Halloween is coming up very soon. If you want a look that’s fast, affordable and easy to put together, then this will be the perfect Halloween post for you!
Madeulook Lex is one of the most talented makeup guru within the online world and I’m in love with her works. Upon chancing on one of her old Halloween tutorials, I decided to try it out for myself and recreate it. Her tutorial shows a melted plastic effect, while I went for a melted face look instead. It may not be perfect, but I think I did a pretty okay first try, if I could say so myself.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
The first step of this look is to have a perfectly made up face. You can choose whatever makeup look you like. Be it a natural look or a smokey dark eye. That being said, I would recommended a coloured smokey eye so that the effect of the melted look would be much more obvious.
For me, I choose a semi-smokey eye with a shimmery blue shade, along with a full coverage foundation, bright flushed cheeks and a messy lip stain. I also put on fake eyelashes on the good side of my face so I can use the other fake eyelash and stick it to my melted side of my face to further boost the melted effect.
After you’re done with your makeup, next is to create that fake melted skin. And yes, we are going to DIY that ourselves!
HOW TO DIY MELTED SKIN?
Making your own melted skin is really simple and affordable. The basic recipe only calls for three main ingredients, including water which is not really considered an ingredient, and could be used for other SFX skin effects as well.
Gelatine is what gives the fake skin a rubbery and skin-like texture. It’s very affordable and could be found within the baking aisle in most grocery stores. I purchased my next ingredient Glycerin at Watsons and is usually used to moisturise dry and chapped skin, especially on hands. So it’s quite safe to use it for this tutorial.
The next 2 ingredients are optional but would be great to include. To better mimic skin, a tiny drop of foundation is all you need. Also, the mixture can be rather stinky so I added a tiny dot of scented lotion, just to make application and wear a little more nose-friendly.
The recipe is really just a mix and go one. Simply add your gelatine, glycerin and water in a microwavable bowl and microwave it for not more than 7 seconds. Then add the foundation and lotion into the mixture and mix well. And that’s it!
However, the solution sets really fast so you don’t have a lot of time to play around with. But it won’t go to waste! You can still use it after it has set. Just pop it into the microwave and reheat it again and again!
Now comes the fun part, putting the whole look together!
Step 1: Drip your fake skin mixture on half of your face and let it drip downwards naturally. Let it set.
Step 2: Pat some powder using a big fluffy brush on the set fake skin to take away the shine to make it more matte looking.
Step 3: Using a black/dark eyeshadow, start creating shadows and fallouts under the eye area.
Step 4: Add blush on your cheeks and drag it downwards to mimic melting.
Step 5: Apply some mascara near your undereye area and stick on the fake eyelash onto your cheek.
I’m really loving this look as it really did not take much time, yet it looks like I did. The DIY fake skin sits nicely and did not irritate my skin at all. Also, I love how affordable it is! I only had to purchase gelatine and glycerin and the rest? Well, easily available in my current makeup stash.
HOW DO I REMOVE?
When it comes to the removal process, it is really a piece of cake. Simply peel it! The fake skin that you just created is gentle and will not tug on your skin. It peels off easily and does not stick onto any hair so it’s a painless process. After which, just proceed with your normal makeup removal regime and you’re done!
I’ve also created a boo-rific ;Hacked Hand With Exposed Bone on my personal blog. You can check it out at http://www.missrusty.net/halloween-sfx-exposed-hand-with-bone
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