Ali Michael is an internet princess. So when we started brainstorming how to style her for Halloween, a mish-mash of everything vaguely related to her Instagram feed was the only thing that felt natural. Luckily, when we presented her with Ammerman Schlosberg's Sailor Moon-inspired get-up, she confided in us that she'd already told her boyfriend the outfit was on her wish list. They always did say great minds think alike...
Carolina Dali, makeup : “Both hair and makeup were meant to channel an anime/cyber goth/FKA twigs vibe. I wanted the look to be playful and beautiful with a dark element. we kept the skin clean and glowing, using La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil and Cellular Radiance Eye Cream, with Chanel Lip Balm. Then, we evened out her skintone with a mix of Tom Ford Traceless Foundation and Chanel Perfection Lumière Foundation, Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch Concealer, and Tom Ford Highlight Pen.
The dark element was the heavily lined eyes. Upper lids were graphic, done with Tom Ford Liquid Liner. Then we smoked out the lower lashline with Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes Eyeliner in Black and MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon to blend. The skin and lips were a soft and innocent contrast to the dark eyes, using Tom Ford Lip Color in Vanilla Suede and La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Berry.
The most creative elements were the red lips and blue eye drawn on Ali's hand. The lips were done using a Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil and the eye was drawn using a variety of blues, black and white pigments from Make Up Forever and the Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen.”
Neil Grupp, hair : “The hair piece we used for this look was just brilliant. Lena Ott used permanent markers to make the color look almost like confetti cake. Then we had Ali cut her own bangs to show that it is something a girl or boy can do at home. I incorporated Ali's dark blonde/light brown hair into the piece so it had a bit of believability. Then we just sprinkled the hair with Evo Haze Styling Powder to give it texture and a matte like finish to contrast with the shiny color in the front. To recreate, all you need is an extension hair piece, some bobby pins to secure it in your hair, a pair of kitchen scissors, and a bunch of Sharpie markers. Have a fun and make it a hair party.”