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Halloween in Australia with Jerry

I’m SilhouetteScreams, but you can call me Jerry. I’m a 21 year old uni student from the Gold Coast in Australia, and I enjoy rolling around in sparkles when I’m not busy riding my pet kangaroo or shepherding my flock of angry drop bears. ;] I’m also a massive nerd for Greek mythology, horror films, Mahjong and sci-fi television.

We don’t really celebrate Halloween in Australia, much to my dismay. I’d love to try my hand at carving a pumpkin, visit a haunted corn maze and drink my weight in cider, but it’s too hot to eat pumpkin, you’d have to travel for a couple of hours to even find a corn field, and you’d be met with confused stares if you were to ask for cider at your local establishment! Halloween is just used like every other holiday in Australia: an excuse for a piss-up (house party), but with slutty costumes. Some stores do stock small displays of Halloween costumes for children, so we might get a handful of trick or treaters too. It’s so rare though, I never know what to say! I tend to just throw candy at the children, shut the door and quickly retreat to my bat cave to continue watching the scheduled Freddy Krueger marathon.

Eeep, I curled my lashes a bit weird! You could always use falsies and not
look like a lashless boy 🙂

Since our Halloween costumes tend to consist of something slutty, I figured I’d contribute a ~sexy look for my guest post. When I think of sexy dramatic makeup, I instantly think of black smokey eyes and red lips, so that’s what I went with!




  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer in Smoky – as a base on the lid + lower lashline
  • Designer Brands Eye Shadow Shimmer Palette: #48 (Shimmery Charcoal) – crease
  • Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Android – lid + lower lashline + dusted lightly in the crease
  • Tarte For True Blood Palette: The True Death – inner corner
  • Sugarpill Bulletproof – to tightline
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
  • Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer – to contour
  • Prorance Sunny Glam Water Glow Skinfinish in M13 – highlighter
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned
  • Darling Girl Cosmetics Holo-Gloss in Raining Blood
I wanted the smokey eye to be simple and glittery as all hell, so packed Illamasqua Android onto the lid and lower lashline. I then swept the shimmery charcoal from the Designer Brands palette into the crease, and dusted a little more of Android on top to amp up the sparkle. I then added a pop of silver into the corner using The True Death, and brought it up a little into the inner crease. I’ve only used 2 mascaras here because I’m trying to use up my samples. They’re both mediocre when used alone, but nicer when layered together. 🙂
Sexy insurance salesperson?
I kept the cheeks neutral and contoured my moonface a bit with NARS Laguna Bronzer, and packed highlighter onto my cheekbones. Prorance is a Korean brand, but this is a fairly basic baked shimmery white & pastel powder, so it’s easily dupeable. I then lined and filled in my lips with NARS Damned. You could leave the lips matte to contrast with the glittery eyes, but I figured, “hey it’s Halloween, why not slather my entire face in shimmer?!” so I added a shimmery blood red gloss on top.
I hope you enjoyed my look! You could add a bit more colour to the cheeks and go as a sexy secretary/teacher/nurse/taxidermist, or go even paler and use it for a vampire costume. I can personally imagine Pam De Beaufort begrudgingly manning the door at Fangtasia on Halloween wearing this look. 🙂
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