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28 march 2024

Halloween make-up tutorial

Halloween is the perfect time to express your creativity with a spooky make-up look. Whether you opt for a classic beauty, a terrifying creature or a funny character, the right make-up can complete your Halloween costume. We're happy to take you through the perfect look in this Halloween make-up tutorial.

1. Choose your Halloween costume

The first step in creating your Halloween look is choosing the perfect costume. This will not only determine what make-up look you will create, but it will also set the tone for your entire appearance on the night itself.

Think about whether you want to go for a classic Halloween character such as a zombie, vampire, or witch. Or maybe you are looking for something more original and unique. Let your creativity run wild and choose a costume you feel comfortable and confident in.

2. Find inspiration for your make-up look

Once you've chosen your costume, it's time to look for inspiration for your make-up look. This will give you a clear idea of the different possibilities. You can specifically search for looks that fit your costume, skills and desired style. This will save time and frustration while creating your make-up.

There are countless resources online and offline. Here are a few tips:

  • Search the Internet for Halloween make-up tutorials. There are tutorials for all levels, from beginner to advanced.
  • Watch YouTube videos with Halloween make-up tutorials. This is a fun way to see how to apply make-up step by step.
  • Browse magazines or blogs with Halloween make-up looks. There are numerous magazines and blogs that publish special Halloween editions.
  • Look at pictures of celebrities with Halloween make-up. Celebrities often go all-in with their Halloween costumes and make-up.

 3. Gather your supplies

Have you chosen your costume and gained inspiration? Before you get started with your make-up, it's important to make sure you have all the necessary supplies on hand.

Tip: put them nicely organized in our make-up organizers for an organized and convenient setup. That way, you'll have everything within easy reach and can effortlessly create your perfect Halloween make-up look.

Basis make-up

  • Foundation: choose a foundation that suits your skin type and complexion.
  • Concealer: hide blemishes and dark circles under your eyes.
  • Powder: fix your foundation and concealer to prevent them from smudging.
  • Blush: add a touch of color to your cheeks.
  • Bronzer: add some warmth and depth to your face.
  • Eye shadow: choose colors that match your costume and eye color.
  • Eyeliner: accentuate your eyes with a line of eyeliner.
  • Mascara: make your lashes fuller and longer.
  • Lipstick: choose a lipstick that matches your costume and outfit.

Special Halloween make-up

  • False eyelashes: make your eyes more dramatic with false eyelashes.
  • Contact lenses: change the color of your eyes for an extra creepy effect.
  • Artificial blood: create realistic wounds and blood traces.
  • Wound make-up: create bruises, scrapes and other injuries.
  • Grimace: use grime to change the color of your skin, such as white for a zombie or green for an alien.
  • Glitter: add a touch of glamour to your look with glitter.

4. Apply your base make-up

Now that you have all the supplies on hand, it's time to start applying your base make-up. This forms the foundation of your Halloween look and ensures that your skin looks even and radiant. Follow these steps for a flawless base.

Also, want to know how to apply your regular make-up? Then read our comprehensive step-by-step guide to make-up application, where we walk you through the entire process.

Stap 1: Foundation

Start by applying your foundation using a make-up sponge, brush, or your fingers. Choose a foundation that suits your skin tone and type well. Apply the foundation evenly over your entire face, paying extra attention to areas with imperfections or redness. Blend the foundation well toward your neck and hairline to create a natural transition.

Step 2: Concealer

Use a concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your skin tone to camouflage dark circles under the eyes, pimples and other imperfections. Apply the concealer with a brush or your fingers and gently dab until it blends well with your skin.

Step 3: Powder

Fix your foundation and concealer with a translucent powder to reduce shine and keep your make-up in place. Use a large powder brush to apply the powder evenly all over your face, concentrating especially on the T-zone and other shiny areas.

Step 4: Blush

Add a touch of color to your cheeks with a blush that matches your skin tone and desired look. Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks and then blend it upward toward your temples for a natural blush.

Step 5: Bronzer

Use a bronzer to contour your face and add warmth to certain areas of your face. Apply bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, along your hairline, under your jawline and along the sides of your nose for a defined look.

5. Create your eyeshadow look

Depending on your costume, you can create a natural or dramatic eyeshadow look. For a spooky look, dark colors such as black, brown, purple, or green are ideal. For a dramatic effect, combine multiple colors. Here's how to apply it:

  1.  Start by applying an eyeshadow primer to help the colors adhere and last longer.
  2. Choose a dark base color and apply it to your eyelid with a flat eyeshadow brush.
  3. Use a slightly lighter color in the inner corner of your eye and under your brow bone to highlight.
  4. Apply a deeper color in the outer corner of your eye and blend up into the crease with a blending brush for depth.
  5. Experiment with different colors and layers to achieve the desired intensity.
  6. If necessary, use glitter or shimmer powder for added dimension.

6. Add eyeliner and mascara

Applying eyeliner and mascara is the perfect finishing touch to your eyeshadow look. With eyeliner, you accentuate your eyes by drawing a subtle line along the upper lash line. Use a cotton swab with make-up remover to correct mistakes.

Next, use mascara to define and lengthen your lashes. Apply mascara from the roots of your lashes and gently rock the brush back and forth as you move up to the tips of your lashes. This helps to cover every hair and creates a voluminous look.

7. Choose your lip color

The perfect lip color will complete your Halloween look. Dark colors like burgundy, purple or black are perfect to create a spooky atmosphere. You can also use glitter or fake blood to add dimension to your lips.

8. Add special effects

Upgrade your Halloween look with special effects such as:

  • False eyelashes for added drama;
  • Contact lenses for a spooky look;
  • Artificial blood and wound make-up for a terrifying effect;
  • Grimace and glitter for the finishing touch.

Tips for a perfect Halloween make-up look

Take the time to practice your make-up look beforehand. That way, you won't be stressed on the day and you can perfect your look.

Here are some additional tips for the perfect Halloween make-up look:

  • Use a primer: a primer helps your make-up stay on longer and makes the colors come out better.
  • Use setting spray: setting spray helps fix your make-up and prevent it from running.
  • Test your make-up on a small patch of skin: before applying your make-up to your face, test it on a small patch of skin to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction to it.
  • Waterproof is key: use waterproof make-up so that your look will last all night, regardless of the circumstances.
  • Remove your make-up thoroughly: before going to sleep, it is important to remove your make-up thoroughly with a good make-up remover. This way, you avoid clogged pores and pimples.

Most importantly, have fun creating your Halloween make-up look. Experiment and be creative.

Make your Halloween make-up look easy with Bright Beauty Vanity

Looking for a way to make your Halloween make-up look easier? Bright Beauty Vanity has everything you need to create your Halloween look, stress-free!

Our comfortable make-up chairs ensure you can sit relaxed while you apply your make-up. The vanity station with mirror offers perfect light, so you can see exactly what you are doing.

We also have a wide selection of make-up organizers to keep all your make-up and accessories neatly organized. This way, you don't have to search for what you need and can concentrate on creating your look.

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