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Hello Goblins and Ghouls, it’s that time of year again! Today we’re going to give you some spooky ideas to make yourself embrace this Halloween spirit. Now, we know not everyone is a special effects makeup artist or a makeup artist in general, that’s why we’re going to run the gamut! These makeup looks will make you look fierce for any Halloween shindig or simply just to look cute and in spirit to cuddle and watch some horror movies. Now follow us, we have such sights to show you!
It’s All in the Face…
Some people dislike wearing full-blown costumes, but sometimes you can just get away with epic makeup and even simple makeup to make a statement. Here are some classic standbys that we think will fit the bill!
Step 1: Contour along the sides of your forehead, down both sides of your nose, and under your cheekbones. Make sure this contour is pigmented and blend out any harsh lines.
Step 2: Highlight the usual spots on your face like your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and bridge of the nose.
Step 3: Put on some neutral eyeshadow.
Step 4: Put on some eyeliner and make it into a cat-eye style. Add some mascara of your choice.
Step 5: Add some black to the tip of your nose to look like a deer.
Step 6: Add white spots along with the areas where you put your contour, which should be your temples and cheeks.
Step 7: Add deer ears and a tail if you want, and you’re ready for this look!
Step 1: Do your regular makeup with foundation and blush.
Step 2: Pick out a bold red lip color and apply.
Step 3: When doing your eye makeup, it should be darker and smokey.
Step 4: Get yourself a pirate eye patch, and this look is complete!
Angel & Fairy Makeup
Step 1: Do your regular foundation and blush routine.
Step 2: Use shimmer and glitter for your eyes and even rim your waterline with white eyeliner.
Step 3: Pick a fun lip color, and then add some gloss.
Step 4: With the lip gloss still tacky, add some glitter to your lips so it lasts all night!
Step 5: Add wings, halo, flower crown, or whatever else adds to your angel and fairy look!
Step 1: Your regular foundation routine, though you can go 1-2 shades lighter here for a more undead look.
Step 2: Sultry eyes are the way to go for this look, so stick to darker colors like plum, gray, and black. You will also want to make sure you don’t look like a raccoon, so don’t be messy.
Step 3: Apply black eyeliner and also use black in your water line.
Step 4: Use a thicker mascara and apply some false lashes as well to give that extra vavavoom!
Step 5: Deep ruby red lipstick is a must here. Make sure to line your lips so it doesn’t bleed outside your lip line. Pro tip: Concealer on the lips helps to act as a primer.
Step 6: This is completely optional, but a set of fangs sells the look too!
Step 1: Do your regular makeup with foundation and blush.
Step 2: Eyes should have red and white. You’ll want to use some darker reds and blacks for the crease of your eye.
Step 3: The eyeliner can be red or black, but if you choose red, make sure to line the eyes in white. Additionally, you can make a little devil tail with your eyeliner if you use red. The tail is a curved line with a filled-in triangle at the end.
Step 4: Red lipstick and add some glitter on the lips.
More Halloween Makeup Ideas
These next Halloween makeup looks have a little more to them and require a little more work. But it’s Halloween fashion darling, and we must put on a show!
First up, we have zombies. Now, yes, we know zombies have had their moment, but like all things in life, it always comes back. This look can be scary, so if you want to up the gore, then go for it! Let’s break down the perfect zombie look.
Zombie Costume and Makeup
Step 1: Start with your costume choice. You can either purchase a zombie outfit or look around your closet and pick something that looks raggedy. If you decide to DIY your outfit, make sure to rub some dirt into the clothes and even create some rips and tears.
Step 2: You can do the makeup for your zombie look however you want. We think buying a little zombie kit that has some fun latex facial adhesives would be perfect and less hassle.
Step 3: Start with a clean face and then prime your face. In a clean and dry area of your face, add the latex piece. You’ll want to wait for it to dry before proceeding with more makeup.
Step 4: Foundation should be lighter than your natural shade and, for some extra fun, add a tint of green for your zombie look.
Step 5: Add some dark greens, blacks, and purples in the hollows of your cheeks and under your eyes. You want your face to look ‘sunken in’.
Step 6: Add darker colors to your eyes, but remember, this can be messy. You are undead, so have fun with this part.
Step 7: Blend foundation around the latex piece to give it a more realistic look.
Step 8: Use fake blood around your mouth and other areas where blood just looks like it belongs there.
Step 9: Your hair should be messy and maybe add some fall twigs and leaves… you know, in case you had to dig yourself out of your grave.
Step 10: Look at your costume and add whatever other touches you see fit!
Mermaids can be terrifying or sultry… ok, let’s be honest, both. For this costume, we are going to go a bit more sultry, because why not?
Step 1: Pick up your costume and the colors in that costume are going to be used for your makeup.
Step 2: Use your regular foundation and concealer process here.
Step 3: Grab a small piece of netting and place it on your temples and cheekbones. Then you’re going to use purple or blue eyeshadow and rub it over the netting. This is going to create scales on your face, which is super fun. You can also take a white eyeliner and shimmer to accentuate the scales. Do this to your satisfaction. Pro tip: Do this technique wherever you want scales on your body.
Step 4: Eyeshadow and mascara are for you to have some fun with. We recommend white in the waterline of your eye to make your eyes appear bigger.
Step 5: Lip color here can again be up to you!
Step 6: Hair can be teased and adhered to some netting. Maybe add a faux starfish in there to give the mermaid vibe. If you want to get fancy, you could also add some faux algae.
Step 7: Put your look together and maybe even grab a seashell purse to complete the look!
Now that you have some Halloween makeup ideas, the sky is the limit ghouls and goblins! Halloween is meant to be a fun celebration and you can be anything from a killer clown or an ethereal angel. Whatever you decide, we are sure it will be great! Happy Haunting!
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