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MUD’s Halloween Makeup Tips – Queen Ravenna!

Ahh, Halloween…a modern-day excuse to dress like your favorite alter ego. Compliment your doppelgänger this season with standout make-up looks that are fabulously monstrous, dramatic and scary…in a good way.

Although vampires and zombies are always trending, impersonate some fresh characters inspired from this year’s hottest movies. Sean Conklin, lead make-up artist at Make-up Designory (MUD) provides expert tips that’ll leave you looking like a striking queen not a repulsive maiden.

Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman

The fairest one of all! Recreate her enchanted look here with these easy steps:

Face: For longer-lasting make-up, evenly apply MUD’s Face Primer with a sponge or Brush 940. Next, sweep the HD Air Foundation on the entire face with a sponge or Brush 940 for an ageless appearance. To reduce the reflection on the skin, lightly dust the Loose Powder with the 510 Fan Brush.

Eyes: Queen Ravenna’s eye treatment is soft and subtle. To achieve a rich, long-lasting brow suitable for a queen, transfer the Taupe Eye Pencil onto Brush 210. Follow the natural direction of the hair to fill in the brow. To recreate the soft smoky eye, use the Taupe Eye Color with Brush 810 to completely fill in the top lid and on the outer corner of the lower lash line. Blend the hard edge with Brush 800 and drag the color outward in a wing like upward fashion. Be sure not to droop the outer corner down. Blend the lower lash line with Brush 800 to finish the smoky look. For definition, follow the upper lash line with the Black Cake Liner and Brush 100. Finish with a couple coats of Volumizing Mascara.

Cheeks: Use the Soft Peach Cheek Color to give the illusion of a softer appearance and an overall glow. With Brush 510, apply from the hairline and dust a light application downward to magically soften the shape. Next, lightly dust on the apples of the cheeks.

Lips: To complete the soft, subtle, bewitching recreation of Queen Ravenna, conjure a mixture of Rose Clay and Just Peachy Lipstick. Apply to the lips with Brush 310 and you’ll be appointed fairest one of all.

You can find all the products used to create your own Queen Ravenna look at www.mudshop.com.

Fall in love with guilt free Cake from Make-Up Designory!

I’m smitten with MUD’s Cake Eyeliner. I have always loved the look of liquid eyeliner but with a very unsteady hand I generally stick to eyeliner pencils. Cake Eyeliner gives my eyes that same dramatic look but is so easy to apply. Its a powder formula, just wet your eyeliner brush and swirl into Cake Eyeliner. Once you reach the desired intensity just let it dry and it lasts smudge-free until you wash it off.

 

Make-up Designory (MUD)  Cake Eyeliner .

The formula, known for its precision and versatility, arrives with staying power and its easy to use. Achieve an even application by first slightly wetting the brush then dip and roll into Cake Eyeliner. For a super fine line, use MUD’s #100 Round Liner Brush, #210 Angle Liner Brush or #900 Round Liner Brush with very little pressure to create smooth, soft eyes.

For a true high-definition look apply greater pressure to the brush for a thick line on the upper and lower lids. Allow liner to dry completely before fully opening the eye. Avoid drawing a straight line above your eyelash. Instead glide the liner and dab the brush at the base of the eyelid until you reach your statement look.

Available in a chocolate brown and jet-black smudge-resistant shade

MUD’s Cake Eyeliner has a suggested retail price of $13 for a 3g/0.105 oz. compact and is available at select MUD shops and boutique locations or www.mudshop.com.

About Make-Up Designory (MUD):
Make-Up Designory is a private post secondary institution that provides training every year to hundreds of students from around the world to work in fashion, film, and television. Specialties include beauty make-up artistry, hairstyling, portfolio development, character make-up, and special make-up effects. The school has two locations, one in Los Angeles (founded in 1997) and one in New York. In addition, the school has its own cosmetics line, that range from $8 – $26, with retailers and distributors in the US, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Japan, Australia, West Africa, Mexico, Guam, and the Dominican Republic.