So You Wanna Look Like…The Ghost of Christmas Future?!

Photos by Heidi Hastings

“The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached. When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery. It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form, and left nothing of it visible save one outstretched hand. … It thrilled him [Scrooge] with a vague uncertain horror, to know that behind the dusky shroud there were ghostly eyes intently fixed upon him, while he, though he stretched his own to the utmost, could see nothing but a spectral hand and one great heap of black.”

The Ghost of Christmas Future has always terrified me. Perhaps it was his silence that left me feeling a little unhinged. My friend Jen came up with perfect costuming for this look. I wanted her to appear as though she were part of the darkness. The Ghost of the future is dark and for Scrooge, another messenger trying to tell him to change his ways.

The Makeup was simple
1) Pale Foundation
2) Powder your face down with Loreal white shimmer powder.
3) Sweep Maybelline’s Lasting Drama eye gel on the entire eyelid.
4) I used eggplant mascara by Hardcandy on her eyelashes.
5) I kept the mouth light with a pale pink lipstick.

The dress is from H&M

Remember…Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes. “A Christmas Carol” teaches us a valuable lesson. It is NEVER too late to change, to say “I’m sorry”, or to tell the ones we love that…well, we love them! I hope you’ve enjoyed my take on all three spirits of Past, Present, and Future. Love to you all and a very Merry Christmas!

7 Responses to “So You Wanna Look Like…The Ghost of Christmas Future?!”
  1. Kay says:

    Whoa… a little spooky but beautiful!

  2. Meg says:

    Beautiful pictures and a beautiful model.

  3. kristy says:

    heidi!!! another phenomenal makeover!!! you’re so good at this. if i win the contest you have to come to new york and help me do a really amazing make over on myself. ahh, that would be so much fun!!! i want to work with you so badly, you’re such a talent and just about the sweetest girl ever. p.s. i’m obsessed with the photoshopping you did on the black and white w/ some color photo. it gives it a completely different look and it’s amazing to have the comparison and be able to see how different something can be with just a little bit of retouching. great job!!!

    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Full Time Fabulous – Kristy
    twitter: @kristyelena

    • Thanks so much Kristy! I really appreciate it! 🙂 I would love love love to take some pics of you- with all your cool clothes and your model looks it would be a great shoot!! The B&W pic was super easy to achieve! I really have a good feeling about the contest for you- you have great karma and it will come back in spades! Sending lots of positive energy your way!!
      Thanks so much! H

  4. Erika says:

    Scary, eerie and beautifully fascinating!!!! Keep up the excellent work

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