Easy Halloween Makeup
Halloween is fast approaching and everyone’s thoughts are starting to turn to what costume to wear. For us beauty lovers it’s all about the makeup rather than the costume. I love that Halloween gives us the chance to experiment with makeup that we would never normally use and maybe even dabble into some special effects. I’m going to do a series of posts with some Halloween inspiration for those of you dressing up this year. For the first post I’m going to start off with something simple, a scarecrow.
Every year I’m always torn between pretty makeup and scary makeup so this look is a 2 in 1. To give you the option I’m going to start off with a very simple, pretty makeup and show you how to turn it into something a bit more scary and dramatic.
The best part of this makeup is that you can start off with the makeup you might wear on a normal day. So if you’re in a rush you can skip the first steps and just add to the makeup you’ve already had on that day. You can finish work and head straight to the Halloween party!
- To start off with you need to apply a base as normal. I used the Clinque Even Better foundation all over the face.
- Then fill in your eyebrows. They don’t need to be perfect, the messier they are the more straw like they will appear, adding to the effect. I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow definer.
- After this create a smokey eye. I used the Morphe 35O palette as I wanted warm orange toned colours on the eyes. As I mentioned earlier though any eye makeup will work for this part so if you’ve already had makeup on you can leave it.
- Add mascara next. Any mascara will do as we’ll be adding lashes later.
- For eyeliner apply to the top lash line as usual. For the bottom use your liner to draw on big dramatic lashes. Things will start to look terrible now but fear not, it will come together at the end! I also used the liner to draw a patch on the nose and the stitching around the mouth. If you’d prefer you can use a face paint for this step. I just wanted to keep the products to a minimum to keep it as easy to achieve as possible.
- Using a liquid lipstick draw on the lips, some rosey cheeks and fill in the nose patch. I stuck to the same colour for all three but of course you can mix it up and use three different colours.
- To add some dimension I added some white reflection to the cheeks using a white eyeliner. This step isn’t 100% necessary though so don’t worry if you don’t have a white liner.
- To complete the look add some big false lashes and a straw hat. It’s that simple. Throw on a checkered shirt and some dungarees and your outfit is complete.
If you have some more time on your hands and want to go a little more scary and less pretty this is the look for you.
- To begin with I removed the cheeks and the lips from the last look.
- To make the mouth a bit scarier use your black liner to make it more of a traditional “pumpkin mouth” by drawing on jaggered teeth, you can make them as wide or as tall as you want.
- Once you have your mouth complete add some wrinkles down the face, this will give the appearance of the wrinkled hessian cloth material that a scarecrows face would be made out of.
- Add some shading to the lines you’ve just drawn.
- Darken the eyes to give a more sinister appearance.
- I added a scar but this is totally optional, you can leave it out completely or add even more scars depending on the look you’re going for.
- Finally I added some straw stitches across the wound and to the nose patch to achieve the final look.
I hope you all enjoyed this step by step tutorial. If you have any Halloween looks that you’d like me to do a tutorial for then let me know and I’d be happy to do it! Thanks as always for reading and stay tuned for more Halloween tutorials coming soon.