Halloween is a very special holiday and those who celebrate it get to enjoy the dressing up as much as the event itself. Choosing the right costume for your character, whether it’s a vampire, a zombie, or a fairy princess, adds realism and helps you fit right into the celebrations.
But if you take Halloween a bit more seriously, then you would want the proper makeup to match. Applying makeup in detail to create a remarkable and realistic picture takes some talent. Sometimes, when the makeup is applied so skillfully, you won’t need an over-the-top costume to bolster your appearance.
Makeup to Enhance Your Halloween Look
You don’t have to be a master in special affects makeup to terrify or dazzle your family and friends for Halloween. Add inspiration to your makeup by using these cosmetic ideas to highlight your features for a more dramatic and detailed look.
Deeper, daring eye shadow colors to intensify your image like that of a sad clown.
Darker lipstick shades help with a striking appearance as a vampire personality.
Line your lips with black pencil, or for a more cartoonish look, draw a white pencil line on your bottom lip.
Bold, black, liquid eyeliner can create a distinctive look, especially for the cat/leopard costume.
Use false eyelashes to help make your eyes pop.
Apply different shades of foundation to enhance a particular look, highlighting certain areas of your face.
Celebrate Halloween with a Bang
The ghoulish zombie has certainly been a popular go-to costume recently, so here are a few simple guidelines to help create the perfect undead look:
Remove all makeup and cleanse your face thoroughly.
Use a sponge to apply either white face paint or theater makeup.
Dark circles can be created around the eyes by using black eye shadow.
Zombies look decayed and bruised, so the next step is to create a sunken cheek which can be done by blending paint and powder to highlight your cheeks.
Create dried looking lips by using black lipstick and black lip liner.
Use a sponge to create the appearance of scratches over the face
Fine lines can be drawn using a paint brush, which creates a popping vein affect
Finally, apply fake blood to your hair and face. Spatter it across your face using a toothbrush.
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