Halloween Broken Porcelain Doll Costume

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I hope everyone had a great Halloween.  This year we planned a costume contest at work, but organized it with only a week notice.  Not having time to run around and look for a costume, I turned to my closet and Pinterest for inspiration.  In the end I decided to try a broken porcelain doll costume.

Halloween Broken doll costume

This is a pretty simple one to pull together.  I had a black tea length dress from my Senior prom. With a little adjustment and sucking in, I was able to get the dress on still.  I grabbed a little cardigan to make it more work appropriate.  Next I grabbed some costume jewelry necklaces, white tights and my favorite holiday pumps.

Halloween Broken porcelain doll costume

What really makes this costume is the broken doll make-up.  I was able to complete this look with just a pale powder compact, red lipstick, black, white and brown eyeliner, purple and white eye shadow, blush and fake eyelashes.  I quickly curled my hair and tied a ribbon as a headband.

Halloween costume- Broken porcelain doll make-up

Simple look that is sure to turn heads on Halloween.  It was fun to see people’s reactions at work and the trick-or-treaters at our house.  With the rain we had a lot less visitors to our house this year, so I guess I will have a bit of candy to consume this next week :)

Halloween costume- Broken doll make-up

Hope everyone else had a great Halloween.  Do any fun face painting to celebrate the holiday?


Zombie Makeup Tutorial

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Last year for Halloween my husband and I dressed up as a zombie and zombie hunter.  It was so fun working on our costumes and coming up with the overall look and zombie makeup.  My zombie costume was themed as a sorority girl zombie.  All great zombie costumes must have a back story, right?

Zombie  Make-Up Tutorial

I meant to post this afterwards, but almost a year later I am finally getting around to writing it.  So, without further ado, here is a quick tutorial how-to make yourself look like a zombie:

Zombie Make-up Tutorial

Step 1: Gather all your supplies needed to achieve your desired zombified look. I used the following:

Step 2: Start with creating a pale white base layer all over your face.  I first used my white cream make-up on a triangle sponge to get a nice coating of white color.  I then used my Bare Minerals Mineral Veil over the top of help seal it in.  This made it a bit splotchy, so be careful when adding a powder over the greasy Halloween makeup.

Step 3: Now on to the eyes. Using a black eyeliner pencil, I did a nice thick line along my top and bottom lids. Next I took my plum color eye shadow (MAC Trax) and using my finger as the applicator I made large purple circles over my eyelids and under my eyes, making both of my eyes look blackened and sunk in.  I then used my darker MAC color (Beauty Marked) over the same area to darken it even more.

Step 4: To give my face a bit more detail, I used the same eye shadows under my cheek bones.  Not sure if they just looked like bruises, but either way I liked the way it brought more appeal and detail to my overly white face.

Step 5: And finally on to the lips.  Being that I did not want to spend money on a dark lip stick, I went with what I already had on hand.  I used the dark MAC Beauty Marked eye shadow on my lips along with some lip gloss and I think it worked great.

Step 6: Now on to the final touches.  I added a little mascara and worked on my hair.  Being that I was a zombie sorority girl, I opted for messy pig tails.  And last but definitely not least, I popped in my amazing white contacts to complete the look.  Pretty creepy and oh so fun!


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