Saturday, 29 October 2011

My Halloween Make Up

Like any student I am on a slightly tighter budget than on my gap year/any other year of my life, though I am fortunate enough to be able to call my parents and ask for a top-up if needs be! I was after a cheaper alternative to dressing up and looking like a pleb in a crap costume this year so my best friend and I decided to do our faces like Sugar Skulls. I was so, so pleased with the result and we had people complimenting us and asking for photos with us all night. ~celebrity lifestyle~ haha.

Here's a photo of what I looked like when my face was complete...

I could have done my whole face, but I found that actually only doing one half made it look much more dramatic as there was a contrast between the "normal" side and the skull side. 
I used a set of Snazaroo face paints that were £12.99 from my local fancy dress shop and a pack of 3 small brushes which was £2.79, a sponge and a very thin paintbrush that I usually use for nail art. It took around an hour and a half to complete and I found the colours lasted all night without running or smudging. The only problem I noticed was that the white did dry and crack a little bit after a few hours but as long as I didn't touch it there wasn't a major problem. All the colours are water based to the brushes are easy to wash and there's no staining of clothes with the more neutral colours. When I was home last night the face paints came off easily with a face wipe and my Garnier cleansing milk, so even in my intoxicated state I managed to avoid getting make up on my pillow!

What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Would you do the Sugar Skull look?

Lots of scary kisses!

xo xo


  1. This looks so amazing!! I bet it was a lot of fun to do. Lovely blog, following :) x