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FOTD: Mileena of Mortal Kombat

More Halloween / Cosplay inspiration! I enjoyed completing this look, although it took a while to do due to the tedious nature of applying the “teeth.” I used french tip false nails (from Sally’s Beauty Supply) for the teeth. I had to cut and file each nail into the desired shape, whew!

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FACE
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC42 (undereye)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC45 (as a foundation, mixed with a little of the NC42)
Ben Nye Banana Powder (to set)
Sephora Mattifying Foundation in Deep Ebony #60 (as a forehead contour/bronzer)

EYES
ELF Black Cream Eyeliner (for the extreme wing)
MUFE #4 matte Black eyeshadow (to set wing)
L’Oreal HIP Pencil in Silver Lightning (as a base underneath eyeshadow)
MAC Electra (inner 1/3 of lid, on top of silver eye pencil)
Graftobian Glitter (center of lid, applied on top of Too Faced Glitter Glue)
L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

BROWS
ELF Black Cream Eyeliner
Note: I blocked out the tail end of my natural brow with MAC Studio Finish Concealer so that I could change the shape of the brow

MOUTH
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero (to outline mouth shape)
ELF Black Cream Eyeliner (to fill in mouth area)
Liquid Latex + Tissue (outer rim of mouth to create texture)
MUFE #4 matte Black, #92 matte Purple, #99 matte Red eyeshadows (to create bruising)
Ben Nye Stage Blood
White French Tip Nails (teeth) applied with lash glue


FOTD: Ursula the Sea Witch

Straight out of the Caspian Sea, here’s a Halloween (or Cosplay) look of Ursula the Sea Witch from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

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FACE
Ben Nye Creme Color in Mauve + Grey + White (mixed together as allover color)
Ben Nye Neutral Set (to set the cremes)
Ben Nye Creme Color in White (to highlight)
Ben Nye Super White Powder (to set highlight)
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadows #9 and #92 (to contour the face)
Ben Nye Final Seal

EYES
MAC Pure Creation Paint Pot (lid)
Lorac Charcoal (crease)
MAC Beautiful Iris (above crease
Lorac Snow (brow highlight)
ELF Black Cream Eyeliner
L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara
False Eyelashes

BROWS
I covered my natural brows with Ben Nye Scar Wax before applying my allover creme color). I then drew an exaggerated high arch brow using ELF Black Cream Eyeliner.

LIPS
MAC Brick Lip Liner
NYX Deep Purple Lip Liner
NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot
MAC Pigment in Royal Flush (placed on center of lips)

HAIR
Graftobian Color Hairspray (White). I purchased it from a costume shop.


Grayscale Makeup

I know, I know!  I’m several months early for Halloween, but I couldn’t help myself.  I felt the makeup fairy tap me with her wand, so I got to working.  Here’s a look I did to mimic a black & white photo without it actually being a black & white photo.  It’s all makeup!  I took pics with my hands in view to purposely show that it’s makeup and not a black & white photo. I used Ben Nye Creme Colors for this look.  Eyeshadows used were from a holiday Tarte palette that came out a few years ago. I don’t think I did too bad my 1st time, but I will definitely practice this look again in the future so that I can improve my application technique.

NOTE: When painting your entire face, it’s very important to add dimension to it by highlighting and shading. Merely putting paint on your face would look like just that…paint on your face. However, when you add shading, it turns your face from being flat to more 3D (like our real faces).

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FACE
Ben Nye Creme Color in Grey (all over face, neck, and ears)
Ben Nye Creme Color in White (to highlight center of face)
Ben Nye Neutral Set (to set everything)
Dark Gray Matte Eyeshadow (to contour)

EYES
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (as a base)
Light Gray Matte Eyeshadow (crease)
Dark Gray Matte Eyeshadow (to deepen crease)
Sparkly Silver Eyeshadow (lid)
ELF Cream Eyeliner in Black
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara

BROWS
Dark Gray Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved
Ben Nye Creme Color in White (to clean up brows)

LIPS
Ben Nye Creme Color in Grey (all over lips)
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved (to line the lips and slightly blend into lips)
Sparkly Silver Eyeshadow (dabbed in the center of lips)