LOTW: A Vampy (or Vampire-y) Look For a Night Out

Don't be afraid of the dark (dark red makeup, that is).
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October 15, 2015
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This is the time of year when I really get into more dramatic looks and start playing with the darker colors in my palettes. This week, I wanted to do a look that was dark and glam and could do double-duty as a look for any occasion. You could even rock it for a vampire costume this Halloween!

I started by applying a matte burgundy shadow to my mobile lid leaving a clean space in the center.

After applying a shimmery ivory shadow as a brow-bone highlight, I ran a shimmery burgundy shadow through my crease, closing off the top of that clear space I left.

With a fluffy blending brush, I added a transition shade to blend the shadow from my crease up to my brow-bone highlight.

I love duo-chrome pigments and Insomnia (a blue-brown duo-chrome pigment) from Makeup Geek is my favorite because it works well with a lot of different colors. With a dampened shadow brush, I applied this pigment to the negative space in the center of my lids.

I had some fallout from the shadows I used (which is why I usually do foundation after) so I cleaned up the space under my eyes with a cleansing cloth and sharpened the shape of my shadow as well to get more of an angle.

After I applied my foundation and powder, I lined my lower lash line and two-thirds of my upper lash line with black pencil and went back over both lines with matte black shadow, bringing it up into a slight wing.

For some added dimension, I ran what was leftover of the pigment I used on the center of the lid along my lower lash line.

I finished the eyes by filling in my brows and coating my lashes with mascara.


I know vampires are often quite pale (you know, because of the whole dead thing) but there’s no way I’d let my vampirism get in the way of my blush game. I opted for a shimmery berry shade (Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore) and topped my lips with a deep black cherry lip color.

Here are my favorite looks from last week:

What are your favorite movie or TV vampire looks? What are your favorite vampy lip shades? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Don’t forget to tag @xovain and #xoLOTW!