Saturday, 7 November 2015

EOTD: Sleek Acid Orange & Black for Halloween...

This was my Halloween look - pretty tame, and not much different to what I do every day (lol), but the colours were appropriate for the occasion. From memory last year's All Hallows Eve EOTD was created using the Sleek Acid palette as well - I can always count on it to deliver a nice pumpkiny hue, and an intense spooky black...


Interestingly I used a pink Chi Chi Waterproof Gel Eye Liner (Hopelessly Devoted) as my base as I wanted to soften the vibrant orange down a little - I find most shadows adhere brilliantly to these liners...


I'm sure I'm not alone when it comes to photographic issues - apart from lighting inconsistencies and a camera that often refuses to focus, my biggest challenge is getting my two eyes even. My eyes aren't the same shape, or in the same condition as far as ageing is concerned. My left peeper is the only one I take closeups of, mainly because it has less yucky red veins in the white part (sclera), and the area above the lid isn't as wrinkly. The right hood actually droops in an odd way as well, so when I'm taking a both-eyes shot, often the crease colour ends up looking a different width, and so the whole effect is a bit whacky. But we're all dealing with imperfection one way or another hey, and I thank my lucky stars that I wear specs, so it isn't all that obvious if my eye makeup doesn't exactly match 


For the waterline I used ModelsPrefer Matte Black Kohl - it doesn't last all that long, but it's so creamy and gentle, I don't mind reapplying it every few hours. It's actually the blackest black crayon in my kit...


I'm not really into the whole Halloween thingy, so I didn't do anything special on the actual night - just had fun handing out some gingerbread Draculas and sweets to some of the cleverly attired neighbourhood children when they came trick-or-treating 

Did you dress up or party for Halloween?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

6 comments:

  1. I really like the look you created for Halloween, Kat. Um, would like to add that your eyes look totally fine to me! xx

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    1. Thanks Indie you're a sweetheart - just sayin' I have to work had to get them to match, I actually rarely post a pic where they're looking wonky. I guess this might be classified as a First World Beauty problem? Lol ♥

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  2. I've never noticed this unevenness you're talking about either. We all see faults in ourselves that others can't see. I've always admired how white your scleras always look. Your lashes look so long here, especially the lower ones.

    I would love to have gotten into Halloween when I was a kid, it wasn't a thing then. :(

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    1. Bless you neurotic - how come no-one's brought out a sclera-whitening product yet? I'm just joking of course, but there's whitening for just about every other part of our anatomy lol! Yeah I can't remember Halloween being on the radar when I was a kid either ♥

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  3. My sclera whitening product is navy eyeliner. I don't use it every day, but when I've got the post-migraine bleary eyes, the navy liner makes my scleras look whiter. Not that you appear to need this tip, lol.

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    1. Oh but I do hon - my right eye is a shocker. Thanks a BUNCH for the tip! ♥♥♥

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