Wednesday, October 7, 2015

When I was little, I was always told scary stories. The famous story of "Bloody Mary" was definitely one of the scariest (especially when my friends locked me in the bathroom with the lights off and screamed her name three times)!

In honor of the spooky legend, my friend Bri (who loves halloween ALMOST as much as I do) was more than happy to let me cover her face in blood and take pictures of her. So without further ado, here's an extremely simple yet fun makeup tutorial of Bloody Mary.
I started off by applying the Too Faced Born This Way foundation in "vanilla" all over her face. I chose this shade because it's a bit paler than my others. I then used the MAC Pro Long wear Concealer in the shade "NW15"around her eyes, nose, forehead, and chin to make it look even more pale. (Remember, Bloody Mary is dead so go all out for the pale, dead vibe!)

I then used NYX Matte Bronzer in "medium" to sharply contour and NYX Illuminator in "Ritualistic" to highlight, but soon after I started the eyeshadow, I decided to pale out the contour a bit by blending in the MAC concealer. Hey, you live and you learn! There's always room for mistakes in makeup!

The eyeshadow portion is quite easy. I just used a mixture of the red and maroon shades in the BHCosmetics Eyeshadow and Blush Palette as well as Ulta's Demi Eyeshadow in the shade "Havana Nights". I did it in a messy fashion to give it more of a crazy feel. I then used the same shades and added a hot pink shade from BHCosmetics palette and patted it underneath the eye to make it look like bruises.
Once I made the bruises, I tried to beautify the look with a simple touch of eyeliner, mascara, and filled in eyebrows. I used the Essence's Liquid Ink eyeliner in black, Benefit's Bad Gal Lash Mascara in black, and Anastasia Beverly Hills' Dipbrow Pomade in the shade "Taupe". By doing this, it gives a more girly feel to a scary look.
Now it's time for the fun part, but before we got messy, I applied a couple drops of Benefit's Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain on the center of Bri's lips so it would drip into the creases making them look cracked while giving it some color.

I then applied the fake blood, bought from my local Halloween shop, under her eyes with a q-tip. To make it look like the bloody was dripping instead of painted onto her face, I would apply a lot of fake blood to one spot and let it slowly roll down.
And there you have it, a completed Bloody Mary makeup look! I hope this inspires you to step out of your comfort zone and get a little bloody this Halloween!

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