Halloween Makeup: Grumpy Old Troll


Hey guys. Welcome to October. Halloween is round the corner and I have a makeup look to inspire you this season. This is my first Halloween look ever, I have never tried creating one before, so I am proud to say this ‘grumpy old troll look’ is all mine. I created this look to inspire anyone who might need a makeup idea for Halloween and I am looking forward to creating many more Halloween makeup looks, and sharing them on the blog, so watch this space.

I achieved this look using my regular makeup products, which are mentioned and pictured below, as well as FreshLook ColorBlends contact lenses in Gemstone Green courtesy of Vision Direct.

Vision Direct


Products/Steps Taken

To get the Grumpy Old Troll look for Halloween, I started off with a clean, moisturised face, I applied a bit of The Body Shop Instablur with my fingers to prep and prime my face and get it ready for the many colours about to come. I applied some Marykay medium coverage foundation in Bronze 504 using a Marykay flat foundation brush to even out my skin tone.


Then, I applied a whole lot of MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer in NW15 (which is a shade lighter) using a MAC concealer brush for a white effect.


Next, I created black and thick looking eyebrows using a Rimmel dark brown brow pencil to line the brows, The Body Shop Brow and Liner kit in Brunette and Brown shade to fill out the brows and a Rimmel Exaggerate black eyeliner to paint the brows black.


I tidied up the eyebrows using a Revlon brush with a bit of concealer to get rid of any excesses at the edges, I lined my eyes with a black Rimmel Soft Khol Kajal Eye Pencil, and applied MAC Greensmoke (a green smoky shade) and Electric Eel eyeshadows (a shimmering blue shade) with an angled shading MAC brush and blended both colours together with a MAC tapered blending brush.



Next, I lined my eyes with a black Rimmel Exaggerate eye liner, and added an exaggerated flick.



Next, I applied some more MAC Greensmoke eyeshadow underneath my lower eyelashes for a more dramatic effect, dabbed some Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NW45 all over the face with a The Body Shop powder blush, applied a MAC lip primer to smoothen the lips, and then shaded the lips all over with a Rimmel black lip pencil. The lips were also lined downward for a grumpy look.

Next, to contour and highlight, I applied a MAC Swiss Chocolate powder blush to my cheekbones for some definition, and The Body Shop Baked To Last Bronzer in a bronze shade: warm glow just above my cheekbones, under my eyebrows, down my nose and my chin for a healthy glow.


Then I put in my ColorBlends Gemstone Green contact lenses and applied several coats of Rimmel Extra WOW Lash Extreme Black mascara to both upper and lower lashes.


Halloween Makeup

Finally, I decided to step the look up a bit and added some more of the MAC Greensmoke eyeshadow underneath my right eye and lined the edges with a MAC Carbon eyeshadow.

Halloween Looks

Scary Halloween Makeup

I will recommend this Grumpy Old Troll Halloween Makeup to anyone wanting a quick, easy and dramatic look for Halloween.

What do you think of this look? Do you have any Halloween looks planned already? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

*This is a collaborative post.

Beauty Travel Essentials

I am planning my next vacation in my head. Nothing has been booked yet but I am thinking somewhere warm and sunny like Dubai or Vegas would be fantastic. Especially now as the sunshine is gradually leaving the UK, it would be nice to escape to a warm region. The online travel specialist; Love Holidays is carrying out a research on people’s travel behaviours; what motivates us to go abroad, do we keep to baggage allowance and what your beauty travel essentials are?

The weather plays a major role in deciding where I spend my holiday. Since we hardly ever have good weather in the UK, I tend to opt for warmer countries where it is nice and sunny, and where I can dress up in my summer outfits and rock my sunnies for some days.


I always try to travel light but most times I end up with excess luggage, especially now that we have kids. It is so hard to travel light when going on holiday. There is just so much junk we need to go with, it is unbelievable. Then we come back with even more junk, guess because we love to shop too much.

The online travel specialist; Love Holidays will is carrying a research I cannot afford to go on holiday without my beauty products. They may be bulky to travel with but I would be lost without them. Here are my beauty travel essentials:


I travel with my entire makeup bag. Crazy but true. It makes my life easier because I can’t be bothered picking out what to travel with and what not to. I may have to change this in future when my beauty products increase, they seem to be increasing a lot these days , but for now, I pack them.


I like rocking a simple hairstyle when I am on holiday because I usually spend a lot of time relaxing in the pool or on a beach. Any fussy hairstyle will be messed up pretty quickly. I usually take a hair spray, a hair polish and a V05 Extreme Style Rework Fibre Putty  with me depending on the hairstyle I have on.

VO5 Extreme Style


When I go on holiday, I make sure I look after my skin just as I would, so I take these products with me:

  • Fair and White Moisturiser which contains SPF.
  • Vita Coco Coconut Oil
  • Garnier makeup remover
  • Marykay Face Toner
  • Some cotton wool
  • Huggies Baby Wipes


I cannot go on holiday without any of these items. Guess this explains why I always end up with an excess luggage.

Now over to you. What motivates you to go abroad? What are your travel beauty essentials? Do you exceed your baggage allowance? Leave me a comment, let’s chat.

*This is a collaborated post.

My Current Favourite Beauty Products

I have never really been a beauty junkie, I am not one of those ladies with ten different shades of lipstick. I am still learning how best to apply my makeup but these products have made me fall in love. I am currently obsessed with these beauty products. I use them almost everyday and I am quite happy with the finish look.


These are the magical beauty products I used:


Marykay Powder (Got this from a Marykay consultant)

Iman Second to None Cream To Powder Foundation Clay 3 (Got this from Debenhams)

The Bodyshop Brow & Liner Kit

Revlon Cotton Candy Lip Butter (Got this from Boots)

Fashion Fair Multi-Level Eyeshadow Compact (Got this from Amazon)

MAC Peachtwist Shimmer Blush

Rimmel Exafferate Eyeliner (Got this from Boots)

The Bodyshop Concealer All In One 03

MAC Eyeshadows

MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

The Bodyshop All-In-One InstaBlur

Rimmel Extra WOW Lash Extreme Black Mascara (Got this from Boots)

Revlon Angled Brush (Got this from Boots)

MAC Lipglass Nymphette

Thanks for reading.








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