While searching for inspiration for what I will go as for my Halloween party later this month, I stumbled upon a quizz that told me I should go as a Snapchat filter. Snapchat filters have been all the rage the past few months, and many people have recreated the most iconic ones using makeup. So for today’s Halloween look, I decided to create an easy look inspired by the popular messaging app.
Rather than recreating a specific filter, I wanted to emulate some of the features that many Snapchat filters have, and create a simple look that anyone can do using minimal makeup, and still look glamorous and fun. Specifically, I wanted to incorporate a heavy contour, brightened skin, some sparkles and a distinct lip colour.
To keep my eyelids looking soft and clean, I used a taupe transition shade and a shimmery brown shadows to create a soft halo look. Then I used black eyeshadow to create a soft smoked out eyeliner. Last but not least, I added 2 layers of mascara to my lashes.
I used faux Swarovski crystals in 2 purple shades and black, which I picked up using a tweezer and glued to my skin using eyelash glue to make sure they stay in place. I created a really simple pattern, but I think for anyone recreating this, you can make any pattern that best flatters your features or appeals to you.
First I went in with a cream contour underneath my foundation, before adding a powder contour on top. This method in my opinion yields a more intense contour in general, and that was the look I wanted this time. I highlighted the high points of my face using a purple coloured highligher, to match the eyes and lips. Since the highlighter I chose was coloured, I also didn’t feel the need for using a blush.
I chose an ombré lip using two shades of purple. I started by appliying the lighter shade first, before adding the darker shade onto the sides of my lips. I find this to be the easiest method for creating ombre lips as it allows the lighter shade to remain in its original tones instead of adding it on top of a dark colour, which can darken the lighter shade.
Benefit Porefessional primer
Maybelline Fit Me! Luminous+Smooth Foundation in 250
Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in 220
Zoeva Spectrum Contour and Concealer Palettes
Sleek Solstice Palette
Morphe 35K palette
Maybelline Falsies Push Up Drama mascara
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania
Kiko Smart Lipliner in 715
Some faux Swarovski crystals I got on Amazon
That’s all for this look guys! I hope you likeD the idea of Snapchat inspo for a Halloween look. Do you celebrate Halloween? If so, what are you going to be this year? let me know in the comments!
The Foundry girl.