As Halloween weekend comes to an end, I wanted to share the makeup I did for my Poison Ivy costume. I didn’t have a chance to do a practice run to post before Halloween (sorry!) but I hope you still enjoy seeing what I used to create this look.
I’d have to say that this Poison Ivy costume is one of my favourite costumes I’ve ever worn and the makeup has a lot to do with that.
Instead of taking inspiration from the Batman movie with the ivy leaves covering my eyebrows, I knew I wanted RED eyebrows! I went to the best source I knew for creating new eyebrows – DRAG QUEENS. All it takes is a stick of glue, some powder and concealer and voilà!
Run the gluestick in the opposite direction of eyebrow growth then brush back. Apply thin layers of glue in the direction of hair growth until all hairs are stuck to your skin and the surface is even. If you have gaps in your brows, scoop a bit of glue with a spatula and apply a thicker layer in those spots. Apply a powder (I used a translucent powder from Bailey) once you are done with the glue and let this sit for at least 20 minutes to ensure the glue dries completely. Once dry, take a makeup sponge and concealer and stipple concealer over eyebrows until they are fully concealed and blend out the edges of your concealer. Apply powder over concealer and let dry another 10 minutes or so. Then you can start drawing in your new eyebrows!
I used the NYX Lip Liner in Hot Red as the base of my eyebrows then placed Covergirl’s Shadow Pot in #345 over top. Finish with a light dusting of translucent powder. These did not budge all night but removed very easily with a oil-based makeup remover.
I obviously had to bust out a green eye for this makeup look. I started with the Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Gossip Green as a base (well over an eyeshadow primer) then placed the third green shadow from the Sephora Makeup Palette (this is several years old and I don’t have the name). I added depth to the eye using the last green Sephora shadow, Mica Beauty Shimmer Powder in Harliquin, Joe Fresh shadow in Camp along with a black shadow. I blended out any harsh lines with Buck and Naked from the Urban Decay Naked palette. For my inner corner highlight I used the lightest green Sephora shadow.
For the lower lash line, I started with the NYX lip liner then layered on the Covergirl shadow and the reddish shadow from the Sephora palette. I also smudged a bit of black right in the outside corner of my eye to make sure everything was connected. Finished it off with a strong winged liner.
I used the Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in Emerald to draw the vines on my face and made sure to dust some powder over top to make sure they lasted all night.
Lips were the easiest thing of this whole look – NYX liner in Red Hot (boy I got a lot of use out of this lil guy), MAC Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick and lip glass.
And lastly, I had to have matching nails. I did a simple ombré with a shimmery green and red with black tips. The black really prevented the nails from looking too Christmas-y plus brought out the villain aspect of this costume.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created this poisonous look!
Please link any Halloween looks you’ve posted in the comments – I need to start brainstorming for next year (yes, seriously).
til next time…