3 Easy Halloween Makeup Effects
Published Oct 18, 2013
By now, a lot of you probably already have your Halloween looks ready to go. But for those who haven’t had time to plan, let alone think of, a costume, we’re here to help! With the right statement makeup, you may not even need a full getup. These three effects are super easy to create, and you probably have the majority of the products already. Just remember to be safe!Only use products that are safe for use on and around your skin, lips, and around the eyes.
Getting bloodied up? Here’s how to slash and gash in minutes!
You will need: Mehron 3-D Gel Gelatin Effects in Red and Flesh Tone, scar kit (we used Woochie Special FX Gash Set; you can buy these anywhere Halloween goods are sold), cotton swabs, latex sponge, spirit gum adhesive or any skin-safe adhesive
1: Using a cotton swab, apply 50% alcohol to skin you want to “scar” to remove any oil residue.
2: Choose a scar and spread a generous amount of spirit gum (adhesive) on the backside. Figure out where you want it, and stick it on and pull it off a few times to make the area of skin tacky.
3: Once the scar is set, press down on the edges to make sure nothing is sticking up. If you find that edges aren’t staying in place, apply more adhesive on top and around the edges, press down and smooth out.
4: Apply 3-D gel in Flesh Tone using your fingers. Blend the product around the edges of the scar. Let it dry.
5: With a latex sponge, dab a small amount of foundation in and around the scar to blend it all together. Use a makeup brush to clean up any edges and finish blending.
6: To finish, create “blood” on the wound by applying the Red 3-D gel with a brush. You can also add veins and cuts around the scar, using makeup in realistic colors like red, brown, and blue.
The model is wearing: Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Lash Mascara in black, Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil in medium brown, Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in medium, Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case face colors, Inglot Cosmetics AMC Lip Paint in 63 , Mehron 3D Gel in red and flesh tone, and Woochie Special FX Gash Set
Slightly silly, super creepy, and so easy.
You will need: lip brush, face makeup in white, red, grey, and brown (we used Make Up For Ever Flash Color Case)
1: Cover the bottom lip in white face makeup and the top lip in red using a lip brush.
2: Now you’ll create the outline of a new bottom lip in red. Using the same brush, extend the corners of the lips outward, create a line following the shape of the lip and fill in completely as pictured.
3: Outline the red lips in brown and shade in the corners to add shadows.
4: Create teeth by painting grey lines vertically over the white, and shade in the corners a bit.
5: Do variations! Paint a tooth gold or black—it’s up to you!
The model is wearing: Kryolan Aquacolor in Lake, 521, 079, and 517, Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case face colors
Play with falsies and painted shapes for an eye-catching look.
You will need: cream gel eyeliner in white, black cream eyeshadow or eyeliner, 2 different green eye shadows, dark brown brow gel, pencil, or powder red cream eye shadow, foundation, disposable mascara wand, brushes
1: Start by using white, paint the outline of the pictured shape (pointed at the corners, and curved to follow the shape of the eye) and fill in. Cover your bottom lashes completely, too.
2: Using the same white, line the outer corner of the top eyelid using a white gel eyeliner and flat makeup brush. Connect to the end of the bottom swoop.
3: Use a black cream eye shadow and thin brush to outline the white shape. You will treat this black line as the [new] lower eyeline.
4: With a flat blending brush, apply emerald green shadow beneath the [new] eyeline, following its shape.
5: Next, cover the entire eyelid with a lime green cream shadow, extending the edges so the shape mirrors the one you drew under the eye. Blend well.
6: Using a fine-tip brush, line the top lashline with black, extending the line out to where the color ends. Wing it and fill in to make a thick line.
7: Now you’ll apply false lashes to your [new] lower eyeline. Apply glue to one strip; make sure there’s a generous amount on the inner and outer corners. Wait 10 seconds and place upside down. Let it dry.
8: The other two strips go on the top lash line. To start, apply one strip (as you did in step 7) but place it right-side up. Once the first strip is dry, repeat with the third strip as a second layer. Softly squeeze the strips together. When the lashes are all dry, fill in any spots of clear glue with black eyeliner.
9: Cover your mascara wand in foundation, and brush over brows.
10: Over the top half of the brow, paint a thin line in a dark brown, creating a sleek arch.
11: Paint a small red dot on the [new] bottom inner corner.
The model is wearing: Cover FX Cream Foundation in N30, Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel in 76 and 85, Inglot Cosmetics Freedom System Eye Shadow in 333 Matte and 477, Sugarpill Cosmetics Flutter False Eyelashes, Sugarpill Cosmetics Baby DewDrop False Eyelashes, Sugarpill Cosmetics Precious False Eyelashes, Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in 30
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