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Drop Dead Beautiful

So, there is one week to Halloween (or should I say the evening that will be widely celebrated as being Halloween with parties and trick-or-treating!) and to be frank that doesn’t mean too much to me, however I know a lot of people enjoy playing dress up. Dress up to look dead or half dead is not dressing up to me. I like pretty things. I like looking alive but you know, each to their own! Once cannot deny though, the amount of effort some people go to in creating some looks is completely wow.

Here are some makeup-spirations in honour of this weird and spooky holiday loved by so many!

GoldieStarling Harley Quinn Queen of Hearts Skull Tard Trick or Treat

Beautiful Zombie Black Lips Bloodshot Eyes Beauty Creepy Nails Day of the Dead (2) Day of the Dead Halloween Beauty halloween black swan Halloween Comic Halloween Mask Haute Egyptian Halloween Intricate Halloween Detail Queen of Hearts saw Spirit Sultry Spiderwebs The Hand Two Faced

Some of these looks take intricate hours (rather hire a professional if you want one that will!) to perfect however some of the ‘easier’ beauty looks can easily be achieved with products you have lying around, however you might need to buy a couple of different colours which you might not use on a regular basis! The best bet is to decide in advance how you want your face to look and plan it out, although you may be somewhat more like me constantly don’t know if you’re coming or going… First rule is not to spend a fortune on any makeup product that you may require which you probably won’t use again. Think of more affordable options.

Are you looking for a stand out lip that will deliver on adding a wow factor? How about trying out RALO cosmetics, it’s a steal, with some added bling!

Ralo Cosmetics- Diamante Lipstick in Plum Berry  (R39.50)

Ralo Cosmetics- Diamante Lipstick in Plum Berry (R39.50)

To look a bit more Gaga-ish, in both colour and price OFRA Cosmetics have slightly more shades which are enough to add that extra va-va-voom to your look which are slightly more expensive, but hey, who wouldn’t kill for some OFRA in their makeup drawer! 😉

OFRA - Midnight Blue

OFRA Cosmetics Lipstick in Midnight Blue (R149.67)

Make your eyes pop and look all zombified with lovely grey and blue tones from Essence, Wet ‘n Wild or Ralo Cosmetics.

Essence 3D Duo Eyeshadow in Irresistible Smokey Eye (R39.95)

Essence 3D Duo Eyeshadow in Irresistible Smokey Eye (R39.95)

Ralo Cosmetics - 5-Colour Eyueshadow Shimmer (R44.50)

Ralo Cosmetics – 5-Colour Eyueshadow Shimmer (R44.50)

Went'n Wild - colour Icon Eye Shadow Trio in Don't Steal My Thunder

Went’n Wild – colour Icon Eye Shadow Trio in Don’t Steal My Thunder

The best part is, they can also be used for some more toned down looks to create extra sultry smoky eyes! Buy wise for events like this and reward yourself afterwards with quality products that do you justice and look after your skin.

There is only two rules.

#1. Get inspired, if you’re participating.

#2. If you’re going to do something, do it properly.

x flea143

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Roadkill Couture

The fashion industry is historically pretty fond of wearing dead animals because of its legacy as a luxury material, however, designers tend to obscure the origin of the fur – few people like being reminded of all the suffering and sinew that goes into a pricey fur coat.

eatton1Conceptional artist Jess Eaton wants to address the gap between dead animals that are socially acceptable to wear and those that are not – so she made a bunch of dresses out of straight-up roadkill.

eatton2Roadkill Couture comprises of garments created out of the pelts, feathers and bones of animals that have been killed and eaten as food, have accidentally killed on our roads, that have died of natural causes or been culled as pests.

Roadkill Couture is a celebration of the exquisite design of nature and is giving a second life to things of wonder and beauty when they would normally perish or simply be thrown away or discarded.

The animals used have been found by ourselves, donated by friends, family or pest control or bought at the butcher and we have processed each and every one ourselves.

Roadkill Couture has a very strong ethical code and aboslutely no animal was, or ever will be harmed or killed for the making of the collection.

Jess Eaton’s designs will be on display at London’s White Gallery this May.

While I appreciate that Jess Eaton is asking questions that need to be asked from within the fashion industry (Kate Moss wore one of her designs in Love), but I really cannot help but feel that these look a little too much like golden era Alexander McQueen.

eatton3Unfortunately, rather than a post about the origin of our so-called luxury materials, I’ve been tempted to having a conversation about intellectual property. So back to my point…I am not pro fur, faux, real or otherwise, HOWEVER I do believe that Jess Eaton may be onto something IF one would be possessed to wear another creature but my inital reaction to this was that, it is disturbing and tragic all at the same time.

what are your thoughts?

x missfitz

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