Halloween Makeup 101: Turn Yourself into a Witch
We have to admit, there is definitely underlying inspiration from Elphaba from Wicked when it comes to this look. As with most witches, there’s more to her story than meets the eye. So, we’re kicking off Halloween Makeup with a gorgeous take on the most classic Halloween character, the witch!
The secret to this look is Ben Nye Creme Color Pods. This stage makeup has been featured in over 400 films and been around for more than four decades. I personally love this makeup because it has amazing pigment but doesn’t feel too heavy or cause breakouts. Oh, and at $6 per pod it’s also pretty darn affordable.
Now, let’s get witchy with it ;)
1. Starting with a natural makeup look for your base so you have a barrier of your normal makeup between the stage makeup just in case there are any sensitivities to the more intense makeup that your skin may not be used to.
2. Apply Ben Nye Creme Color in Lime Green all over your face and onto your neck with a makeup sponge being sure to blend blend blend!
3. To contour your face, apply the Ben Nye Creme Color in Army Green ($6) to the hollows of your cheeks, sides of your nose, temples, along your hairline and along your jawline.
4. Set your entire face with Natural Set Colorless Face Powder ($28). Make sure to tap the brush on to your face instead of dragging the brush, which can mess up the creme makeup.
5. Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to add an emerald green shadow like the one from the Pop Beauty Sunshine Palette ($33) on the outside corners of your eyes and on the inside corners along the inside bridge of your nose.
6. Smoke out the lower lash line with a charcoal black/grey shadow like the one from the Pop Beauty Sunshine Palette.
7. Add a bright gold shadow like the one from the same palette onto the inside corners of your eyes.
8. Line the upper and lower lash line with black eyeliner.
9. Apply your favorite false eyelashes.
10. Fill in your brows with the Billion Dollar Brow Universal Pencil ($15) making very pronounced and dramatic arches.
11. Use a gold glitter liner, my all-time favorite Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Gold ($20) to the inside lower corners of your eyes.
12. Add more dimension to the contour of your face by applying an emerald green shadow like the one in the Pop Beauty Sunshine Palette ($33) to all of the areas you contoured in step 3.
13. Now add dimension to the highlights of your face by stippling on a lime green shimmery shadow like the one in the Pop Beauty Sunshine Palette to your upper cheekbones, bridge of your nose, chin and between your eyebrows.
14. Finally, line your lips with a purple liner like Nanacoco’s Auto Eye & Lip Pencil in Purple ($4) and then add a light lavender shimmery eyeshadow like the one from the Pop Beauty Sunshine Palette to the center of your upper and lower lips.
Oh, and what about that hat? We know, it is bad ass! Totally scored this for, like, $5 at the Walgreen’s across the street.
How would you style this witchy look out? Send photos our way via the comments below. #wehearthalloween