Halloween makeup tips: More is less

With some help from http://www.allhallowseve.com/ Halloween on the Web we present to you:

Halloween makeup tips – easy ways to look gruesome this Halloween!

Getting Started

Decide if you should put your makeup on before or after getting in costume. If your costume is one that can easily be put on without touching your face and messing up your makeup, go ahead and do your makeup first.

It’s easier to put makeup on when you are not in costume because you don’t have to worry about messing up your costume. If your costume is going to be difficult to put on, get into it before putting on your makeup. Simply drape a towel around your neck to protect your costume from makeup splatters. This way you can do a great job on your makeup and not accidentally mess it up while putting on your costume.

Get your hair out of the way. Now that you are ready to begin with the makeup, secure a scarf around your head so that all your hair is covered. This will keep your face makeup out of your hair, prevent your hair from messing up your makeup and will give you a clear view of your whole face.

Be thoughtful. Use a couple of mirrors (one on either side) to study your face. Take a moment to imagine the makeup on your face before applying it. Taking a little time to mentally plan how you’re going to put on your makeup can help prevent frustrating mistakes and may give you some new ideas.

Some Makeup Tips

Old As The Hills – When trying to look old, don’t just draw dark lines on your skin to look like wrinkles. First cover the skin in a lighter than normal color using baby powder or white blemish cover stick. Then draw the dark lines and slightly blend them to the surrounding area with your finger. Then add baby powder to give the skin that old, dry look. You can also use the baby powder in your hair to get that gray look.

Get Bit – If you want to be a Vampire, first cover face in white powder makeup or white blemish cover stick. Outline sharp eyebrows, and then fill in with black makeup. Draw lines on the face with reddish-brown makeup, and blur the edges a bit. Outline the eyes and draw a line up about an inch from the outside edge of the eye. Drip fake blood from the edges of the mouth. Comb hair into a point in the middle of the forehead. Use fake teeth to complete the transformation.

Which is Witch? – To look like a witch, follow these Halloween makeup techniques. Cover the face in green or white powder makeup or white blemish cover stick. With a black makeup stick, draw lines in a “V” in the middle of the forehead and create some lines around the mouth. Draw lines on the hands with an eyeliner pen; almost follow the veins to make the hands look old. Tease and spray hair with a super stick hairspray. Place in a few plastic bugs.


So… You Lost A Fight? – To get that recently punched look you will need to defiantly plan in advance and you will need some not entirely easy to find tools. Modeling Wax and Spirit Gum are required to undertake this look. Place a thin layer of the Spirit Gum on the area of your face to appear bruised. Then take the Modeling Wax and shaped it into the desired size and apply to the Spirit Gum. Blend the edges into your skin until they are flat and the wax appears to be part of your skin. Once the edges are blended, clear your face of excess wax and gum using your finger tips and a tiny bit of cleansing cream. Next, use a base or makeup foundation to blend your new bruise into your skin color or with a purplish color to make it more realistic. If you’d like to kick it up a notch, carve a small circle into your bruise and apply fake blood or a gooey green substance so it can fester.



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