Bloody hell; it's a contest!

I've talked to several lovely specimens who want to try their hands at some glam, gory, and gorgeous costume makeup looks, and I WANT TO SEE THEM ALL because I'm greedy like that. 

So I present to you the: 

All you have to do is send Pretty Much your photo one of two ways

  • On Facebook, just send Pretty Much a message with your photo, or 
  • On Instagram, hashtag your photo with #PrettyMuchFaceOff 

The winner will be announced on Halloween and will get a little swag bag full of samples of some of my favorite beauty products. 


I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Now go make a face! 

Full-On Monet

Morning, guys, and happy Hump Day! 

If you recognized the title of today's blog post to be a line from "Clueless," then you are totally hero status today! :) 

I chose that title because it seemed especially relevant to the costume look I did last night.

Admittedly, it was a bit of a half-assed effort. I had already showered but was feeling pretty restless and wasn't really in the mood to continue watching the snotty 21-year-old that was on House Hunters.

So I sauntered into my lair to try my hand at some Wicked Witch makeup. Pretty tame. Pretty standard. I'll share it nonetheless. 

Be warned, it's a full-on Monet.

What's that? 


 A full-on Monet :  when . . . 

The green is really splotchy, blotchy, and uneven. I guess doing your makeup in a dim room isn't real helpful.



I noticed the splotchy-ness in the pictures right away, so I did a little more blending, so it was . . .



I kind of wanted to go into the bedroom to approach Kyle just to be like . . . 

But I feared it would be far too similar to this exchange . . . 

. . . or worse . . . 


In terms of the makeup, it could've gone better; it could've gone worse.
But hey, "at least I didn't skin a collie to make my back pack."

Sugar Skulls

What's up, sugar? :) 

A few of my friends came over the other night for wine and general merriment, and one of the girls had sent me a screenshot of a sugar skull Halloween makeup look from Pinterest and encouraged me to do it. I told her to bring her face to me, and I would.

Done deal. 

We had a little too much fun with this one, and a few glasses (okay, fine, bottles) of wine in, we thought it would be a good idea to go into our bedroom and try to scare Kyle with this at about 12:30 am. He was none too thrilled. 

Also, I had Keri take the pictures herself so there were a few hilarious mantle-worthy outtakes littered throughout my photos that I refuse to ever delete. 

We wanted to incorporate some fake blood, but I didn't think it went with the pretty pinks in Keri's look so I did another one on myself later on.

And yes, after we were finished, we just sat on the couch like this and talked for the rest of the night. Pretty standard girls night, right? :)

Fancy Face Friday

Praise and thanks giving; it's another Friday night in October. <3

Just a heads up, Fancy Face Friday this month is probably most likely going to be costume makeup turned up to 11. I hope that's okay with you guys. 

On the menu for today is Maleficent and random mermaid. I decided to lump them together since they both required green skin, which isn't really something I often sport. 

I put my falsies on really lopsided and sloppy—slop-sided, if you will—so I could barely keep my eyes open, they just felt so heavy on me. Try to look past it :)

Mermaid Makeup

Have a lovely weekend, my pretties!

Black Swan

Who's going a little cray with this Halloween costume makeup business? 

Guilty as charged, but in my defense, having a makeup blog, a deep love for October, and not much in the arena of "self restraint" makes for a pretty rough combination.

I had a request for Black Swan costume makeup, and I was super stoked to try it out.

I did the White Swan and the Black Swan, and the Black Swan was by far the creepiest thing I've ever done to my face (aside from my stint with headgear braces—gonna take a lot to top that one), but O-Mar Epps was it fun :) 

Without further ado . . . 

I need to quit saying this, but I WISH YOU COULD'VE SEEN IT IN REAL LIFE!! Glitter city up in here, (and yes, it was a b* to clean off—I'm still scratching glitter off my neck). The photos just aren't cutting it. My brows were gold, my skin was iridescently glittered, my contour was a gold shimmer eyeshadow, and therefore, my entire face was sparkling like a dang Cullen—felt like a walking chandelier. 

As I've said before, shimmer/glitter always gets lost in photos, much to my dismay, but still, it was pretty fun. 

Cue the Black Swan . . . 

I don't know that I did it justice because I think the real thing is more intricate (and quite a bit blacker), but I had a blast doing it. #longliveHalloween

Hope you enjoyed it, loves! If you have any ideas or requests, feel free to leave a comment below! 


Hey, Doll Face!

Ready for some super simple doll makeup?

Right off the bat, I'm just gonna tell you I was going to use white face paint to create some shiny spots and look really porcelain, but I wasn't feeling QUITE that ambitious. Plus, I've got the entire rest of the month to amp up the drama so I'll just use that as my excuse.

Crucial to the look: False lashes on top, drawn-on Twiggy-style bottom lashes, high-but-SOFT-curving brows, Barbie pink lips (accentuating the cupid's bow), and two prominent circles of blush. 

I want to do another style of doll makeup (more of an exaggerated porcelain doll) as well, but I'll save it for later. :) 

Key Products:  Red Cherry False Lashes, EyeKandy Sprinkles in Tootie Fruitti, MAC Candy Yum Yum and Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color in 924A HyperPink


Have a wonderful day, doll face!