Halloween is closely encroaching upon us, meaning we’re one step closer to witnessing the spectacle of amazing make-up looks on the night. But our favourite Instagram and YouTube make-up artists are already one step ahead of the curve, showcasing their ghoulish designs in the lead up to the big day. Forget sparingly using fake blood and some cat ears – these talented makeup artists are taking the Halloween looks to a new level, and daring to challenge what we thought was possible with make-up:
MEDUSA Halloween Makeup ?????????? Finally I can reveal an exclusive Halloween Collaboration makeup look I designed & created on the gorgeous @hammasa for @thegypsyshrine / @muacosmetics launching in @superdrugloves stores in the U.K with limited stock per store so make sure you grab your Black Magic Highlighter & Gypsy Shrine Face Piece ?? If anyone notices this makeup look in stores please do take pictures for me ? ________________ Comment below if you wish for me to create a step-by-step tutorial on this look⬇️ ________________ Products Used; ?Custom colour foundation mixer “White” @muacosmetics ?Silent Disco Eyeshadow Palette @muacosmetics ?Clear Band Ava @landoflashes ?Pro Eyeshadow Palette “Twilight Delight” @muacosmetics ?Velvet Matte Metallic Lip Lacquers I’m Shades: “Hades”, “Medusa” & “Thanatos” @muacosmetics ?Shimmer Highlighting Powder in Shades “Black Magic”, “Aqua Shine” @muacosmetics ?Face Jewel Medusa @thegypsyshrine ?Glitter @thegypsyshrine ______________ Photography; @daveindustries ______________ #dressup #costume #halloweencostume #halloween #trickortreat #halloweenmakeup #boyfriendsbelike #medusa #halloweenselfie #howdoilook #ootd #repost #thebodyshop #pumpkin? #twinning #marionette #dolls #sweetascandy #pumpkin #october #falla #glitter #cosplayer #scoobydoo #wow
Scales & sparkle
Halloween doesn’t have to be all gore. It’s also a time to embrace the creativity, and use make-up to create the most imaginative things our heart desires. Let’s delve into the fantasy world of Karla Powell, who has transformed herself into a Medusa mermaid-hybrid that we absolutely love. Created with jewels and some chicken wire to give the effect of scaled skin, the look pulls together a beautiful blend of aqua tones that’ll have you looking out of this world. Our favourite thing about this look has to be the amazing lipstick that really brings the whole thing together.
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Hair and make-up artist, @taylorwilkinsonhair, who’s currently undertaking the ‘31 days of Halloween’ challenge, has created this eye-opening (and not for the faint of heart!) zip eye make-up. A semi-realistic take on gore, this look is sure to turn heads on the big day, and would make a fantastic addition to any Halloween costume that needs to turn the gore levels up a notch.
I think I broke one of their legs with my tongue… I want to say it's because the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body (in comparison to its size) but apparently the internet now claims that as a myth. (Yes I just looked it up.) The moral here is either 1) You can't trust the internet or 2) glue down your false lash spider legs so they don't move. Take your pick. Inspired by the talented @frenchtouchofmakeup with her @katvondbeauty tattoo liner stars and clear gloss. She is amazing. @nyxcosmetics Crystal liner in black Cut up lashes for legs @victoriassecret mint clear gloss
Insects are never appropriate for any occasion besides Halloween… sort of.
It seems to be a Halloween trend for make-up artists looking to embrace horrid creatures for their inspiration, and as long as they’re fake, we like it. Beauty artist, @jessieleebeauty, has realistically replicated our worst nightmare – spiders! While we like the look, hopefully Jessie isn’t looking to kiss anyone on the night – or they might be in for a bit of a fright!
Call me Khaleesi
One of the biggest hits on our TV screen this past decade, Game of Thrones has taken over almost every aspect of our lives, and this Halloween, you’re sure to be seeing plenty of Jon Snows and Daenerys Targaryens running around. In keeping with this theme, YouTuber, Carli Bybel, has even produced her own make-up tutorial so you too can master the look of the mother of dragons. Perfect for helping you hone your inner Khaleesi, dazzle your friends with a look befitting the next Queen of the Andals.
Okay, enough with the fairytale looks! These next two sinister looks are definitely not for the faint-hearted. Instagram user @sarahmudle, who specialises in FX make-up has created this wonderfully disgusting look she dubs “teeth living doll clay”. Using liquid latex, fake blood and paint Sarah was able to create this hyper realistic looking… thing. We can’t begin to imagine the amount of work that has gone into this.
It's all fun and games until someone tries to throw a ball through your face. ? • HOLE IN THE FACE makeup #illusion inspired by #SalvadorDali's Bronze Sculpture – Surrealist Newton. Used @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and @makeupforeverofficial Flash Palette for this piece. This took 1.5 hours. ______________________________________ Swipe left to see my #Dali inspiration from @oakridgecentre x @chalirossoartgallery. #definitelydali
A faceless illusion
Another FX make-up genius, Mimi Choi, has created a rather wonderful illusion where you can’t see her head. Appropriately named “faceless”, Mimi was able to create the illusion that there’s a hole where her face should be using some sneaky make-up mastery. Forget just using this look for Halloween – we need this look for one of our off days!
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