It’s that time of year again! It getting chilly (albeit faster than we all expected), the leaves are turning orange and falling (and I can’t help but feel super ‘white teenage girl’, but I love love love crunching through the leaves when I walk home), and Halloween is just around the corner. And while it’s practically my dream come true to put on a ton of makeup and dress up like someone (or something) completely crazy, this holiday can get expensive before you know it–between buying each piece of your costume here and there and getting all those crazy (and usually super unwearble) shades that you don’t have in your makeup bag. But fear not– I have found the perfect solution, minimum technique required. Cleopatra guys! She’s an iconic female figure in history and, I mean, who wouldn’t want to be this beautiful Egyptian ruler for a day? She’s got that sunkissed skin and the gorgeous jet black hair that we’d all like to try out.
Now, this is the only product that I can’t guarantee that you’ll have hanging around, but let’s be honest, you’ve probably come along a blue eyeshadow as a sample/gift with purchase/gift/you name it. If not, you can just apply some bronzer to your crease for some definition. If you’ve got a bold blue shade on hand, apply liberally to the lid and into the crease– if it’s not coming on strong enough, use a primer first or dampen your brush. While it should be strong and over the top, blend the edges to keep it glamorous and not tacky.
Apply your preferable skin perfecting product, be it a tinted moisturizer, foundation or BB cream. Conceal if necessary (we want to have a near flawless look here), then powder all over, especially if you’re heading to a party or school dance (sweaty pictures to remember how much work you put into your costume are just the greatest, huh?). Grab your bronzer and apply in the three shape– outer sides of the forehead, guiding the brush behind the brows and along the cheek bones, then back near the ears and onto the jawline. You may need to apply a bit more than usual to get the honey-skin Cleopatra is famous for–I also did a swipe over my nose and chin to mask my ghostly late-October complexion. Brush a bit onto your neck and collar bones if your costume will be exposing them.