Farewell to Costume Season: Dia de los Muertos Makeup Tutorial

Costume Protest!!

For Halloween I was a Dia de los Muertos Lady, and although it is November 2nd I still think costume season should prevail!!  As I was out in Downtown San Diego last weekend, the streets were flooded with people in costume and I had to mention that it is such a sad thing that people only get into costume once a year [generally speaking]…  So, more in protest than anything else, here is a COSTUME makeup tutorial in the beginning of NOVEMBER :]

 

 

Many thanks to our wonderfully devoted subscriber Whitney who requested this look!!  Love that you plan a year in advance girl!! Can’t wait to see what it looks like next All Hallows Eve!!
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First: CHEETAH, Then: DOLL

Hey all!!  Later today I’m posting a makeup tutorial for a Doll look 😀 I’ve been, very unwisely,  spending my time watching America’s Next Top Model- and one of the girls inspired me to create a Doll Makeup Look!!  So, this will be perfect for ANYONE who is… obviously being some sort of doll for Halloween tomorrow!!  But really quickly I wanted to share a photo that one of our AWESOME subscribers sent in!!

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This is the gorgeous Jannelle, who has a fun and spunky personality- made perfectly clear in her Halloween costume!!  Jannelle requested the cheetah make-up tutorial and so here is a picture of her wearing the look spectacularly!!

 

Thanks to all of our subscribes for staying tuned in, and requesting awesome looks!!  Krystal’s request for Doll makeup will be coming up today!!

The Longly Anticipated CHEETAH/ LEOPARD Makeup Tutorial!!

Let me just start out by saying…. FOR THE BLOODY LOVE!!

I had so much fun creating this look… when I first did it FOUR DAYS AGO!!  And once I was done editing it, and cutting out big chunks because it was longer than 10 minutes [ha, COINING A NEW TERM: not a Chatty Cathy but a Loquacious London].  Anyhow…  I upload it to YouTube, and NOTHING!!  No sound whatsoever comes out of my speakers- so I think maybe it’s just MY computer, D’artagnan, because he is quite finicky.  So, I run to my hubby’s computer, and STILL no sound!!  So after 4 days of getting to know the boys at APPLE really well… D’art is up and running again!! Thank the freakin heavens!!

 

Some of the BEST Eye Makeup:

I love this look because it isn’t a face painting idea- which is making your face look decked out, but tends to be a lot of work, versus just some of the BEST MAKEUP- which means different things, but this particularly means it gives the face painting affect without all the hard work!!  This look took me 15-20 minutes tops & that was WITH cluing you all in for the video!!  It looks beautiful and intricate, but when I break it down, step-by-step you’ll see how simple this look can be!!

 

Makeup Tool Belt:

I broke down the “Supplies Needed” into two different categories…  You can do this look with the “NEEDED” list, but it would look INFINITELY BETTER to also use the “BOOST YOUR LOOK” list!!  So, use whatever you can, and if you decide to go out and get ONE item from the “Boost Your Look” list- I’d get the SUPER SLICK “PURE SHOW” LIQUID LINER!!  This stuff is awesome!!  With products like this [gold shiny liquid eyeliner….] you look at it and think “When will I EVER use this besides in this ONE look?!” And let me tell you friends… All the flippin time!!  Once you have it on- you’ll love it so much, that you’ll create excuses to wear it… I know I do!!  So, if you TREAT yourself- this item is no TRICK, it is the real deal!!

p.s. the above liquid liner is colour: BLACK!!

Check Out The LOOK:

 

 

And FINALLY… The Tutorial:

 

Neck Design:

The neck is very similar to what we did for our mask.  However since it is on a place where natural shadows are cast, we use a high-lighter colour to create the shadow!!  Therefore, go about doing the neck starting the same way:

-eyeshadow base [to hold the colour]

-brown/gold pigment covering the eyeshadow base

DIFFERENCE ALERT:  Then we are going to put a stripe of gold eyeshadow [I use MAC’s “Goldenrod”] on the front half of the collarbone to the end of your shoulder.  then blend it in- simple, huh?

-create spots with MAC’s “Embark”

-use black liquid eyeliner to outline parts of the spots

DIFFERENCE ALERT: And to give it some extra flair, on some of the spots take your Superslick liquid Eyeliner “Pure Show” [gold colour] and outline the INSIDE of the black eyeliner outlining the spots.

Est Voila!! C’est Fin!!

 

List of Products:

Superslick Liquid Liner “Pure Show”

Studio Fix Cover-Up

Eyeshadow “Embark”

Eyeshadow “Goldenrod”

NYX Eyeshadow Base

NYX 10 Colour Eyeshadow Palette “Smokey Eyes”

 

Maybelline Liquid Liner Black Waterproof

Bronzer “Golden”

Lipstick Glaze “Hue”- I believe this item was discontinued, but there are plenty of                                                     wonderful nude colour choices!!

 

Thanks to Jannelle, our wonderfully bubbly subscriber, who requested a Cheetah makeup look for Halloween this year!!  Make sure to post a picture Jannelle- and to all other readers, we are still taking Halloween Makeup Requests!! So get them in soon!!  1st subscribe, and then request!!

 

 

Visit London Without Connecting Flights!!

Hey everyone!! BIG NEWS!!  I have been getting a really positive response from reader in all FOUR of my blogs!!  Didn’t know I had four blogs?  Well, I most certainly do…

1.) Beauty and More

2.) Fitness and More

3.) Weddings and More

and finally…

4.) DIY and More

 

Well, this Miss Moore is COMBINING ALL of her blogs INTO ONE!!  Tracking who visits where- I saw lots of people starting out in DIY and hoping over to Beauty and then tracing back to Fitness, and so on…  And while that is great for me [so glad you all enjoy my posts!], and great for you [so glad you come back for MORE!]; I want to make it less of a hassle for my readers.  I have a couple readers who subscribed to multiple blogs- and that is just a lot of e-mail to get every time a new blog has a new post!!

 

So, no need to hope all over the place connecting from one blog to the next just trying to get to the London page that you like…  ALL blogs will be incorporated on

London Moore: Beauty and More!!

While being a makeup artist is one of my biggest passions- beauty can extend so far from just cosmetics!  Creating a body that you feel beautiful in; finding secrets and inspiration to make a beautiful day out of tying the knot; and putting together do-it-yourself projects that you can be proud of for making your life beautiful on your own terms!!

 

So, I am going to be leaving these blogs behind [perhaps not forever- but indefinitely], and you can find all of your London Moore interests on:

LondonMooreBeauty.Wordpress.com

Check out the blog, and although it may be JUST beauty now- it is going to start evolving into all the areas of interest!!

By subscribing to the blog- the first thing you’ll receive is my “For Subscribers Eyes ONLY: TOP 10 Beauty Tips from London & Back“.  You’ll learn tips to keep you at your most beautiful self long term, and short term quick fixes for the beauty “to-go” orders.  It pays off to be a subscriber!!

xxox

London

“Marie Antoinette” Makeup Tutorial- Halloween 2011

 

 

 

Halloween 2011 *Marie Antoinette* Makeup Tutorial

Well, my FAVOURITE time of the “makeup year” is HERE!! All Hallows Eve!!  Usually people procrastinate on their costumes until they have an event, party, OR the day before Halloween…  So, for all of you procrastinators ;D Here is my version of Marie [pre-guillotine…] & it is very simple, yet very “late French 1700’s”.  So, if you still don’t know what to be… Consider this lovely woman- all you have to do is make your hair huge on top [unnaturally so], layer on pearls or some sort, wear some lacey dress, and carry a cupcake around….

Voilà! Très belle et facile.

[Which, for those of you who did not take 3 years of high school french…  That means “Here it is! Very beautiful and easy.”  And technically voilà means veiled… See mother!! I certainly retained some French trivia!!]

So, here is the look I was inspired from, the 2006 [I think…] movie with Kristen Dunst as the French Queen:

 

Now since I was not headed out to a Masquerade or Royal Ball… I only whitened my  face & partially my neck- If you would like to go FULL BLOWN costume, then whiten AANY skin that will be showing.  However, be warned: this can be a real time consuming task!!  So, maybe just hairline, face, neck, and shoulders would.  OR you don’t have to whiten your face at all….  Your costume is what you make it :]

 

 

haha… I am allergic to gluten & therefore don’t just have cakes and pastries and what not laying around… So I grabbed my Sugar Baby candy & cake recipe book for a shot with a lavish Marie-worthy cake :]

 

 

I decided to add a beauty mark- even though Marie Antoinette doesn’t show one…

 

 

I don’t go over how to whiten your face in the video, so IF you choose to do so- here are some simple directions:

 

Products I Used:

Stargazers Neon Colour Face Paint [White] *I bought this in England… so use whatever you have or can find!!

NYX Caribbean Collection “I Dream of St. Kitt” * use the matte white

 

How To:

-Start off by putting on your primer [if you wish to use one…] & then take your Liquid Creamy based face paint and spread it EVENY on all areas you wish to cover

*uneven skin tones- make sure to cover those darker spots with more white

*you just want a light layer of white- it it looks cakey, you’ve gone too far!!

take your mister and lightly spray where it looks caked on- it’ll fix itself.

-Then take a Kabuki brush [or whatever larger brush you have- but do not sure a sponge or pad- it’ll take off the bottom layer…] and dab it in your white matte eyeshadow.

-Evenly pad [not swipe!!] on your white eyeshadow all throughout the areas you wish to cover.  Make sure you truly  have covered everything evenly.  The best way to tell is to take a picture of yourself & check in the image to see if any skin tones are showing in patches between the white.

Et vous êtes fin!!

[And you’re done!!]

 

Have fun with the tutorial & please comment, follow, or subscribe!! Let me know if you tried it, like it, didn’t like it- whatever you please :]

 

ANNNNND—- I will also be taking requests!!  If you are wanting to be a mermaid, butterfly, specific character, or just whatever… and you want me to create a look for you- let me know!!  I have an appointment tomorrow for a cute 2nd grade teacher who wants to be a cuter version of a witch!! She picked out a picture she wants me to replicate, and it looks as if I’m going to need to hide her true eyebrows in order to create new ones.  So, if she goes that route I’ll make a mini tutorial on how to hide your eyebrows!! Comes very much in handy for shocking amounts of costumes- you wouldn’t even guess!!