With Halloween days away I thought I would share a quick slightly more vampy makeup look, don’t get me wrong it’s still pretty wearable but just slightly inspired by Taylor Momsen.
As I was going for dark eyes and red lips I felt that the skin still required quite a lot of attention. Heavy foundation would easily turn this look into a drag queen one but not very flawless one would leave everything looking pretty messy. I turned to my Nars Radiance Enhancing Pro-prime teamed with my trust YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation which I applied with a damp Real Technique Miracle Complexion sponge. I love this sponge, it’s perfect if you want a great base that isn’t cakey at all (and surely that’s the dream!) I even used the more pointed corner to apply the Bourjois Happy Light Concealer under my eyes.
On the eyes I started with the obligatory primer, I chose Urban Decay Primer Potion because it’s a good’un and I am trying to finally finish it! Using the Sleek Au Naturel Palette I built up a dark brown/purple smokey eye. I’d completely forgotten about this palette but I have a feeling I may reach for it a lot now that I have rediscovered it, it’s the perfect autumn shades (I feel I say this a lot.) I love Sleek Makeup for Halloween looks as it’s so affordable and I don’t want to be splurging on items I am going to use once a year but the quality is still quite good and the pigment is very impressive!
I lined my eyes with Urban Decay 24/7 Liner and piled on my favourite YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara before giving a Sleek Eau la la in Nutcracker liner a go. I wasn’t sure it was going to be the right colour but it’s perfect for adding a little colour under the eye and being a pencil it is so much easier than an eyeshadow. This has actually been upgraded to handbag status as it’s just a quick and easy way to update a makeup look. Through my brows I used the Eyeko Brow Gel as I wanted to keep them in place without making them any darker.
Cheeks I went for a mixture of the two colours on the left from the Sleek Blush palette in Lace as I really didn’t want anything too pink and then finished it of with a Mixture of two Sleek Lipglosses (Matte me in Rioja Red and Gloss me in So Berry Sweet)
It’s not an overly vampy look however I wouldn’t usually go for both smokey eye and red lips but I feel that around Halloween it’s acceptable. I do actually love this makeup and will recreating the same eye, with a little more cheek contour and a nude lip next time I go out.