Halloween Makeup 101: A Modern Vampire Beauty Tutorial
Throw on a set of fangs and a cape, and get ready to channel your inner blood-sucking diva. Even though vampires have been “on trend” as of late, this costume has always been a Halloween classic. Forget the whole blood dripping out of your mouth move — we’re going for a more modern vampire look, complete with soulless eyes.
Speaking of the eyes, one of the first things you might notice here are those super creepy eyeballs! You can find these Twilight-inspired contacts at your local beauty supply store or costume shop. If this is your first time wearing contacts, we strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor to find out the correct size contact for your eyes. If you want to try to cheap ones, give them a test run. If they don’t feel comfortable within about five minutes, they’re not going to work for a big night out. If they feel good or you decide to splurge on a pair that are high quality, we assure you they are worth the creepy factor!
1. Apply a foundation 1-2 shades lighter than you normal shade.
2. Use the Ben Nye Creme Color in White ($6) to highlight your t zone (under your eyes, center of your forehead, down the bridge of your nose and the center of both your chin and upper lip). Apply with a beauty sponge.
3. Add a shimmering white eyeshadow like the one from the Pop Beauty Sunshine Palette ($33) to your brow bones, inner corners of your eyes and the center of your eyelids.
4. Use a reddish brown eyeshadow like the one from the Pop Beauty Sunshine Palette ($33) as a dramatic cat eye that extends into your creases.
5. Now add a bright red shadow on top of that and along your lower lash line. We used Urban Decay Electric Palette in Slowburn ($49).
6. Use a dark black shadow like Creep in the Naked Palette ($54) as a smudgy eyeliner around your eyes and out into the cat eye.
7. Now go over the smokey eyeshadow with a black gel liner and a fine-pointed brush for precision.
8. Apply a few coats of your favorite mascara.
9. For an even more dramatic finish, add a set of false eyelashes.
10. Fill in your eyebrows with a black eyeshadow like Creep in the Naked Palette.
11. Contour the hollows of your cheeks and temples and along your jawline with a bronzer. You’ve gotta get that almost-human look just right.
12. Use the same gel eyeliner to line and partially fill in your lips.
13. Add a bright red lipstick to the center of your lips for a just bitten look.
Fierce! Now, you just need to find your Edward…
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