Illamasqua Halloween Beauty School


So... Obviously it's Halloween week and everyone's going CRAZY for gothic style outfits, manic mani's and spooktacular make up! When I heard Illamsaqua were going to be doing a Halloween Themed Beauty School sesh, I had to be there. From all the gorgeous goodies above, the following look was created...


Our makeup artist for the day was Patrick. He started with the eye make up first, giving a red base to the eyelids using a red pencil... then layering over the eye shadow Demon.

You would never know from looking at this pic, but actually model Alex's brows are totes FAKE!!? Amazing. Yes, Patrick drew them on from scratch (see above!) using Illamasqua's gel liner... So frickin clever. There's hope for all our brows...


The same gel liner was used to add depth to the lash line...
Tip: Patrick lined the waterline of Alex's eyes using a red lip liner. Yup, LIP liner! Illamasqua's products are amazingly versatile and can be used anywhere on your face.


Add lashings of mascara - Personally, I would add falsies to make sure that your lashes stand out against this strong look...


Next, onto the skin! Patrick recommended the Hydra Veil Primer before buffing their skin base foundation into to the skin to give full coverage. Patrick mixed Illmasqua's white foundation into the mix to give a super pale look!


The key to this look is a lot of layers... Pencil first and powder after. Once the foundation has been applied, the eye shadow under the eye has to be blended out for a flawless finish...



This had to be my fave part of the make over... CONTOURING. Patrick used an eye shadow to give a shadow under Alex's cheek bones (told ya the products are versatile!). A pure white highlighter was then added above the cheekbones to add to our ghostly look... For a super cool effect, one of Illamasqua's glitter powders was dusted over the cheek bones. (I own one of these called Furore and it's my fave thing in the world).



Now... for lips like Kylie Jenner! Patrick used black gel liner to line all around the outside of Alex's lips. You need a steady hand for this...


He then shaded in the lips with black pencil and added a deep purple lippy to the centre of Alex's lips to create an ombre effect. The last step was to add a sheer gloss!


Et Voila!

What do you think of this look? Would you dare to wear?

This is quite a brief overview of the how the look was created, so if you have any questions on this particular look, head over to Patrick's instagram page @patrickbastonmakeup


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