Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Who doesn't love a glamorous vampire look for Halloween?  Pfft, or anytime?  Here's mine.

The natural lighting for this photo really blew out my skin, which I actually like for the vampire look.

Eyes:  Urban Decay Primer Potion
          Sonia Kashuk Jewel of an Eye Palette -- plummy red, plum shadows
          Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
          MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder 950 -- black gold
          Fyrinnae Loose Eyeshadow in Velvet Vampire -- sparkling red
          Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner in Tommy Jet (black)
          Ardell Lashes
          Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black
          Fresh Supernova Mascara

Brows:  LORAC Creamy Brow Pencil in Auburn

Face:  Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Shell
          Sephora Mattifying Compact Foundation Powder in Light
          Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Milk Chocolate
          Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Dollface

Lips:  Estee Lauder Pure Color Long-Lasting Lipstick in Vintage Sherry (old limited edition)

For my eyes:
I primed my eyelids with Urban Decay's Primer Potion and applied the plummy red shade of shadow from the Sonia Kashuk palette all over the lids up into the crease and blended up to the brow, as well as on the lower lashline.  I didn't use any highlight under the brow.  In the crease, I used the plum color from the palette. I patted some Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy on my moving lid and a little into the crease.  I then patted and brushed the MAKE UP FOR EVER star powder, which is very black and has fine gold glitter, into the crease and outer v and blended it in with the red.  Then, I patted Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Velvet Vampire (a shade from their Arcane Magic colors), which is a fiery red with some red and gold glitter, all over the moving lid.  With a thin angled liner brush, I lined my lower lashes with the MAKE UP FOR EVER star powder, and lined my upper and lower waterlines with Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet (black) eyeliner.  I applied some false lashes and lined the lashline with the Physician's Formula black liquid liner.  I used Fresh Supernova mascara to complete the eyes.

from left:  red and plum colors from Sonia Kashuk Jewel of an Eye palette, Fyrinnae Velvet Vampire, MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder 950

For my face:
I used primer and liquid foundation, as well as powder foundation for lots of matte coverage.  I swept Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer in Milk Chocolate (a light bronzer) in the hollows of my cheeks to contour my cheekbones.  I very lightly brushed Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Dollface (a light cool pink) on the apples of my cheeks.

For my lips:
I only used Estee Lauder Pure Color Long-Lasting Lipstick in Vintage Sherry.

from left:  Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer, Tarte Dollface blush, Estee Lauder Vintage Sherry lipstick
And, because all of my other facial expressions in today's pics were meant to convey the serious "I'm a vampire" attitude, here's one of me grinning like a fool.

Of note -- I won't be biting anyone this year.  I have some vampire fangs, but I didn't wear them since I have to wear my Invisaligns... I can't even bite a piece of bread with those things in.

Have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone!


  1. Perfect vampy look! Love the cranberry shade on the lid especially. Happy Halloween :)