Halloween Look Tutorial – Autumn Fairy – Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel

This week’s challenge for the Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel was to come up with a Halloween look. I don’t really do Halloween. I hate the idea of spending a whole bunch of money on costumes and props like wigs and contacts for one day. I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and try something different and fun that I could do with what I already had at home. At first I was wracking my brain trying to come up with some sort of cartoon or movie character to do but then I decided that I would just wing it and create something. I decided on the theme of Autumn Fairy and sat down to create a look with fall inspired colours.

First I created a blank canvas by using an almost white foundation. I set it with transparent powder and then illuminated my complexion with some highlighting powder for an ethereal glow. I brought shape back to my face by doing some contouring with a matte bronzer under my cheekbones, temples, sides of my nose, and jaw area. Once my complexion was done I looked at my Inglot Freedom 20 palette and decided to start with Pearl 414. A deep shimmering green. I hadn’t actually used this colour before and had no idea how pretty it was! My plan of starting with dark green to rim my eyes and building out from there in the other shades of changing leaves was abandoned when I saw how stunning Inglot Pearl 414 was. I still had my smudger brush in hand and kept building until I ended up with this very exaggerated wing shape that went up and well beyond my hooded lids. I actually totally dig it! I may have to try and recreate a more wearable version of this.

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I then took a dark burnt copper matte shade, Inglot Matte 335, and a shimmering gold eyeshadow, Inglot Pearl 403, to create a graduated effect radiating out from the temple.

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I then used the Gold and Copper Lancome Artliner 24H liquid liners to trace out some designs that worked with the winged out look.

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I then added a heavy dose of Lit Cosmetics copper glitter to the temple area, some complex green and copper glitter on my eyelids, and completed the look with the same copper liquid liner and glitter on my lips, and some crazy fun lashes from Illamasqua that I just knew I’d find a use for eventually! Ta da! Autumn Fairy. Not the greatest Halloween look around but it was actually super quick and really easy. It was nice to just let loose and slap stuff on willy nilly, letting my imagination take over. I’m thinking it might be fun to do a snow fairy next. Maybe I’ll actually dress up for Halloween this year… nah… not likely. ;)

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Products Used: Inglot eyeshadow in “Pearl 414,” “Matte 335” and “Pearl 403,” Lancôme Artliner 24H in “Gold” and “Copper,” Lit Cosmetics Glitters in “Soul Sister Shimmer #3” and “Cowgirl Solid #3″ and Illamasqua Eyelashes

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What are you going to be for Halloween this year? Do you think I should try more fun looks like this? Would you like to see them?

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Makeup Wars ~ My Valentine’s Day Look


This week for Makeup Wars we are sharing our Valentine’s Day looks. I doubt I’ll actually be going out for Valentine’s Day, old married life for ya, but I thought I would approach this by going for a softer, more romantic look than I usually wear. I was inspired to create a look of all soft pastel pinks and purples to achieve an innocent “girly” look. I paired it with a gently, glossy pink lip which in the pictures made me look pretty washed out. In reality it looked a little more balanced. I decided to make two very minor, easy, and quick updates to the look to switch it up a little and make the look a little more feisty. Let’s say the date is going well. ;-) I quick swipe of MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes liner in 6L in the waterline to replace the white and a bright pop of colour on the lips courtesy of the amazing Maybelline VIVID Colourburst lipstick in Fuchsia Flash.

Complexion
Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base
Chanel Perfection Lumiere BR12
Make Up For Ever Pro Finish in Shade 110

Cheeks
Edward Bess Quad Royale in South of France
Chanel Tumulte Joues Contraste Blush

Eyes
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Inglot 318 (white) up to browbone, 346 (pale lavender) on lid, 344 (dusty mauve) deep in crease, 319 (dusty rose) on crease, 359 (pink) to blend out crease, 325 (deep purple) on outer v.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes liner in 6L tightlined on upper waterline, upper lash line, and on lower waterline in second look.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk in the lower waterline
Lash Control Volumizing and Conditioning Mascara Black
Boots No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil in Blonde

Lips
Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Lip Liner in Vasco
Le Metier de Beaute Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss in Dubai
Second look: Maybelline VIVID Colourburst lipstick in Fuchsia Flash

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Quick 60 second modification to make the eyes a bit more sultry and make the lips downright bold. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes liner in 6L in the waterline to replace the white and a bright pop of colour on the lips courtesy of the amazing Maybelline VIVID Colourburst lipstick in Fuchsia Flash.

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Make sure to check out the Valentine’s Day looks of the other Makeup Wars members. Just click on the thumbnails below or use the Previous and Next buttons at the top of this post. If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars be sure to check them out, including some of my favourites like our Holiday LookHoliday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look.

Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadows 20 Palette Colourful ~ Swatches, Photos, Reviews, and 20% Off!

Last week I began my feature of the Inglot Freedom System eyeshadows I purchased for my professional kit. I ordered three of the 20 pan Freedom System palettes. There are also 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, and 40 pan palettes available in the Freedom System for the square pan eyeshadows. I thought about the 40 pan but thought going with 20′s would be the best fit for my kit. The added bonus is these magnetic palettes stack! You can stack them all with their corresponding lids in between or be even more space efficient and do what I have done which is stack them directly on top of one another and only put a lid on the top palette.

I showed you my neutral cool 20 palette last time and today I have decided to share with you my more colourful 20 pan Freedom System eye shadow palette. This palette is also a mix of Pearl and Matte finishes with a couple Double Sparkle thrown in. Inglot describes their  different formulas as follows:

  • AMC 2.7 g/0.09 US OZ - Vitamin E, treated pigments and micas help this non talc formula provide an extremely intense colors while the hydrophobic formula ensures that the color stays on for longer.
  • Pearl 2.7 g/0.09 US OZ - Treated pigments, micas and nylon provide high lubricity and a silky touch for an easy smooth, long lasting, crease resistant application.
  • Matte 2.3 g/0.08 US OZ - Treated pigments, talc, mica and nylon provide high lubricity and a silky touch for an easy smooth, long lasting, crease resistant application while the oil free formula provides the ideal matte finish.
  • AMC Shine 3.2 g/0.11 US OZ - Treated pigments, talc and mica gives this superfine, lightweight formula its shining and shimmering effect.
  • Double Sparkle 2.5 g/0.09 US OZ - Special silicones, treated pigments, talc, mica, nylon and unique spherical powder provide high lubricity and a silky touch for an easy smooth, long lasting, crease resistant application.

I have found everyone of these shades to be excellent. Mind you I did my research first so I didn’t expect to end up with any duds. Inglot makes exceptional mattes in every tone and nuance imaginable. Such a vast assortment of shades that are non chalky and smoothly blendable. That is the only complaint I have about Inglot. How are you supposed to choose from so many amazing colours!? The pearls are also glorious. Pigmented and smooth. 



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I purchased these from Inglot in Canada. A lot of Canadians are unaware that although there is no Canadian shopping website you can order Inglot in Canada through their Facebook page, by calling head office at 514-341-9333 ext-222, or by emailing Lesley at [email protected] Tell them I sent you! Receive 20% off your order when you tell them Perilously Pale sent you when ordering via Facebook or email ([email protected]) and Like their Facebook page! Expires Sept. 30th, 2012.

There are also several retail locations in Quebec. The Freedom System pricing for the filled eyeshadow palettes at the time I ordered were:
2 shadow palette: $22 CAD, $19 USD
3 shadow palette: $29 CAD, $26 USD
4 shadow palette: $39 CAD, $34 USD
5 shadow palette: $49 CAD, $41 USD
10 shadow palette: $79 CAD, $76 USD
20 shadow palette: $158 CAD, $143 USD
40 shadow palette: $325
You can order Inglot in the US online at InglotUSA.com. There are also other international Inglot sites you can order from including in the UK and Australia.

Stay tuned for my warm neutral 20 palette next!