Saturday, 27 October 2012

Halloween: Greek Goddess

Last night I went to a Halloween party and decided to dress up as a Greek Goddess - This is only because my sister already had the costume in the house and I was too lazy and skint to buy a new one, so I was very uncreative. My sister got the costume from eBay two years ago and made the hairband herself. My shoes are from Red Herring at Debenhams which I've had for about 3 years so I pulled them out the wardrobe and they went perfectly!

I wasn't too sure how to do my hair so I googled photos of Greek Goddesses and ended up going with this style. Firstly I backcombed my hair at the crown using my Denman backcombing brush and a little bit of Osis Dust It to add more volume and pinned it in place with a few kirbies. I then pinned all my hair to the side and added a few of my clip in extensions for more length and volume and curled it using tongs. Finally I pulled a few strands down at the front to frame my face and added the hairband - so simple and only took about 10/15 minutes!

For my makeup I wanted a really glowing gold look and my sister said she had an idea for it so I just let her get on with it and it turned out amazing! She ended up doing my boyfriend and my friends makeup too and we all looked so good. So here's what she used on me (which is A LOT)...

Rimmel Sun Shimmer Medium Matte/Makebelieve Enhance Glow Tinted Moisturiser/MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC30
MAC Studio Finish Concearler NW25
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Medium
No7 Skin Illuminator - Peach
Chanel Tan De Soleil
Benefit Sunbeam
Dior Amber Diamonds Highlighting Powder
NYX Blush - Terracotta
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Shadow Creme - Antique Gold
UD Naked Palette - Half Baked 
MAC Crushed Metallic Pigment - Seasonal Cool
MAC Crushed Metallic Pigment - Light Violet
Barry M Dazzle Dust - Gold 44
MAC Paint - Still Life
Maybelline Gel Liner - Black
MAC Kohl Liner - Feline
Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express - Black Drama
Millie Mackintosh Soho Lashes
Benefit Browzings - Dark

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner - Midnight Plum
MUA Lipstick Shade 2
Barry M Dazzle Dust - Gold 44

Wow that's a lot of makeup, but it doesn't look as much as that when it's all on. I was really happy with the way my costume, hair and makeup turned out! What do you think? What are you going as for Halloween?


  1. Lovely costume! I wish I was dressing up for Halloween this year! xo

  2. Your hair is lovely in this! How long did the backcombed bit stay up and perfect like that for? Going as a vampire doll but all will be seen on the 31st!
    Follow back? xxx

    1. It stayed perfect all night. Dust it is amazing and I put loads of hairspray and pins in it x

  3. Wow you looks absolutely stunning girly, you're so pretty! Love the makeup and outfit.

    I'm having a MAC Makeup Giveaway on my blog, would love it if you came and had a look, you can win something of your choice!


  4. Cute outfit! Love the hair :) x

  5. You look gorgeous! I love that dress... Wish id have found that a few months ago when I dressed up as a Greek goddess! Hair looks great and your sis has done an awesome job with the makeup, hope you had a fab night xx

  6. Aww you look stunning, what a lovely outfit xx

  7. Wow, this is such a stunning Halloween outfit. I've been dying to try the Millie Mackintosh lashes too the look gorgeous on you.

  8. what a cute costume! <3

  9. Aww you look gorgeous!

    I luv your hair & the gold hair band. You made it yourself - how cool! :)I luv the way your hair is teased. Your shoes complete the look. Your sis did a fab job, she should have a beauty blog too! :D


  10. I think you look gorgeous hun, great outfit!
    Hope you have a fab week :-)

    Vanessa x

  11. That is a lot of makeup you used! But you look super pretty! I hope you had a blast at your party!

  12. Aww she's a creative wee thing your sister! Hairband, make-up, she should work on costume dramas!

    PS. I literally couldn't live without Dust It! x

  13. You look so beautiful. Your make-up is flawless :) So jealous!!


  14. you look so beautiful!
    the halloween party i'm supposed to go to is actually this weekend... so a bit late. it's usa theme and i've no idea what to wear :( <3

  15. This is a great idea for Halloween, I love your head dress x