HALLOWEEN: Candy Corn Inspired Makeup Tutorial

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Halloween is just around the corner, and sadly, I won’t be participating in any fun activities this year! So, I’ve decided since I promised you all a makeup tutorial, I’d make one inspired by candy corn, my absolute favorite Halloween candy! Keep in mind that I will be posting more tutorials when I have the chance, even though they may not be frequent (due to being a new mom soon). But I promise I will try my best!
This is the MAC 120 palette I used for this look. It is not real MAC obviously, being MAC doesn’t sell palettes this large, but the colors are very pigmented and bright, they are absolutely amazing if you use a base with them. You can purchase one of these palettes on eBay for a reasonable price. I circled the colors in red that I used for this tutorial.

 Here are the steps to take to create this candy corn look:

1. Use a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the color Milk as a base, it doesn’t need to be perfect.
2. Using your finger, blend out and upward toward your brown bone.
3. Using a flat shadow brush (MAC 239), apply a matte white shadow to inner corner of eye.
4. Using the flat shadow brush, apply a matte yellow shadow to middle of the lid.

5. Using a blending brush (MAC 217), apply matte orange shadow to outer corner and crease.
6. Using the blending brush, apply the same matte white shadow in step 3 to add a highlight on brow bone.
7. Using the same blending brush, apply matte black shadow to outer corner to add depth. Then blend everything well to rid of any harsh lines you may have.
8. Apply liner as you normally would, then curl lashes and apply mascara. False lashes are optional of course! Then you’re all done!
Here is the finished look!

“Be Curious, Not Judgmental”

Have you ever judged someone at a glance? Or without even getting to know them? We are all guilty of this, and we all know how it feels to be on the other side of the glass. We have all judged, and we have all been judged. It is not a very good feeling, yet it continues to be a part of our everyday lives.

I am not going to lie, I used to be a very judgmental person, like a lot of other people. In the past couple years, I have come to the realization that everyone lives completely different lives from each other, and there are just some things we cannot control. Calling someone fat because they are bigger than you, or even calling someone anorexic because they are ten times smaller than you is not okay, you have no idea what kinds of problems they are having in life.

Have you ever thought about what struggles that person is going through, or what they have gone through in life? Have you put yourself in their shoes and thought about how they might be feeling? We can never know unless we are in their situation. So next time you see someone out of the ordinary, think twice about these things before judging them and making assumptions. I truly believe everyone is beautiful in some way. Maybe some folks aren’t so beautiful on the outside, but they can surely have a heart of gold.

“The pregnant girl walking down the street,
she got raped.
The boy you called lame,
he has to work every night to support his family.
That girl you pushed down the other day,
she’s already being abused at home.
That girl you called fat,
she’s starving herself.
The old man you made fun of ’cause of the ugly scars,
he fought for our country.
The boy you made fun of for crying,
his mother is dying.
You think you know them.
Guess what? You don’t.”