Halloween Make-Up: The Candy Corn Cat Eye

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Chalk this quick little post up to impulse shopping at it’s finest. Sheesh.

I was walking through Wal*Mart yesterday on my way to the toilet paper isle when this $2.24 wonder practically blinded me from cosmetics.


Wow, that’s bright.

I am so, so not a make-up person -- a minimalists at heart who skips make-up all together most days. But for some reason, the freakishly-bright-Halloween-hey-why-not mood came over me and into my cart it went. And while the kids where down for naps and I was supposed to be folding laundry had free time, I started playing around on my otherwise un-prepped and un-plucked eyes.

The result?

A little something I like to call  The Candy Corn Cat Eye

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What do you think?  Kicky or creep?

Obviously I’m no 16-year-old YouTube make-up tutorial wiz, but for some reason I really enjoyed brushing wide strokes of garish color all over my eyelids with reckless abandon.


And stepping outside my everyday routine makes me want to do other wild and crazy things today … like take my hair out of a clip, wax my upper lip and get some bangs-ha!


Or maybe go someplace special with my all-dolled-up-self … like Target.

Ah, the power of make-up.


So what are you doing for Halloween?

Do you dress up?

Do you do fun little things like wear funky socks, play with your make-up or drag out the black polish?



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  1. Its not garish at all, actually very pretty (and pretty green eyes to boot)! Im a crazy socks kind of girl, I have a slight problem with buying the singles from target. :)

  2. I love it! I think you look beautiful. I am going to try this...like right now!

  3. I think you look hot!!!! Candy Corn Cat eyes everyday!!!!!!

  4. My lord I love candy corn. I must find some today. Not the eyes. The real stuff.

  5. You look great and your comment "and this $2.24 wonder practically blinded me from the cosmetics" Had me laughing out loud. Fun post.

  6. I love it! I think it looks great for every day on you. :) It also might work with my "pumpkin patch princess" costume. Thanks for sharing on WFMW. :)

  7. I love the sparkles. I think it would look great as a pretty witch costume makeup. That way you don't have to do the goth look. LOL.


  8. Such a cute idea, I love it. So glad that I found your blog.

  9. This is so much fun! It's not too over the top - the colors are perfect!

  10. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! I was at the walmart last saturday, I happened to notice the same exact eyeshadow out of the corner of my eye..I then alerted my 15yo daughter that they had candy corn eyeshadow! We'll be getting some this week! Can't wait to have some bewitching cat eye's like yours! Happy All-Hallows Eve!

  11. Beautiful!! I would love for you to stop by and link up your project to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up. I also have a link party for Halloween projects only at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/09/trick-or-treat-link-party.html that I would love for you to link up to as well.


  12. Well look at you! You look great Nike! Such pretty eyes! The colors look great on you! I would have never guessed that this was candy corn makeup.

    PS. Guess who just made me cry?! Thank you so much for your sweet comment at Someday Crafts! You are awesome and you seriously just made my day even more special!!!! Thank you friend!

  13. Way to treat yourself cheaply! How fun! I used to spend literally hours getting ready for parties (I have a degree in Theatre so we had some wild themed parties) or Halloween doing costumes and elaborate makeup, and would scour the thrift stores for fun clothing pieces. Now for Halloween I run around the day before the trunk or treat trying to find cheap/free costumes for my kids screaming "I hate holidays!" and end up wearing my old Ren fair cloak and bringing my fencing rapier. Which actually worked well this year as I had a princess and 2 dragons.

    BTW The best costume I saw this year was a pair of adorable baby twins, 1 dressed as Clark Kent and 1 as Superman.

  14. Nice halloween eye makeup. you look so pretty there. Love it!
    And hey, feel free to check out more Halloween makeup ideas that I feature in my post too. Cheers and happy halloween to you!


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