Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011 - 50's Grayscale

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a spook-tacular Halloween weekend! I had a lovely time celebrating both my anniversary and Halloween. Besides eating way too much candy (Reese's cups and Kit Kats are my weakness), it was a great one.

I will get back into gear later this week with some regular looks for you guys with some awesome new makeup I got and possibly a haul/review post as well. But in the meantime, here are a couple of photos of my Halloween costume! 


Yes, I am actually in black and white! No special effects here...

My inspiration:

This costume was very last minute and was going to be three other things before this (half monster, flapper vamp, zombie housewife) but I'm glad I went as this because I think it was totally creative and everyone loved it. I forgot to take a full body shot, but I wore a knee length black pencil skirt with opaque black tights, pumps and 50's style top.


FACE & BODY:
  • Mix of white and black face paint to get a costumized color. I used 1 part black and 6 parts white.
  • ELF HD Powder to set
  • Matte white eyeshadow to highlight
  • Matte black to contour and shade

EYES:
  • Wet N Wild Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • Wet N Wild Matte Eyeshadow in Black
  • Wet N Wild Matte Eyeshadow in White
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara in Black

LIPS:
  • Lime Crime Lipstick in Styletto

HAIR:
  • Two cans of black colored spary, then styled into 50's hairdo


So what did you guys dress up as this year? I'd love to see photos if you have any. Have a great week, guys! <3
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37 comments:

  1. So cool!! I would have never thought to do something like this! Very unique! :D

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  2. This is really amazing! You picked all the perfect shades to give you an extremely realistic grayscale effect! *standing ovation*

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  3. So, I'm going to do something a little bit different. Usually I use this space to gush about how amazing your blending is, how incredible the makeup is, etc etc etc - but you already know all that. So instead I'd like to compliment you on your originality. Before this post I've never, ever seen this as a Halloween look before. It's so cool and you did a fantastic job bringing it to life. It honestly looks photoshopped, my brain is having a hard time comprehending - that's how good it is.

    Awed and amazed by you lady, as always. Sad to know your Halloween looks are over though :(

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  4. wow this looks amazing! you look like cut outs from black and white pictures x

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  5. VERY cool! I've never seen that done before, and you did a great job! :)

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  6. WOW! Awesome!!!!
    Never seen unique art work like that...great job...

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  7. That is the coolest idea! I never would have thought of anything like that!

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  8. That is a fantastic idea! You looked great.

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  9. Wow this is amazing, never seen a halloween look like this before!

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  10. Wow, what a brilliant idea! And beautifully done - I really thought you'd just edited the photos at first :)

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  11. Wow, that's awesome. I know what I'm doing next year! :D

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  12. OMG Ronnie! I love this! Before I saw the picture of Pleasantville, that was the FIRST thing I thought of! And the scene when she wipes off her b&w makeup to reveal color underneath... ugh I love that movie. This costume is off the hook.

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  13. This is the most amazing and creative thing I've seen this Halloween! Love it!

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  14. This is sooo cool! I love the idea and how you all look! really well done :D

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  15. What a brilliant idea looks amazing xx

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  16. such an original idea and so amazingly done...
    If you don't know better, you'd think it was just a black and white pic. well done!

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  17. I immediately thought of pleasantville!! I love it!! hee. When you started feeling saucy you might have painted on a red lip ;D

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  18. OMG! I love the it! You did such a good job!! It looks so good

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  19. OMG! it's like your picture was developed in black and white! fantastic job!!! if i have candies, i'd give them all to you! LOL

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  20. That is Bloody Brilliant (in the words of Ron Weasley... why I am quoting Harry Potter I have no idea, but it's what I think!) Amazing!

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  21. wow seriously an original idea! amazing!

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  22. You did such a wonderful job and I love your creative costume idea! I bet a lot of planning went into this and the end result made it so worth it! I love this! I hope you don't mind but I have to do this sometime!
    -Alyssa

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  24. Hello, I'm going to a circus themed birthday party here in England next month and my plan is to pay homage to the great side/freakshow acts of the early 1900's, though I don't know which yet. I am however commited to doing this in grayscale and so your feature here is going to be incredibly helpful.

    Thank you for sharing your pictures and tips. I just hope I can find the same or similar products over here. Nicky x

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  25. i so wanted to dress this way for carnival this year, and not as a replacement, i really think this is a great costume and i thought i was cool when i first thought about it..anyways, i searched on the internet and your version is the best i could find, it is the more "realistic" and similar to an actual tv effect because the greyscale is perfect. i looked at your blog and love it, but i really think that someone so good should totally make tutorial videos. i'm asking you for a tutorial (written it's ok ;) for this look cause i find it very difficoult and some pics and a list of products isn't neough for me (i'm not much into makeup), i would need a step by step "what to do" explanation. please!! :) thank you! the only thing i can say is that you, like everybody i've seen, have used a black lipstick, but yet again in a b/w movie it's not the case (it is more for monster costumes) as long as there is just a greyscale so lips are darker than the face but still grey, and i'm asking you how could i obtain that. thank you and congrats on all of your posts here this is a very amusing and interesting blog!

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  26. p.s. it is "aficionado" not "afficiando" in your profile talking about makeup/beauty ;)

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  27. Great! More people should do this! I just think the eyes ruin the effect a little, but if it was a last-minute-thing, I guess you just didn't have any fitting lenses handy ^^

    I also did this for carnival a week ago, and will do it again at a festival with a selfmade outfit, and I can't wait to see how it looks in daylight!

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  28. Hi Jasmin, i love your pics! how did you do your hair? Any tips?

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    1. Hi! Sorry I saw this so late! Anyway, I simply used a gray wig I found on ebay (I don't remember which seller, but it was someone from Hongkong, I think).

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  29. i agree with Dujour!! i would love a youtube video please, because halloweens coming up and the only part im not really sure about is the face paint and the hair. PLEASE do a tutorial!!! :)))))

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  30. I concur with the other comments; you did a wonderful job! This is definitely one of the best make-up effects for greyscale I've found in doing research for this Halloween.


    Do you happen to recall the specific brands you used for the 6 parts white, 1 part black face paint? I've been trying to find information on Ben Nye, Kryolan, etc. but I'm not very learned in this field.


    Thanks so much!

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  31. Ahh, you look absolutely incredible! Amazing job, girl!

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  32. Hey I was just curious what font you used for "products used"?

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