Halloween Make-Up Tips and Tricks

October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

With the spooky day  just around the corner, I wanted to share some great make up tips.  I have never been something scary for Halloween, not even when I was a kid.  I always wanted to be something glamorous, something girly, or something movie star-esque.   With that theme in mind let’s talk make up tricks for this Halloween season.

Cat eyes

Whether you want to be cat woman, Cleopatra, or another dramatic womanly character the cat eye is a must have.  To make this look come to life you need to draw your eyeliner upward and outward beyond the outer corners of the eye and then smudge it slightly with a Q-Tip. For extra drama, apply a few individual falses lashes to the outer corners of your eyes.  The photo above is courtesy of fashionpeal.eu where you can also find very specific instructions on how to create this exact look.

This is an uber-sexy look and if it is done without the extra Halloween drama you can easily incorporate it into your “a night out on the town” make up look.

Fake a Beauty Mark

What do we all think of when we think of Marilyn Monroe? The white dress and the beauty mark of course!  Other noteable beauty marks, Cindy Crawford’s just above her lip or Serena from Bewitched just under her eye.

If you are creating your own, choose the spot that best suits you – or the character you are trying to create, a sexy beauty mark can be used to draw attention to your lips or your eyes .  Start with an all-over application of foundation this gives the beauty mark something to stick to.  Soften an eyeliner pencil (black or dark brown is best) by heating up the tip with your blow dryer.  Draw the mark directly onto the skin where you want it.  Then set your new beauty mark with loose translucent powder.


What other time of year could you get away with wearing some radical colour of lipstick.  Maybe you’re planning to be an alien this Halloween or a Smurf, or a witch or any another character with crazy coloured lips.

The easiest way to achieve a lip in a colour you want without having to buy a Halloween specific lipstick that you may never use again is to use an eye shadow you already have in the right shade.  Scrape a little out onto the palm of your hand or some sort of hard surface and add some Vaseline or clear lip gloss to create the perfect shade!

Do you know another cool Halloween make-up tip?  If so be sure to share it here!