The Ghost of Christmas Past

Since Charles Dickens is a cool dude and this time of year really wouldn’t feel right without mince pies, puddings with custard, Love Actually and of course, A Christmas Carol. I thought a little tutorial on creating your Ghost of Christmas Past was in order.


Gather your tools: I used the NYX Caviar and Bubbles palette; MAC Mineralize in NC15, MAC Viva Glam Original (Ru Paul Edition), NYX White Eyeshadow Base, Catrice Taupe Eyeliner pencil and MAC Lip Pencil in Brick.


Start off by mixing a bit of the NYX White eyeshadow base and your foundation. This helps makes the skin look more ghostly and adds a bit of a blur to skin. Also add a bit of the base to your eye area.


Follow up with the lightest taupe in the palette mixing in the white. Adding layers follow the natural contour of the socket. Take this light taupe colour under the eye too being careful not to add too much pigment. Add a bit of a slightly darker brown to the crease and blend it down towards the lid and line the water line with the taupe Catrice pencil like below.Ghost-04

Finally get into character. Emma wore her hair in the best old timey do I could manage, added some pearls and vintage slip and we lined and filled her lips in with a good red like the Viva Glam Original.


The prettiest Ghost of Christmas past there is!

Love, Smudged_logo


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