Updated: September 2020. Every year the folks at Make Up For Ever design some amazing looks for hallowe’en. We just had to share this creepy Halloween makeup with you! The only problem we are having is choosing the desired look for this year. Which is your favourite? We’ve got: Fairy Princess Makeup, Gaga Halloween Makeup, Gatsby Halloween Makeup, Masquerade Makeup, Zombie Girl Makeup and Wicked Witch Makeup. Bwahaha…
The secret to elevating your makeup for a costume is to come up with a decisive plan and stick to it. I usually start with the basics – creepy, gruesome, beautiful or whimsical. From there I actually take makeup and draw a plan out onto a piece of paper shaped like my face.
Remember that a little goes a long way. Blush can double as shadow. Eveline and eyebrow pencil are ideal for drawing lines over the face. Highlighter and low lighter can add just the right amount of shading. Red lipliner is great to add detail as well. What you will want as extras are a white pencil, and colours (like Wicked’s Elphaba green), and some sparkle.
Go Big with Halloween Shading
As you can see from the images below, using high definition and accentuating cheek and brow bones goes a long way. You can’t really cut the lines too much when you will be seen in a murky light. Playing with white and darker shades adds contrast and the slight up or downturn of a line around the eye can change your character completely.
Your Halloween Makeup Kit
I always stock up on generic makeup and other items like fishnet stockings in October. Some coloured hairspray, a solid set of face colour, makeup remover and sparkles start-off the process. A good pencil sharpener, tweezers, fake blood and whatever prosthetics you may need should all be kept together and thoroughly cleaned after the big day.Supplementing with my daily makeup rounds out the kit.
And make sure you check out our DIY costumes for kids for more fun ideas.