Halloween Week – Ghoulish Goings On

Halloween used to be quite a quiet affair and wasn’t anywhere on a level it is in America, but it seems like it has started to get more and more popular. It really is one of my favourite times of year, and I must admit that dressing up for a Halloween night out fills me with joy. I take great pleasure in bringing out the Halloween themed trinkets that I have collected and displaying them around the house, and I find this time of year to be on a par with Christmas with the excitement levels. I have been playing around with makeup and outfits and over the course of this week, I am bringing to you three different looks with make up that is easy to achieve and outfits that can be worn again, rather than just hanging around in the wardrobe ready for the next Halloween night out. Today, I am channelling the ghoulish and the dead and this ghostly apparition is really quite simple yet very effective. Plus, cheekbones to die for. Gettit?

Halloween Week - Ghoulish Goings On

Halloween Week - Ghoulish Goings On

For the makeup, I have used just five products to create a ghostly looking face. On moisturised skin, I used the Snazaroo white face paint with a touch of MAC Fix Plus to make sure it wasn’t drying. Using my Artis makeup brush, I buffed in the white face paint, and let it dry. Using just two eyeshadows; a carbon matte black and a warm berry toned purple, I carved in cheekbones, and contoured the life out of my nose. The purple shade was used to create some warmth and depth to my cheeks, as well as to soften the eye contour and to give the illusion of bloodless skin. A matte brown shade was used to for the brows, before I added the Ciate Feline Flick black liner, and enhanced my lashes with Lancome Monsieur Big mascara. For my lips, a deep berry lipstick, in Merina by Urban Decay. In all, the makeup took around 15 minutes with the majority of time spent on buffing out the colours so there are no harsh lines.

I have been dying to wear to my new wig from Natural Image. This is the Influence lace front wig in Creamy Glow, and it is absolutely beautiful. I adore wigs and hair extensions to change my look and I cannot wait until my hair is that little bit longer so I can get my hair extensions back in. I really miss having long hair at the moment and being able to add a wig to change my look is probably one of the easiest ways to get the hair that you desire. The quality of the wig is exceptional and although I have brought the parting across to the side, you can wear it with a centre parting without it looking like you are wearing a wig. The wig itself is adjustable so it sits tight on my pea head and with some wig glue, I can make sure that it stays in place forever. I’m so happy with it.

Halloween Week - Ghoulish Goings On

Halloween Week - Ghoulish Goings On

Halloween Week - Ghoulish Goings On

To finish off my ethereal ghostly look, I have chosen a white straight neck maxi dress with a side split from Pretty Little Thing. At just £22 it’s not only affordable but due to the style and cut of the dress, it can be worn for many occasions. I do think that some maxi dresses fall a little too short on my nearly 6ft frame, but the length of this dress is really good, and falls past my ankles. The split is rather daring and cheeky, which incidentally, I really quite like.

I must admit that I am absolutely loving this look. It’s not something that I would usually do as it’s quite dark and serious, but I’m really happy with how it’s turned out. Would you do a look like this for Halloween?

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  • Jessica Riley

    Anoushka you mega babe! You look absolutely incredible. Come do my Halloween makeup for me?

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  • Erin Russell

    You BABE! Even as a Ghoul you somehow look flipping incredible! Makeup is stunning too, so talented lovely! 😀

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • Loving this look, it all came together so well! I love a halloween costume that doesn’t have to be all out, this look is so effective!

    Sarah 🙂

    Saloca in Wonderland