I always look forward to the Art and Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay, CA every year. Aside from all the yummy pumpkin-themed food and crafts, it’s the one day in the year that I put on my pumpkin beret — the orange hat with green stem that you’ll see wearing in pictures below. I usually come up with a makeup look with orange in it to match my hat. This year I paired orange with dark gray eye shadow (instead of black so it’s not too Halloween-y). Here’s how it turned out!
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance (to prime lid)
- Make Up For Ever E/S in “35″ — Buff; barely there pink (highlight)
- Inglot E/S D.S. in “498″ — charcoal gray with teal sparkle (entire lower lid, just below crease)
- Make Up For Ever E/S in “18″ — Tangerine; vibrant matte orange (outer V; blend along entire crease)
- Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in “77″ (upper lash line)
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Waterproof Extra Black Mascara (two coats on top and one coat on bottom lashes)
- Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base (contour)
- MAC Powder Blush in “Springsheen” (on apples)
- MAC L/S in “Morange”
I brought my Sony a55 DSLR camera that I got last Christmas to take pictures at the festival. These are some of my favorite shots of the day:
The picture on the left was taken at the booth where I bought my pumpkin beret a few years ago. A man with a vintage sewing machine actually sits in the booth sewing these hats during the festival. On the right, I took a picture of a cool tie-dye pumpkin flag. There were some pretty neat tie-dye shirts at this booth, including one with Pac-Man and another with Darth Vader!
My fiancé and I came up with a tradition of buying a glass pumpkin every time we go to the Pumpkin Festival, so every year we visit all the booths to search for our favorite one. The one shown on the left was the one we deemed the prettiest in the entire festival. However, we ended up not buying it — we got a glass pumpkin tea kettle instead (imagine this pumpkin with extra glass added for the spout and handle)! Another tradition we started a few years ago was to go to a nearby pumpkin farm after the festival. The picture on the right shows how to determine the price of the pumpkins.
While wearing my pumpkin hat, I like to blend in with the other pumpkins in the patch (as you can see from my pictures from last year). I wore an orange UC Berkeley (my alma mater) sweater that I found at Forever 21 a couple months ago for ~$20.