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4 Ways to Slay Halloween!

4 Ways to Slay Halloween!

Hi babes! Boo!!

The whole month of October has become a time to get your creative juices flowing and create cool, cute, and spooky Halloween looks. If you use any type of social media, I'm sure you know. I've been watching YouTube tutorials on Halloween looks for years but for some reason I never tried them. This year after stalking some of my fave beauty influencers feeds I decided to try it out myself. These looks are perfect if you don't want to go all out with a costume. Let's be serious, spending $40-$50 on a costume that you'll only wear once is no fun. You can definitely find something that you have in your closet already to complete these looks. Or if you do plan on splurging on a costume, this will just take it to the next level of slay.

Skull

The first look I decided to try was a skull look inspired by Crissspy. She just kills every Halloween look she creates. She finds the perfect mix between spooky and glamorous. This "Easy Skull Makeup Tutorial" is a prime example. 

What you'll need for this look: 

  • cool tone contour shade
  • warm tone orange shadows
  • black shadow
  • black liner
  • foundation
  • your go to brow products  
  • lashes

Step 1: Apply foundation, go one shade lighter if you want to intensify the look. 

Step 2: Do the smokiest smokey eye ever. Use a lot of warm shades (I used the Morphe 35o palette). Make sure to smoke out the lower lash line as well.  

*Tip* - for eyeshadow that will last all night, apply black liner as a base and set that with black shadow. 

Step 3: Fill in your brows a little darker and sharper than usual. Use a warm shadow or bronzer to carve out the middle of your eyebrows too make you look a little scary and mean. 

Step 4: Carve out your cheek bones with a cool tone bronzer. (I used the shade Subconscious from the Kat Von D Shade & Light palette) Contouring the temples will help to give you that nice dead person look we're going for. (This is where you have to remember this is a Halloween look so be a little dramatic) I mixed in some black shadow with the bronzer for an even deeper contour. Don't forget to blend blend blend! 

Step 5: Trace a horizontal line threw your lips from one cheek to the other. Then draw shorter vertical lines threw it to create the look of teeth. Also draw a skeleton nose with black liner and go over it with shadow to make it nice and matte black.

Step 6: Apply some lashes and you're good to go.  

I personally find it much easier to look at a picture and copy it than trying to copy it while watching a video (but to each their own). Also search around a bit, take inspiration from as many pictures as you would like to create your finished product. 


Pop Art Girl

I've always thought Pop Art makeup was so cute and fun. I searched forever on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and even plain old Google to find inspo for this look. There are so many different variations of it. Some are more complex and some more simple. Again, search around and see what you like best.

What you'll need for this look:

  • Black liner
  • white liner
  • bright pink or red lipstick
  • blue shadow or face paint
  • foundation
  • lashes 

Step 1: Apply foundation as usual.

Step 2: Fill in your brows with a black liner or shadow, create a little curve in the front of one brow to give you the sad frowning look. 

Step 3: With black liner draw a line following the shape of your cheek bones (where you would apply bronzer), a comma shaped line between your brows, a line along the bridge of the nose and two lines connecting the bottom only your nose to your Cupid's bow.

Step 4: Apply a bright lipstick. I used Candy Yum Yum by Mac. Outline your lips with a black liner. Make a few lines of white liner over the lipstick to give it that cartoon-ish look. 

Step 5: Slay a dramatic winged liner, apply your lashes and you can draw on a few bottom lashes while you're at it. 

Step 6: Draw a couple teardrops with black liner, fill them in with blue shadow or face paint and then add a little white dat for the cartoon effect.

This look is very do-able for any last minute halloween party invites. The only requirement that comes along with this look is that you HAVE to sing along to Why Don't you Love Me by Beyonce at least once!


Galaxy Girl

I saw so many different version of this on Instagram and Pinterest and figured it was just too cute to pass up. The look that I recreated was inspired by @artistry_by_alyssa (on Instagram)

What you'll need for this look:

  • Black, purple, blue, and pink eyeshadows
  • white eyeliner or face paint
  • purple lipstick
  • frosty white highlight
  • foundation
  • lashes

Step 1:  Apply foundation as usual.

Step 2: Figure out where you want the “galaxy” to go. Mixing any black, purple, and blue shadows you have start filling in the area. I used the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette and the color VOODOO is perfect for this look. Make sure you really darken the area up, you shouldn’t see any skin through the makeup.

Step 3: Go around the edges of the galaxy with a lighter purple or pink color. Make sure you blend blend blend so there are no harsh lines between the lighter and darker colors. 

Step 4: Apply a frosty highlight (I used NYX Ritualistic) all over the galaxy portion of your face to give it a cool shiny look.

Step 5: Use a white liner to draw stars and dots all over the galaxy. Add in the big dipper if you’re feeling real fancy. 

Step 6: Apply a purple lipstick as base and use the same shadows you used for the galaxy over the lipstick. Add some highlight to give it a little extra umphhh!

Step 7: Apply some lashes and you're ready to go.

This look also comes with a requirement.. You have to wear your hair in two little space buns! I personally think it pulls the whole look together and they're just so cute, how could you not want to wear them? I was in total shock when I got a comment on this picture saying it was featured on Buzzfeed's article about how Galaxy Makeup is Exactly What We All Want This Halloween. I would have never known if it wasn't for the girl who commented on my picture so shout out to Jacqueline!


Vampire Queen

I really wanted to do something a little dark and creepy for my last look. I was searching all over social media for the perfect look. I came across a few vampire looks and was hooked. I fell in love with a vampire look that @makeupbyleyla created so I used that as inspiration. This look was a little more complicated for me because I had to improvise a bit with the products but hey that's the fun of makeup. 

Here's what you'll need for this look:

  • black shadow
  • warm tone orange and red shadows
  • black liner
  • cool tone contour shade
  • deep red lipstick
  • your go to brow products
  • foundation
  • lashes

Step 1: Apply foundation. Again, go a shade lighter for a more dramatic look. And fill in your brows as usual.

Step 2: Slayyyy a smokey eye. A super smokey eye. You'll want to add some warm tone orange and red colors too it to give you the scary vampy look (I again used the Morphe 35o palette). Every color you use on your lid should also go on your lower lash line. Don't forget to apply your black liner and then black shadow for a super long lasting look. 

Step 3: Contour your cheeks with a cool tone bronzer and really really contour those babies! Contour your forehead too for an even more dead look. 

Step 4: Apply the vampiest lip color you have. I used LAX by ColourPop which I included in my Fall Essentials post. Apply a generous layer so that it's super dark. Add a few drops down the side of your mouth to make it look like you just chomped on someones neck!

Step 5: This is where it got interesting. I tried to use shadow to create the veins around my eyes but it wasn't red enough. I put some red lipstick on the back of my hand and mixed it with the left over black liner that was still on the brush I used. This created a nice dark red that worked really well for the veins. 

Step 6: Take the same brush that you used to blend out your smokey eye and draw two little circles on your neck, there should still be enough product on it. With a black eyeliner pencil draw a little dot in the middle of the circles to add some dimension. Take the same dark lip you're wearing and put two little drips of "blood" coming from the bite. 

You can add some fangs if you'd like but I'm sure everyone will still get the point if you don't!


And voila! Those are my 4 Halloween looks! Thank you so much for all the love on these looks! I hope you guys enjoy these as much as I do, they were all so much fun. I'd love to see which one was your favorite, just fill out this little survey to let me know!

That's all I have for now, until next time! Happy Halloween!

Noted, Nina

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