Friday, November 1, 2013

halloween 2013.

so... dress up day at work was Thursday. here was our Wednesday night...

jacie: "SO excited to be Waldo -- can't wait!"
adam: "cool!"
jacie (at like 9 pm): "nah, i wanna be a comic book!"
adam: "oh?"
jacie (at like midnight): "going to wal-mart for a few supplies!"
adam: "oh. me too then."

HA! well, this isn't exactly how i went, but you get the idea... i changed my mind at last minute... not that i don't like Waldo, but because i thought i needed something with a bit more pizazz. if you remember my post HERE about how to do comic book makeup/cartoon makeup, then you know where i sort of got the idea from! so, it was settled... i did a 'trial run' with 1/2 my face around 11:00 pm & realized i needed more eyeliner & some stuff for yellow hair around midnight... it was a late night & an early morning to say the least... my outfit could have been soooo much better, but by the time we got home, i'd just decided to do the red dress, almond flats, red bow headband (which left bruises & bumps) & cardi w/ black pearls (fake)...and it looked good enough! is my 'costume'... what do you think? like it? LOTS of people didn't get it, but some people thought it was REALLY awesome! it was definitely fun & i always love a good excuse to be silly & do crayzay makeup! :)

FUN FACT: i was going to use chalk to do my hair; watch how HERE, but as i had it in my cart, husband & i just happened to walk by some yellow hair spray! SO much easier. so, in the morning when i got up, i read the directions & realized you're not suppose to do it on highlighted or colored hair! AHHH, i decided to live on the edge & DO IT ANYWAYS. i came out fine for me & NO ISSUES, but i'm sure results vary from hair to hair! :) 

one question i got all day long was, "HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU?" the whole outfit, hair & makeup took about 1.5 hours...i really didn't think that was too bad, considering i did all the dots myself by hand, etc...

another question i got ALL.DAY.LONG was "HOW DID YOU DO THAT?!" honestly, i didn't watch any tutorials or find any 'to use' products...i just winged it...after i'd looked at a TON of pictures! i thought i had left my makeup bag at work, so i rummaged through all my other makeup & found what i needed! i even had a huge 'get rid of' pile that i actually used most of my make-up from! good thing i hadn't! i digress, here's the steps i took:

*teased my hair, did like 3 curls to JUST THE ENDS & then sprayed my hair all yellow...that way, i wouldn't spray yellow on top of all my make-up & ruin it, since i'd never used the hair stuff before! :)
*applied a lighter shade of foundation (i didn't want to be totally white under the dots, but that's just a personal preference! i saw lots of pics that did!)*
*take a q-tip & some red lip stick & start dotting! i started at the very top of my forehead (right below the hairline) right in the middle. i went straight down over my nose, chin, neck. then i started a new line right beside that one. make sure you alternate & don't do the dots side by side (does that make sense?). be conscience of your dot size & distance! keep reapplying lipstick to the q-tip & dot away!
*applied dramatic, thick black lines to contours of face (including in nostrils, ha!) & around hairline (i saw lots that didn't put it all the way around face & that looks fine, too!).
*apply thick, dramatic eyebrows! F-U-N.
*make your lips "POP". lots of people had a little white on lips & other parts of face! i wanted to do some, but it wasn't worth $5 for me to buy a little thing of white that i'd probably never use again before it went bad... i still liked it without!
*dramatic eyes...i drew a thick black line & enclosed it on my lid (sorry i'm not a good explainer), then i colored in the lines (on the lid) with a dramatic blue... i winged my eyes & added little 'lashes' that were drawn on the bottom... you can see them in the picture below, sort of...
*i sprayed hairspray all over my face & neck. i always do this to 'set' make-up since i haven't bought a make up setter...or whatever it's called. i was told that tip on our wedding day!

*i was going to dot my whole neck, some arms & some legs, BUT no... i just did a little fading at the end (see my neck) & it looked great still... OH, DON'T FORGET TO CONTOUR YOUR NECK!

i don't know if 1 person didn't like it...if they did, i didn't know about it! almost EVERYONE commented on it! some were confused, but got it after i told them & showed them a picture (adam told me to print one off just incase -- husband is SO smart)...

this is the one i printed off... the one on the left... but the one on the right is what i used to base a lot of my make up off of (and my earrings which i made myself; insert my ETSY)!

one girl knew exactly who this look was based off of! i was impressed!!! 
roy lichtenstein...just google it! you'll see! she was like, "did you see his stuff at the art center?!" i've never been to an 'art center' i don't think...i just thought it looked cool, but she was so cute & loving my outfit!

i work in the health field so there was a lot of, 'measles? mumps? chicken pox?' ha. 

anyways, hope you enjoyed! let me know if there's questions!
loves & blessings, 

PS: the clean-up was really easy. i used apricot face scrub & cetaphil...and just scrubbed! :)

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