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Just before Halloween, I was invited along to the #DebsGlamoween event at Debenhams in Birmingham. I was really excited to receive the invitation, as I never usually do anything for Halloween so I thought that it was a good way to get into the spirit of the day. On arrival, we were handed a glass of prosecco (which was topped up constantly throughout the night) and were told about what the evening entailed. We were going to be visiting three different makeup counters in the store and learning about their Halloween makeover tips.

Our first stop was Make Up For Ever which is one of the newest concessions in Debenhams. I’ve been there for a makeover before and I have a few favourites from the brand, however I didn’t actually know that they do a Halloween range! We got to test the special Halloween items and I was very impressed with their fake blood especially. We were then shown how to do the above half skull look using just their makeup and were given a few samples of their most popular products.

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Our next stop was Illamasqua where one of the managers, Chetna talked us through their Halloween range. I loved the red eyeshadow in Daemon which I was lucky enough to receive in my goody bag. How amazing is Chetna’s makeup? This was created using just Illamasqua products! I really recommend you follow Chetna on Instagram to see more of her work.

I love Illamasqua for their bold and ‘out there’ colours. I own a couple of their purple lipsticks in ‘Kontrol’ and ‘ESP’ and I’ve not managed to find anything similar from another brand, they have incredible pigmentation and last for hours on my lips.


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Our final stop of the night was at Urban Decay where we were shown how to do a quick and easy Halloween makeup look called “I’m a mouse, duh” which of course is from Mean Girls. We got to have a play around with the new Moondust palette and were gifted a couple of the new Vice lipsticks in ‘Heroine’ and ‘Junkie’ in our goody bags.

As well as the super generous goodie bag that I received on the night including a £50 voucher, Debenhams were kind enough to send me some Kat Von D products to have a play around with too. I attended the #BloggersHalloweenParty and the above is the look I came up with using the Illamasqua ‘Daemon’ eyeshadow, Kat Von D’s Tattoo Eyeliner and one of the Urban Decay Vice lipsticks in ‘Junkie’. I was really pleased with how this look came out, although I probably shouldn’t have attempted the cobweb whilst I was on the train!