By Hannah Powling
The Beauty and the Dirt headquarters have well and truly been getting into the Halloween spirit. As well as planning outfits and our antics for the evening of the 31st; the makeup is the most important part right?
Here I have created a simple and quite easy look to do; but it’s effective. I call it the Zombie/Vampire Eye Look – as you could go for either. You can make it as gory as you like too. This one requires a few important bits, which are listed below..
What you need
To me this was a zombie-ish look, partly because of the blood around my mouth at the end pretty much sums up I probably just ate a person..? But this would work for a vampire look too – just get some fangs in there. I do love using contact lenses to go that little bit further with my looks; so for zombie; white eyes, and a vampire; go for red.
Nevertheless, this look is still pretty damn cool with or without lenses! So give it a try.
1. I started off with Rimmel Black Waterproof liner – which is super soft, so good for blending and amazing value..plus it stays on! Apply all in your waterline and over the lash line too – don’t be neat! We want it to be blended all out with a pencil brush to soften the edges. Bring this into your crease too and over the top lid about halfway.
2. Using my fingers I applied the lovely silver shadows from Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow in 02 Goldeneye Palette. There are a few to choose from – I opted for the lightest silver towards the inner corner of my eyes and blended it out with the darker ones – again, no need to be super neat.
3. With a soft blending brush I have worked the black shadow from the Rimmel palette into my crease, and bringing out towards my temples to create a soft smoke cat eye style.
4. Now here comes the ‘blood’. I don’t really like using that fake costume blood you can buy – this is purely because a. it doesn’t come off your skin easily! Literally stains you – I have been that person at work the next day with red marks all over my face and chin..not fun. And b. it wouldn’t be safe to use so close around the eye area as I have for this look. So I thought of a different way to produce a little fake blood, with makeup. See below..
5. Three things – red lipstick, brown liner (or lipstick) and clear lipgloss. The brown pigment just adds the deepness in colour that real blood has; so here I have used Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in Best of the Best, MAC Prolongwear Liner in Rich Experience and MAC Lipglass Clear. Again, this is good to make just a little blood, if you’re going all-out with blood dripping all down your chin and front, you probably wouldn’t want to waste too much of your lippy and gloss – but this is good for use around the eye area.
6. I have used a little of my fake blood under my lower lash line and blended it a little with my fingertip. Not meant to look neat again (remember you’re dead after all).
7. Using a lip brush I have bought my blood as a little drip coming from my eye, and added finishing touches. I have used a little Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner – as it is waterproof so I know it wont budge all night. Plenty of the Rimmel Super Curler Mascara too.
8. I applied some falsies – Superdrug Lash Natural Edition 11, as I like the spiky tips these lashes have, and they are brilliant value. Especially if you only wear them for the one night (they may get a little mucky!)
9. Drag some of your blood mixture around your mouth…get messy. Or go for a dead-type of nude? (I have used a little foundation all over the lips, with Myth Lipstick and Oak Liner from MAC below)
10. When it comes to the skin – you can go for your normal foundation or go super pale to take the look even further. I have used the Illamasqua Contouring Palette as it has a perfect grey shade for really sinking in your cheeks. I have blended this in under my cheekbones.
11. Oh and the fun part – have an amazing Halloween.