Two Unbelievable Makeup Looks for Halloween

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Remember when I used upcoming Halloween as an excuse to pose all scared and mysterious in the center of Moscow? Well, I decided to take it to the next level and collaborate with an excellent makeup artist for two very different, but equally mind blowing looks. Shot by my wonderful Natasha.

Halloween makeup look inspired by cubism on A Handful of Stories.

We looked through some cubist portraits and created this two-in-one piece of art. I’m not that into cubism, but it makes for great creative makeup inspiration. Sveta did a brilliant work drawing the faces, didn’t she? Probably my favourite look ever. Also, my old-timey poses. Not sure if they’re cool or obnoxious, and that’s exactly the feeling I was going for.

Picasso inspired Halloween makeup look.

Who’s your favourite painter?

Branches in the hair Halloween hairstyle on A Handful of Stories.

This one could be a forest fairy or a swamp spirit. I have no idea; I just wanted to put a lot of branches in my hair and wear this lace top backwards. Anyone else getting Edwar Scissorhands vibes here?

Edward Scissorhands Halloween makeup and crazy hair.

Pretty sure if I slept in the woods, my hair would naturally look like this. Unless braided, it forms a perfect bird’s nest at night. Can you imagine combing and washing my face after this shoot? So much for not living in the woods.

Dark Halloween look on A Handful of Stories.

Photos and editing by Natalia Karpova

Makeup and hair by Svetlana Bliznichenko

Which one is your favourite?


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  • Those looks are fantastic!

  • I’m crazy about both of these looks, but the Cubism one is my favorite! I love the colors and how you’ve used the design to style the look.

    My favorite painted is Cezanne.

    • I think the first one is my favourite too, it’s so detailed! Don’t think I’ve seen anyone do a similar look. I will be collaborating with Svetlana again 🙂
      I always look at Cezanne’s paintings and I understand why they’re good, but I just don’t feel it, you know? I’ve had people who are crazy about Cezanne explain me why I should be too, I’ve seen people go “oooh, now I get it, this is unbelievable”, but his art just doesn’t touch me. Maybe I will get it someday, when I grow up 🙂 I love many painters, but Monet must be my absolute favourite. Did you like Cezanne straight away?

      • I think what I was immediately drawn to was Cezanne’s use of contrast and color. So different than other artists I had seen previously. Hopefully you can enjoy his work someday too.

        • Yes, I will look at his works again soon. We have quite a few here in Moscow.

  • SheelaGoh

    Slow living isn’t always for everyone LOL I doubt I could do the dryad look either. Gunky hair isn’t quite my thing but the make-up looks you’ve shown here are!!! Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. I’m just going to be Mariko-san from Shogun.

    • Thankfully, Sveta used a lot of clip-in extensions and even a little pillow for the hairstyle, so my hair wasn’t that bad afterwards 🙂 She is an artist, especially blown away by the detailing in the first look. Did you do the traditional Japanese make up?

  • Happinessatmidlife

    Wow these are stunning! I am going to be a skeleton and attempt to do some scary skeleton face but nothing this intricate.


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion linkup.

    • I could never replicate this on my own 😀 How did the skeleton face turn out? 🙂

  • Amazingly gorgeous Yana! These are so creative!
    Rachel xo
    Thanks for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired me”
    Garay Treasures

    • Thank you, Rachel 🙂