makeup except for the glitter in MAC 3d Silver. 

Sugar skull with earth tones and glitter. An odd mash up for a color scheme, but I liked the result. All Aveda makeup except for the glitter in MAC 3d Silver. 

One of the two little deer I had the pleasure of painting. White dots on the face were so easy to create by dipping the end of a makeup brush handle into MAC Prolongwear Airbush Foundation and stamping it onto the skin. 

One of the two little deer I had the pleasure of painting. White dots on the face were so easy to create by dipping the end of a makeup brush handle into MAC Prolongwear Airbush Foundation and stamping it onto the skin. 

Another Pinterest request - Ilona was loving this mash up of Modern Pin-up and Sugar Skull. I do love the change of the "petals" around the eye to something more gestural and freeform.  Not my design, but she looks great! 

Another Pinterest request - Ilona was loving this mash up of Modern Pin-up and Sugar Skull. I do love the change of the "petals" around the eye to something more gestural and freeform.  Not my design, but she looks great! 

Watercolored, melted, worn-in circus clown. I love comparing the looks on side by side in color and without. I feel like I always notice different parts of the makeup when the two are next to each other. All color used are from the fantastic Vice 3 pallette by Urban Decay Cosmetics. 

Watercolored, melted, worn-in circus clown. I love comparing the looks on side by side in color and without. I feel like I always notice different parts of the makeup when the two are next to each other. All color used are from the fantastic Vice 3 pallette by Urban Decay Cosmetics. 

Miss Ghost Bride - one of my fav creations this month. All details are in previous post. 

Miss Ghost Bride - one of my fav creations this month. All details are in previous post. 

Jen wanted to be a wide-eyed Doe. Facial sculpting with neutral brown tones and wide open white eyes create the illusion of a  Doe's face. Basically, I followed photos that she selected from Pinterest... This one looks easier than I thought it would be. Make sure you use verrrry small brushes or sharp pencils when mapping out the shapes. 

Jen wanted to be a wide-eyed Doe. Facial sculpting with neutral brown tones and wide open white eyes create the illusion of a  Doe's face. Basically, I followed photos that she selected from Pinterest... This one looks easier than I thought it would be. Make sure you use verrrry small brushes or sharp pencils when mapping out the shapes. 

Cool jewel-tones and embellished with rhinestones help create this mermaid makeup. See previous post for all products used. 

Cool jewel-tones and embellished with rhinestones help create this mermaid makeup. See previous post for all products used. 

I'm already taking ideas for next year - leave a comment if you have any suggestions!