The Phoenix – Halloween 2011 Series


Let’s pretend I haven’t been “missing” lately, and this is just a normal post… Alright? Yes! Up and coming now are some fierce looks for Halloween 2011! Are you excited?! I am! I have some ideas for looks I’ll be creating… And as always, I’m open for suggestions from you as well! So if you have an idea you want to see me either do a look for or to recreate, drop me a line or shoot me an email!

This look kicks off the first of Halloween inspired creations. It was done on a whim, and I let the design just evolve the way it wanted to. As I don’t have video editing available here, and the lighting setup here isn’t as good as I have up at home… A picture tutorial it is! I hope this works… Let me know! Perhaps in lieu of some videos I’ll do these instead!

Alright… To get started I basically took out things I planned on using and left it all over the table. Yep- I’m a professional organized mess maker! So yes, all these things you see strewn about were just the initial colors I thought I’d use… Not all of them were utilized. I started off by moisturizing my face and applying primer. While I gave it a few minutes to settle into my skin, I made myself a nice hot cup of Chai Tea with a splash of milk and slightly sweetened. Once it had steeped for a few minutes, I dove into the fun part- the makeup!

1. Prime eyes: I used My Beauty Addiction’s Shadow-Poxy Eye Primer and applied it to my eyes, extended it out to my hairline, slightly up to my temples, and lower to the tops of my cheekbones.

2a. Apply a white base: For this, I used a Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. This was applied to only my eye area and my lower lid areas because this is where I want the colors to really pop. You can extend it out to the same areas where primer has already been applied. Make sure you blend the white into your skin evenly. If it happens to crease a little bit before you start to apply your shadows, pat on a very small amount of Hi-Definition translucent powder or cornstarch very sparingly. My JEP has been depotted and put into a jar.

2b. Foiled: I applied Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy to my eye area only. You can use any sort of silicone based glitter-glue or similar product which will give the effect of foiling an eye shadow without having to use water or a solution to do such. I used Pixie Epoxy

3. I filled in my brows first, because I wanted a dramatic look. I rounded them to make an arch first, and then initially brought them to a partial point. This doesn’t have to be perfect for this initial application- we just want where we want to sketch out where we want the lines.

4. Now for the fun part- colors!! All the ones I used were from Moi Minerals Play Hard, Rock Harder Collection. Angel Eyes is the highlighter shadow I used which can be found in her regular line. You can use any colors you want in your collection, but the basics needed are: gold, hot pink, dusty purple, dark rose red with orange and blue or brown undertones, black, and a shimmery highlight color.

  • a. Apply the gold shadow to the inner 1/3 of your eye. If you’ve used a glitter glue/Pixie Epoxy type product, make sure to pat the color onto your lid. This will minimize fallout and pack the color on nicely! I’ve used Talk Dirty To Me
  • b. Apply the hot pink in a thin strip on your lid, slightly overlapping the gold color. Don’t go further than where the far side of your iris ends. I’ve used Girls, Girls, Girls
  • c. Next comes the red- applied to the rest of your lid, and extend it out to your hairline. From the crease, bring the deep color over to your hairline. Apply a little more underneath it and brush downwards with a fluffy blending brush- you want the color to fade a bit. I used Paranoid
  • d. Wipe off the blending brush, and swirl the gold over the hot pink on your lid, then swirl the hot pink into the red. Go back and forth to wash the colors together- you want them very blended!
  • e. Taking Pixie Epoxy (or a similar product), dot some on to the bottom portions of the red shadow on the cheeks, and the upper edge of the black shadow on the temples. You can use a blending blush or a wide foundation brush to blend the gold shadow into the colors, and out onto your skin for a hint of iridescence.
  • f. Apply a highlight color right underneath your brows, and sweep the color downwards to your crease. I used Angel Eyes
  • g. Using a small crease or pencil brush, swipe on some purple to the crease and extend it to the end of your eye. Using a fluffy brush, blend it upwards towards your brow bone, and to the outside v of your eyes. Keep adding more and blending until you have the desired darkness you want. Using a small brush, drag the purple liner out and down from the inside of eyes to nose, ending in a point. Add a touch more to darken the crease area. I used Master of Puppets
  • h. Using a flat square brush, pick up a black shadow and apply it above the red-brown shadow at the outside edges of your eye. Add the shadow to the outside V of your eye. Take the blending brush and swirl in small circles and swipe the color upwards. Make sure to blend it evenly, and take the color all the way to your hairline. Blend it with the purple color nearest your eyes to darken the outer section. I used Moon Child

5. Taking a black kohl pencil, line your waterlines. To line upper and lower at the same time, slip the pencil between your lids which are mostly closed- taa daa! Lined! Put a thick line of kohl on your lower lid, and using a flat eyeliner brush smudge the line and brush it downwards slightly to make it smoky. Pick up a bit of Moon Child (or black shadow) and set the liner on your bottom waterline and the thick line. I used Nyx Long Pencil in Black

6. Foundation routine! Dab on concealer, color correctors, and apply your foundation as you normally would. Stay away from the blended shadow on cheekbones/temples. Make sure to apply a thin coat of foundation to your lips to even out the skin tone and make them blend in to your skin. They don’t need to be the same color, just make sure you have paler than usual lips! Set foundation with either High-Definition Powder or a finishing veil. Re-define brows and shape them the way you want them to look- define the points and make them sharper. I used Nyx Color Correctors in Green, Yellow & Porcelain, and Meow Cosmetics Purr-Fect Puss Foundation in Siamese Inquisitive

7. Take a skinny brush, or even a lip brush, and pick up more of the gold shadow. Apply it to the bottom lid just barely overlapping the black shadow. Blend downwards and drag the color in different angles. Add enough gold to make you happy- the more you apply, the more gilded you become!

8. Liquid Liner- Start with a very thin line on the inner corner and get thicker as you get to the outer corner. Wing the liner out dramatically, to make it look like a branch. I used N.Y.C. Liquid Liner in black

9. Curl lashes and apply your favorite mascara. After the mascara dries, take a silver glitter liner and add accents- I lined underneath the “branches” of my eyeliner, followed that line with three dots of glitter to my hairline, and on the inside corner crease of my eye to where the gold and red shadows mix. On my lips I put a single stripe of glitter down the very center, let it dry, and applied a second coat to make it extra sparkle. I used a dot of eyelash glue to attach a rhinestone between my eyes. I used Wet ‘n Wild MegaPlump Mascara in black, and WnW Fantasy Makers Glitter Liner in Silver

10. Add fake lashes! I took a dramatic, thick pair with blue tips and attached them to my upper lids. If needed, once you have them applied, go over the lash line with black eyeliner again to darken and disguise the lash band.

Finally… Step back and admire your handiwork!

What do you think of the picture tutorials? Like? Don’t like? Feedback is encouraged please!

x0x0x0 ~*The Punk-in Princess

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  • Amanda

    Omgosh!!! I am so freaking in love with this!!! I NEED to do this to my face!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • SnarkyPrincess

      Thanks doll!! :D

  • SilhouetteScreams

    UGH SO BADASS. It makes me think of an alien princess, kind of like Neytiri from Avatar but obviously not blue :P Like a martian Pocahontas. Does that even make sense? XD

    • SnarkyPrincess

      Thank you mah dear!
      I like alien princess… It’s got a nice royal feel to it… LOL :)

  • The Peach

    THIS IS AWESOME! Amazing look! And love the name! I really like you you did the lips and kept them fairly neutral with the bold eye.

    • SnarkyPrincess

      Thank you so much! :D
      I sort of let the makeup “speak” to me and let it create its own look… I honestly was going to do bold red lips, but with all this coloring, it would have looked garish!

  • Rebecca

    Love it! I definitely do not have the patience or creativity to sit down and do things like this but I love seeing the results of other peoples work. Keep it coming! ;)

    • SnarkyPrincess

      Thank you SO much Rebecca! :D

  • Nic

    WOW, this is amazing O_O
    I love it, especially the wiggly eyeliner wing :)

    If I had to name it, I’d go with “The Amazon Queen” :)

  • Olgie

    This is so cool! I can’t wait for more Halloween looks.

  • MissMidnightBlue

    Can I just say I looooooved this! :) <3 :love:

    • SnarkyPrincess

      Yayyy!! :D
      Thank you! I was wishing I had somewhere to go, because I really wanted to wear this out in public and get funny stares ha ha ha!!!

  • Andreanna

    This is great! It would look awesome with a post apocalyptic thunderdome type outfit.