gypsy hair and makeup?

5:17 pm - 10/26/2007
I'm being a gypsy for Halloween, and I just got the costume today -- it looks great, sounds great (twinkly bells ;D) and everything is pretty much perfect, except that I have no idea how to do my hair and makeup.

Should I lean towards bright makeup colors, or go more natural? I'm generally clueless about makeup and how to apply it, so any advice is great.

I have a sash that could work in my hair, but are there any other ways I could style it?
fuckyoucrystal 27th-Oct-2007 12:47 am (UTC)
a neutral face + bold crimson lip is what comes to mind first. dark brows too.
x_seashell_eyes 27th-Oct-2007 06:53 am (UTC)
hmm... I already have dark brows, but maybe I'll experiment with penciling them in
nafrate 27th-Oct-2007 12:58 am (UTC)
lots of kohl liner (make sure you tightline for added smoldering sexiness), dark red lips, glowy skin.
x_seashell_eyes 27th-Oct-2007 07:07 am (UTC)

Dark red lips sounds and glowy skin sounds like a great combination. Thanks!
iridescent_star 27th-Oct-2007 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm picturing a brown smoky eye + a bit of dark plum eyeliner, and dark lips. Like that one picture of Kate Moss as a gypsy in the Kevyn Aucoin book, Making Faces.
x_seashell_eyes 27th-Oct-2007 07:03 am (UTC)
That sounds like something I could do... I'm definitely going to be experimenting with brown/purple eyes tomorrow. ; ) Thanks for the ideas!
jebe 27th-Oct-2007 01:28 am (UTC)
I reckon gold/bronze colours, with lots of eyeliner? Ahaha I'm just getting this all from Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dam:

And Pat McGrath's makeup for Christian Dior's Fall 2003 line always reminds me of gypsies and looks AMAZING
(especially the bottom row there)
Obv you might want to tone it down a bit but yeah. Those are what I think of when I think of gypsies!
x_seashell_eyes 27th-Oct-2007 06:55 am (UTC)
those pictures are gorgeous! I'll definitely try bronzer, and red lips
spinsterkitten 27th-Oct-2007 03:13 am (UTC)
You want your eyes to be the focal point. So play up a dark lining and some shimmer around them. Use highlighter along your cheeks to accentuate cheekbones and perhaps a beauty mark somewhere near the lip. I would incorporate jewel tones into a smokey eye, like emerald green or sapphire blue. You might want to allow some shiny quality in her face, even if it just means no powder. Gypsies were usually on the more outskirts of society, so a little sweat and dirt is not bad.

"I was born in the wagon of a traveling show, my Momma used to dance for the money they'd throw."
x_seashell_eyes 27th-Oct-2007 06:58 am (UTC)
icon love!

I have a shimmery powder that I could use to add shine... and a beauty mark -- that would be so perfect. Thanks for the ideas!
couri 27th-Oct-2007 07:08 am (UTC)
Agreed about the makeup, but in the 1500s (which is probably where the costume is dated--we all wear normal clothes these days), nobody bathed regularly; no ethnic group was any dirtier than any others.

The Europeans of the time bathed yearly; my ancestors, having rules about hygeine and the spread of disease on the road, washed more often, so I don't see why the OP can't be a clean Gypsy.
spinsterkitten 27th-Oct-2007 11:30 am (UTC)
She can be a cleangypsy, but personally I think it'd be more fun to be a little less polished.
glitter___bomb 27th-Oct-2007 04:07 am (UTC)
wear a jewel-toned scarf like this:
with wavey hair with braids in it!

a gypsy is suuuch a cute idea.
x_seashell_eyes 27th-Oct-2007 07:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! Wavy, braided hair would look cool. My hair is sort of fine, so I'll probably tease it for extra volume
lele98 Gypsy Hair and Make-up31st-Oct-2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
Hey, I hope it's not too late or anything. But to achieve gypsy hair and make-up, well I'll tell you. Okay for the hair gypsies have dark naturally curly hair(which I have) but if you don't just curl your hair at the ends and tie the sash at the side of your hair. Most importantly:AVOID LOOKING LIKE A PIRATE! Depending on the color of your skin you should be wearing a dark lipstick. (The darker you are the darker your lipstick) And apply a lip gloss over to make your lips look shiny. Put concealer on the blemishes of your face. And then apply a foundation. Use a foundation darker than your skin tone to have a sun-tanned look. Blend it in to your neck to make it more natural. Get a black eyeliner and line the bottom and tops of both eyes. Curve the eyeliner to achieve a sort of egyptian look (but not as much as Egyptians) Now use a dark eye-shadow(dark brown works good and start from the edge of your top eyelids and work up to the bottoms of your eyebrows. Make sure you're blending more and more as you work up. Then you'll want to fill in your eyebrows with a dark eyebrow pencil*necessity. Put lots of black mascara(At least 3 layers) Make sure to allow drying-time between layers or it will get clumpy. Put some dark eye-shadow under your lower eye lid but try to avoid looking like you have bags under your eyes. But a rosy blush on your cheekbones, but just a little because all emphasis should be on your eyes. And I know you didn't ask about this but you should definitely accessorize with bangles, rings, and a pair of gold hoop earrings. I hope this helped you!!!-Leah
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