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Halloween on the Upper East Side: Dress Up Like Jenny and Serena!


Our series on Gossip Girl Halloween costumes continues with a look at the blonde beauties of the group: Serena and Jenny. These two have totally opposing looks when it comes to hair and makeup, with Jenny as the punky princess and Serena as the buxom babe.

If you haven’t seen it already, don’t miss the first part in our series, How to Dress Up as Blair, Vanessa, and Georgina for Halloween.

Serena Van Der Woodsen:

Serena Looks Like She's Sulking, But Is Still Pretty!If Serena's Looks Could Kill...

Serena’s style is casual yet expensive, thrown together yet undeniably sexy. Get some pointers on how to steal her look here.

Her makeup follows the same rules: it looks totally natural, but complements her features expertly. To copy her makeup, start with a tinted moisturizer to even out your complexion. I like Physician’s Formula 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer. Once your skin is smoothed out, take a blush and add some contour to your face by sweeping it along the bottom edge of your cheekbones.

Now, for the eyes. In order to maintain Serena’s illusion of totally natural beauty, you’ll need to use colors to accent your eyes that are neutral. Try a creme shadow that will add extra depth to a more subdued shade like pewter or a gold, like Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit. To finish, Serena’s eye makeup is heavy on the lashes, not the liner. Thicken up your lashes with Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara.

Jenny Humphrey:

Jenny Looks Like She's Ready For Halloween All The Time!Jenny Humphrey Looks To Kill

Zephyr did a great set of articles on Jenny’s style, and the transition from old, innocent Jenny to the new punk-rocker Jenny. Your makeup look will vary based on which phase of Jenny you’re doing.

Old Jenny:

The Old Jenny Humphrey Wears Natural Makeup

This look is very much like Serena: Natural, sweet beauty. Keep it light with a brown eyeshadow and pretty pink lip gloss and blush. Line your eyes with a brown eyeliner to give them definition without crossing over into the New Jenny world of intentional, obvious eyeliner.

New Jenny:

Jenny Looks Fierce With Femme Fatale Lips

New Jenny is a much more fun, extreme look for Halloween–this girl is all about bold lips and eyes.

For lips, prime lips with a lip balm and lip liner around the ridge of your lips to prevent feathering or bleeding. I like Too Faced Border Line Anti-Feathering Lip Pencil because it’s clear so you can wear it with every lipstick you own! Once you’re prepped, take a fabulous berry or brick red lipstick (with a hint of a blue undertone) and apply carefully–this is a good time to break out your lip brush if you have one so you can control the color perfectly.

To tackle Jenny’s rocker chick eyes, load up on black liner and black mascara. This season, Jenny has transitioned from a super smokey eye and nude lip to a darkly-rimmed eye and bright lip, so you don’t need to worry about super dark eye shadows. First put a wash of gray over your lid and crease. Then, rim insides and outsides of eyes in black liner. Top it off with a few layers of black mascara, and you’re ready to be a moody artistic genius.

What do you think?

Are you and your friends going as the Constance Billard School girls? What’s your favorite Halloween makeup trick? Tell us in the comments!

Posted on on October 28, 2009 / Filed Under: College Life / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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5 Responses to “Halloween on the Upper East Side: Dress Up Like Jenny and Serena!”

  1. 1
    October 28th, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Wow, I did not realize that I could have so many option.

  2. 2
    October 28th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I’ve been waiting for a Make up tutorial on new jenny! :) thanks so much! I can’t wait to try it out!

  3. 3
    October 28th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I can’t get into Gossip Girl but I love the fashion and make-up. The girls are so pretty and inspiring. Great article! I look forward to reading more from you :)

  4. 4
    October 29th, 2009 at 5:38 am

    OMG! Gossip Girl is the best show ever! I’m obsessed with it!!! Did you see the promo for the next episode? Looks so good!

  5. 5
    October 30th, 2009 at 1:18 am

    I like this kind of blog which changes there looks to different types. I do love to do it but I haven’t tried it yet. When it comes to Serena van der woodsen and jenny Humphrey I would go for jenny look the changes she have done before she look like innocent jenny latter she became a punk-rocker jenny. Thanks for the nice and interesting blogs.

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