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Day#1: Classic Witch

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Resting Witch Face

Day#1: Classic Witch

Start off with the eyes because you’ll be doing a bit of detail work and I find it easier to complete all that with a fresh face and the ability to wipe away any eyeshadow fallout rather than risking having to redo the foundation if anything from the eyes falls down onto your face.

Also, you could pick and color family for this look and it will be beautiful. I just happened to go with purple.

On the eyes:

I was so excited to use the new Morphe and Jaclyn Hill Palette. Jaclyn is one of my favorite youtubers to watch for awesome makeup and her collaboration with Morphe made for a perfect pairing of high quality shadows and an awesome price point. You can find it here or on the Morphe website when they stock back up. The dark purple sparkley eyeshadow from this palette was key in this look, along with the awesomely pigmented black shade. I also used the Morphe 35U Palette to pull in some more purple and brighter pink matte tones, faded upward toward the brow bone. After I blended the shadow into an elongated cat eye shape (which I find is most flattering for my face and eye shape, but may not be your jam), I added Maybelline’s Eye Studio gel eyeliner in the shade Blackest Black, creating a long wing. You’ll see me using that liner quite a bit through this 31 day challenge because it truly is the blackest black. I followed that with a beautiful set of false lashes from the Flutter Lashes Ersatz collection in the style, Crazed.  To finish off with some more shimmer on the lid, I added Urban Decay shadows Grifter and Polyester Bride to the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes. If you want to be super extra, add in a bit of Anastasia Beverly Hills Cube eyeshadow from the Subculture palette over top of the purple on the lid to make it more iridescent. I made sure to smoke out that lower lash line with more black eyeshadow, but not bringing it too far down so that I could keep the sultry effect without making myself look too squinty.

You could totally stop there for the eyes. But to kick it up a notch and bring in that whimsical vibe like I did, I drew on a little black bat with the same Maybelline gel liner and the tiniest detail brush I could find. I went with a basic bat shape, keeping the good ol Batman symbol in mind, making sure to fill it all in and keep the edges sharp. You could place it between the eyeliner and the eyebrow like I did, or you could choose to place it elsewhere on the face after your face makeup is complete. On the other eye, I used Lime Crime’s Lunar Sea white liquid eyeliner to create a striped effect over top of the existing black wing of my eyeliner. I had to go over it a couple times to make it opaque enough on top of the black. I was going for the striped witches socks that we’ve all seen on the classic witches we first learned about in the happy elementary school days. I kept it on one side, for one, because I like asymmetry, and two, because I didn’t want to clutter the other eye area where I put my little bat. After applying bottom mascara to both sides and letting that dry completely, I opted to paint some individual lashes from Sephora with the same white liquid liner. I then popped them on sparsely on the lower lash line (only on the side with the striped liner).

I  then filled in my eyebrows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown. Keep in simple.

On to the face…

The L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation is so beautiful for this look because the glowy effect really amps up the glam factor. I used the holy grail MAC Studio Fix Concealer under the eyes and on the high points of my face to highlight (down the center of the nose, on the center of the forehead, the tops of my cheek bones, and the center of my chin). I followed with the RCMA No Color Powder to set the liquid products in place.

Next, I lightly contoured with the Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette. I mixed the bright pink and muted purple shades I used on the eyes from the Morphe 35U Palette and used it as blush to tie the colors back in, creating a cohesive look.

To finish it all off, I used an L.A. Girl Glazed lip paint in the shade, daring. I patted on some of the shimmery Urban Decay Grifter shadow used earlier in the center.

Costume Pieces

I only added pieces that would end up in the photos. Remember, I’m doing 31 of these and will never wear most of them out or as a full costume. My neighbors would think I’m nuts.

I used the Fright Night press on nails in a dark purple color with a cool velvet texture. I believe you can find similar ones around Halloween time at places like CVS, Walmart, Target, and Walgreens. My Witch’s hat is from an old costume of my Mom’s that I pulled out of a box in the garage. But don’t worry, I never met a Party City who didn’t have a Witch’s hat. My earrings are random, but you can make it totally themed to match your costume.

The final touch to really compliment the purple is the bright green contacts I got from ttdeye. I love these because I can get them in my prescription. If you have green eyes already…well good for you, you lucky witch!

And that’s it! You’re ready to go cast some spells looking fierce as hell! Please tag me in your recreations on instagram or twitter, which you can continue to follow here. Links to many of the products I used are embedded within this post for your convenience.

I hope you’re ready for more…1 down, 30 to go.

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