It's every blogger's favourite time of year; Halloween. Bring on the amazing SFX YouTube tutorials, the spooky new-in sections on websites and the Halloween themed sweets and chocolates (HELLO Scream Eggs!). I'll be the first to admit that all of these amazing Halloween tutorials aren't my speciality and I can't even recreate the ones that are called "easy" so I've teamed up with New Look to show you how to really easily dress up as a glamorous vampire and actually, I'm so pleased with how this one turned out!
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My favourite thing about Halloween outfits like this is that you can wear the entire thing again throughout the year without it looking like a costume as it's not specifically Halloween themed. The dress is a beautiful soft velvet which is really vampy but not so much that if you wore it without all the blood and gore you'd look like you'd just risen from the dead!
Anyway I decided to go for a kind of Masquerade Ball Vampire. I went for all black (of course!) and added lace detailing with the choker and the mask. I absolutely love the choker - it adds such a gothic touch and completely sets off the entire look. For the make-up, it's time to get out your palest foundation. You know when you have those foundations you bought and they're way too light for your skin? This is where they come in handy. Simply blend them down into your neck and add a dramatic contour with really dark bronzer under the cheekbone and lot's of highlighter over the top. I love the lips that I've created as well. I used a super deep, blood matte red for the base to contrast the pale skin and then I simply blended some dark red eyeshadow from my MAC Cranberry palette into the centre, teamed with a glitter shadow from the same palette. It adds a real touch of glamour!
Finally, to really turn yourself into the sassiest vampire around, you just need some fake blood. Basically you can get as creative as you like with this and if you're better than me with the spooky make-up you can add some special effects but for me a small amount was enough as I wanted to be more glam than scary anyway. I added just a drop on the side of my mouth along with two dabs on my neck to give the effects of a vampire bite and there you have it! It's as easy as that.
I used New Look's Halloween Ideas video for some inspo for this so if you're still stuck on what to dress up as but want some easy and really cool, definitely check it out!
Have you got your Halloween costume sorted yet?