What’s the big deal with Halloween makeup?
Halloween is a makeup enthusiasts dream. Whether you love to vamp it up or go full SFX, Halloween is the season where there are no rules. I love seeing different people’s interpretation of the holiday.
I have yet to learn how to do special effects makeup. Maybe this is the year I change that. I am more into the creative aspect of makeup rather than the blood and gore.
To celebrate Halloween I have created three different looks that are inspired by the holiday. They may not be traditional to any characters but I would happily wear these to a Halloween party.
Black and red halo eye- the vamp
1) Fill in eyebrows. I used the PS Love 3 in 1 eyebrow pencil in Tobacco. I then went I’ve the end of my brows with the Collection eye define pencil in brown to darken them.
2) Prime your eyes. I primed my eyelids with the Nyx waterproof primer. After this, I applied a cream eyeshadow all over the lid. I used baby face from Makeup Geek and applied with a large eyeshadow brush.
3) Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush I then applied the lightest grey shade from the Morphe 35C palette over the crease. I blending it in windscreen wiper movements to bring it towards the brow line.
4) Using a eyeshadows blending brush, I applied the lightest black shade to the crease. I did this very carefully adding little at a time building up the intensity.
5) I then moved on to the medium black shade. Using the same fluffy brush I added it to the crease in small amounts, building the layers up gradually.
6) To darken the outer and inner corners I applied a black eyeliner pencil. I used the Collection eye define in black. I covered both the inner corner and outer corner fully.
7) Taking the darkest black I applied it over the black eyeliner with a flat eyeshadow brush. This will help set the eyeliner and help blend it all together.
8) Using a small crease brush I blended the crease more to work the dark black into the crease. I then used some more of the dark black to blend it together and deepen the crease.
9) Taking a concealer and a flat brush I prepared the middle of the lid. I applied it to the centre of the lid where I wanted to place the red shade.
10) Using a flat eyeshadow brush or a clean finger, apply the red shade onto the concealer. Use the flat brush to blend together.
11) Optional: apply liquid eyeliner
12) Lower lash line. I used the small crease brush with no product on to do the inner and outer thirds of the lower lash line. Then I added a small amount of dark grey where needed. I then used a pencil brush to do the red in the middle third of the lower lash.
13) Apply base. I did everything apart from applying bronzer. I used a slightly lighter concealer and foundation.
14) I applied the La Femme blush in mauve very lightly as it is super pigmented.
15) For highlight, I used the shade Forever Lit from the ABH Nicole glow palette. I applied this to my cheekbones, down my T Zone, on the cupids bow and chin.
16) I finished with the Lacura volume Mascara on my top and lower lashes.
17) For lipstick, I lined the lips with a dark purple liner. I applied Makeup Revolution’s Twerk to the whole lip. Using a baby wipe I wiped the middle section of my top and bottom lip off and applied the Makeup Revolution lipstick Past Midnight, blending it in at the edges.
Look 2: Mystic Purple
This look was mainly created using Makeup Geek eyeshadows.
1) I filled in my brows with the PS Love 3 in 1 eyebrow pencil in Tobacco.
2) I then primed my eyelids with the Nyx waterproof primer. I used the shade baby face to cover the whole lid and seal the primer.
3) I used Fairytale with a fluffy blending brush as my transition shade.
4) Then I went into the crease with an eyeshadow blending brush and the shade Wisteria.
5) I then darkened the crease and outer V with Curfew.
6) In the outer V, I worked in some Motown. I used the blending brush to drag the colour into the crease from the outer V.
7) I darkened the outer V more using Taboo. I used dabbling motions to apply this.
8) Using the Urban Decay Born to Run palette I applied the shade Jet lightly with a pencil brush, I concentrated on the centre area of the outer V. I then used my blending brush to blend the black.
9) I applied the shade guilt trip from the Urban Decay Born to Run palette on the outer third of the eyelid. I used a clean finger to pat it in and blend into the outer V.
10) Using another clean finger I applied the Makeup Geek foil shade, Caitlyn Rose. If you like you can use a flat brush to apply and spray the brush with setting spray. This will make your foil pop instantly.
11) I applied highlighter to the inner corners of my eye. I used Forever Lit from the Nicole Guerio ABH glow palette.
12) Using the W7 Aye Aye Captain liquid eyeliner I added a wing.
13) I used the shade guilt trip from the Urban Decay Born to Run palette on the lower lash line and they went over it with the Collection eye define pencil in black.
14) My base was applied as with the first look but I added a small amount of bronzer to contour.
15) For highlight, I used the ABH Nicole glow palette shade Forever Lit.
16) I liked my lip with Plumcake and them used the Essence Ultra shock lipstick in shade 11. I topped off the centre of the lip with some Forever Lit highlight.
Look 3: Blue Gothic
1) Using an angled brush I applied the shade Drucilla from the Queen Slayer palette to my brows. I covered the whole brow with this.
2) I then applied Your Highness and the Queen of Queens to the middle and tail end.
3) I then used a black eyeliner pencil to darken the ends before applying a small amount of black eyeshadow using a pencil brush.
4) I then used my liquid eyeliner pen to mark out where I wanted the harsh blank lines to be. I used the Primark PS Aqualine eyeliner.
5) I added more liquid liner over this to darken the area. I used the W7 Aye Aye Captain liquid eyeliner.
6) Using a small brush I applied Queen of Queens over the black sections an brought it down to the crease and into the outer V.
7) I applied a white eyeliner pencil to the lid. I used the Nyx Jumbo eye pencil in milk.
8) Using a flat eyeshadow brush I applied Lady Death to the majority of the lid. I left some of the white liner towards the inner corner and made the blue gradually get darker.
9) I then took a pencil brush and applied more black to the outer corner and the black sections. The black I used was the darkest one from the Morphe 25c pallets.
10) Next, I applied eyeliner to the lid/upper lashline and added a wing.
11) Using a black eyeliner pen I lined the lower lash line and brought it into the inner corners to make a sharp point.
12) I took the angled brush and applied Queen of Queens to the lower lash line, bringing it downwards to create a smoky effect.
13) The final step was to add the two lines on the lower lash line and the three dots above the eyeshadow.
14) I applied my base using the Makeup Revolution Fast Base in C1 and the Barry M All Night Long concealer in fair. I blended it with a damp beauty blender.
15) I used the pointed tip of the blender to dip into loose powder and I swiped this underneath where my contour should be.
16) Using a large fluffy eyeshadow brush I contoured my face. I used the light grey eyeshadow from the Morphe 35c palette.
17) I used the Lacura lash sensational mascara a from Aldi to do my lashes.
18) For lips, I used a dark blue eyeliner pencil to cover all the lip. Then I put the Makeup Revolution lipstick in the shade Twerk on the edge of the lips.
I hope you have enjoyed these looks. I hope that this has provided you with some inspiration or ideas for your Halloween adventures. Please let me know if you attempt any of these looks, I would love to see your versions.
Ciao for now beauties xx