DIY Last Minute Halloween Make-Up

Posted by    |    October 31st, 2011 at 7:00 am

I have to admit, I am totally last minute when it comes to Halloween.  In case you are a slacker like me, I found quick and simple Halloween make-up tutorials courtesy of Sephora that I wanted to share.  These are easy to follow and will add some “drama for yo mamma” on the scariest night of the year! I love the Skull look…very creepy. (Check out even more looks, including the ultra-cool  and somewhat sexy Zombie tutorial here.) Happy Haunting….

• Apply a liquid foundation 2-3 shades lighter than your natural skin tone with a foundation brush.

• Using short sketch like strokes, trace around the entire eye with non-waterproof black eyeliner dragging it out to create a dramatic wing in the outer corner of the eye.
• Sweep silver eye shadow onto the tear duct and inner portion of the eye.

Lips & Cheeks:
• Apply a bright, bold red lipstick starting at the center of the lips and working outward to fill them in. Dot lipstick on cheekbones.



• Choose a tinted moisturizer that matches the skin tone
• Mix with green creme pigment until desired shade is achieved
• Apply all over the face including ears, neck, and decollete.

• Pink shadow in the center of eye to the lash line
• Purple eyeliner to create a crease using your natural eyebrow as a guideline
• Set with purple eyeshadow on top
• Create a new brow by using a cream eyeliner with an angled liner brush

Lips & Cheeks:
• For contour, mix grey and purple pigment
• Place color under cheek bones to create sharp angular contour
• Outline with a brick red on the outer corner and fill in with a true red
• Finish with lipstick in a pressing motion at the center of the lip


Complexion & Eyes:
• Create and cut out a stencil for the forehead, chine, nose and eyes. Place the stencils on your face one-by-one and trace around them using a black eye pencil.
• Fill in the forehead, chin and eye areas with a layer of  blue and set using a loose powder.
• Define by applying black eyeliner in the waterline.
• Smudge a purple shadow under the bottom lash line.
• Finish with mascara.
• Fill in the nose area with a black cream liner (a waterproof product is recommended). Make sure that no flesh tone is visible.
• Fill the entire face outside of the stenciled areas using a small makeup brush and white cream product. Set with a white or iridescent powder.

Lips & Cheeks:
• Trace smile lines from the corners of each side of the month with a black waterproof pencil.
• Using a black cream liner and starting in the center of the lips, draw short vertical lines to represent teeth.
• Besides the line in the center, you should draw approximately 5 vertical lines on each side for a total of 11 vertical lines.

• Press the shimmery product on using a synthetic brush or fingertip.
• Draw curl designs on each cheek, each side of the jawline, and on each side of the forehead with a black cream liner.
• Draw dots around the top of each eye stencil with black pencil or cream liner.

• To get a halo glow apply your foundation with a bit of shimmer mixed in.
• Apply a shimmer on top of cheekbones sweeping up above the brow bone using a fan brush to build glimmer.

• Start with a basic tri-color eye—you can use any colors but we recommend silver, purple, and blue.
• To build out the shape to a round halo effect around the eye use a blending brush in circular motions blending out the intensity on the outer eye area.

Lips & Cheeks:
• Line the lips with a light color and blend into the center of the lip.
• On the lip apply any light pink or nude color of your choice preferably with a pearlescent finish.
• Add a light pink blush to the apples of the cheek.

• You may want to add lashes with feathers, sparkle or individuals to the center of the eye to give a wide-eyed effect.

-Hilary Kennedy is a contributing author for YouPlus Style and YouPlus Dallas, focusing primarily on Style, Arts and Entertainment, and Dating and Relationships. Hilary also stars in many videos for YouPlusMedia and has her own show, The Hilary Kennedy Show.

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