Sunday, 21 October 2018

Two Halloween Looks


Halloween is one of my favourite celebrations - I love experimenting with makeup to create spooky looks! This year I attempted some Halloween makeup looks that I had never tried before.

First up was a clown. This look took me a lot longer to create than I had anticipated - I watched a few YouTube videos on clown makeup looks which lasted about 10 minutes, however this took me nearly an hour! Therefore, if you're wanting something quick and easy, I would not recommend this one. I began by prepping my face with the Benefit POREfessional Face Primer and then applied the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation in shade 'Sand' and the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Next I filled in my brows with the Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil - I tried to make my brows look more arched than usual so that they would blend in with the triangles. I used the Benefit Hoola Bronzer to subtly add some colour to my cheeks. I then used the shade 'Buck' from the Urban Decay Naked Palette (unfortunately this has been discontinued) to fill in the creases in my eyes and filled in the main part of my eyelids with the Lancome Le Crayon Khol Eye Liner before packing the shade 'Blackout' from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette on top of the eye liner and blending outwards. To outline my eyes I used my trusted Kat Von D Tattoo Liner - you can make the lines as thick as you want! For the triangles above and below the eyes, I used the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eye Liner. I drew the outline of these first to make sure that they were even and then filled them in, joining the bottom triangles up with the Tattoo Liner. I then drew the circles at each point and shaded around the bottom triangles with 'Buck' - taking this all the way up to my temples. Again, for the nose I used the Maybelline Eye Liner - if you have white paint, then you can add a tiny bit to the nose to give the impression of a reflection. In the corners of my eyes I added some gold glitter and then I applied the Benefit They're Real Mascara to finish the eyes. Lastly, I outlined my lips with the MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in 'Dark Out' and filled them in with the MAC Lipstick in 'Sin'. To create a longer smile, I drew out the lines with the Maybelline Eye Liner and filled them in. I then tried to blend this in with the lipstick to create ombre lips, however, the MAC lipstick has a matte finish which made it difficult to blend. Overall, I'm really pleased with how the clown makeup turned out and I'm sure that it will become a lot easier to do once I've practiced it a few times.


The next look I attempted was a half skull/half glam look. Although the skull looks quite complicated, it was so much easier and less time consuming than the clown look. I began by focusing on the glam side - I used the Benefit POREfessional Face Primer and the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation again. I added colour to my cheekbones and around the edge of my face with the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder. I then used the theBalm Mary Lou Manizer to highlight above my cheekbone, on my brow bone and down my nose. I again used the Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil to fill in my eyebrow. For my eyes, I used 'Half Baked' and 'Smog' from the Urban Decay Naked Palette and the Benefit They're Real Mascara. Lastly, I applied the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade 'Cannes' to half of my lips. You can choose to do the glam side however you want, for example, you could use more colourful eyeshadows than I have or apply false eyelashes to give yourself more dramatic eyes.

For the skull side of my face, I began by using a beauty blender to cover that half in white paint (you could use a very white foundation instead if you don't want to use paint). I then outlined the eye socket, nose, cheekbone and jawline with the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eye Liner before filling them in. I also blended 'Blackout' from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette into the cheekbone and jawline area. The teeth are the trickiest part of this look - I started by drawing vertical lines where I wanted the teeth to be and then drew little crosses at the top and bottom of each tooth, which I could blend out to create a 3D effect. I then very carefully went around each tooth with a small amount of 'Blackout' to create a shadow. To make the teeth stand out more, I coloured them in with the Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil. To finish the look I added some cracks to the skull with the Maybelline Eye Liner.

Hopefully I have explained how I created these two looks clearly enough. If you have any questions, then feel free to contact me or leave a comment below. Have you got any plans for Halloween?
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17 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing such great post great blog ..... keep updating !!
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  2. Great looks - especially love the first one :)!

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    1. Thank you - the first one's my favourite too! x

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  3. Oh wow both of these looks are amazing! Such striking scary looks xx

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  4. Both looks look amazing gal! Such a creative post and i spookily love it hehehehe x

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    1. Haha thank you! It was so much fun creating these looks x

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  5. I love these looks! Especially the second one. You are certainly talented with makeup!

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    1. Aww thank you! I want to experiment with more makeup looks x

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  6. Oh these are both such fun Halloween looks! You're so talented babe, that second look is particularly special, wow. Hope you're having a fabulous week so far!

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    1. Aww thank you! I was surprised to find that the second look was so much more easier to create than the first look! x

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  7. Thanks for sharing such great post great blog..... keep updating !!
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