Halloween Makeup – A Round Up of Past Looks I’ve Created
I can’t believe Halloween is just a few short weeks away and I’m a bit stressed that I haven’t started on any makeup looks yet. I figured I would share some of my past Halloween Makeup Creations with all of you since many of them were posted on old blogs and hopefully spark a little inspiration and creativity for my looks this year.
Hawaiian Mermaid. This look took a little while to create, but it was fun and I enjoyed it. I am using pigments/mineral eye shadows to create this look, which I’m proud of since the shadows and lipstick were created by me when I owned my own Indie Cosmetic Company.
When creating a mermaid look – you can decide how much or how little you want to go and I opted for a dramatic look. I really think that the contacts I used made such a big difference in how it all came out for me.
Masquerade Mask – I really enjoyed created this look a few years ago. The object of this look was to use makeup to create a mask on my face instead of using a real one. I loved how it turned out and how simple it was to create. If you’re looking for a last minute costume, this can work in a pinch.
The Crazy Creepy Doll – This Halloween Makeup look will remind you of your childhood play things. So cute and sweet with a little twist. This doll has come back to play and haunt you. I had so much fun creating this look and doing the intro for the video which you can find here. As sweet and cute as she looks, she’s here to make your life miserable. Creating this look is simple – just do up your makeup with soft shades and then add some accessories that will make it scary. If you are planning to use a knife or similar, makeup sure that you have a fake or plastic toy one for going out in public.
Sexy Glamour Kitty is one of my favorite looks created over the years. It’s simple and with a little cat ears or leopard ears and some creative thinking, you can easily have a look for Halloween that is fun and fast to do. A gold smoky eye, bold vampy like lips and leopard spots – the look came together quickly and easily. This look was so popular it was featured on many sites, including Ipsy and you can find the tutorial for this look here on my old YouTube Channel.
What makes this Leopard Kitty looks so easy is that you can pull accessories like your favorite jewelry or wear that little black dress you love and a pair of sexy heels and the look will come together easily. Leopard ears are so easy to find and cost just a few dollars, so you have a quick costume that’s affordable to create.
Poison Ivy – This look was never fully completed for a tutorial, but something I threw together to utilize the red wig I had. I simply just drew vines with makeup and eye liners on my face, added green around the eyes and put in a pair of green contacts. The look came together quickly and easily. If you wanted to really make this look more realistic, adding ivy leaves as a crown or similar would make this look complete. When and if I should complete this look to where I wanted it to go, I will be sure to post an update.
This look is simple and you can use what you already have on hand. A red wig can also be purchased reasonably priced and you can add a long skinny black dress or tights with this look to finish it off and make it show stopping.
Sugar Skull – Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead is one of my favorite looks that I have created over the years. I created this look using different cosmetic products – even the white face was created using the lightest color foundation I had in my kit. This look is one of my favorites because it allows you to be creative in your own and the designs never are set in stone – you can do whatever you choose. The tutorial for this look can be found here. I hope to create another version of this look this year utilizing different colors I’ve been wanting to try out.
Bonnie Parker – Bonnie & Clyde: This look was not done necessarily for Halloween. I created it as a part of the Bonnie & Clyde Movie Release and thought this was such a great one to share. It’s simple, easy to create and one of my favorites. With a soft smoky eye and a deep red lip – you are good to go.
Of course, props work when creating a look – so I opted for what we already had on hand… and make sure that you are not using a real gun while out in public. This look is still one of my favorites and the eye and lip look is something I’ve developed into my own and use often.
Sophia Burset – Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black – the complete look and tutorial can be found here. This look was inspired by Orange is the New Black – which has become one of my favorite shows. Simple to create and easy to rock out. Creating a nice eye look, berry lips and putting on some scrubs will make this look complete. Don’t forget your plastic fork to comb your hair with.
Celebrity looks are easy to create and Halloween is all about a little fun and creativity anyway. The options are endless and there is so much you can do with makeup alone – even if it means a simple smoky eye.
Queen of the Forest Nymph – If you shop through my Halloween Stash, you’ll see I have my fair share of fairy wings and this is why. One of my favorite things are fairies and when I created this look, I wanted to really have something that I loved represented. Tutorial can be found here. This look is easy to create and really just takes a little imagination.
What makes whimsical creatures so fun to create for Halloween is that they are all about your imagination and what you can come up with. I wanted this Forest Nymph look to really stand out as someone in nature and by adding greens and gold I was able to really create that look that I was shooting for.
Dark Alice – Alice in Wonderland: This look was fun to create. I went for a gothic / dark vibe to create this look and all I did for the eyes was create a deep vampy makeup look and added black lips. If you are really stumped for a costume, something like this is really simple and easy to do. A full list of products used and tutorial can be found here.
Twilight the Autumn Woodland Fairy – a full list of products and tutorial on this look can be found here.
Regina The Evil Queen – Once Upon a Time: Quite possibly one of the favorites I have done over the years. This look is simple and I pulled out some of the clothes I already had as well as a crown and cape and then created the makeup to look that the character’s. This look was so fun and I enjoyed filming the intro for the makeup tutorial as well which I think really made it one of the most favorite videos I have created.
Amazing Spiderman inspired – This look was all about the colors and using them as inspiration for the eye look. The creepy spider on the cheek, well – that’s just the webbing on the cake… lol
Skull Mask – This look was my last minute creation for last year’s Halloween Day look. I’m not gonna lie… I did my eye makeup and realized I didn’t want to take it off or ruin it so I decided to plan my costume around it. Hey, it worked… it had the scare factor, but was a show stopper.
Halloween is about having fun and being creative and of course, all the candy you collect (thankfully I can still take part in that with my sons). Each year I enjoy creating looks that are either simple or unique and I wanted to share them with all of you. As a child my family didn’t have much money and I learned that by taking the tools we already had and a little creativity and we could have fun and awesome costumes. I’m very thankful that my parents instilled this into me, because I teach my children that same concept.
I hope to have some Halloween looks posted for all of you soon – I’m working on some ideas. In the meantime, I thought I would share some of my past ones and all the fun I had over the years. Have fun and enjoy yourselves, no matter the age and you will have a grand time. What are you doing this Halloween? Do you have a costume in mind? Which of my past Halloween looks are your favorites?
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