Saturday, October 27, 2012

Witchy Vibes for All Hallow's Eve

boo?

Funny how things happen retroactively: When I took these pictures I wasn't thinking of Halloween. I think it was right after photographing Burberry Military Red and I was experimenting against the saying that you can't pair a statement lip and dark eyes. I wanted an accessory, so I chose a black capelet hanging in my closet.

(Just fyi, I have an inordinate amount of witchy clothing that I never wear in my wardrobe. It was a very long and expensive phase. For those interested, most pieces I own are from Sumie Tachibana, who also has an Etsy shop.)


The eye makeup was wonderfully simple due to the multidimensional shimmer of the pigments in Giorgio Armani ETK Intense #3. I just patted it onto my eyelid with a flat eyeshadow brush (Shu Uemura 10) and lightly blended out the edges. A flick of black eyeliner and two coats of mascara, and done.


The lips were a mix of two colors. I liked Military Red but wanted the color to be darker to fit the overall look, so I used Chanel Rouge Noir with a crease brush to line my lips, blending it into the red.

I curled my hair with the one-inch Sultra Bombshell Curling Rod and forgot how messy it would look without some sort of styling product after. Might have worked in favor of the witchiness though.


That said, I wouldn't have made a good witch anyway, because that was my face most of the time while photographing. There was another one of me flapping the hood like it was my wings, but I'll leave that up to your imagination.

Happy Halloween weekend, everybody! Stay safe if you're partaking in the celebrations.


Products Used:
Face -
Mistura 6-in-1 Beauty Solution*
Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Correcteur in Frais/Cool
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Eyes -
Suqqu Balancing Eyebrow in Moss Green
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense #3

Lips -
Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir

Hair-
Sultra Bombshell Curling Rod (1")

The product marked with * was provided by the company for editorial consideration

20 comments:

  1. LOL you cracked me up, Xiao! I don't really think you can't pair statement eyes with statement lips. It all depends on what you're trying to throw together, and how much makeup your face can handle (some people can definitely do more than others)! Love how #3 looks on you! I have it too and love it :)

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    1. Most people don't think that! And magazines and makeup artists keep repeating that notion that it's all I hear, so I fight it whenever I can :)

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  2. Um that eyeshadow is gorgeous *__* I really liked the soft wave in your hair and didn't think it looked messy at all!
    (Also, I would like flapping-Xiao photos please)

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    1. I did too! Almost contemplated a perm instead of a chop, but the latter won out, as we know.

      (it's awkwardly cropped ><)

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  3. The last photo is great! Though the overall look is awesome with the attire for Halloween.

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  4. Dude you make an AWESOME witch and a very glam one, at that!

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  5. ummm, my new girl crush is born, that is tunning! I have military red, I wasn't sure about rouge noir but I am definetly getting this lipstick. That's just awesome, I am speechless. That may sound weird but I had to lol at 'boo?', thank you so much for this post! / Claire

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  6. The loveliest witch of all. Wonderful choice of colours!

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    1. Thanks! It was actually a stubborn choice. I barely use ETK #3 and insisted on it no matter the outcome. Glad it came out fine

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  7. You are so adorable :) I love that last pic. We need more smiling Wandz photos around here!

    Power eyes + power lips. My new project.

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    1. but smiling Wandz doesn't go with dark lips :O

      Re: power lips+eyes: YES!

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  8. I actually think it's pretty awesome your posts are switching between pre-cut and post cut makeup shots. Love the variety!

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    1. Haha thank goodness. I'm running out of pre-cut stuff though

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  9. You're adorable! Loving the statement eye and lip look. I think it works especially well with a smoked out purple eye shadow!

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  10. That last shot of you smiling and happy is SO CUTE. We're so going to hang out one of these days!!

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  11. I love the smiling photo! So appealing and happy!

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