It's been a bit of a Halloween themed month here on Dungarees & Donuts, and I've featured everything from different recipes to the most amazing fashion finds that I've found along with my advertisers having their own Halloween themed buttons. Today I am bringing you one of my final few Halloween posts, this one being how to host your very own Halloween spectacular party, sharing everything from food to cocktails and even some simple make-up looks. I will be splitting this post into two halves, so the other half will be live tomorrow. I hope you enjoy this post and let me know if you would like to see similar done at Christmas time, because lets face it, who doesn't love Christmas!
I decided for this I would feature two super easy looks which give an awesome effect all round, I went for the easy ones as it is perfect to do it on those who don't bother to dress up. Both looks were creating with a palette from Amazon. At the time it was more expensive but came with Prime and came the next day. The only additional things I would suggest are cheap white face paint for the face, sponges, black liner and dependant on the colours you use, lipstick works well too. If possible before these looks I would recommend some sort of lighting as it gives the white a more even coverage, Pebble Grey have some fabulous ones. For both looks you need to start with a white base, if you want a REALLY white base then just keep applying layers of white one on top of each other.
Once your face is covered in white go for the eyes, do around the eyes and on the eyelids black and then smudge it a little, following this I would recommend doing the outer circle in red. The way to make this work is to either use a red eyeshadow or some red face paint. Once you've drawn the circles fill them in with the red. Next using a smaller brush to draw some 'veins' hanging down for the eyes, if you don't like this then using fake blood and just drag it down your face, this also looks cool. Next is the lips, I used the face paint to do this but you can use a red lipstick. I wanted to make the lipstick not perfect so I drew some little lines outside of the lips. Other ways to make this more gruesome is to drag red across your face and down your neck. Even working with liquid latex to make the wounds look real (but that takes away the simplicity from this look).
For the Sugar Skull:
The sugar skull is slightly easier than the zombie as it takes less time BUT it takes more perfectionism, as it involves lots of smaller lines. For this look I only used face paint but again eyeliner can be used to create the lines. I first covered my face lightly in white face paint, although you can go as light as you want. Following this I did my eyes, using pink face paint and drawing a large circle around them. I already had eye makeup on during this look which I think makes the eyes pop during this look so would totally recommend. Once I had drawn and filled in the eye circles I did my lips pink with the same paint. Then I filled in my nose with black face paint, although mine is rather large you can do any size which you think will suit (I have a massive nose ya see!) Then I went around my eyes with half circles and then did a black line around the pink circle to make it stand out. Following this I went and did lines across my lips, the only thing I would say is to do longer lines as they look less wobbly. Draw the line across your cheek also. Then to finish it off I saw lots of designs online which had something on the forehead so I went for two swirls. When I created the look on my friend he had a smaller head so it was harder to do anything on his forehead, and that is the finished look. The good thing about the sugar skull is any colours apply basically and it will always look semi good.
During the run up to the Halloween period this year I have featured three simple and fun Halloween recipes which are easy to create. I thought I'd just do a little bit of a roundup of these and how you can make them your own if you don't fancy creating the same ones as me.
For this recipe you need lots of candy melts in various colours as well as a variety of Halloween based sprinkles, edible pieces to finish off. This recipe can be made really easily and perfect for those who aren't born with the ability to be detailed (me). You can turn this into anything you like with any colours, I like the idea of a red and black one also. I went with orange and green as I struggled to get my hands on any black candy melts although I could of dyed the white. I purchased all of the stuff for this in Hobbycraft although if you're in america you are SO lucky as I know there is so much more choice.
I am so in love with baking shortbread as it is the easiest thing ever and you can pretty much do whatever you want to it and it'll still taste fab. For this recipe I decided to make some little cute orange pumpkin biscuits. Although these taste like plain shortbread there are SO many cool things you could do with them, including making them taste like Pumpkin. Other ideas similar include bat cookies.
As far as these Marshmallows go they're quite fiddly but fun to make all the same. I decided to take a recipe I've seen before and make it my own, including using LARGE Marshmallows as well as using stick on eyes. I decided to use an edible pen do to some of the features but it was not having it. I've seen some adorable ghost ones which look like they'd be easier to create.
What is your favourite thing about Halloween?