Sooo I decided to have a bit of a giggle and get special effects makeup done for Halloween. I got it done by the lovely and ridiculously beautiful Izzy (Isabelle Faith) at the best store in the whole world, Trash Monkey :D The website is www.trashmonkey.com.au but you live on the Gold Coast or Brisbane you should call in, the store is all kinds of spooky, sexy, rockabilly fun and the staff are awesome and OMG hawt! So....what did I end up looking like?
I couldn't see myself while it was being done, but here's a pic of the work in progress. I can't get over how gorgeous Izzy is, it's just not fair! Look at her skin, and look at my skin - she looks airbrushed in real life! I looked like a gremlin the moment I sat next to her.
Ok, self-esteem crisis over. I will just have to accept the fact that 40 year old me is not as pretty as a 20 year old professional model/makeup artist/anime unicorn princess. Sigh.
See the teeth showing through the "hole" in my cheek? They're press-on fingernails! How genius is that?
This was the finished look, which Izzy photobombed with her fangy prettiness:
And another pic outside the store - it was pension day today so lots of old people got to enjoy my new look while I wandered around the busy shopping centre buying Halloween candy:
I went home and did my makeup on the other half of my face....
Then remembered I had to get more cat food so it was off to the shops again!
Into the car...
This side of my face looks great, it's SO much easier when you don't have to match the two sides!
And here I am at the supermarket, getting a lot of amused looks, curious questions, and requests for photos...
Gratuitous kitten photo and my normal face in case you forgot :)
Update: in a fun turn of events I was invited out to dinner last minute to meet my friend's parents, and I mean last minute, as in "we're at the pub down the road from you, so be here in ten minutes!" I am currently sitting at the table looking like this:
And just to sum up my love of Halloween, here is my Halloween mani for this year, all done with toothpicks! I swear I'm hitting ebay for a nail art tool set, this stopped being fun after the first 4 hours :P My favourites are my thumbs, the cat on the fence and the Jason mask were labours of love :)
Happy Halloween everyone! How do you celebrate?