Halloween is only a short week away and if you're a huge procrastinator, like me, you're probably still in the market for a last minute costume. Just because you don't have the time (or let's be honest - the money) for a crazy elaborate costume does not mean you have to forgo the fun. Tonight, I wanted to share some of my more recent (and slightly spooky) Halloween makeup looks that you can most definitely D.I.Y. Each look took under 45 minutes can be nearly 100% accessorized by shopping your own closet. Plus, aren't we all a little sick of seeing everyone's butt cheeks on Halloween? I know I am. Hence, scary it is.
SERIOUSLY SCARY SKELETON
This look is one I put together last year for halloween, and let me tell you it was a blast. Not only was the actual makeup application fun, but so was standing in the backgrounds of everyone's photos and creeping them out! I had SO many people approach me throughout the night asking if I was a professional makeup artist or something (which is totally flattering, but false). Little did they know this look was achieved with on a few tools:
ALSO- Can we just TALK about how amazing my BFF's costume is. Medusa, clearly.
Below is my first attempt at this concept. Practice certainly makes perfect!
This look was much harder to create than I thought it would be. I've never worked with liquid latex before and plan on practicing some more before the 31st. This look was created using the following:
Put on your base foundation and apply wide strips of liquid latex on the area of your face you plan on 'scratching'. Next pull apart some cotton balls and roll the fluff into lines. Place a line on each side of your latex strip and cover with liquid latex to seal it to your face and blend. This creates dimension and leaves a crater in the middle to color with faux blood. Once all your slashes are placed and covered, go in with a red pencil to add the deep scratch color to the center. Continue to make more realistic by using blood scab and additional eyeshadow colors. Purple and yellow for bruising!
MODERN GLAM VAMPIRE
Ok, if you're really pressed for time (and or want to be a 2 on the 0-10 spooky scale) keep it simple. This vampy costume was crafted using (almost) everything from my own makeup bag. FULL DISCLOSURE - this look was not intended for halloween ( just from a recent photoshoot), but I think with a few additions it would make the perfect slightly scary + sexy costume. Granted, the killer lighting in these photos by @lyd.406 make this look 10X more badass, but you get the idea.
Additional things to 'VAMP IT UP'
I am OBSESSED with this look! Huge shout out to my lovely friend Carey for letting me go ape shit with sequins and glitter last night.
Naturally, after we made her into a stunning aquatic creature, we HAD to make it a little more, gruesome. We took the top of a metal coat hanger and attached a cord made of thing wire. This could then be tucked back into her hair or attached to a cute chocker so she could take it in and out (I mean, a girls gotta eat and drink!) A little faux blood and VOLIA - a caught mermaid.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
This year, I plan on carrying on my glam + gore tradition with a twist on a classic. I love this look because half of you can be totally gorgeous (huge false lashes, sharp liner & red lips), but you can also feel like a little bit of a badass- rocking some serious wounds. I think the myths go that if a werewolf scratches you, you begin to turn into one? Regardless - creating a werewolf eyebrow was the highlight of creating this look.