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The Beauty Column: Halloween Make-Up

October 30, 2013
Writer_Sibley Berty Sibley Berty takes on Halloween make-up. With the greyness and glumness of winter infesting the last of clear skies it’s apparent; the eeriness of Halloween is drawing near. There’s no need to feel morose over the death of sun-filled days frolicking on the green, because with Halloween comes the excitement of being as…

Writer_Sibley Berty

  • Sibley Berty takes on Halloween make-up.

With the greyness and glumness of winter infesting the last of clear skies it’s apparent; the eeriness of Halloween is drawing near. There’s no need to feel morose over the death of sun-filled days frolicking on the green, because with Halloween comes the excitement of being as outrageous as you dare to be, and of course, an evening full of chocolate. This holiday is no charade – people go to extreme lengths to look horrifyingly fantastic. If you’re looking to impress on Halloween then, a measly costume won’t suffice; you’ll also require make-up of the next degree.

Face paint may seem like the most obvious option, but it’s actually amazing how much you can do with an eye shadow palette and an eye liner pen.

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For this spooky scene:

  1. Begin by applying a reddish eye shadow on your lower lash line.
  2. Then apply a blue eye shadow over your eyelid, and a white eye shadow just underneath the arch of your brow.
  3. Using a white pencil, draw a small moon onto your eyelid.
  4. Exactly like the previous look, draw lines on the upper and lower lash lines using an eye liner pen.
  5. To create the tree, draw on a thick line from the inner corner of your eye up into your brow, colouring in a small section.
  6. For the branches, draw thin wobbly lines on both sides of the tree use the very tip of the pen. They should extend along your eyelid to create that spooky atmosphere.
  7. To create the ghost, turn your flick into an elongated blob, drawing on arms and hands like a stick figure. You can draw on white dots to make the eyes. Although this look may seem difficult, it’ll certainly be a head-turner.

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To create this cob-web look:

  1. Start by applying a dark green shadow all over the eyelid and lower lash line.
  2. Then apply a black eye shadow throughout the crease of your eyelid, right into the inner corner.
  3. Using an eye liner pen, draw a line which flicks out towards the end of your brow, then draw a line on your lower lash line, joining it up with the flick.
  4. Now comes the tricky part. For the spider-web you can draw on flicks that vary in length, flicking upwards from the upper lash line, and downwards from the lower lash line.
  5. Draw on as many as you like, and once you’ve done this simply connect them together with little curved lines.
  6. Normally clumpy mascara would be a no-no, but in this case spider-leg lashes accentuate the look.

 

From hellish flames to ghastly graves there are countless crazy looks you can create with these tools.