Poison Ivy

Hubble bubble toil and trouble, it’s almost Halloween boys and girls and if you’re looking for a little last minute inspiration I’ve got your back! Every day this week I have seen monstrous queue outside Xtras, girls ransacking the BarryM stands and many a bored looking boyfriend all in the name of fancy dress…

This Halloween I will not be going out trick or treating (I’m a little old for that now), nor will I be getting dressed up (although I may don a witches hat when answering the door) but I still wanted to do a Halloween inspired makeup look for you all.

Let’s start with the hair. I bought this 3/4 hairpiece from Annabelle’s Wigs a few years ago now and it still looks just as good as the day I got it so it was definitely worth every penny and this is where I go my inspiration for Poison Ivy, Uma Thurman’s character in Batman & Robin. Her long flowing red locks and vampish looks make for a great Halloween character.

For the eyes I used several products to recreate her green glow. First of all I applied a layer of the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow primer to create a smoother, oil free base for the shadows to sit on before going green thanks to a combination of Urban Decay products; Absinthe eyeshadow was applied all over the upper lid with protest used underneath as a contrast and the slightly more sheer and golden Homegrown over the bridge of the nose. I finished of the eyes with their Graffiti Eyeliner under the lower lashes, a touch of black liquid liner to the base of the upper lashes and a lick of Benefit’s They’re Real mascara too. I love using green on the eyes and although not to this extent I might wear it a little more often in future!

The rest of the makeup was very simple, keeping the skin bronzer free for a more cool look, I applied MACs Pro-Longwear in NW20 all over the face and swept Coralista by Benefit over the cheeks to create a flushed look before applying Rimmel’s Red Nose Red to the lips to complete the vampish look I was aiming for. The only other product I used was an old loose powder from Benefit in Bambi which added a shimmer to the cheek and brow bones.

I had so much fun doing this look and I hope you like it too and may have found some inspiration for tomorrow night if that’s what you were looking for. Halloween makeup doesn’t need to be expensive, just have a sift through what you have and see what you can come up with and if all else fails just go for smoky eyes, red lips and a witches hat. Simples!

Let me know what you have planned for Halloween below and I’ll catch up with you again soon, until then though x

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