How To Look Like A Doll For Halloween (Or Whenever)

Inspired by Jeremy Scott, I'm showing you how to become a porcelain toy come to life.
Publish date:
October 17, 2013
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Surprisingly, out of my extensive history of Halloween costumes, I have never attempted "Doll" before.

This Jeremy Scott runway look convinced me I had to try.

This look is just the base for all your doll dreams (or nightmares); you can go further and make her a ghost, gor-ify her face and limbs, decapitate her, whatever. This is also a look I think you could translate for non-Halloween times, so, bonus.

This doll is made of porcelain, so cover up all imperfections with foundation. I used IOPE Air Cushion Sunblock XP and finished with dusting powder.

I used my Royal Vision contacts in Pinky Colour Brown, for that extra doll-like effect.

For the eyes, I used the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. First, I used Venus (a shimmery white beige) all over my lids up to the crease.

I then used Urban Decay's Naked 2 (a matte light brown) mixed with some Faint (a matte medium brown) into the crease. I'm lying--this isn't my actual crease, but I had to make it higher to get that round, "I have glass eyes" look.

Then, using black liquid eyeliner, I lined my upper lash line fairly thick, finishing with a tiny flick. Using a black pencil liner, I tight lined my upper water line so there were no gaps.

Using my liquid liner again, I drew a black line slightly underneath my eye. I like to think of this as aegyo sal taken to the next level. I coated my lashes in mascara.

Using liquid liner, I drew on fake lower lashes. You can go wispy or graphic, up to you. I chose wispy because it's easier.

I filled in my eyebrows with my Anastasia Brow kit.

Finding inexpensive orange blush in the drug store is still hard! I settled on Maybelline's Color Tattoo 24Hr Shadow in Fierce and Tangy because this was the only orange tone in a sea of roses, beiges and corals. But guys, this was a fabulous find. Not only do I love the colour, but this stuff stays and is such a bargain, too.

After I applied the blush, I went to work on freckles. Using a brown eyeliner, dot 'em on. The more the merrier. You can use a sponge to rub some out, or lift some colour out for variation in shade.

I also contoured the cheeks using Tom Ford's Shade and Illuminate.

For lips, I used a swipe of Joe Fresh lipstick in Melon, followed by a sheer lip gloss.

My version of this hair look is pretty simplified, but it gets the job done. You'll want to start off with your hair in it's most voluminous state. My hair is always bigger when I haven't washed it, especially if it's previously been in a high ponytail or topknot.

I sprayed with dry shampoo, and then used a Hannah favourite, Got2B Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder, throughout my roots. I didn't bother to rub the shampoo in because I would be spraying with pink-coloured hairspray anyway.

Because this look needs all the volume it can get, I also used the help of my fake hair in a hair net. Placing it on top of my head, I then covered it with my real hair, and pinned into place.

Then I gathered my hair into two pigtails, teasing at the roots. I then looped the ends under and tied again.

Since some of the models had pink hair, I decided to use some colour hair spray. Do this in a well-ventilated room. I was practically choking at the fumes, so didn't spray my hair to full effect. I value my lungs.

Here is the final look:

Don't forget to carry a knife behind your back!