Halloween Skull Makeup 2015
Hi Everyone! Long time no…..you know what I mean. Well, instead of writing another post of what I’ve been up to and explaining why I haven’t been on this blog, I thought I would just jump right into sharing some of my recent happenings, and I hope that you can be patient enough to catch up with me! Let’s begin…
Halloween was just a couple weeks ago, and you know that it is most makeup artists’ favorite holiday to get creative in their artwork, myself included. Couple years back when I first started this blog, I created two simple Halloween makeup looks that were both fun and easy to recreate: one was the kitty cat, and the other was a she-devil. To my surprise, I received great response (in my opinion) for both of these looks on Pinterest, and they are my most re-pinned posts to date! Last year, as an attempt to challenge myself, I dressed up as a butterfly and drew quite intricate butterfly wings on my eyes. Although I felt accomplished and proud of my makeup look last Halloween, I took “forever” on my makeup (according to my bf Ryan) that we had missed a great portion of our Halloween party…. Well, at least my makeup was on point, right? 😉 Because I felt sooo bad about my poor time management, I told myself that I will practice for this year’s Halloween look, before the actual night comes.
This year, since I just recently completed the master makeup artistry course at April Love Pro Makeup Academy, I really wanted to explore face painting and create something out of the box that I wouldn’t usually do. I picked the most basic Halloween face art to perfect: the skull.
I was inspired by so many different skull faces on Pinterest, and created 3 skull makeup variations: a full skull face, a half skull mask, and a full skull face for men (the difference is that guys like a meaner and masculine look for their skulls).
1. Here is my first attempt to a basic black and white skull face:
2. After the first attempt, I realized what areas I could improve on, and tried out the half skull mask inspired by Chrisspy Makeup:
I loved how the mask turned out! This is such a fun and “pretty” look for Halloween. If you are not looking to paint your whole face, and want to still keep the glam in your eye makeup, I would totally recommend trying a half skull mask.
3. So all that practice was actually preparation for my bf Ryan’s makeup on Halloween! He promised that he would let me paint his face, if he was going to get a mean, evil skull. So here is his mean skull on actual Halloween night, inspired by Alex Faction on YouTube:
Products used for all of these looks: Just plain black and white face paint (I used Wolfe), and a black eyeshadow.
I would say practice makes better, don’t you think? 🙂 He was such a good sport being my model, and he played the part quite well! I’m proud to say on this year’s Halloween night, we had enough time to get both his and my makeup done, and headed out to explore the night as one of the crazies out on Halloween night. Reflecting back on my little Halloween makeup journey, I’m a little lost for words, but I can say that I’m proud to see my improvements throughout the years. Waiting for the next Halloween…