Day 30 of 365 of The Great Makeup Challenge: Halloween Follower Request: Sexy Pumpkin?! Yes, I’m serious. This odd request came from Kat from the UK (you can follow her here), who asked:
“How about a sexy pumpkin? lol :D”
Little did Kat know, but I am completely open to challenging myself to the point of public humiliation. Clearly, that’s what resulted. Now, although Kat was joking with her request, a Google search revealed that a lot of women and men go for the pumpkin costume. Some of those costumes are even slightly sexy. So I decided to take on the challenge. After all was said and done, I wasn’t sure why I decided to do so, but, as I said before, I’m all about honesty. So here’s my unfortunately very un-‘sexy’ pumpkin…
What you will need:
To start my base, I once again began with a primer and then applied concealer where I needed it (for me, under-eye circles). Next, instead of applying a powder for my base, I applied a light coating of shimmery orange eyeshadow to the entire face. If I were to actually put on a full pumpkin costume, I would probably also apply this to any visible skin areas. After all, if you’re going to go for it, go all the way!
Next, I applied the same shimmery orange eyeshadow to the upper part of my eye area, from the crease to the brow bone. I followed this by applying the olive eyeshadow to the eyelids. Then, using an angled eyeshadow brush, starting in the inner corner of the eye, I applied the emerald green eyeshadow outward along the crease, following it just past the outer edge of the eye. I then angled it back to the bottom lashline, creating a triangle effect at the outer eye. I then filled it in with the emerald green eyeshadow. I lined the bottom inner rim of my eyes with the orange lip liner (I didn’t have any orange eyeliner at home), and then lined around the entire eye with the dark green eyeliner.
Now, remember my trick from the Good Fairy Challenge regarding how to white out your lashes with primer? That’s what I did again today, applying lash primer to both the top and bottom lashes until I had a complete white out. On top of that, I applied green mascara. I had decided to white out the lashes first so that the green would be more prominent. Otherwise, when applying green mascara to my dark lashes, it tends to just hint at color. I then applied orange cream shadow over and around the brows, topping it with the shimmery orange eyeshadow before it dried. Using my fingertips, I dabbed some of the emerald green eyeshadow to the brow itself. I applied the same orange cream shadow to the apples of the cheeks, working it upward along the cheekbones. Yes, there’s a lot of orange going on here, and it may not be as sexy as a pumpkin could possibly be, but I lost all hope of a sexy pumpkin long before I reached this step!
Finally, I applied an orange lipstick and topped it with a sparkly orange lip gloss.
So, there’s my HORRIBLE attempt at a sexy pumpkin. Thanks, Kat!
Has anyone else done pumpkin makeup, sexy or otherwise? If so, share your makeup photos and tips, ask any questions you may have, or share any ideas you want me to try out via reply post, my Submit page above. or Email Me!
See you tomorrow for Day 31 of The Great Makeup Challenge!