Halloween Makeup – DIY Wound

Heeeey guys!

I’ve been super busy with school etc. but I had to make at least one Halloween blog post. After all, Halloween is my second favorite holiday after Christmas!

I need sunlight when I take pictures and the Finnish autumn is quite dark. I rushed home from school (sun goes down FAST) and started immediately but the sun had a mind of its own so I’m sorry for the variance of the lighting in the pictures.

I LOOOOVE Halloween so much and it sucks that we don’t really celebrate it here in Finland…  I noticed that the Halloween make up accessories (fake wounds, fake blood etc…) are quite expensive, so I decided to write this. I think it counts as a “last minute costume” as well, because I’m sure you have all that you’ll need already.

You will need:

– Tissue

– fake eyelash glue

– red lipstick

– Brown, black and purple matte eye shadow

– Honey

– Cream textured foundation/concealer

Start by applying the glue the same way I did in the first picture. The point is to leave a clean spot in the middle for the wound.

Then tear a piece of one of the layers of the tissue and glue it on. Make sure that the edges of the paper are glued on smoothly. I added another layer of the tissue on top of the first one but it’s not necessary.

Wait for the glue to dry and then start covering the tissue with foundation or concealer. Try to find a cream textured one because liquid ones will make the tissue wrinkle.

After covering the whole tissue with the foundation/concealer start tapping brown and purple matte eye shadow on.

This is the fun part; cutting the wound! You’ll need scissors like the ones in the picture above to prevent hurting yourself (round tips).

(I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU HAPPEN TO CUT YOURSELF!!)

This is why we didn’t add any glue in the middle. Carefully poke a hole in the paper with the tip of your scissors and then just continue cutting the tissue paper. (Seriously though, be super careful!)

Then colour the inside of the wound with a red lipstick. To give depth add brown and black matte eye shadow as well.

This is something I discovered myself today; FAKE BLOOD MADE WITH HONEY AND LIPSTICK! Yes, honey. How awesome is that?! (P.s. it tasted bad.) Just blend those two together and that’s it.

And there we go!

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Autumn Lips

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I noticed that many of you really seemed to like my previous, Autumn Eye Makeup, blog post, so I thought I should do another makeup related one! And I really do enjoy writing these. This one is an easy tutorial on how to create the perfect autumn lips.

I’m so exited about autumn and red lips are one of the many things that make it so awesome. I almost wish it was always autumn.

Make Up Store, Vamp.

I LOVE this lipstick! Make Up Store’s lipsticks are my favourite. The colour selection is huge, the colour stays on the whole day and they keep your lips moist. The only down side is that they are really expensive here in Finland.

TIP:

If you have dry lips it’s because you are not hydrating yourself enough. The lipstick won’t look good if you have dry lips.

 My favourite way of getting a rid of the dead skin is by gently brushing your lips with a wet soft toothbrush or rubbing your lips with a warm wet towel.

Start by lining your lips with a lip liner. It helps to keep the right shape when you apply the lipstick.

After lining your lips colour the rest of your lips as well with the lip liner. It makes your lipstick stay on longer.

Then apply your lipstick over the lip liner.

I love how this step makes your lips look so dramatic and perfect for autumn and winter. It also gives an illusion of bigger lips.

All you need to do is to tap a dark matte brown eye shadow in to the corners of your lips. Start by tapping the eye shadow with a fluffy brush from the corner of your lips and continue towards the middle so that the corners are much darker.

And there you go!

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DIY Makeup Brush Cleanser

Makeup brush cleansers are often way too expensive… Like seriously, what the heck?

This is not originally my idea, I got the idea from Michelle Phan’s old video. The link to her channel will be down below, BUT wait, read this first!

So my version is a bit more simple than the video I talked about. I have been cleaning my makeup brushes like this forever. It’s super easy and the best of all it’s cheap! And yes, you really do need to wash your makeup brushes every now and then. Do you realize how dirty they get? Obviously you wash your face before adding makeup (hopefully) but it’s never enough. And not washing your makeup brushes may cause some breakouts.

I recommend washing your foundation brush 3-6 times a week but the other ones you don’t have to wash so often.

I want to start by apologizing for the fact that the pictures are not very good… My Canon has something wrong with it and I just can’t wait for it to magically start working again so say hi to the mobile phone photos! Oh god…

So all you’ll need is

– Fairy (or any dish washing soap)

– Olive oil (The dish washing soap will dry out the bristle on it’s own so that’s why we need olive oil)

Aaaaand that’s it. I bet we all have these in our household.

Here are my Real Techniques buffing brush and contour brush. The buffing brush is not as dirty as it usually is since I actually cleaned it already yesterday.

Here’s a funny story: I ordered a four pack brush set because I really wanted the one for foundation and it was cheaper to order all four than just the one (They don’t sell these in store here in Finland). Well, the one I thought was a foundation brush was actually the buffing brush. But you know what? The buffing brush works just fine as a foundation brush. HAH!

So I just eyed the amount I used but I guess there’s a bit more soap than the olive oil. When I wash my foundation brush I put a bit more olive oil and when I wash a brush I use for powder-like products I put a lot more soap.

Put the brushes under lukewarm running water and gently rub the brush against your palm as longs as it takes to get rid of the foam and dirt.

And TADAA! Super easy, super cheap and super clean.

The last thing you have to do is to dry them with a towel and hang them somewhere like in the picture above. If you put them somewhere with the brush side up or side ways the water you couldn’t dry with the towel will drain to the roots and it will weaken the glue that holds the makeup brush bristle.

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