Even though I haven’t technically worn a Halloween costume since I was a kid, I still enjoy “dressing up” in some capacity as an adult. This year, I got into the spooky spirit by attempting a Day of the Dead inspired makeup look. In full disclosure, I am not that skilled when it comes to doing costume makeup, but I took a risk and went for it anyway. If all else failed, my backup costume was a riding helmet and half-chaps (thank goodness I was an equestrian for all those years).
Honestly, I was very impressed with how the final look turned out. I only went with a half-face version because I was afraid of how long it would take to get the white concealer off my skin (and I went with concealer, because I couldn’t find any reasonably priced white foundation option). In case you are wondering, the concealer ended up coming off just fine, thanks to my trusty Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes.
If you are interested in re-creating this look next year, all you need is a good white to use as a base. I went with a Morphe concealer from Ulta for $9, which provided good coverage, was super easy to apply, and didn’t wreck my skin. What I like about the Day of the Dead makeup looks is that they can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. I looked at a few options online, but I knew that I wanted to keep to a white and black palette, and since this was my first time trying my hand at costume makeup, I kept the design really simple.
The entire makeup look took me about 30 minutes to complete and it stayed well throughout the day. But by the end of the workday, I was more than ready to take all of my makeup off.
In addition to rocking my makeup look this Halloween, I was also informed that I was one of the lucky raffle winners from Lucky to Live Here’s Witches Night Out event that I attended last week. Lucky to Live Here did an amazing job getting some great raffle prizes, including a Birch & Main candle from LocaLI Bred, a beautiful vase from Noli Interior Design, gift cards from Living, Whimsey at the Beauty Tree, Sandbar, Gorgeous the Salon, and Pashley, and of course, lots of great swag from Lucky to Live Here.
All in all, I’d say it was a great Halloween. Now, it is time for my birthday month to commence!