To be totally honest with you, I'm not too fussed about Halloween. I've only been celebrating it two times in my life, and both were in England. Last time was in Erasmus two years ago, and this year (on the 29th unfortunately because that's Saturday and the best day to party). Last time I didn't bother too much about my makeup, but this year I wanted to make the effort of coming up with something fun. I settled for dark colours and body paint (well, body liner haha), and this is the result! A sort of vampire like makeup look.
No need for special costume makeup to create this look, you can do it with all you've got in your drawers! So let's get straight away to the tutorial, shall we?
Halloween Vampire Makeup Tutorial
Step 1 | The Face
First off, I started with a foundation lighter than my actual skin tone, to give it that slight white, sick vampire complexion. I used the Dream Velvet Matte foundation by Maybelline, which is great because it has a medium coverage that helps to give that very even finish.
I then filled in my eyebrows with black eyeshadow, and prolonged their natural line down to the side of my eyes for a more dramatic effect. Finally, I used that same eyeshadow (which, by the way, is Creep from the Naked Palette 1 by Urban Decay) to contour my cheekbones slightly and draw lines across my nose as well. Later on, I added a touch of pink blusher on the apples of my cheek to give a bit of colour to that dreary face!
Step 2 | The Eyes
The base colour on my mobile lids is Blackheart from the Naked 3 Palette, a beautiful black shade with reddish pink glitter in it. It isn't the most pigmented shade unfortunately, so you might have to apply a lot to have a dark finish. Then I used my H&M eyeshadow in the shade Sahara Dawn in the outer corner of the eyes, and I blended out the colours up to the inner corners. These shades are really easy to blend out, and it doesn't have to be really neat - it's a Halloween look after all! On the browbone, you might want to apply a highlighter shade - I used the shade Strange from the Naked 3 Palette. I used my H&M eyeshadow on the whole waterline.
To finish the eye look, I applied some black eyeliner from Kiko, and made it pointy in the inner corner to make it look more dramatic. My mascara is the Lash Sensational from Maybelline, which I love (and you can find my full review of it here).
Step 3 | The Lips
For my lips, I wanted to go for something really dark. Because I don't have black lipstick (but now I really think I should get one because it looks kinda awesome!), I used my Kiko black eyeliner again. I lined my lips and filled them in half way, then I used the lipstick Dark Side by MAC in to fill in the centre. To make it look even, I advise putting lipstick all over, on top of the liner. It will create a natural gradient effect.
THE BODY MAKEUP
To finish up the look I decided to draw some spiders and a cobweb on my shoulder, to make it scarier. No fake blood or anything because I didn't want it to get too messy, so a black eyeliner does the trick! It's better to have someone help you out with the spiders, the result will be neater. The final look is a sort of vampire/spider queen! I am wearing an all black dress to match. And that's a wrap!
What will you be dressed up as this Halloween? Are you going to celebrate?