Easy Halloween Makeup: Skull

Thursday, October 24, 2013
This is the third post in my halloween/fancy dress makeup series, I think there might be one or two more, if I have the time and the ideas! The other two looks were: Clowns and vampires - well the previous look could be adapted for a lot of outfits. The look today is a skull/sugar skull which is a mexican thing I think about the day of the dead.  As I have said before I am obviously not a makeup artist and these are just for fun. The makeup is also quite similar to jack skeleton from the nightmare before christmas film. 
Here is my skull/sugar skull inspired makeup, it is quite simple but you can add detail around the eyes if you want and with a costume it would look great I think. As with the other two looks I started this one with the trusty Barry M Foundation in the shade 'white' and I contoured my face with a matte black shadow as before from the Sleek Oh So Special Palette. I then added some black shadow to my brows to make them a bit thicker and longer. I also added matte browns and blacks around the eyes to add depth and shadow. 

I drew a small black scar on the cheek and I drew straight black lines down the lips and cheeks to form a smile - well the lines of a smile - a bit like the joker from batman. I made the smile/lines a different lengths and a bit crooked so it wasn't so perfect as halloween makeup shouldn't be. I use a small amount of the elf liquid liner in black before applying a matte black shadow over the top. You can add detailing around the eyes if you want like sugar skulls and you can make it quite colourful, although I love dark, monotone, macabre halloween makeup. Messy, shiny hair is also great, I used the Bumble and Bumble thickening creme contour which I love. 


  1. Ohh this is awesome! Totally bookmarking this for Halloween!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  2. Your eye makeup is really cool :) I love it! xx


  3. The lips part looks so good! xx


  4. Wow!!!! You did such an amazing job Heather! The teeth lips look so realistic, and look fab with your top! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    P.S I LOVEEEEEE your new blog design, it's gorgeous!!!! xx

  5. Nice Halloween make up tutorial! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Let me know if you want to follow each other to stay in touch. If you follow me, I'll follow you right back. Have a great day.


  6. You're so pretty, the Halloween make-up only underlines your beauty.

  7. love this halloween feeling! great post girl!

    wanna follow each other?

  8. We absolutely love Halloween. We also did a Halloween special photoshoot in a forest with orange smoke.
    All the best from spooky Berlin,

    Jana & Vanessa
    Midnight Couture

  9. Love this! I would paint my face like this everyday if I could get away with it!
    Jenni x


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