Halloween Look: Harlequin Joker

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Halloween Look: Harlequin Joker
Here's my second Halloween look of 2016, I haven't been able to create nearly as many as I wanted to this year as I've have a couple of mini eczema flareups so I haven't wanted to cake my face in lots of makeup. However, they are really fun to create and this look is a bit of a mashup of the original harlequin and the joker (or maybe a clown?!).

This look is so easy to create and I used only products from highstreet/drugstore brands so it's an affordable look using products you probably already have in your makeup collection! I think this look would be perfect with a traditional harlequin jester outfit or a black jumpsuit or playsuit. For my hair I just used my new Anjou hair straightening brush which I love! Here's a list of the products I've used:

- Max Factor Smooth Effect Foundation
- Vichy Setting Powder
- NYX Blush in Taupe
- Makeup Revolution Lipstick
- Stila Liquid Eyeliner
- Makeup Revolution Palette (Fairy Doll)
- Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
- Avon Shock Liner

The look is a bit of a mix of different characters but it was easy to create and I'm really happy with the look on the whole. I first started with my regular foundation, powder and contour which I'm loving! Then I moved onto the brows and I used a red lipstick but you could use a lip pencil for a sharper finish and you could use another shade if you wanted but I think the red brows works well with the red/pink blended through the crease.
Halloween Look: Harlequin Joker
Halloween Look: Harlequin Joker
Now onto the eyes, I started with a matte black from a Makeup Revolution palette and applied it all over the lid, winging it out at the outer corner slightly. I then blended a pink toned red through the crease as a transition - just blend, blend, blend. Next up the liner, I use a liquid liner to get sharp, intense lines; I drew a harlequin style (or clown?) shape on the cheeks. Finish with black liner on the upper and lower lash lines and mascara.

Last but not least the lips, I used the same black liquid liner to line my lips, fill them in and draw an extended smile which was the hardest part as it was so difficult to get it symmetrical! Keep some micellar water and cotton buds on hand for cleaning up.

You could add some fake blood to the look to make it gory and more scary, I'd definitely recommend the *Bloody Marvellous Runny Blood from PAM London as it's fantastic! It's so quick and easy to use and it actually looks quite realistic! I've used it in a previous Halloween look and it worked so well!

What do you think of this Halloween look? Will you be dressing up for Halloween today? 


  1. this looks great and simple to make as a last minute look x

    Pink Frenzy

  2. really cool !

  3. This is a gorgeous look!! I love how you've taken a different approach to Harley and mashed her and the Joker together! Genius!!

  4. You look great Heather! I'm not dressing up for Halloween but I love seeing how creative everyone else gets x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  5. Love the elongated mouth and the red brows, it looks so creepy!


  6. You're so talented, this is so good!

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

  7. Love it!! and it seems so easy to recreate <3
    Chloe xx

  8. You look fab Heather! I haven't had any plans over Halloween so haven't had chance to dress up but I've definitely eaten my fair share of Halloween sweets to compensate x

    Always, Alice

  9. This make-up looks great! Totally not your basic Harley Quinn.

    Abigail Alice x

  10. Harley is amazing! I love her so much, even the Suicide Squad chick. You look so great, doll face!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog


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