Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Macabre Makeup Pumpkin Face Tutorial

It's time for my newest Macabre Makeup tutorial! Today's tutorial is the pumpkin face, and instead of going full pumpkin on my whole face, I only did a portion of my face. If you try this, remember to post your results to Twitter tagged #MallorysMacabreMakeup for a retweet and a chance to be one of my daily makeup artist features!

  1. To begin this look, do your regular face routine and outline your pumpkin section in black eyeshadow. This will be gone over with black face paint later on, so there's no pressure to be perfect!
  2. Next, outline your jagged eye and mouth. You want this to look raggedly carved, so keep your points defined and make it look a little messy.
  3. Now, fill in your face with orange face paint, going around the eye and mouth you just outlined. Make sure to really cake this on, and fill it in completely. 
  4. Now, fill in your eye and mouth with black face paint. As with the orange, you want this to be filled in extremely well.
  5. Now, use the same black face paint on an eyeliner brush to go over your line used to outline the pumpkin section of your face. You could also use black eyeliner for this.
  6. Take a white eyeliner pencil or white face paint and outline parts of your look. This well help it stand out and keep the look from blending together.
That's the whole look! This is a good look for those of you who don't want to dress up for Halloween but still want to get into the spirit with your appearance. I mean, what screams Halloween more than pumpkins?

Today's featured #MallorysMacabreMakeup artist is @StormNixon26 with her gory face look! She uses fake blood to her advantage to create a terrifying, grotesque look that I loved! Amazing job! To have your skills featured on ChromoBeauty, tweet your photos tagged #MallorysMacabreMakeup so I can find them!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Macabre Makeup Comic Book Tutorial

It's time for day three of my Macabre Makeup series! Today's tutorial is the comic book character tutorial, and this is just the basic foundation for a comic book look. This can easily be altered to to fit a certain character from your favorite comic book. If you do try out this look or any Halloween makeup look, remember to include the tag #MallorysMacabreMakeup to have your masterpiece shared with my followers and, for my favorites, posted to my blog!

  1. Begin by applying your face makeup routine as usual and choosing a bright eyeshadow pigment. I chose blue because it's one of my favorites and shows up well. Really cake this on as we're going for a really artificial look here.
  2. Now apply the lines to your face with black eyeliner. I did mine first in pencil and then went back over it in liquid since the pencil wasn't as defined as I'd have liked, These go around the face, at the top of the nose, and on the cheek. I also applied some on the eyes to make them more pronounced. 
  3. Now for the dots! Using white face paint and the end of a small makeup brush, put the white dots all over your face. Try to keep them as close as you can to equal distance apart to keep with the artificiality of the look.Add a bold lip color, and you're done! 

I was really happy with this look, especially since it is only three steps! Another great thing about this look is that it can be adapted to fit any comic book character!

Today's featured #MallorysMacabreMakeup artist is Val from @_valeriesoto! She shows us an easy-to-do cat look with defined eye makeup and bold lips. Thanks for sharing, Val! To have your look featured in my Macabre Makeup series, simply tweet a picture of your favorite makeup creation you've done with the tag #MallorysMacabreMakeup. I'm retweeting ALL submitted photos and will be posting my favorites throughout the rest of October!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Macabre Makeup Creepy Smile Tutorial

Hey guys! Today is the second day of my Macabre Makeup series, and this is one of my favorite tutorials because it's incredibly easy. It literally took me less than ten minutes on my first attempt, and I was very happy with the outcome. 

Remember, I'm sharing/retweeting ANY Halloween makeup photos you post on Facebook or Twitter that are tagged with #MallorysMacabreMakeup, and I'll be taking my favorites and posting them on my blog with links back to your Twitter pages! I want to see every single one of your masterpieces, so make sure you put the hashtag!
A creepy smile is a staple in any Halloween look, so I decided to base a whole look off this idea. This is a half smile and stretches all the way up one side of your face, which I think makes it look even more creepy. I also wanted to give it a comical factor, which I incorporated with the bold pink lipstick.

  1. To begin this look, take a black face paint and draw a grin up one side of your face using an eyeliner brush to get a precise line. Fill this in really well since we want a big contrast between the dark mouth and bright white teeth that we'll add later.
  2. Now take out a bright pink lip liner to line the outside of your drawn lips and fill in the part of your real lips that isn't already filled in with the black paint.
  3. It's time to add the teeth! Take out your trusty white face paint and draw in some teeth using a pointed brush. We want this to be spooky yet comical, so I decided not to make the teeth jagged, but if you want a creepier vibe with your look, go for it!
That's all! Just three simple steps to achieve a crazy, funny makeup look!
Today's featured #MallorysMacabre photo is this fox look by Emerald from @emmersonsxx! This look is absolutely adorable from the precise eyes to the tiny little fox nose. Fantastic job, Emerald! She has several amazing Halloween looks, so remember to check out her Twitter pics sometime!
Want to have your Halloween makeup featured? Post your results on Facebook and Twitter and tag it with #MallorysMacabreMakeup for a share/retweet and a chance to appear on tomorrow's post! You can keep up with my Macabre Makeup series by following my Twitter, @malloryryan07, or my Facebook page,

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Macabre Makeup Porcelain Doll Tutorial

Hey guys! I've been waiting all month for today and it's FINALLY here! Today marks the start of my Macabre Makeup series, and every day this week, I will have a new costume makeup tutorial for you to try. I'd absolutely love to see any any of your makeup creations that you've been working on, so I'm retweeting and sharing ALL Twitter and Facebook posts of your Halloween makeup tagged with #MallorysMacabreMakeup. If I get enough entries, I'll also do a blog post with my favorites and links back to all of your Twitter pages. I can't wait to see your creations! Now, on to my first tutorial. 

Today's Macabre Makeup tutorial is the broken porcelain doll look. This is a look that even the most inexperienced makeup artists can do and still make look realistic. It would look so pretty paired with a cute doll-style dress and Mary Janes!
The first thing you're going to do is draw the crack with black eyeshadow and a thin brush. It should begin at the middle of the forehead and curve around your eye. This doesn't have to be perfect because we're going for that jagged, cracked look.
Now you're going to paint your face outside the crack with white face paint. Get an even coat all over your face and set it with a translucent powder.
Now you're going to take some black eyeshadow and lightly brush it over your crease. We don't want really harsh shadow here, just a small tint. Then, take your liquid eyeliner and draw a false lower lashline below your bottom lashes to give you those fake doll lashes. You're also going to line your upper lashline and add mascara.
Going over to the cracked section of your face, you're going to create a light smokey eye and line it with black pencil eyeliner. Top it off with some mascara.
Now we're going to add some pink blush like all porcelain dolls have to the apples of your cheeks. Use a deep pink lipstick on your lips. You might want to take the lipstick a little bit out of your natural lipline to give them the plump shape of a doll's lips.
Now take some dark brown shadow and use it on the inside of the crack to give it some depth. You want it to look like your porcelain face has come off to reveal a different face underneath. Then, line the outside of the crack with black liquid liner.
Now you can add your additional cracks. Draw these in pencil liner first, then go in and fill it in with liquid liner. Or, if you're comfortable with using liquid liner first with no pencil beforehand, go for it. I just like drawing it in pencil first because it's easier to correct if I mess up since I'm not the best with liquid liner.
And that's it! You have unique costume makeup that will catch any eye.

Remember, be sure to post any Halloween makeup you've tried this year on Facebook or Twitter tagged with #MallorysMacabreMakeup. I'm so excited to see all of your amazing creations! You can find me on Twitter at @malloryryan07 to keep up with all of the new tutorials that will be uploaded over the next seven days!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Staying Pink for October

I don't know about you, but I've been absolutely loving all of the pink spirit I've been seeing recently for Breast Cancer Awareness. From hair color to nail art, pink has been everywhere, and I decided to share my pink OOTD with you for your daily dose of pink!
The top I got from Belk Juniors and have absolutely adored now that the weather is the perfect temperature for lighter long sleeved tops. The color is one of my favorites to wear not only during Breast Cancer Awareness month, but year-round. 
But I think that what really makes this outfit is the accessories. The necklace I received from Moni Bijoux a while back, and the geometric pattern and rustic style added a good twist to this outfit. The shoes are my favorite wedges from Maurices, and the bracelet is bracelet is by Betsey Johnson

This is one of my favorite fall looks this far, and the warm tones of the top and accessories really embrace the change in season. What are your favorite colors for this fall?

Just a final reminder that my StoryBundle book giveaway ends tomorrow! Click here to get your entries in!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fourth Liebster Award

Hey guys! I was nominated for my first Liebster award soon after I started blogging in July of last year, and since that time, I've been nominated twice more and never got around to doing the posts and nominating others. A few days ago, I had my fourth nomination by my friend Irene from, and I've decided to jump back into this! It's been over a year since my last Liebster post, and I'm so excited to share this one!
There are four rules to follow once you are nominated:

  • Link back to the blogger that nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions the person who nominated you gives you
  • Create 11 new questions or use the same ones for your nominees
  • Nominate 5-20 people to recieve the award and answer your questions
Got it? Now, let's get on with my questions!

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

I've always had a love for fashion and sharing my ideas with others, and I wanted to try my knack at writing! It was just an experiment at first, but it's become something I really love!

2. Who is your favorite blogger and why?

My favorite blog to read is IFB's Business of Blogging section. They have quite a few writers that are very experienced and write valuable content when it comes to blogging advice. I've gotten so many valuable tips there! You can find them at

3. If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?
New Orleans, of course! It's my favorite place to be any day!

4. Craziest thing you've ever done?
Dying my hair purple! It was a totally random decision that was completely out of the blue. Really glad it happened though! It was a neat experience.

5. One thing you would change about your life?

Some of my relationships with friends and family are a bit tense right now. Nothing major, but I would love to have it fixed!

6. If you had to eat just one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I'm such a foodie, so this is really difficult to answer. I'm gonna go with risotto. It's always been one of my favorite foods.

7. Who do you look up to the most?

My dad. He's a better person than I could ever hope to be, and I can only hope to grow up to be half the person he is!

8. If you were to live in a movie, which movie would it be?

Alice in Wonderland. It looks like such an interesting place to live and has always been one of my favorite movies. Never a dull moment living there!

9. What is your hidden talent?

I'll have to say drawing. I'm not fantastic, but I'm pretty good, and it's something most people don't know about me.

10. What is a thing you would never do, no matter the circumstances?

Totally blow off my family for my friends. I know so many people that completely ditch their families for their social lives, and I hate that!

11. Where do you hope to be in five years?

At a good college making a living for myself blogging. I plan on hopefully becoming a freelance blogger one day.

I'd like to give a huge thanks for Irene for nominating me, and here are my nominees!

Zhenya from Being Zhenya
Jessica from The Pyreflies
Katie from Beauty By Caitlin
Jemma from Dorkface
Heather from Dog Mom Chic

Here are your questions!
1. What book/movie character best relates to you?
2. Favorite vacation spot?
3. What/who is your blogging inspiration?
4. How would you describe your fashion sense in three words?
5. Favorite song right now?
6. When did you start blogging?
7. Best year of your life?
8. Tennis shoes or dress shoes for everyday?
9. Which is always better, the book or the movie?
10. What color looks best on you?
11. Favorite childhood memory?

I hope you enjoyed my answers, and big thanks to Irene for nominating me! Nominees, I look forward to reading your answers! Click here to view my answers!

For all of you readers, remember that my book giveaway is still open! Check it out here to get your entries in!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Patch With Canaan

Halloween is getting closer and closer, and that mean's it's pumpkin time! Last week, me and my brother Canaan went over to the Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch to find the perfect pumpkins!
When we arrived, we took a hayride down to the MASSIVE pumpkin patch! We had so many to choose from!

Next we went to see the farm animals and do Canaan's favorite part, which of course was the corn maze! Canaan's been crazy about mazes ever since he was little, so after we both took the trip through, the Maze Runner ran through by himself in 67 seconds! 

He was very proud of himself

I chose a really simple outfit for this, just a green top from Rue 21 that's very light and cool for the warm weather with my Old Navy skinny jeans and Top Moda combat boots.

Griffin Farms is located at 826 Griffin Rd, West Blocton, Alabama, 35184 and admission is $10 (this includes a pumpkin!). Have you gotten your pumpkin for Halloween yet? Let me know in the comments below!

Remember, my StoryBundle giveaway is still going on! There's five days left to enter to win one of five bundles of books! Enter here!