Have a Safe Halloween

Posted on October 11, 2011 by terresa | 2 Comments

If you are concerned about what is in the cosmetics that you wear, then certainly you have hesitated to purchase Halloween makeup for your children. Those thick, greasy colors made in China can't be good for the glowing, healthy skin of a small child, can they?

Luckily, choosing a safe Halloween does not mean settling for a boring costume. Alima Pure cosmetics are safe for all ages, and you can create any look your little trick-or-treaters desires, from a cute kitten to a scary zombie. Let your imagination run wild.

Look #1 - Cute kitten.

For this simple look, we used Onyx Satin Matte Eyeliner with water. We painted on whiskers, outlined the nose, and lined the upper eyelid. On the lid, we winged the liner out past the edge of the eye, and then curved down under the eye to create a more rounded, dramatic cat eye. We dabbed some Satin Matte Blush in Pink onto the tip of the nose, and slicked a little Organic Nourishing Lip Balm in Rhubarb on her lips. Add a pair of kitty ears and your little cat is ready to prowl!

Look #2 - Fairy Princesses

For these cute little princesses, we kept the look simple.  We started with a little Luminous Shimmer Shadow in Hellebore right under the brows on each girl.  Then we used bright, shimmering eyeshadow, applied with a damp brush all over their lids.  (From left to right, Aegean, Amethyst and Leone.)  Then we dusted Luminous Shimmer Powder in Lumina all over their faces.  Satin Matte Blush in Pink went on the apples of their cheeks, and Organic Nourishing Lip Balm in Rhubarb was applied to their lips.  Add a pretty dress, wings, maybe a headband or crown, and they are totally fancy!

Look #3 - Rock Star

This was a first for Alima, applying makeup to boys for a photo shoot!  We think the results speak for themselves, but before we begin, a warning.  Do not attempt this at home if you have a child (or adult), who has a difficult time sitting still. Peter, seen here in "Cat Man" face, was in the makeup chair for close to 45 minutes because of the complexity of his design.

For both boys, we started with Satin Matte Eyeshadow in White, mixed with water and applied with a large brush. Because we were going to be shooting this under lights, we did not do the whole face in white, and then paint the other colors over, because we were worried that the black would appear grey with the flash.  If you are just sending someone off to a party or trick-or-treating, however, it may be fine to do  the entire face in white, then paint the other colors over the top.  We sketched the designs on with black first, so the white was painted up to the edges of the black.  After it was applied, we layered on more white with a #15 Flat Top Foundation Brush and a sponge.  Then we mixed Satin Matte Eyeliner in Black with water and painted it on with a smaller brush for the black areas.  "Cat Man" has green around his eyes, we used Luminous Shimmer Shadow in London, mixed with water.  For the grey tip of his nose, we mixed Pearluster Eye Shadow in Zen with water.  Evan, in his "Star Child" makeup was a little simpler, but in case your wig allows more eyes to show than his does, remember that the eye without the star needs to be completely covered in white, and that a strong black brow should be painted over that eye.  For both boys, we finished with Nourishing Lip Balm in Holly Berry. Neither one wanted to take the makeup off after the photo shoot, so they wore it for several hours at home.  It looked good and fresh for several hours, but after 3 or 4 hours the white, because it was applied so heavily, did start to flake off.  Plan your activities accordingly!  Black "rock star" wigs completed the look for both boys.

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