I adore Halloween celebrations because it gives me a chance to play with makeup and come up with exciting, fun costumes (plus, going out with friends and my boyfriend is another perk!). I will say this though - deciding on one costume only is a tough decision and it involves lots of Pinterest research. This Halloween, I created a two-face makeup look featuring a pretty skull and a glamorous Lana del Rey look (from her Young and Beautiful video). And because a flower crown ads the finishing touches, I pinned a ribbon in my hair to emulate red rosettes and styled soft hair waves. Picking a Halloween costume is much easier when you create a two dimension makeup look. Happy Halloween from Pretty Squared!
Materials - White face paint (purchased from Rite Aid), MICA Beauty Black Gel Liner, Wet n Wild White Eyeliner pencil, Johnson’s Baby Powder, Elf Foundation Brush, Catwalk Glamour angled eyeliner brush.
1. Using a white pencil, lightly draw a skull image on one half of the face. I was inspired by this lovely editorial image here.
2. Using your fingers, spread the white face paint evenly on the white areas of your face. Afterwards, using a large brush, set the white face paint with baby powder (or a white eyeshadow).
3. Using an small brush and black gel eyeliner, fill in the dark areas on your skull.
4. Using a fluffy middle sized brush, I spread out the gel eyeliner and using the same brush I created shading for the teeth, cheek bones etc. This way the shadows will be soft and easily blend into the white for a more realistic look.
5. Set the black areas with a black eyeshadow to ensure a long lasting skull!
Lana del Rey Makeup
Materials - MAC Studio Fix Foundation, L’Oreal True Match Naturale Powder Foundation, The Balm Meet Matte Palette, Wet n Wild Black Liquid eyeliner, L’Oreal False Fiber Voluminous Mascara, Wet n Wild White eyeliner pencil, Too Faced “Chocolate Soleil” bronzer, Rimmel Powder Blush “Pink”, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil “Cruella”, Elf Liquid Gel Glitter liner, Diamond nail gems.
1. Apply a full coverage matte foundation all over the face. Conceal further if necessary for brightness under the eyes. Set foundation with a matte powder.
2. Apply a matte bronzer and matte mauvey pink hued blush.
3. For the eyes, create a dramatic 50’s inspired look. I used a dark grey shadow to create a cut crease and blended that out with a warm brown to warm up the look. Apply a light matte shadow on the lids, inner eye and brow bone. Draw a heavy cat eyeliner using a precise liner. Using a white pencil, fill your waterline in to make your eyes look bigger and doll like.
4. Fill your eyebrows in, in a slightly arched yet still flat shape. Lana’s brows are full and the flatter arches give her that Lolita glamorous look.
5. Draw two tears under your eye with a black liner, and apply a dab of a clear gel (or eyelash glue). Place three diamonds in the tear shapes in a pyramid shape.
6. Fill your lips in with a red liner and lipstick and voila, you’re done! Enjoy your frightfully pretty skull makeup!