Halloween is only a week away! For those of you who don’t feel like buying an expensive costume, you can always use your makeup to create the costume for you. A mask is a really fun way to get in the Halloween spirit. And even better, you can wear pretty much whatever you want with this, and it still looks like you’re dressed up!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Bronzer and/or Blush
- Neutral Natural Lip Liner
- Palette or something to mix on
- Liquid Nude Eye Liner
- Super Jet Black Eye Shadow
- Round Detail Brush
- Precision Brush
- Raven Natural Eye Liner
- Black Perfect Lash Mascara
- Lace (I had some white lace, cut into segments, and painted black)
- Fake Lashes and Lash Adhesive
- Large Fluff Brush
- Twilight Radiance
- Peaches ‘n Cream Lipstick
Put your foundation on first, including your highlighting and contouring. The mask will look more authentic if you already have these features defined because it will truly appear as if the mask is laying over top of your skin.
Next use Neutral lip liner to outline the shape of your mask. Take into account the shape of your face and what looks best on your face shape. You can use your brows as a reference point as well as your eyes. You’ll want the high point above the eye to be the same distance from the eye as the low point below the eye.
Now that you have a rough idea of the outline, mix Super Jet Black eye shadow with Liquid Nude Eye Liner until you get the consistency you want. You want a pretty even mixture- not too pasty or else it will dry too quickly; and not too liquidy or else it will run down your face. Test it on your hand first to make sure you have the right opacity and consistency.
Take the Round Detail Brush and start to fill in the mask. Don’t worry about the edges just yet. First just fill the inside of the mask, making sure the color is even. (Be cautious of too many layers, which can cause cracking after the mask dries.) Then use the edge of the Round Detail Brush to smooth the outline in long, clean lines. Try to avoid short strokes because that can leave inconsistent lines.
Switch to the Precision Brush because it has a nice point to it, and make any swirly lines or dots that you want below the mask. The shape of the brush allows you to create more intricate designs. So, have fun with this part! For beginners, you can always make it easier by tracing your designs first with the Neutral liner and then you can paint over them with black once you’ve got a design you’re happy with.
Take the pre-cut lace pieces, and begin by brushing lash adhesive on the back one at a time. Place the first piece in the center on the bridge of the nose. Then place one piece on the left and one piece on the right. Keep going by laying one on each side to make sure the lace is applied evenly.
At this point, the mask should be dry. Go in with a Large Fluff Brush and start to place soft highlights with Twilight Radiance along the cheekbone, under the brow, and at the tear ducts. This will give the mask more dimension. If you want the intricate designs below the mask to pop even more, take a clean Precision Brush and add highlights along the lines.
Now you’re ready to try your own mask! How would you accessorize your Halloween mask makeup? Share some ideas with us!