Halloween Makeup Ideas

Creating a Halloween costume with regular makeup and clothing may seem like a difficult task, but it is actually quite simple to accomplish. The following tips will teach you how to create a suitable look without worrying about making a trip to the costume store.

Vampire Makeup

1.) Modern Vampire – The modern version of a vampire, such as the one depicted in Twilight or True Blood, requires very little prep and costuming. You can wear anything that you have lying around the house, but you will probably look more vampire-like if you dress in dark colors. To achieve the pale skin that is the hallmark of a vampire, simply use a white cream based foundation. Apply it evenly across your face and neck, and then set the foundation by using a loose powder that is at least two shades lighter than your skin tone. If you want to create the impression that you have just drained a victim of their blood, you can temporarily stain your lips and teeth with red food coloring.

2.) Bearded Man – This costume is an easy one for almost any woman to pull off. Simply put on some men’s clothing, and if you have long hair, pull it back and put it up inside of a hat. Keep in mind that men’s dress clothing tends to be more masculine looking than every day wear. In other words, wearing a tie is a great idea. If you are wearing a hat, however, make sure that it is dressy enough to go with the tie. Next, take a black eyebrow pencil and drawn in the beard by making short marks. Take your time during this process to ensure that it does not end up looking patchy or uneven. Once you have drawn the entire beard or goatee, you will need to put some loose translucent powder on top of it to keep the makeup from running or becoming easily smudged. The same technique can also be used to draw in a mustache.

3.) Death – To look like Death or simply a dead person, begin by utilizing the same white cream based foundation that is used in the creation of the modern vampire. Next, take some blue eye shadow and blend a small amount of it into the cream underneath your eyes. After this has been finished, take a black eyebrow pencil and lightly fill in the rest of the area just beneath your eyes. You can also use the pencil to highlight your cheekbones and other prominent features with some light shading. By doing this, your face will take on a more sunken, dead like appearance. Finally, top the entire makeup by brushing a loose powder on top to set the cream. Always select a color that is at least two shades lighter than your natural skin tone to help maintain the deathly pallor. Wearing all black is imperative with this costume, and if you happen to have an old cloak or cape from a previous Halloween, then you should definitely use it.

Regardless of which costume you choose, you will be able to surprise people with the quality of your economically and easily put together Halloween creation.

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Easy Halloween Costumes and Makeup

Kids anticipate Halloween every year. With pumpkin picking, costume wearing, and trick or treating to look forward to, what’s not to like? Adults enjoy fall and Halloween festivities as well. There is no need to spend a lot of money or to purchase any type of special effect items. There are many simple and fashionable costume ideas that you can create using normal items that you already own.

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One easy to assemble idea is the cowboy/cowgirl costume. Put on your best leather boots, your favorite jeans, and a plaid shirt in flattering colors. Add a cowboy/cowgirl hat, some bright lipstick, and your friendliest smile, and you are set!

Another costume idea is to dress up as Mary Poppins. She is a very pretty and popular character. Be sure to pin your hair up, and to bring a parasol or umbrella from home. Wear a shirt that is either white, lacy, or satiny. Pair it with a skirt and white gloves. Also wear heals, fancy boots, or high heeled boots.
If you have a brown vest and boots, you may want to dress as a safari guide. You could bring binoculars, and wear hair and makeup as normal. If your children have a jungle breed of stuffed animal, bring that along as well.

Remember Pippi Longstocking? She is another costume idea that is easy to achieve with at home materials. Wear your hair in two braids. You can cut floral wire or a clothes hanger to achieve Pippi’s braids straight out to the side look. Apply fake freckles by using your eyebrow or eyeliner pencil. Match various patterns, such as wearing knee socks from two different sets, or pairing a jumper of one color with a striped shirt of two other colors. Smile, and have fun!

You could also create a Dorothy look. Wear white ankle socks with red shoes. Wear a white shirt with a blue skirt or jumper. Style your hair into two ponytails and tie ribbons around the base of the ponytails. Carry a basket.

Halloween is a festive time of year. There are plenty of tasteful and fun costume ideas for adults to create. Have a fantastic time creating your look and enjoying the season!

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Halloween Makeup Tips Using Everyday Makeup

Dressing up for Halloween is a fun activity for all ages, but one of the complications that arise is the Halloween makeup. Depending on your specific costume, you might need a large amount of makeup or you might keep the makeup natural and light. Regardless of what type of Halloween makeup your costume requires, it is not necessary to pay extra money for expensive face paints or specialized makeup. Instead, it is possible to get Halloween costume looks with regular makeup you might already have in the home.

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Halloween Makeup Tips For a Variety of Looks

Pasty Vampire, Witch or Dead Flesh Skin:
The key to making any pasty-looking skin, whether you are planning a pale-faced vampire, a zombie with dead skin or a witch that only comes out at night is foundation in a shade lighter than your skin tone. For the best results, a white works for many skin tones. Geisha white or the palest ivory shade available in your local store is perfect for getting that pasty and sickly looking skin tone.

For a grey-tone, add silver colored makeup over the foundation and blend. Any silver, whether you use eye-shadow or find a silvery shade of foundation, will work.

The Eyes:

Depending on your specific costume, the eye makeup will differ. For many creatures of the night, like vampires, use black or dark grey eye shadow and smudge it over the eyelids. Line the eyes with black eyeliner that extends slightly beyond the eyes and then add mascara. Fake eyelashes are optional, but not necessary.

Fake Blood:

Many creatures require the use of fake blood for the perfect Halloween creepy touch. Whether you are a vampire adding blood on the chin, a zombie with bloody open sores or a ghost with blood showing how you died, fake blood always adds the cherry to the top of the sundae. Fake blood requires nothing more than red food coloring and corn syrup. Mix it together to get that starting to clot look. For something like a zombie, mix in some chunky peanut butter to make the look of sores.

Makeup for Devils and Temptresses:

The temptress or devil look is meant to draw attention, but not meant to look oozy or blood coated. For this look, the base foundation should remain the same. A smoky grey or silver eye shadow smudged on the eyelids will bring out the eyes. For a temptress or devil, thick and dark eyeliner and fake lashes make the eyes stand out. Finish off this look with a deep red lipstick for a tempting and sultry look.

Fun Mask:

Makeup to create a mask is a great way to liven up any costume, particularly old fashioned dresses that bring to mind a masquerade. To make a fun mask with makeup, select eye shadow such as a shimmery silver or gold. Surround your eyes on both the lid and under the eyes with the color. Cover the bridge of your nose at the middle and then line the eyes with black eyeliner. Top off the mask by drawing swirls or from the outer edge of the circle of eye shadow to your hairline with black eyeliner. This makes it look like you are wearing a delicate mask.

Regular makeup can create numerous costume touches for your Halloween treat. You do not need to spend extra money to get a stunning or shocking look.

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