Sugar Skull Look and Style Inspiration for Halloween 2015
Hey, Beauties! There is less than a week left until Halloween and I can't wait to share with you my look for this year.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that for this year I choose the Sugar Skull look. I wanted to try it out for really long time because it allows you to be creative and it’s not the usual scary “scary” Halloween look which I don’t like. At the same time it’s not one of these sugar coated (well, maybe it is, it’s a Sugar Skull after all) sweet looks. it is somewhere in between, plus I have a suitable outfit for it from previous years and the only investment that I made was for the faux roses in my hair. And that’s how I actually got inspired for this post. The outfit that I am talking about is nothing special really. It’s a black corset that I bought 4 years ago for the Black Swan look, again for Halloween. Although it’s just a corset, combined with the right accessories it can be very versatile. You can literally pull out a different look every year without braking the bank. So first I will tell you how I created my Sugar Skull look for this year and after that I’ll show you different looks that you can make just from a single piece of clothing.
As I already said for the Sugar Skull I used my black corset, my black vintage collar necklace, makeup that I already have and the fake roses as you can see. I bought the white roses from Glitter Denmark for the price of 35 DKK instead of 140 DKK . They also offer red roses but the price is 50 DKK for each so I decided to buy the white ones and to dye them red. You can do it with food or textile coloring. Just make sure that the one you choose is vegan because I bought food coloring from Dr. Oetker which as it turned out has carmine inside. Unfortunately I saw it too late, when the damage was done. So learn from my mistakes and search for vegan options!!!
First I tried to dilute the coloring with water and dip the roses inside but it didn’t work out so I had to use a dropper and dye it this way. And here is the final result. As you can see I ended up using only two of them.
For the makeup I used what I already have. There is no need to buy special face paints or something. All you need is eyeshadows in your chosen color (and in black), black jumbo eye pencil (you can do it, with a normal pencil as well, it's just easier with this one) and black eye liner. The rest is up to you and your imagination! Here is a list of the most essential makeups that I used:
1. e.l.f. Spotlight Ready 50 Piece Palette
2. Urban Decay Naked Pallet 2
3. e.l.f. Studio Pigment Eyeshadow in Innocent
4. e.l.f. Jumbo Eye Shadow Stick in Midnight Rendezvous
5. e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black
However, if the Sugar Skull look is not what you are looking for this Halloween you may want to check what I made just for you. As promised, here is some Halloween Style Inspiration. I really wanted to show you what you can achieve just with a corset and the right accessories.
The first thing that popped up in my mind was a Vampire look of course! What would be the Halloween without the Vampires, right? Below the collage you can find direct links to the online shops from where you can buy the items.
As it seems the laser cut Venetian Masks made of metal/aluminium are a total hit for this year. This inspired me to create the Black Masquerade Style below. Turn yourself into a Mysterious Night Queen with these black lace goodies.
When I said that you can pull out numerous looks with one piece of clothing I wasn't kidding. However, if I had to make a separate collage for every one of them it would take me ages. So I combined some of the ideas. As you can see you can basically turn yourself into every animal with a pair of ears. Furthermore you can be Pirate, Witch, Fortune Teller, Devil, Black Swan, Dark Angel, Dark Evil Queen, Dark Sorcerer... If you think of something else, let me know in the comments below.
What you are going to be this year? Or what you want to be? I would be happy if you share with me!