easy halloween Makeup: The Joker

Monday, October 14, 2013
Here is the first of my halloween/fancy dress makeup look series and this first look is my female version of the joker from Batman - I love the batman films and cartoon, even as a child! I did show a preview photo of this makeup on my instagram (heathernixon4) and Twitter (ofbeautyand). I love makeup and this series was so fun to make but I am not a makeup artist obviously. 
This makeup is inspired by the joker from batman but it has a kind of frankensteins monster vibe too with the 'stiches' around the mouth - out of the makeup looks I have done for this halloween series, this is definitely my favourite - I love the smokey eyes, very strong brows and cartoon like lips. 

Firstly, I started with the Barry M Creme Foundation in 'white'. I layered it up a bit more with this look to make my skin look even whiter and a bit more perfect as a base to contrast with the dark makeup. I then filled in my brows with a matte black shadow from the Sleek Oh So Special Palette and I did fill them in quite a lot here and I thickened them and made the arch more promanent. Then onto the eyes, take a matte black and matte brown and just apply, blend, apply, blend, apply and so on until you get the colour intensity and smokiness you want. It is so easy, just blend well. I took  a matte brown quite far under my eyes. To finish the eyes, some black liner from Pixi.  

Now the fun part, the lips. I messily apply a red lipstick (101 framboise by Yves Rocher) then I smudged it at the edges onto the skin with my fingers as the joker always has messy bloody lips/makeup in the dark knight films - If I remember correctly, the cartoon joker and the older films have quite perfect red comical lips. Then I started just lining my lips lightly with a matte black eyeshadow and my Ecotools eyeshadows brush then extending the line outwards at the corners of the lips to make a smile of sorts. Then with the same matte black shadows make small crosses along the line, like stiches or barbed wire which give a new twist on the joker/batman look. To create a slightly bruised/purple lip, I patted some of the excess black eyeshadow on top of the red lipstick focusing at the edges and sides of the mouth. 

To finish the look I use the excess black shadow on the same eyeshadow brush in the hollows of my cheeks to create a contour and I blended it out well with the real techniques expert face brush which is the brush I used for the white foundation. I also use the Elf 'cool' bronzer which has a white shade in it to set the makeup. 

I hope you like this look! Stay tuned over the next week or two for the other halloween makeup looks in this series x


  1. This looks fantastic! I'm a Batman fan too - you did an awesome job! xx

  2. This is so good! You make it sound so easy too :)

    Katie xx

  3. This is scary and brilliant for Halloween!


  4. Ohh it looks SO good! I've been watching a few halloween tutorials and they look SO complicated, I love that this is pretty simple but still looks so effective!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  5. This looks so good, I am loving all the halloween make-up posts x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  6. very cool :) like it!


  7. Loved it, especially because it's something I could actually recreate :) Looking forward to see next looks :)


  8. Just. Amazing. Love it so much!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)

    Jo x

  9. ok i'm definitely doing this for halloween! you're clearly very talented with makeup haha. I've nominated you for the Liebster award by the way - more info on my blog:)
    lily x

  10. Oh wow!! I look forward to the rest of the series if this is only the start!

  11. Wow, this is great! Looking forward to seeing the others :)

  12. OMG!!!!! You look terrifying, haha... amazing job Heather! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  13. Nice halloween look ^^


  14. This is rather good. I wish I had the skill to try something creative for Halloween.

    There are so many good tutorials though so it might be worth trying something out for once.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say


  15. well you scared me:-) gotta try this:-)

  16. Simplesmente adorei!

    Bjux, Jell


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