With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what spooky costume you’re going to wear. One of the most popular Halloween costumes is the classic skull. If you want to take your skull costume to the next level, why not try out some skull makeup?
What You’ll Need
- White face paint
- Black face paint
- Makeup brushes
- Makeup sponges
Step 1: Apply Base Coat
Using a makeup sponge, apply a base coat of white face paint to your entire face. This will create the illusion of a skull’s bone structure.
Step 2: Define the Jawline
Using a brush, draw a black line along your jawline to create the appearance of a jawbone. Make sure to blend the black paint into the white base coat for a more realistic look.
Step 3: Create the Eye Sockets
Using a brush, paint black circles around your eyes to create the appearance of eye sockets. Make sure to leave a small gap between the top of the circle and your eyebrow to create the illusion of a brow bone.
Step 4: Draw the Nose
Using a brush, draw a black upside-down heart shape over the bridge of your nose to create the appearance of a nasal cavity.
Step 5: Outline the Teeth
Using a brush, draw a line from the corner of your mouth to your jawline on both sides of your face. Then, draw a series of vertical lines along the line you just drew to create the appearance of teeth.
Step 6: Add Detail
Use a black eyeliner to add details such as cracks in the skull, shading around the eye sockets, and shading around the teeth to create a more realistic look.
Step 7: Finish with a Top Coat
Using a makeup sponge, gently apply a thin layer of white face paint over the black eyeliner to create a more blended, natural look. This will also help set the makeup and prevent it from smudging throughout the night.
And there you have it, a spooky and realistic skull makeup look for Halloween!