Brace yourself my dear sugar cubes, this October, the Halloween belles are headed for spooksville. Muhahaha!
In our very first Halloween makeup tutorial, we give you two incredibly eerie looks inspired by famous TV series ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Vampire Diaries’.
Now click for some boo-tiful makeup looks!
The Walking Dead by Rusty
Not too much of a fan of gore, I surprised myself by gaining an interest in Halloween Special Effects (SFX) makeup. Never been trained in such techniques, I decided to just take a chance and tried creating Halloween themed makeup looks. This time, I tried to mimic my face getting burnt. I got to admit, there’s loads of room for improvement and blending could be much better but, nonetheless, here it goes!
First thing is to beautify the face so doll up with my normal makeup routine adding fake lashes to add a bit of oomph. I also wanted color on my eyes so I used Turquoise and Blue for my choice of eyeshadows. Followed by a flawless base, groomed eyebrows and moisturized lips.
Using the tissue and eyelash glue method, I proceeded to start the application on my left cheek by spreading a thin layer of glue and pasting a thin sheet of torn tissue paper on it. I stopped when I felt it was substantial enough. After which, I used my trusty pair of Sephora tweezers to create ‘holes’, picking up pieces of tissue to create wounds.
The next and final step is adding color to make it more life like, and this is the part where I need more work on. I used my ELF palette which offers shades of purple, blue, brown and burgundy, a matte red lipstick, black gel eyeliner and a lipgloss.
To blend the white tissues together with the skin, I applied my usual foundation on it to try to blend them together. After which I applied red lipstick to the vast area and added black to the little holes I made earlier.
At the sides, I used blue, purple and burgundy for a bruised effect and yes, it definitely requires great blending techniques. Not what you see right here. :/
And there we go! My first attempt in creating a burnt half face for this Halloween season. Doesn’t look too bad in pictures or from afar but when looked at closely, it’s not that realistic. Let me know what you tried for your Halloween! IT’S JUST MAKEUP. HAVE FUN!
The Vampire Diaries by Juliana
These Transylvanian creatures are often distinguished by their pale skin, dark eyes and blood red lips. And they often present themselves as mysterious, sleek and sophisticated. So in this tutorial, I’m going to emphasize on those features and help you channel your inner vampire!
The products used in this tutorial:
Step 1: Flawless and pasty complexion.
The loose powder is completely white with no hint of beige in it – pretty much like talcum powder with added oil control benefits.
After pounding on several layers of powder…
This was how I looked.
Now that you’re as fair as a ghost, we go on to the next step. 🙂
Most vampires in movies have very defined cheekbones so swipe some bronzer or blusher into the hollows of your cheeks. I used Bobbi Brown’s Blush in Nectar Pink Coral for the look.
Vampires usually look sleek and decadent so make sure your eye makeup is neat by prepping your eyes with a good primer for longer-lasting, smoother and crease-proof eyeshadow. I used Elite Paris’s Fantastic Primer.
Products I used for the face:
Step 2: Sexy smoldering eyes.
I used The Body Shop’s 4-Colour Eye Palette in 02 Smoky Plum to create the sultry vampire look.
This step is not as complicated as it looks actually. I used the slanted brush provided to sweep the dark purple shade on the bottom right of the palette over the upper and lower lash lines, then extended it further to create an exaggerated wing.
Then I created a gradient on the eyelids by blending the rest of colors over the eye eyelids up to the brow bone. I did the same for the lower lash line but don’t overdo this part in case you look like a panda. Keep it as close to the lashline as possible.
Next I lined my eyes with my Star Lash Automatic Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Midnight Blue and filled in the brows with Star Lash’s Golden Ratio Eyebrow Pencil in Chocolate Brown.
Wore a greyish-green pair of contacts to make the eye more menacing yet alluring – the traits of a vampire! You could also wear lighter-colored contacts for a more ‘evil’ look.
Products I used for the eyes:
Step 3: Blood red velvety lips
The lips of a vampire is the most seductive and venomous. Create the blood-red deadly lips with three simple tools – lipstick, eyeshadow and lip gloss.
I created the bloodstained lips with my Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Red Carpet .
Then added some depth to the look by dabbing The Body Shop eyeshadow on the edges of the lip as shown below.
I finished the look with some Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush lip gloss. 🙂
You could also pump up the scare factor with trickles of fake blood near your lips. Do that by simply smearing some red lip gloss on the corners of your mouth. 🙂
Products I used for the lips:
The finished look!
Vampires always look opulent and mysterious. Add a touch of mystique and darkness with a black net veil.
Yearn for the diamond-like sparkle that Twilight vampires have? Try this latest product by The Body Shop – The Sparkler.
This limited-edition atomiser releases a fine shimmery powder to highlight the face, body and hair. It provides a golden shimmer with a lightly scented smell.
The last step – adopt a vampiric demeanor.
Hiss! And bare your fangs! 😛
You can get pretty decent looking fangs at hypermarkets such as Cold Storage or Giant.
While researching for this look, I found this interesting information about vampires –
Some vampires, such as those found in Transylvanian tales, were gaunt, pale, and had long fingernails, while those from Bulgaria only had one nostril, and Bavarian vampires slept with thumbs crossed and one eye open. Moravian vampires only attacked while naked, and those of Albanian folklore wore high-heeled shoes. As stories of vampires spread throughout the globe to the Americas and elsewhere, so did the varied and sometimes bizarre descriptions of them: Mexican vampires had a bare skull instead of a head, Brazilian vampires had furry feet and vampires from the Rocky Mountains only sucked blood with their noses and from the victim’s ears. Common attributes were sometimes described, such as red hair. Some were reported to be able to transform into bats, rats, dogs, wolves, spiders and even moths. From these various legends, works of literature such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and the influences of historical bloodthirsty figures such as Gilles de Rais, Elizabeth Bathory, and Vlad Ţepeş, the vampire developed into the modern stereotype.
Never knew our bloodthirsty monsters come in so many shapes and sizes. Haha!
Not to forget our Purist Tiffany who managed to come up with this fiendish look while out on her travels in search of real vampires in Malaysia.
The Mistress of the Night by Tiffany
Halloween make up is fun, but I hate the make-up removing part. If you are lucky, all you get is some stains that will go away after a few washes.
If you are not, what stays behind might be a few pimply friends that will spread to the other parts of the face. :O
So this option is suitable for guys (who don’t really put make up on or don’t have make-up remover) or girls who are planning to party till dawn and don’t want the thick make up to be with you through the night.
The Purist encourages light if not, no make up, but who says you can’t have fun when you don’t put make up on!
At Halloween Parties, if you are really conscious about your skin condition, yet want to join in the fun, try on some interesting masks instead! They are readily available at local party shops or you can just buy them off eBay!
But do put on light make up beneath your mask! Afterall, we monsters and ghosts still have to let our
hair mask down to eat and drink at the parties, and you don’t want to face the other monsters with a pale and tired complexion.
If you are lucky enough to be bestowed with long silky hair, go for the sadako look. Same here, little make up is needed and all you need is to put on some black nail polish and smudge the back of your hands with some of your brown eye shadow to get the dirty effect.
Now, you can enjoy your halloween without worrying about the makeup!
Do you have a Halloween look to share too? Tag us on our instagram at @Honeyzcube and we’ll repost on our Facebook Page too!
Meanwhile, have a spooooooktacular Halloween!
Founder of HoneyzCube.com & Lifestyle Consultant at ILoveBunny.net
Play with contrast, experiment pattern on pattern or add a sassy punch with an explosion of colors – Juliana is all about bringing a new perspective to your look and wardrobe.
Touted as one of Singapore’s top ten beauty bloggers of 2012, 2013 and 2015 by omy.sg, you can be sure that Juliana’s radar for the latest trends in fashion and beauty is always full on.
Let her pick out your style du jour and go from wake up to make up EFFORTLESSLY!