Halloween is much less that 24 hours away, and whereas there are individuals on the market who’ve had their costume deliberate for months, there are additionally individuals on the market who nonetheless haven’t any freakin’ clue what they’re gong to do. I do know this, as a result of I’m somebody who has waited till the final minute, and who additionally has no itention of spending any cash or ready within the lengthy traces that type outdoors of New York Metropolis costume shops on Halloween’s Eve. Fortunately, Robin Black — the genius make-up artist and photographer behind Magnificence is Boring — has come to the rescue. Black dreamed up a dressing up that may be executed fully with make-up, and typically, executed fully with make-up you already personal (see, she actually is genius).

“This Halloween I took inspiration from the traditional 1983 vampire movie, The Starvation, with Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. It is price a watch in the event you’ve by no means seen it, Yves Saint Laurent did all of Catherine’s costumes!” Black tells Attract. To not be confused with The Starvation Video games, this film is a couple of love triangle between a vampire (Deneuve), a cellist (Bowie), and scientist (Sarandon), which clearly will get sophisticated. Anyway, Deneuve’s make-up within the movie is a dramatic, monochromatic pink make-up look that you do not want a complete lot to recreate. “You may simply put this magnificence look collectively at house utilizing among the current merchandise in your magnificence bag — corresponding to pink lipsticks on the eyes and extremely pigmented blush on cheeks.” Then, all you must do is comply with Black’s step-by-step, which yow will discover beneath.

Step 1: Pores and skin


“Be sure you prep pores and skin with moisturizer and primer to maintain make-up in place,” says Black, who used Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Serum adopted by the J.One Jelly Pack for this shoot. “To create Catherine Deneuve’s supernaturally pale complexion, I used a basis two shades lighter than Alex (the mannequin’s) pure pores and skin. For this I like to recommend a matte liquid components — I used a mixture of Dior Diorskin Endlessly Undercover in Ivory and Mild Ivory to create an excellent matte base earlier than making use of shade. Remember to make use of the identical pale basis in your neck, shoulders and some other physique half that’s protruding of your costume.” And since Vampires are tremendous matte, Black dusted the mannequin’s pores and skin with Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder.

Step 2: Blush


“This film was made within the early 80’s so blush was an enormous factor,” says Black. She utilized Dior Rouge Blush #999 (a brilliant pink) to the apples of the cheeks and blended the powder components all the best way as much as the temples.

Step three: Lips

“As an alternative of utilizing Halloween paint, I needed to reinvent what I already had in my make-up package to create a dramatic eye,” says Black. “You may take a traditional pink lipstick, just like the Rouge Dior #999, and use a flat brush to use it to your complete eyelid.” To create the sharp cat eye form, Black took an ink based mostly lip liner (the lately launched Dior Rouge Ink Lip Liner in #999) beginning on the inside nook of the eyes and pulling it outward to only a fingertip away from the top of the brows. She additionally used the felt-tip lip liner to hint the decrease lashes. “It is lipstick so it should positively crease and transfer however that appears much more on level with the movie,” say Black. Though, if you’d like one thing extra steadfast, contemplate a few of our editors’ tips of utilizing both a pink liquid lipstick or Kat Von D’s indelible forehead pomade in Scarlet.

For a crowning glory on the eyes, Black utilized Darkish Swan of Denmark’s “Tempt” Lashes and sealed them to Alex’s pure lashes with a thick coat of mascara.

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