Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wicked Witch of the West


While this blog is better suited for the Halloween season, this is still Emerald City week and this is just another possibility for fellow beauties to plan ahead for their Halloween costume for 2013.



First, introduction is in order...Meet the Wicked Witch of the West:




We have a few things in store for you today. We will be talking about the essentials that every Wicked Witch of the West should have, as well as a makeup tutorial. You may think I will be writing two different blogs, but you are wrong. I will be combining the two.


First, a witch's character cream is essential. As there is a multitude of theatrical and costume shops that sell a variety of character based creams, using this will make it much more easier to remove your makeup when the night is over. A Wicked Witch's base skin tone of choice is green. You will also want to purchase white, yellow, black and brown cream makeup as well, that way you can bring out all of your wicked facial features.

Next, you will want to paint your face with green paint. If you want an ugly, more realistic witch, you should use dark green or if you want a nicer witch, you should use a bright prettier green paint.


Whether you call them warts or beauty marks, one thing is certain: if you want to adopt a convincing, wicked witch persona for Halloween, or any event really, you will need to don at least one of them. You may opt to purchase ready-made wart prosthetics through a costume shop or make your own. Whichever route you choose, just make sure that you also have an ample supply of spirit gum and spirit gum remover on hand. Otherwise, you will not be able to apply or remove warts easily.

Next, you will want to paint you lips using one of the following colors: red, black, blue, purple, green or silver. *Optional: Try putting green glitter over vaseline onto your lips.*


Before continuing onto your cheeks, you may want to add a witch's nose. While this step is optional, it is a classic. Wicked witch's tend to sport a big nose. The size does matter and it is ultimately up to you. You will, however, have to make sure that it is attached to your face properly and matches the rest of your makeup.

Now, onto your cheeks. Use a purple powder makeup to make your cheeks hollow. Also, apply some up by your eyebrows. *Optional: Add purple glitter in the hollows of your cheeks and by your eyebrows.*


Next, use strong, bold colors to add amazing detail to your eyes. *Optional: Try outlining your eyebrows, mouth, face and nose with black eyeliner or face paint, as this will show better dimensions in your face.*

I am not a fan of anything touching my eyes, including my own fingers if an eye lash or dust were to end up in them. However, contacts would look amazing for this look (optional). Wicked witches are known for casting an evil eye upon those who seek to get their way. With that said, a devilishly delightful pair of specialty contact lenses should be part of every wicked witch's ensemble.


And, last but not least, a witch's smile. In order to be the ghastliest gal of them all, you will need to flash a wicked smile.


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If you're not a fan of a full face of green makeup, try this:




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See you next time,

HJ

Happy Shopping!

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