Halloween is two weeks away! If you’re not the type to begin to plan your costume in January, you’re probably scrambling to find something now with every new costume party invitation. Whether you’re on a budget or simply want a fuss-free freaky frock, here’s how you can create the perfect unique look with easy-to-learn special effects techniques.
If Sin City is one of your favorite films, this is definitely a look you will want to recreate. follow these steps below and look like you just stepped out of the pages of your favorite comic book.
Step 1: start with a clean, moisturized base. You would not place paint on a used canvas. Treat your face with the same respect.
Step 2: Apply primer evenly all over your face. Next grab your favorite foundation. Product(s) used on model: Smashbox’s Photo Finish Pore Minimizing foundation primer and Make Up For Ever’s HD foundation.
Step 3: Dramatic brows are necessary to achieve this look. Avoid the brow golden rule and embrace black pigment. We want the brows to look to look as dramatic as possible so play them up and have fun with the shape.Product(s) used on model: Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Khol Liner and Dior Art Liner.
Step 4: Grab your favorite waterproof eyeliner in black to draw a cut crease. It’s ok if you draw the cut crease a little above your natural crease to play up your eyes. Remember the goal is to look like you stepped off the pages of a comic book. Product(s) used on model: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil in perversion.
Step 5: Grab the same waterproof eyeliner you used to draw your cut crease to draw expession lines on your face. Imagine you are contouring but, remember these lines will not be blended. So have fun with creating shadows on your face. Product(s) used on model: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil in perversion.
Step 6: Add blush and don’t be afraid to go heavy. This will play up the dramatic effect of the look. Products used on model: Stila Countless Color Pigment in Indie.
Step 7: Line the lips with black liner. Fill in with deep red color of choice. Blend the colors for as realistic appeal. Products used on model: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil in perversion and Nars Audacious lipstick in Charlotte.
Step 8: Time to add the dots. Don’t try to make the dots too small or it will make the process more tedious. Remember to try to keep them uniform in size and symmetrical all over the face. Products used on model: NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk.
Step 9: To complete this look apply false lashes and use a liner and mascara to conceal the lashes. Products used on model: Diorshow Art Pen and Too Face Better Than Sex Mascara.
Set this completed look with your favorite finishing spray and be ready to be the talk of any Halloween party.
Unsure what to be this Halloween? This trick will turn any look one to die for.
Step 1: Get a q-tip and take all the cotton off the end of a swab.
Step 2: Grab lash glue and place a small amount in the area where you want to place your cut. Be sure to keep the shape consistent to a cut or gash.
Step 3: Place the cotton you took off the q-tip and place it over the lash glue. Product(s) used: Duo Striplash Adhesive in clear and CVS cotton swabs.
Step 4: Repeat steps two and three until the scar looks like a keloid.
Step 5: Use a matte wine colored and burgundy Use the wine lipstick first and apply all over the cotton. Next, use the burgundy lipstick and apply it to any of the areas white is still showing through. Product(s) used: Sephora Collection Lipstick in 24 Bewitch Me and Nars Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte.
Step 6: Use a dark concealer around the edges of the scar. Follow up with using a little concealer in any of the areas still showing white. Product(s) used: Sephora Collection Smoothing & Brightening Concealer in Radiant Sand
Step 7: Finish this look by using a setting spray to protect the scar.
Now that you possess the skills, show off your hottest Halloween looks by tagging @TrickySecretZ or @thebobbypen on Facebook, Instagram, and/ or Twitter. Don’t forget to share and comment your looks below.
PopArt Goddess Model: Chantaè Sudlow @Tae_Noir
PopArt Goddess Photographer: Will Evans @VoidShots
Harley Quinn Model: Jamece Renèe @TrickySecretZ
Harley Quinn Photographer: Jamece Renèe @TrickySecretZ
Mouth Slash Model: Will Evans @VoidShots
Mouth Slash Photographer: Will Evans @VoidShots & Chantaè Sudlow @Tae_Noir