Once October is here I can’t help but get enthusiastic for Halloween – so many makeup ideas in mind that I don’t know which one to do first! Today I wanted to go for a half human and half dead/skeleton/zombie kind of look. I thought it would look kind of cool and maybe a bit different? (Yeah I know it’s not an original idea, but it’s my own take on it)
So if you’d like to see how I achieved this Halloween look, you can either watch the YouTube video below or keep on reading this post for step by step details. Enjoy!
I will start with the easy part: the human half of the face. I didn’t do anything special as I wanted to keep it quite simple and fresh, but if you wanna go for a more dramatic look that’s totally cool.
Anyway, I applied foundation, concealer and powder on the right half of my face as I normally would and then I filled in my brows. Moving on with my normal face routine, I applied a contouring powder under my cheekbones, jawline and around my temple. I kind of had an idea of what I want the makeup to look like, so this time I didn’t contour my nose as I was going to apply black face paint on it later on.
Then I used a blush to bring some color back to my cheeks and I also highlighted my the high points of my face – as I said earlier, normal makeup routine.
I wanted the eye makeup to be pretty basic so that it wouldn’t draw too much attention. I just took that contour powder on to a blending brush and applied it in my crease, then I used a light pink shimmery eyeshadow on my lid. I highlighted my brow bone and then went ahead and lined my eyes as I always do, except this time I chose to use a white eyeliner in my waterline to make myself look a little more fresh.
I applied one coat of my Rimmel Super Curler mascara which I am really loving it at the moment and then this is totally optional but I went ahead and used false lashes as well.
Last thing I did on this half of the face was apply a peachy pink lipstick on the right half of my lips.
Now it’s time for the fun part – the half skull face 🙂
I took a black face paint (you can totally use any kind of eyeliner, or even eyeshadow if you don’t have a face paint) and pretty much drew a line between the two sides of my face.
Then I mixed a little of the same black face paint with a white one to create a light gray color and applied that all over the left half of my face. I think white would have looked just as good, but I wanted to experiment and play around a little.
Next I went back to the black and used it to fill my nose in… I’m not sure why but I pictured a skeleton having a black nose. Then I drew a line under my cheekbones… not sure if I wanted to contour or just to add more dimension to my face, but I think it added to the look anyway.
For my eyes I decided to use a black cream eyeshadow and filled in all of the area around: from where my dark circles begin all the way to my eyebrows. You know, the typical zombie/skull look.
Then I took an eyeshadow brush and applied some of that white face paint in random areas of my face to create more dimension.
After applying mascara on your skeleton eyes, you are pretty much good to go. However I decided to add a little bit more to the look: I went back to my black face paint and drew some random lines on my forehead, sort of as if I would have been hit and my skin started to crack.
Then I applied some fake blood around my new wound and also on the bottom half of my skull mouth. Now I suppose skeletons don’t bleed, but hey, maybe I had a human snack before going out, right?
And that’s all for this look. I really hope you guys like it – let me know by leaving me a comment!
Contact Lenses: Desio Lens – Icy Blue contacts
Bobbi Brown brushes
L’oreal Infallible 24HR Pro-Matte foundation – 113 rose beige
L.A Girl Pro Conceal – Classic Ivory
Maybelline Fit Me powder – 120 (not shown)
P.S. Love… eyebrow pencil – Brown
Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eyebrow Shaping Kit in Medium-Dark
Makeup Revolution Go! palette
White eyeliner by Avon
Rimmel London 24hr Super Curler Mascara – 001 Black
Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick – Divine
P.S. Love… False eyelashes – Sultry
White & black face paint – Fright Nite: Ghoulish Make Up kit (poundland)
Maybelline Color Tattoo – 60 Timeless Black
Fake Blood – Fright Nite: Fake blood tubes (poundland)
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