Do you want to make a statement with your Halloween costume this year? Do you consider yourself to be too fashionably posh to sport the typical Halloween costume? Well you’re in luck! Below you will find some costume inspiration that is more on the glamorous side.
Rankin, and beauty editor Andrew Gallimore teamed up again for a new take on the death mask. This collection of masks was inspired by their previous work entitled “Rankin’s Alive In The Face of Death exhibition”, which also featured death masks.
This year’s new death inspired masks are more colorful, and glamorous. These masks are nothing like any other masks that celebrate the macabre nature of death. These masks are sheik enough to wear with evening gowns, or party dresses! Halloween masks do not always need to be scary they can also be glamorous! The masks below can be recreated by handcrafting, or just with makeup. So, scroll down and be inspired!
1.)Revlon Parfumerie Nail Enamel Scented Nail Polish Finally Grows Up! This was the first time fragranced nail polish seemed glamorous (in the past, they tended to be scented and coloured like candy, and were marketed more to our inner five year olds). The line is divided into three sub ranges. There’s the Fruits & Florals, which are largely bright and cheery shades in opaque finishes. The Sweets & Spices, which are richer hues, mostly in shimmering finishes. The Freshes, which are all about the cool pastels and a variety of fun finishes. Each shade is inspired by a certain smell – and the colour corresponds to the smell. For instance, the color “Wild Violets”, is a glamorously dark purple that really does smell like the pretty powdery flower. It also has a gorgeous retro feel to it – like you’ve dipped your fingers into a vintage pot of violet-fragranced face powder. If you try it- It helps to start with a base coat, and then apply two very thin layers to get the most intense effect. Skip the top coat if you want to get the full effect of the scent. If you use a top coat, you’ll probably find that the perfume has trailed off after 24 hours or so. This isn’t meant to be a long-lasting formulation. So, I would suggest using this product on special occasions, when you want to smell fabulous all over, even down to your finger tips. 2.) Bare Minerals 7 Day Skin Detox Presenting The Dummy-Proof Peel Younger, brighter skin in 7 days? Yes, please! And that’s exactly what BareMinerals 7-Day Detox Mineral Brightening Peel promises to deliver. According to BareMInerals, this week-long series of treatments will deliver your best skin ever – brighter, clearer, smoother and more evenly toned. Each vital targets a specific skin need and then builds upon the previous day’s benefits. The system is comprised of BareMinerals’ proprietary ActiveSoilTM Complex and uses ingredients such as exfoliating acids, hydrators and Kombucha Black Tea. The overall process claims to rapidly detoxify, reinvigorate and reinforce your skin’s support network for visible results. Sounds fantastic, right? But does it really work? Or is was it just another hyped-up product? Here’s my review… Yes! It works! Upon purchasing we (me, and my test dummy-girlfriends) saw that BareMinerals claims in their studies that 100% of women saw results after trying the 7-Day Skin Detox Mineral Brightening Peel. And to be honest, we didn’t believe them. But boy did they prove us wrong. After our own product testing, we have to agree, and also conclude that 100% of us saw results in just 7 days. In fact, we started see results right away! We each had varying skin issues, and some had more peeling with the system than others. But the overwhelming conclusion is that we do indeed have brighter, clearer and more evenly toned skin after using the products for 7 days.
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If you try it:This product has a an extremely powerful minty scent. If you have allergies, or if your sensitive to strong scents, be very careful, or keep some Benadryl nearby. Once the hair is dried, there is zero mint smell left behind. Which is a plus! If you have very thin hair, after using this product your hair may become stick-straight, and lacking in volume. But if you add a few spritzes of Bumble & Bumble sea-salt spray into the hair after shampooing, allow hair to air dry, and your volume/wave is easily restored. 4.) Redken Pillow Proof Blowdry Express Primer Redken Got A Major Makeover This Year! For thick-haired people whose blowouts take foooorever (or for anyone in a hurry), a few spritzes of this blow-dry primer really does cut drying time: It shaved ten minutes off our curly-haired tester’s blowout. The formula doesn’t weigh down hair or make it feel greasy, plus it can help you get an extra day out of a style. WHAT IT DOES:
Those with normal to dry skin, or more mature skins who want to achieve that naturally radiant, youthful, supple effect without shimmery highlighters.
The nifty thing about the sponge, aside from the durable, antibacterial material and the handy groove in the middle, is that the two ends are actually made with slightly different finishes to give you a different effect.
Step 1: The flatter, rounded side is modeled after the Shu “Botan” brush, and designed to repel oil from itself. This allows it to create a polished finish when you gently tap foundation onto the skin.
Step 2: On the other end, the pointed tip is created with a different sponge coating to lift excess oil from the skin surface.
Tip: You tap foundation all over, and then you use the pointed side to get into corners, and to dull down the shine where you don’t want it. Usually the T-zone, and areas where your face creases more from movement (by the nose, around the corners of the eyes, etc).
Cleansing: The sponge is durable and can be washed and re-used for a long time. I don’t use the beauty blender, so I can’t make a comparison but I did find it very difficult to get all the foundation stains out, maybe because the sponge is so fine-grained. But take my opinion on this with a pinch of salt because I don’t use sponges often. (I have a compulsive need to wash them after every single use, which wears them out faster.)
I recommend sticking to the included sponge. This hand-finished lightbulb shaped sponge was designed specifically for tapping and creating a glowing finish with the fluid foundation.
11.)Marc Jacobs Beauty Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation You’ll Have The Mousse — Trust Me! Transform your skin to its ideal complexion with this nutrient rich, full coverage foundation. This surprisingly lightweight mousse formula glides onto your skin as a decadent cream, and transforms into a velvety matte texture. It blends seamlessly. Marvelous mousse finishes as a lightweight, full coverage powder for a flawless finish everyday. It is simply the most buildable, yet natural looking foundation I’ve ever tried. The Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation is constructed of coconut water, and vitamin extracts to maintain optimal moisture levels, Indian ginseng to soothe the skin, and amino acids to improve the skins ability to stay hydrated. This product is also mineral oil free. It is OK to use if you have combination to oily skin. The feel of this foundation is extremely lightweight on the skin – it stayed looking satin on me – not flat-matte, or mask-like, and it’s not oily. It really seemed to blend seamlessly into the skin, and the rest of my makeup applied beautifully on top. Because of the slight bit of added effort that is required during the application process, I will probably reserve this product for nights out, or special occasions where I really want a flawless and long-lasting finish. The cool thing about this product is if you apply it only in focus areas, it could be an excellent solution for a everyday natural makeup as well. In many ways this is the most versatile foundation I’ve used. It’s the perfect foundation to pull off only applying foundation where you need it, leaving ‘good’ parts of your skin natural. Magic people! If you try it: This is not a foundation that does your whole face in seconds. I suggest you work in small sections to achieve the level of coverage you need/want in any particular area of your face, herein lies the genius of this product. If you have marks/scars to hide; just go over the problem areas with a few very thin layers, and the coverage will increase. The finish will remain exactly the same – a natural satin/matte (though I wouldn’t say ‘powdery’ as the brand describes) that won’t look like there’s layers of product on your face. If applied correctly, the end result will be, a completely non-cakey flawless coverage. This product can totally cater to Your complexion. Application: Work in small sections, because this product doesn’t ‘spread’ particularly far. Blended the sections with the flat top of a kabuki/buffing brush. It will become virtually undetectable on the skin, and offer impressive coverage at the same time. 12.) MAC Eyeshadow x 15 Eyeshadow The Naked Palette Gets Some Serious Competition. Mac Eyeshadow x 15 Palette contains 15 warm eyeshadows. There are two pre-filled neutral 15 x eyeshadow palettes available, one warm and one cool. Both palettes cover a broad spectrum of neutral tones, and both are equally strong when it comes to workable, wearable eyeshadows. The big difference is basically the way the eyeshadow palettes can be used: the warm palette lends itself well to editorial work, whereas the cool palette is beautifully bridal with a selection of delicate cool creams and taupes. Although rather pricey ($100 USD or $120 CDN) , I think you will appreciate the quality of the palette. Majority of the palette is very pigmented, creamy and easy to blend. If you try it: You should love it!
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Sophia Lenore- Professional Hair and Makeup Artist
Originally a nursing school graduate with medical school in her sights, Sophia Lenore soon discovered her true passion, which was beauty and fashion. While in nursing school, she also studied and devoured everything she saw in the pages of fashion magazines and inspirational books. She soon realized her true calling, which was to pursue a career in the fashion & beauty industry.
While perfecting her techniques as a regional make-up artist for companies such as MAC, Chanel and Nars Cosmetic, she worked as an apprentice for some of the top hairstylists in the industry. After gaining her license in cosmetology, she went into overdrive working for respected hair veterans like Orbie, Neil Moodie, and Kevin Ryan as well as some of the most iconic and acclaimed make-up artists such as Billy B., Tony Lucha, Gucci Westman, Mark Carrasquillo, Charlotte Day and Davide, just to name a few.
Over the years Sophia Lenore has found her own personal artistic vision and due to her skill, passion, and professionalism she developed strong relationships with various clients. Sophia is a true artist with a great eye for color, style and tremendous creativity. Creating clean, fresh, and modern looks with a twist have become her signature style – she is the next hair & makeup artist to watch for.
Specialties:Hair and Makeup for Print work, Hair and Makeup for Film, Hair and Makeup for Television, Hair and Makeup for Theater, Expert hairstyling, cutting, coloring, hair extensions, makeup artistry, lash extensions, facials, eyebrows, nail artistry, etc.