Things might be a little different this year. But it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the spooky day of Halloween. Why should the kids have all the fun? Us adults (or demons) like a good little trick or treat too.
What are your plans?
Parties and trick or treating aside, there are plenty of other deliciously dark things we can do!
Today, we talk about makeup! Yes. Creepy makeup is easy and fun to do. And the reactions are to die for. Doing creepy makeup is simple and doesn’t cost much. After all, a demon has to watch her budget.
Step one is to pick a look. With the internet, this is easy. Pinterest is a good source for ideas, or you simply use Google. Go on, search away, come up with at least three ideas.
Here’s some looks I’ve done in the past….
Once you pick out your look, you need a simple set of tools. This is my basic (cheap) toolkit. If you have a Halloween themed store near you, check it out. I found some great stuff at Halloween Alley. Shopper’s Drug Mart often carries special Halloween items. Any store with a cosmetic area will have some good, basic, inexpensive stuff (brushes, sponges, palettes).
(1) Base creams – white, black, red. I always keep white, black and red cream base. This can go all over your face, or used to accent.
(2) Palette – I’ve been reusing an old palette full of shadows and creams. I mix and match—an eyeshadow can be used for creating shadows on your face. A lip gloss can be used to emulate blood or make thick, glossy eyebrows. Have some fun, play around a little.
(3) Brush Set & Sponge – a simple sponge is cheap. I buy them by the bagful at Super Store. Don’t throw away those old brush sets—repurpose them for creepy makeup time.
(4) Mascara & Liner – I love to mascara my eyelashes at the end. Liner is perfect to draw lines or darken around the eyes. I love Urban Decay (Sephora) as one stick lasts a long time, and this brand offers lots of glimmer options.
The creepy-photo-idea you chose to follow is a guide only. Your face is shaped differently than the person in the photo, and your look will be your own unique creation. Be free and expressive. Go with the flow.
STEP 1 – BASE: The first step is to do your base. Most of mine have been white. A simple sponge and base color do the trick. Make it as smooth as possible, but don’t fuss. Then, take a larger brush, swipe it through a flesh coloured blush, and pat/dab/brush over the white to bring out a little flesh colour.
STEP 2 – EYES: Next, I usually move on to the eyes. I make small additions to mock the shape I want and effect I want. I just play around while taking regular looks at the photo.
STEP 3 – FACE: When the eyes look almost done, try adding to the other parts of the face. Look at the photo, start with the areas that have the most makeup featured. Add a stroke, look back at the picture, add a stroke, look back at the picture…you get the point. Play with this! If you want to try something different than in the photo do it!
STEP 4 – FINAL TOUCHES: I usually put final touches on the eyes, revisit any areas I want to bring out more, then end with the lips.
Go out and look for ideas! Then post your photo ideas below! Come back on Halloween and share your final look.
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