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100 Days of Makeup Challenge – Week 2

Seriously you guys, last week was insane! My new job was quite demanding, so I unfortunately didn’t take great care of myself. I did get a few makeups in, and some that I really loved! It was also inspired by Harry Potter and JK Rowling’s birthday! I started with the plan of doing a look for every book, but so far have only made it through The Chamber of Secrets… so a work in progress!

100 Days of Makeup Challenge Week 2

Day 8 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter Burn Wound Makeup

Give Me the STONE!!! For Harry Potter’s birthday, I’ll be doing a week inspired by Harry Potter, starting with the Sorcerers Stone. The freshly burned flesh on Quirrel’s face in the shape of Harry’s hand has me back in my gore comfort zone this week. Glycerin is perfect for this look, it can be pulled and ripped to show the ruptures in the skin as it blisters, and Mehron water activated paints. And, of course, my well worn copy of The Sorcerers Stone.

Day 9 – Black Eye

Black Eye makeup

On day nine, my pain levels were demanding that I take it easy… but just my chronic pain…not what you see here. This black eye makeup was faster than the look I had planned to do, and I spent the rest of my evening soaking in a epsom salt bath reading Game of Thrones!

Day 10 – Broken Nose

Broken Nose makeup

This was an attempt at a severely broken nose. Think car accident minus other scrapes. While I didn’t think it was super successful, you guys really loved it on Instagram!

Things I liked: I feel like the beginning of the bruise settling into the cheek was great. Not so much: I wanted to replicate swelling and added glycerin to build up the ridge on the nose. I think I needed to blend it out a little bit more, as it looks too abrupt. I also feel like this look has far too much red and purple in it. I think I could’ve accomplished a much better makeup with far less color, another one to try again soon!

Day 12 – The Basilisk

Harry Potter Basilisk- Snake Makeup

Back to my Harry Potter series… nothing is more essential to the plot of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets than the Basilisk! I actually Love the hell out of this one, done with Mehron water activation paints and fishnet stockings.

Day 13 – Ruptured Basilisk Eyes

basilisk punctured eyes 1

This was a 2 part delivery for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Basilisk after being blinded by Fawkes the Phoenix. This was a fast approach but I still think it turned out quite nice. The edges of the punctured eyes was made with glycerin, and I tried out my new Ben Nye scan blood! A great way to take a typical snake makeup to a different level.

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  • Do you get to 3pm and feel like a total zombie without a caffeine jolt? Hey, me too! A playful take on the #basic girl, this is a tutorial that can give your costume zombie chic without the wounds and gore. Grab that #pumpkinspice latte and tackle those next few hours like the newly undead!
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  • The easiest surgery recovery! If only I would bounce back from the real surgery as fast... instead of 6 weeks in a sling. This video shows just how easy these gel prosthetics are to remove, as opposed to spirit gum or pros-aid which require remover products.
  • After a year of having an injured shoulder, I am finally going to have surgery! For real... not this tutorial. But it IS inspired by my upcoming surgery, and the tutorial also contains a bit of a PSA on how you need to always keep fighting for your health and find a doctor who will fight with you. A MRI mistake lead to 9 months of additional pain, frustration, and medical costs. I'll get to spend this Halloween relaxing at home (in a sling) watching scary movies! Tutorial on the blog, link in bio!
  • Bruises are a great way to add interest to any Halloween costume, but I actually appreciate them for their behavior based on anatomy. They layers and shape you give your bruise are what can make you average injury go from "ouch" to "wow!" And just a slight change in these layers can show healing, or signs of deathly rot. I love making makeup bruises, mostly because I never recall how I get them in real life... I just run into things a lot apparently. The tutorial is on the blog, link in bio!
  • When you find the perfect coat in a consignment store to play Georgie from IT. But you know me, this coat would be ruined with sfx makeup and $50 was just a bit more than I wanted to spend. #cosplay #it #stephenking #halloweenmakeup #halloween #pennywise #georgie

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