Halloween 2019 is here and as I promised I’m about to show you my Halloween self. Halloween is the time where all of us make-up enthusiasts can go nuts and that’s exactly what I did. I couldn’t choose just one look to show you so here are Natalias top 3 Halloween makeup looks.
But first of all, let me address the issue we all tend to ignore each Halloween.
Dressing up is fun. Letting your creativity run wild. For one day you can go over the top and everyone is ok with that. Spooky movies and good food. Good enough reason to party.
The dark side of Halloween is all of the unnecessary waste production, all from single-use costumes usually from our dear enemy plastic.
The issue was brought to my attention when one of my favorite Instagram accounts fashionrevolution posted a series of posts about the Halloween waste with simple tips on how to fix it.
If you thrive on creativity each Halloween I’m sure the challenge to create the least waste possible is perfect for you.
What costume can you make from what you already have?
Renting is ideal for this one day a year occasion. It’s the little things that count. Follow fashionrevolution for more useful tips and always remember 4R:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair.
This leads me once again to focus more on the Halloween makeup rather than a wholesome costume. Ecological reasons and the fact that I have no interesting plants this Halloween. No great party I could show of my grand creative costumes skills as in fact I’ll spend this Halloween traveling 13 hours home on a train. I’m not sure my fellow travelers would appreciate my spooky makeup look on a night train.
My love for makeup was showing since I was little and for years now I’ve been using my sisters as my makeup dolls. It was always greater fun for me to create scary makeup looks than those simple ones. I mentioned little something about my previous Halloween makeup looks in my My Halloween over the years.
This time I prepared 3 basic Halloween makeup monster looks: The Ghoul, The witch, and a Vampire.
There are several basics all of these looks have in common.
First of all a babyface. The preparation of the canvas that is my face started off as usual with my La Roche posay Effeclaid Duo creme. I’ve been using this one for forever now and I keep refilling the bottles.
My everyday foundation is either LRP BBcream or Vichys New Mineralblend foundation but for these looks, I didn’t want to waste my good foundations for just a few photos. Instead, I got myself a simple Sephora foundation just for this purpose.
I did sacrifice my good Vichy powder to fix my foundation. Never have I ever found a powder that would fit me better than Vichys dermablend. Ever since I was little and found it in my mum’s makeup bag I knew I found the right guy for me.
Macy’s has the best selection of brows products and you can find them all in their All about brows section. I’m personally a fan of powder eyebrows colors with a brush. I find it easier to work with and I have a kit similar to this one HERE.
That’s it for the base.
Each look further varies but with the same color scheme of black and red.
Ghoul’s look was inspired by many Pinterest posts I saw over the year. It’s creepy and simple enough.
All you need is:
- black pencil eyeliner or liquid eyeliner
- black eyeshadow
- concealer one shade lighter than your foundation.
And that’s it.
Firstly I applied the concealer on my mouth as well. Then I drew asymmetrical shapes over it with a black pencil. I simply added more color to the edges of the shapes and blended in inwards to create depth. It’s a really thorough job that requires a shit ton of patience. Took me almost one hour to be satisfied with the result.
After you’re ok with your new jawline draw over the edges with lighter color concealer and then calk those light lines with a bit of black eyeshadow. Adds to the whole 3D look.
For eyes just go bonkers with the black eyeshadow. I also prolonged the liquid eyeliner from the insides of my eyes to the tip of my nose. Don’t forget to add a black pencil to the lower eyelashes to make them even more narrow.
Finish up with either Halloween contact lenses or use a filter as I did. The second option is not only cheaper but you have many more options available.
The Ghoul Halloween makeup look is done.
I wanted to approach the witch make up look from a different perspective. Let’s forget for a second the stereotypical idea of a witch being an ugly, dirty, messy greyish women. Then I came across this pin and I fell in love at first sight, and I knew right away I’m gonna try to recreate that. I did my best.
What I used for this look is pretty simple.
On my pre-prepared face, I applied red eyeshadow using a sponge. I did my forehead and the bit under my eyes just as my neckline. It’s easier to just paint over your whole forehead and then remove the part you want to have a little moon on. Just a bit of cotton dipped in a make up remover would do the trick. Of course, you don’t need to have just a moon on your forehead. Your options are wide open.
I used the black eyeshadow to highlight my eyebrows and to deepen my eyes.
After I applied red lipstick I dabbed my lips with the same sponge and red eyeshadow I used on my forehead. Not only this adds extra matt effect to my lips but also unities the color shades into one.
Make the cheekbones pop with a little bit of contouring.
The more the merrier. I added a bit of highlighter on my upper lip, nose, chin, and cheekbones.
What I love the most about the scary Halloween makeup is that you can never go wrong. There are no rules or standards of how the witch needs to look like. It’s all up to your imagination so just have fun with it.
The last look is a classic vampire look. There are several types of vampires currently on the market but I choose the ones that look the most like the Vampire Diaries with a combination of True Blood vampires. If you have no idea what I’m talking about right now then good for you.
This type of vampire is characterized by bloody veins popping up every time they feel the thirst for blood. Sensual blood drop out of the corner of a mouth is also a must.
For this look I used:
I created smoky eyes as usual. With a thin brush and steady hand, I drew thin lines under my eyes with red eyeshadow. Then I ran those red lines with a bit of brown eyeshadow to make it look more realistic.
For lips, I just applied my favorite matt red liquid lipstick and did blood drops out of the corner of my mouth. I added a bit of a smudge cuz there is no way sucking blood is not gonna get messy. To finish up the look I added a bit of brown eyeshadow to the blood drops.
That’s probably the easiest look you can do for Halloween.
Pale face. Black smoke eyes. Red lips. Blood drops. Black clothes.
Tadaa you’re a vampire.
Which look of mine do you like the most?
Let me know in the comments.
I truly hope you’re gonna have the best time this Halloween no matter if you plan to celebrate at a big fun party, a small group of friends, on your own, or not at all.
Happy Halloween babes xo
Oh, scary-scary looks! I really loved the ghoul: those black-in-black eyes… brrr! But all three of them are beautiful, fascinating, and very well done!! 🙂
And thank you so much for pointing out the 4R’s! Definitely something I will take to mind this Halloween!! 🙂
Have fun, Natalia!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
PS: saw your “duck” post too… that was a GREAT photo you posted in there, with you looking at the phone!!!
Looking forward to seeing it.
Never mind I just saw it you look awesome very scary 👻lol I didn’t dress up or anything, but happy Halloween.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN NAT!
happy halloween to you too. Hope you had a good one.
Natalie, I just hope for human existence that you do not wake up a love one….. or not even a love one, do not wake up a human with that freaky makeup!!!
The one with the super dark eyes made my skin crawl. Well done. 👏
Thank you, glad you like it.