How to Steal a Million: A Mod Look for Halloween

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This year, there are endless amounts of fun things to do for Halloween; films, the symphony, haunted houses and corn mazes, comedy nights and dance parties. How does one even choose? And as many events as there are, the options for costumes are just as plentiful.

One costume that is always a safe bet? Film stars from eras past. Classic styles can often still be found in our closets for simple, last minute put-togethers. For our second film-inspired look we drew from the ever glamorous Audrey Hepburn in the 1960s film How to Steal A Million and the iconic dramatic eye look she wears.

How to Steal a Million / LUX Beauty Boutique

What you’ll need to create this look:

Begin by prepping and priming your face. You’ll definitely want an eye shadow primer to keep this look looking fab all night long.

When creating a look with intense eyes, it is always best to apply here first, as any pigment fallout can be wiped away without re-doing your whole face later.

Prep your lids with a matte light shadow from lid to brow bone for highlight, then prep the base of the lid with your neutral shadow as a base.

Create the vintage cut-crease look by marking with an eyeliner pencil ABOVE your natural crease (this keeps things from getting smudgy). The arc will follow the shape of your crease from the inner corner  to the end of your lash line. Trace with your eyes open to see the natural shape on you. Be light handed here, we are creating a guide for our smokey shadow.

Once you are happy with the shape of your crease use an angled brush to apply black shadow along your cut crease guideline with small, gentle strokes. Pigment will slowly build.

Now here’s the fun part, glitter! If you want to go full out, use a loose pigment glitter in a light metallic shade for maximum impact. Or if you want a more subtle mod look, apply light shimmer shadows to catch the light at the right moments.

Using a creamy eyeliner pencil, smudge along the lash line and create a little wing outwards towards your cut crease, so they meet at the end.

Then dust whatever smokey pigment is left on your brush underneath your lashes to complete the look. Add mascara to top and bottom lashes and the eyes are done.

Apply a little bit of natural pink blush to the apples of your cheeks and fill in your lips with a cheery pink lip color. Top it off with a sheer gloss, and you are ready to hit the town with a little swing dancing and museum heist!

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