Masquerade Ball Halloween Tutorial

Happy Halloween Part 1! I wanted to do a fun costume tutorial for y’all and luckily my good friend Myla came up with the idea of doing a mask a few weeks ago. After finding some not so amazing inspiration on Pinterest, I decided that I would play with a lot of fun colors rather than try to free hand a bunch of ornate detail. I already had a dress in mind, a really pretty bridesmaids dress that’s a gorgeous teal, and then in one of our many conversations, Myla mentioned peacock feathers. Once I had that idea in my head, I knew where I was going to go. Watch the video below to see the final result!

Products mentioned:
Benefit Pore Fessional
Dermaloque BB Cream (You can find my review of this product here)
Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion
Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil (Clash)
Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil (Sin)
Urban Decay Smoked Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Perversion)
Sigma Essential Brush Kit (Make Me Blush)
**Use coupon code DEAL2012 to get 10% off your purchase through Oct**
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner (Charcoal)
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Waterproof Mascara
Duo Dark Tone Lash Adhesive
Ardell Fashion Lashes (106)
Eylure Naturalites False Lashes (011)
Wet ‘N Wild Coloricon Bronzer (Ticket to Brazil) (similar)
Christian Dior Shimmer Powder (Amber Diamond)
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick (Born With It)
C.O Bigelow Mentha Lip Lipgloss (Magenta Mint)

On me:
Ann Taylor Silk Dupioni Strapless Bridesmaid Dress (Rich Malachite)
Costume Jewelry from Lash Studio
Zoya Nailpolish (Ray)
Capelli Black Satin Headband w/ Feathers

Since this was such a fun look and outfit, I had my husband help me with a photo shoot outside. Thanks to our neighbor for (unknowingly) letting us borrow his garage as a backdrop. 🙂 I would have used ours, but the sun was casting an awkward shadow, so that was a no go. Here are some of the pictures for your viewing pleasure.

A few important things to remember when you’re doing a dramatic makeup look like this one:
**Prime, prime, prime!
**Use a base under your eyeshadow to make the colors really pop.
**Pat on the shadow. Don’t swipe!! You’ll keep your colors super pigmented this way.

This mask with these particular colors will go with any blue, green, black or gray dress, but you can switch up the colors for a dress of a different color. Just keep the colors all cool or all warm so that they blend together really well to make a pretty “peacock feather” effect. Just play around with it, get creative and have fun!! If you’re unsure of how it will turn out, be sure to practice before Halloween.

I hope y’all have enjoyed this tutorial!! I certainly had so much fun creating this look or you. My next Halloween tutorial will be up some time this week, and it’s another look you can create from things you have at home at the last minute. Sorry it took me years to get the post up after uploading the video!! My parents were in town to celebrate my birthday, so we’ve been super busy exploring Austin.


One Comment Add yours

  1. TalkingSweetly says:

    I love the dress! It looks like a bridesmaid dress I’ve seen before.


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