KIKO Gossamer Emotion Lipstick Black Halloween Makeup
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A Wearable Halloween Look Feat. KIKO Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipstick in 130 Black

Halloween is only two weeks away and the WWW has been flooded with themed makeup tutorials for a while now. Although I’m enjoying watching those spectacular looks take shape, I don’t think I’ll recreate any of them, because my Halloween is most likely going to be a very chill one. But even if I just go out to dinner or to the movies, the scariest night of the year will still give me the perfect excuse to wear one of my most recent acquisitions… MUAHAHAHA!!!

KIKO Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipstick 130 BlackKIKO have just launched a new lipstick range (only available in Italy at the moment) with swoon-worthy packaging, called Gossamer Emotion, that includes a black among its 30 shades. I guess you know what I’m about to say… I had to pick it up and make it the star of the show in my Halloween-inspired makeup look.

I wanted to do something that was a little edgy, but still wearable (at least on October 31!), so I paired the black lipstick with a very simple cat-eye and added a reddish brown eyeshadow in the crease and a warm blush, in order not to look too corpselike.

Here is the step-by-step, if you’re interested in the details:

  1. Wearing black on your lips makes dark circles and blemishes stand out more than usual, so I spent a good amount of time focusing on the base. After applying Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation, I concealed my dark circles with Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Light, hid any blemishes with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-03 and set everything with powder.
  2. I placed medicated tape underneath my bottom lashes at the outer corners and angled it towards the temples to act as a guideline. I never do this, but for this look I wanted the eyeshadow to have a sharp edge.
  3. I primed my eyes with Too Faced Shadow Insurance and applied Heaven, a buttercream shadow from Too Faced Natural Matte palette, all over the lids.
  4. In the crease, I blended Freshly Toasted, a reddish brown from Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette.
  5. I lined the outer half of my eyes with Maybelline Gel Eyeliner and applied Lash Sensational mascara from the same brand.
  6. I added a tiny bit of KIKO Water Eyeshadow in 200 Champagne in the inner corners for a little sparkle.
  7. Let me tell ya, applying black, non-matte lipstick is not easy, so I started by lining my lips with Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in shade 12C and blended it towards the center with a lip brush.
  8. I applied KIKO Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipstick in 130 Black straight from the bullet and then went back in with a lip brush to make it flawless.
  9. Now that the statement lip was on, I could tell how much blush I needed. I blended Benefit Dallas, a warm rusty plum, on my cheekbones, up towards the temples.

I decided for a bun, because if I had left my long, straight, dark hair down, I would have looked very much like Morticia Addams, which wasn’t the look I was going for. By the way, my roots look grey in this picture!!! I guess my hair was trying to make me even more Halloween-ready!

So what do you guys think, can I pull off black lipstick? Would you ever wear it and actually leave the house? What are your plans for Halloween?


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47 Comments

  • Reply
    Ela
    October 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Now this is a gorgeous look for Halloween if you don’t want to go too extreme. I like the eye makeup and the lips totally rock it! Black lipstick really suits you 😉 Did you use some red underneath black?

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

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      Carol in a
      October 18, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you Ela! I used Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in shade 12C, which is a dark plum lip pencil.

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    Diane
    October 17, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    You make-up is perfect for Halloween, I adore your lipstick! I’m definitely recreating this look in a few weeks! 🙂

    Diane

    http://www.petiteinparis.com

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      Carol in a
      October 18, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you Diane, I’m glad you like it! 🙂

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    Kay
    October 17, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    This is a really great look! You are really rocking the black lipstick, girl! <3 Perfect look for Halloween if you don't want anything too dramatic 🙂 <3

    Following on bloglovin' <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.com

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      Carol in a
      October 18, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you!
      I’ve followed you back on Bloglovin’ 😉

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    charla
    October 18, 2015 at 3:29 am

    love this look i have the same color eyes as u and i am going to try this out ….u nailed the warmth factor and not looking too corpse like !!!! love that u noted that!! i think the blush is the key!

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      Carol in a
      October 18, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you Charla! I agree, blush really is the key!

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    Chaste & Beautiful
    October 18, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Woah! that black lipstick is giving me jitters but it would be perfect for Halloween.

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      October 18, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Haha, it is kinda scary! 😉

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    Helena Primeira
    October 18, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Nice make up and post 🙂

    *XoXo
    Helena Primeira
    Helena Primeira Youtube
    Primeira Panos

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    Kiss & Make-up
    October 18, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Oh wow, you can totally work the black lip, love it ;-D

  • Reply
    Ana
    October 18, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    You look gorgeous, thanks for sharing such a lovely tutorial. I love the black lipstick and I am so scared to try them on as it may not be suited for me.

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      October 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you! I think you should give it a go, it might surprise you! 😉

  • Reply
    Selena
    October 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    The minute I saw the black lipstick on Instagram I went crazy – I’ve wanted a black lipstick for sooo long, and When you told me that Kiko would have it as a permanent collection I was freaking out.
    As you’ve said, it’s only available in Italy right now, BUT* I’ve found in Kiko another Black shade in their permanent range and it’s available in Spain. It’s the Kiko Luscious Cream- Creamy Lipstick in 523 Black. Did you know that? It’s amazing!
    By the way, you look stunning with the black lipstick.
    Have a nice day, gorgeous! xx

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      October 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you!!!
      Yes, I knew they had another black lipstick and I’m glad you found it! :):)

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    Caroline
    October 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    This is a perfect look for Halloween and it looks absolutely stunning with your hair color.
    xoxo
    http://carolinevsworld.blogspot.com

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    shwetali
    October 18, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    I never thought of using black lipstick but on you black color looks great 🙂
    https://notsohardtobepretty.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/garaba-night-makeup-look/

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    Tamara
    October 19, 2015 at 1:45 am

    This is actually a great look without being over the top. Love it!

    I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog. I’m giving away one Urban Decay Naked Flush and 2 Sephora Monnshadow palettes. check it out: http://thewestcoastexplorer.me/2015/10/16/birthday-giveaway-add-on/

    XoXo,

    Tamara

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      October 19, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Thank you, I’ll check it out!

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    Keen On Beauty
    October 19, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Wow what a great Halloween makeup! It is so wearable for a Halloween themed party, so perfect. And I like a cat-eye too, it is very cute. 🙂 xx

    Cult Shampoos // http://www.keenonbeauty.com

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    LindaLibraLoca
    October 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I would wear it and leave the house on Halloween wearing this look, but most likely no time else. But I do love the sharp edge of the shadow, I really need to try that tape trick myself.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Carol in a
      October 20, 2015 at 10:20 am

      I think I prefer my eyeshadow to look more blended out, but sometimes it’s good to mix things up!

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    rakhshanda
    October 19, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Perfect for Halloween! You did a great job <3

    Kisses <3
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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    Heba
    October 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    This is a really great look on you actually!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

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    Lulle
    October 19, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Really beautiful look! I think it’s also wearable on other days than Halloween, it’s not so opaque and matte that it looks goth. Not the easiest shade to wear but I think it’s doable!

    Beaumiroir

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      Carol in a
      October 20, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thank you, Lulle! Maybe I will wear it on other occasions, I don’t really have a problem wearing some crazy colors on my lips, as long as I like them 😉

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    Danielle
    October 20, 2015 at 4:07 am

    What a nice Halloween makeup look! If I go to a Halloween party, I might follow these steps. Have a wonderful week, Carol!

    Danielle
    http://www.spring2spring.com

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      Carol in a
      October 20, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Thank you, Danielle! I’m glad I have inspired you!

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    October 20, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I think the black looks stunning on you! I haven’t worn black since my teens and I don’t remember it looking this good on me. Well done.

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    Carol in a
    October 20, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Haha, thank you!!!

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    rach.
    October 20, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    not many people can rock black lipstick, but girl you TOTALLY are!! love it!

    love the blog too girl! if you get the chance i would really LOVE if you could check out my blog and let me know what you think (maybe even follow if you like it!) so i can get some opinions on it! 🙂

    love, rach.

    So, hi.

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      Carol in a
      October 22, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Thank you! I’m on my way to your blog! 😉

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    Jadirah Sarmad
    October 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing! 🙂 I did a wearable Halloween look too on my blog but reciprocal of your idea! 😉 x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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      Carol in a
      October 22, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Haha, awesome, I’ll check it out!

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    juwelier
    November 19, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Love your make up. Very cool.

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