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How is it that Halloween is just two weeks away? And then just a week ’till my birthday? A few short days after that we move (just a few blocks) and after that hop on a plane to California. At this rate it’ll be Christmas tomorrow and the baby will arrive next week.
As fun as elaborate Halloween costumes are, I’m usually in the market for something a little more simple, something I can throw together last minute using pieces that are already in my closet. For this year’s look, all I did was pick up a few products from the makeup aisle at Walmart and commandeer an awesome pair of tights from my mother’s closet (I think I probably wore these same ones some year in high school as well). This simple tutorial is ….SIMPLE! For me, anything out of my usual neutral eye palette feels bold so feel free to use the same products to go even bigger if you want…. or stick to these three easy steps:
What You’ll Need:
- black eyeliner (or dark dark brown if you’re like me and don’t own black)
- black mascara (I’ve been using bare Minerals for the past five years)
- Scandaleyes Eye Shadow (pencil) in Gossip Green
- Rimmel green eyeshadow palette (all three colors are important)
- deep purple lip (I used this one)
- Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
- First, Line your upper lids with the black eyeliner, extending the line up a bit as you reach the edge of your lid. Just above this line, using the green eye pencil, add a thick green line.
- Second, using the white color in your eye shadow palette, highlight the inner corner of your eye (it helps your eyes look bigger and more open) and cover your lid from lash to eyebrow.
- Third, brush the medium color (the light green) across your lid and blend the darker green into your crease (this creates an ombre look across your eye).
And then…. you’re going to have to take it all off. Ditch the liquid makeup removers and cotton balls and opt for the convenient and oh-so effective Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. I really love how much they take off in just one swipe and how easy they make taking off even the heaviest of makeup (I really needed these back in my ballroom dancing days).
^After just one swipe — Applying the green eye shadow didn’t go so well the first few times and these wipes made it so easy to correct my mistakes as I went!
Your turn! Tag your fun halloween looks (and how you use Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes to take them off) using #NeutrogenaFaceOff