Halloween Tutorial: Poison Ivy

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Poison Ivy is a famous comic book/film character and last year it was really popular! There are quite a few interpretations of the look but I based mine on the poison ivy look created by the amazing makeup artist and youtuber Julia Graf who has some amazing halloween video tutorials! My look is quite basic and simple as I don't think most people will spend a long time creating a halloween look, it is not a massive holiday/occasion in the UK as it is in America, for example, so my look is a quicker/easier poison ivy look.

Products used: 

Barry M White Creme Foundation 
*Colorsport Black Rapid Lash-Gro Liner 
Makeup Revolution Awesome Eyeshadow Collection 
Real Techniques Core Collection/Starter Set
*Clinique Eyeshadow Quad (On Safari) 
*Essence Big Bright Eyes Jumbo Pencil (01 Highlight It Nude)
Yves Rocher Sexy Plump Mascara
Mac Foundation Sponge

To start the look I used the Barry M white foundation all over with a damp foundation sponge, I find a damp sponge applies the foundation better as it can be very caky and drying. I then started using the massive and amazing Makeup Revolution palette as it has quite a lot of green shades in it. Using the dark greens first I contoured heavily and brought the same darker shades onto the temples and jawline. I then blended with a medium green shade from the same palette around the edges of the darker green on the face so the look wasn't flat or monotone. 

To add a glow and highlight to the face and eyes, I used the lightest green and cream shades from the Clinique Quad to the high points of the cheeks, inner corner and brow bone. I then used a matte dark green shadow and an angled brush to create a couple of 'vines' on the face and then drew small ivy leaves along the vine and filled them in with a medium shimmery green shade. To make the vine look more tonal, I added a deeper green to one side of the vines and a lighter shimmery green to the opposite side. 

Now onto the eyes, I used all of the same shades that I used on the face, with a darker green in the outer corner (outer V of the eyes) in a slight winged out shape and a medium green in the centre of the eye and a light shimmery cream/light green in the inner corner to highlight. Finish with a matte black liquid liner and create a wing to follow the shape of the eyeshadow. Fill in the brows with a dark matte green. For the last step on the eyes, I used the pretty Essence eye brightened in my lower waterline. 

Finally the lips, I didn't have the gorgeous green lipstick from the new Makeup Revolution Atomic collection when I created this look so I applied a small amount of the Rodial Super Food Glam Balm to the back of my hand and scraped off a small amount of green eyeshadow again from the large Makeup Revolution palette and mixed together to create a green lip colour! I dusted a small amount of the lightest green from the Clinique Quad to the centre of the lips to create a ombre look - I love the way it turned out! 

What do you think of my poison ivy look? Will you be creating a poison ivy look for halloween?


  1. Love this! It looks awesome! xx

    arushee | unadorned gifts

  2. This is a beautiful and creative look! It looks so artistic and eye-catching! x


  3. Such a great look! I love the colours, I wish I could do something like this x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  4. This looks so cool! I love poison ivy so much!

    Beth xx

  5. Great Halloween make up!
    Alex // www.prettythoughtsx.blogspot.co.uk

  6. Wow! You look like your out of the play Wicked! :)

    Mon Petit Billet


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