Happy Halloween! Hey guys! It’s Mi-Anne and this is Beauty With Mi. Every year around this time, I end up buying a ton of Halloween makeup. And by the time November hits, I have absolutely zero use for it.
So in an effort to A. save money and B. test myself creatively, I decided a challenge was in order. Today rather than painting cat whiskers onto my face and skulls, I’m going to challenge myself to create a wearable look using Halloween products.
I’m going to Ricky’s NYC aka the one-stop shop for pretty much anything Halloween-related you could possibly need to pick up. Some paints, some glitters, some eyelashes, some fake blood of course.
And you are coming with me. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel below so you never miss a vid. Alright! Let’s go shopping! This one… which has a ton of fun colors that I feel like would be challenging.
I can figure out to use these in ways that might look good and not scary. This is Violet Voss glitter, one of my favorite kinds. There’s so many options here, but I think I’m going to go with this pretty glittery pink one.
Another Halloween staple: fake blood. I’m back! And I got all of my goodies. This is so much better than trick-or-treating especially if you lived in a neighborhood like I did, where you got a lot of raisins and floss.
So I’m going to do this look, but first I have to take off my eyeliner and my lipstick. Sad. Makeup off. Fresh face. Let’s dive into the Halloween makeup. I think I’m going to start with contouring with this brown cream makeup.
I’ve never used it to contour before obviously. I’m going to open it up. It’s very chocolatey brown. And the texture is… not ideal. It looks like this. So I have a few tools here. I have some of these classic makeup sponges.
Brushes. I think I’m going to go in with a brush first. This is my contour brush. I’m going to dip into the product a little bit. I don’t know how pigmented this is so I’m going to sweep it off—yeah this is very pigmented.
So I’m taking off a little bit of the excess. I definitely went in with a pretty heavy hand. I’m going to give my sponge a little bit of water. Squeeze out the excess. And blend this out because it’s very, very intense on this side.
I’m going to continue blending because I really went overboard here. But I will say that—not to toot my own horn, but I think we’re off to a relatively good start. I’m going to go on to the cheeks.
And I thought it might be cool to use this vampire blood for it. Okay. It’s very wet. It’s dripping. Wow. It looks just like blood. I don’t know how pigmented this is going to be. I’m just going to dot it.
And I’m going to tap with my ring finger. Very sheer once it’s blended out. Okay, it’s patchy. It’s really patchy on this side of my face because I didn’t work fast enough with it. So that’s definitely a downside.
Next up, eyes. And I got this really beautiful Ben Nye color wheel. It’s in Fireworks Fantasy. I think I’m going to use this pink shade all over my lid with my fingers as well. I like to use my fingers with cream products like this.
Oh it’s so beautiful. I’m going to use this brown shade, metallic brown shade, in the crease of my eye in the outer corner, just to give my eyes a little bit more definition. And while my creams are still setting on my eyes, I’m going to use this beautiful glitter from Violet Voss.
It’s in the shade Lily. Look how pretty that is. And I’m going to use a slightly damp brush and tap that just directly onto the center of my lid. Now that this top lid situation is done, I’m going to define my lower lashline with a little bit more of the Ben Nye color wheel so I’m going to go in with my brush.
Dip a little bit into the brown shade and mix it with a bit of the pink shade. I haven’t used this gigantic kit yet. There’s this little cream palette of colors. It’s not as smooth as I would have liked, but we’re going to make it work.
Not bad. It’s really great for lining the eyes, not so great for precision work. So this cat-eye might not be… definitely won’t be the best cat-eye I’ve ever done. I’m going to do some lashes and I have these.
Because this is supposed to be a wearable look, I’m going to cut off the silver bits. I’m left with this little strip. Oh my gosh. Why is this so difficult? Ow. They’re so long. This is the opposite of a wearable look.
If at first you don’t succeed, try again. If you fail again, nix the eyelashes. And that is what I did. I’m going to move onto lips now. And I think I’m going to try to use these little crayons.
I don’t know if they’re going to work. We’ll see. So this is the finished look. I gotta say I don’t hate it. I was actually really expecting to dislike pretty much all of this Halloween makeup.
And I think that I was able to create a decent look with it like… Maybe I should go around and see if people can tell. Okay. What do you think about my eyeliner? I think it’s fab. This is all Halloween makeup.
Oh really. I’m going to say Urban Decay for the eyes. Okay. I can definitely see that. Something fun like a Benefit or a… yeah, I’m going to go with that actually. Okay. Am I right? This is all Halloween makeup.
Stop. Yeah. Obviously, I had a little bit of trouble with the eyelashes. But overall, I give this look two thumbs up. If you guys try this challenge, please let me know in the comments what worked for you, what didn’t work for you.
I want to see pictures too. But thank you guys so much for watching and I will see you next week. Thank you guys so much for watching. Let me know what you want me to do next on Beauty With Mi in the comments below.
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