It's the most wonderful time of the year--Halloween Time! I've been a Halloween geek since I was a kid. The process of thinking of costume ideas, making trick o'treating plans, watching Beetle Juice--it all brings back such fond childhood memories.
As much as I think of costume ideas months ahead, I'm not always so great at executing those ideas in time for Halloween <---read major procrastinator, or, as I now like to call it, always in the present moment. ;D What ends up happening is I hunt through my closet for outfits I can turn into costumes. I also call my friend Espie who has a laundry list of last minute costume ideas and outfits to borrow.
So, I'm doing a series of Halloween looks dedicated to all of you out there who don't have time, a big budget, or the energy to put together an elaborate costume. These are looks that you can easily throw together. Remember, the idea is to elude to the character you're dressing up as. No need to have all of the details, folks will get the idea as long as you have some key elements.
Caroline's blond hair inspired this Alice in Wonderland look. The key elements for this look were the blue dress, white tights, black flats and black headband. I decided to add a velvet ribbon I bought at JoAnn's Fabrics as a choker to make the look more on trend. Everything else were items I had or borrowed. The dress is from Target from several seasons ago, but you can find something similar at a Thrift Shop. The tights are also from Target and the shoes you can find now at Payless. All in all the look cost me $15 to put together! Add a little lace headpiece, apron and carry a feather duster, and boom, you're now a French Maid. Super easy, fun and beautiful look.
Alice is known for her innocence, so I kept the makeup clean and youthful. I also made it a point to not pile on too much foundation so Caroline's beautiful freckles were still visible. I filled in her brows using the Colourpop brow pencil in the color Blond Honey (one of my favorite brow pencils and so affordable) using very light feathery strokes. I mostly used the two pink taupe matte shades in my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette in her crease along with a warmer brown shade from Melt Cosmetics to create a light cut crease just in her crease. I added KISS gel liner with the very slightest wing to add a little drama to the eyes. I used my white eyeliner by MAC in the waterline to create that wide eyed look (key for any doll like look). I contoured her cheekbones a bit with my LORAC pro contour palette, added a cream pink/peach blush to make her skin look flushed (The Balm "How 'Bout Them Apples Lip and Cheek Cream Palette) , and a bit of highlight to her cupid's bow to make her lips look more pouty (from the LORAC contour palette). On the lips I used a nude color pencil and NYX's Gloss in Natural.
And that's it for the look! A soft, fun and beautiful costume that you can put together super quick. Stay tuned for more looks coming your way just in time for Halloween.