October 31, 2012

Halloween FOTD | I got to know if you're the one that got away, even though it was never meant to be

To celebrate Halloween, I had the opportunity to take part in a super fun project in collaboration with Ladbrokes (play games here!) and Illamasqua. I was sent a very lovely surprise selection of gorgeous Illamasqua makeup to use to create the ultimate Halloween look  in association with the launch of their Halloween slot games.  These are actually my first ever Illamasqua products, so I guess you can imagine how excited I was to play with them! After browsing Pinterest and weheartit for inspiration, I finally decided which makeup look I would attempt to recreate...

Benefit The POREfessional | Covergirl CG Smoothers All Day Hydrating Make-Up - 710 Classic Ivory* | Stila Love at First Blush Palette

I chose to do a ventriloquist dummy makeup look! These doll seriously creep me out, but I thought it would be fun to recreate one. This look was done really quickly, in less than half an hour after the morning after a sleepless night - not a night of partying - guess who worked the night shift? I went for bold creepy eyebrows,  crazy big doll eyes, drawn on bottom lashes and cute little heart-shaped red lips.

Illamasqua Empower Palette ('Synth' all over eye area, 'Slick' undereye crease) | NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk | Annabelle Mono Eyeshadow - Ebony| MAC Eye pencil - Ebony* | Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara 

Illamasqua Lipstick - Magnetism

I am in absolutely no way a makeup artist, but this is actually the first "artistic" makeup look I have created and I think I am pretty proud of it! Of course, some things could have been improved, such as the eyes - especially the drawn on lashes, which could have been more defined - and the shading of the apples and the mouth, but hey, I think it's great for a first quick look!

Hopefully your Halloween party was more fun than mine - what were you dressed up as?


*These products are NOT cruelty-free

Lyrics are from Stay the Night, by Green Day

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. This is WINNER! :) Gotta love the cheeks and lips.

  2. Haha I love it! I think you did a great job!

  3. MAC teste sur les animaux???

  4. Wow, trop cool! Tu es méconnaissable avec ce maquillage, super travail :)

  5. @Maria Merchediz: Thanks Maria, I especially love the lips (:

    @Tracy@Beauty Reflections: Thank you so much Tracy!

    @Kathy: Eh oui malheureusement, depuis pas si longtemps que ça en plus - trop nul pour une compagnie vegan! http://www.logicalharmony.net/mac-cosmetics-is-no-longer-cruelty-free/#axzz2Au4QrXnV

    @Nastia : Merci beaucoup Nastia!

  6. Good job! I love makeup-based looks for Halloween :)

  7. You really should be proud this looks amazing! xx

  8. Comment fais-tu ta bannière en haut , je trouve ca hot ce que tu as fait pour l'halloween !

  9. Not your typical costume but i like it

  10. Je ne t'avais même pas reconnue! J'ai été obligée de regarder le nom du blog pour me convaincre! LOL Nice job!

  11. @Sarah S. : Thanks Sarah, glad you like it!

    @Nic Nac Noo : Wow, thank you so much!

    @xXxStundonxXx: Actually, I'm a bit more proud than I would like to admit ahah

    @Beautyobsession27: Merci, contente que tu aimes! J'utilise Photofiltre!

    @Betzy's Makeup : I know ahah I was aiming for something original (:

    @MissIPP : T'es pas sérieuse ahahahah tu parles d'un compliment! Merci =D

    @GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle: Thanks girl!

  12. Hi Gaby! Wow I think you did great for your first attempt at artistic makeup :) That's so nice that you got to try out some Illamasqua products too - they're amazing from what I heard!