Sunday, November 1, 2015

My Pixelated Halloween Costume

Happy Sunday-after-Halloween everyone! I hope you had a raucous and safe Halloween. As this holiday was approaching last week, I realized I didn't have any plans to go out so I was imagining that I would just create a face-only costume to post here. But then I was invited to a small party at a friend's place so I had to come up with a quick costume. While browsing Instagram for ideas, I saw pixelated makeup and thought, "there must be some pixel-print clothing out there somewhere." Luckily I found some and this look came together.

I'm not going to lie; this was a time-consuming costume. But it was simple! I got my little stainless steel palette, foundation palette, cream eyeshadows and a flat-top brush and got to work. I began with a piece of tape going from ear to ear to get a nice straight line, and I made each square the width of the brush so they would be consistent. Once I had that initial line across my face, I was able to use it as a guide and freehanded the rest for about two and a half hours. I think using only cream products was the secret to making this long-wearing and easy to execute; it actually lasted quite well throughout the night, though I had to be careful giving my friends hello and goodbye hugs.

Products used:

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundatin in 110 Ivory
  • Ben Nye Matte Foundation Professional Palette
  • Revlon Cream Blsuh in Charmed
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • MAC Paint Pots in Eclair, Stormy Pink & Clearwater
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige & Tough as Taupe
  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Cobalt Ink
  • Covergirl Clumo Crusher Mascara
  • Clinique Different Lipstick in Different Grape
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Nude Lust
  • Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
  • Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray

The only tool I used was the Sigma E15 Flat Definer Brush. I used this brush as a measuring tool, making sure each block of color was either the width of this brush or some width divisible by this brush.

Dat pixelated contour doe.

I took these shots of the eyes after getting home from the party, so there is a bit of creasing under the eye but not too much for six hours of wear! Does this mean I can be more heavy-handed with my everyday concealer? Asking the tough questions...

Apologies that this last photo is filtered to death, but I didn't get a decent shot of my entire costume. On the right you see the pixel leggins I got from Amazon, and on the top left is a closeup of the (very subtle) pattern on the T I got from Asos.

Hope you enjoyed this look and please, comment with your costumes from last night!

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