Mimic the monster: Halloween makeup edition

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s costume time again, and we’ve got tonnes of tips to help your little monster look as fierce as the real thing. They’ll be terrifying the neighbourhood in no time with these killer makeup tricks. We also have a few suggestions just for the adults, who said Halloween is just for the kids ;). 

WEREWOLF

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You will need:

Moisturiser

Foundation

Bronzer or brown eye shadow

Loose Translucent Powder

Black, grey and brown eyeshadow

Bruise Wheel or red, yellow, green and purple eyeshadow

SFX  Spirit Gum & remover

Crepe Hair (two tones, one lighter and one darker than your natural hair)

Halloween Goblin/elf ears

Black or brown eyeliner

Assorted Makeup Brushes, sponges and cuetips

Tweezers

Makeup wipes

Makeup Finishing Spray

The Base:

Apply moisturiser to whole face.

Apply foundation for even skin tone.

Use a bronzer or eyeshadow to exaggerate facial features, focusing on the eye sockets and both sides of the bridge of the nose.

Lightly dust face with loose translucent powder.

TIP: Ensure you purchase Spirit Gum remover as well.

The Ears:

Apply a thin layer of spirit gum to the outer edge of the goblin/elf ears.

Allow the gum to dry slightly and, using tweezers, apply small amounts of hair a little longer than your desired length in the direction of the hair growth.

Once you’ve applied the hair and the gum has dried, using scissors shape and splice the hair to your desired style.

Apply a thin layer of spirit gum to the outer edges of your actual ear, place the faux ear over the top and gently apply pressure until the gum has dried.

The Hair:

Apply small amounts of spirit gum along the hairline including in front of the ears where sideburns usually are.

Lightly press the crepe hair into the tacky gum in the same direction as the growth of the pre-existing hair.

Make sure to add some hair over where the faux ear and real ears are to blend them in and achieve a seamless realistic look.

Being careful not to cut your real hair – shape, feather and splice the hair according to desired style.

The Hands:

Repeat the same application process as the facial hair for over the knuckles and backs of hands.

Using black or brown eyeliner, draw, smudge and rub some colour into the cuticles of each finger for a grimy wolf paw look.

The Nose:

While the spirit gum and hair dry on the hands, use your black eye shadow to fill in any spots along the hairline that need more definition or blending and colour in the end of the nose to finish off your werewolf.

Spray a thin layer of finishing spray over the face to seal the makeup and prevent any smudging.

WITCH

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You will need:

Moisturiser

Foundation

White grease paint

Loose Translucent Powder

Matte black, purple and grey eyeshadow

Dark red or purple lipstick

False Eyelashes with press-strip adhesive

Assorted Makeup Brushes, sponges and cuetips

Makeup Finishing Spray

Dry Shampoo, Hairspray, bobby pins and comb

Small witches hat

The Base:

Apply moisturiser to whole face.

Evenly apply foundation.

Use a sponge to apply a small amount of the white grease paint along the forehead, apples of cheeks, tip of nose and chin and blend outwards.

Lightly dust face with loose translucent powder.

Use lilac and grey eyeshadow to exaggerate facial features, focusing on the contour of the cheeks.

Use black eyeshadow and a thin makeup brush, to twirl “crack-like” lines starting from the hairline and into the contour of the cheeks, temple and lightly on the forehead.

Use black eyeshadow to apply an exaggerated winged evening eye look and apply then false lashes to the upper eyelids.

Line the lips with a dark lip liner and apply a matching dark lipstick.

Spray a thin layer of finishing spray over the face.

The Hair:

Generously spray dry shampoo through the roots of the hair and work through with your fingers.

Starting at the crown of the head, work your way to the front of the head by sectioning off small bits of hair, teasing them with a fine comb and lightly spraying the roots with hairspray.

Once you’ve built up a considerable nest of volume, neaten the hair by lightly running the comb over the top of it.

Part according to your preference.

Lightly spray a mist of hairspray over the entire head and pin in the small witches hat slightly off centre.

VAMPIRE

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You will need:

Moisturiser

White grease paint

Loose Translucent Powder

Matte black and grey eyeshadow

Bruise Wheel

Assorted Makeup Brushes, sponges and cuetips

Black nail polish

Long False nails

Temporary nail gel tab adhesive

Nail file

Makeup Finishing Spray

Hair gel and comb

The Base:

Apply moisturiser to whole face.

Apply white paint to the whole face with a sponge and blend into the neckline for that extra undead skin tone.

Use black and grey eyeshadow to exaggerate face features. Elongate the widow’s peak, fill in the eyebrows and blend sideburns into the contour of the cheekbone.

Emphasize the eye sockets for a more ghoulish, scary look.

Lightly dust face with loose translucent powder.

Spray face with finishing spray.

The Hair:

Apply hair gel generously and work through hair with your hands.

Slick hair back with a comb.

The Nails:

Pre-file false nails to a point.

Apply false nails as per packet instructions.

Paint false nails black.