Dark Moon Empress Halloween Costume

Halloween costumes are a favourite on this blog. From unicorn costumes to Ariel costumes, I always look forward to this time of the year to post about what creative direction I decided to venture into for Halloween.

This year was particularly fun because I got to be in my usual colourful costumes, and I also got to dive into my dark and mysterious side. And I really liked her.

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As much as I love Cosplay and Disney princesses, I truly enjoyed embracing the mystery of tarot cards and crystal balls. I also really liked rocking black hair again, something I haven’t done since high school!

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The costume itself was easy since I just put together a black outfit using my existing clothes: a black turtleneck, a black skirt and black lace pantyhose. The black hair, the accessories and the smokey makeup is what gave this costume its element of mystique.

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The makeup look for this costume was all about the eyes. Dark, sultry and mysterious. And I had just the right palettes to achieve that look. People asked if I was wearing coloured eye contacts but nope, that’s my real eye colour! They just pop ridiculously against black hair, and black makeup. I also had a lamp shining on my face for these photos which accentuated the colour.

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The dominant eye shadow palette for this look was the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette (the same one I used for my Bellydancing Costume a few years ago!) and the Vasanti eyeshadow in Brasilia (sadly, this is discontinued!). I LOVE that eyeshadow. It is the ultimate smokey eyeshadow and I’m obsessed with the golden flecks.

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Because all the shadows on my eyes were dark, I added a shimmer of brightness in the inner corner of my eyes using the appropriately-named shadow “Luna”, from the ABH Aurora Glow Kit (if this looks familiar, it’s because I used it for my Unicorn makeup last year!) I also added that white iridescent shimmer on the brow bone to balance out the look and not make it look too heavy.

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For a serious pop of highlighter, nothing beats the ABH Amrezy highlighter (sorry I don’t have a link for this, it was limited edition!). Even the dark packaging with the golden stars was perfectly fitting.

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Finally, this makeup look couldn’t be complete without dark lips. I considered using black lipstick, but somehow I kept getting pulled towards my favourite lip combination when it comes to a vampy pout: MAC Viva Glam III lipstick paired with the MAC Vino lip pencil.

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Once all of this is put together, it’s time for magic. Happy Halloween! XO

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