With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your costume. And what better way to spook your friends and family than by transforming yourself into a skeleton? With some simple makeup techniques, you can create a bone-chilling look that’s sure to turn heads. Here’s how:
Step 1: Prep Your Skin
Before you start applying makeup, make sure your skin is clean and moisturized. You don’t want to apply makeup to dry, flaky skin. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub to remove any dead skin cells, and then apply a moisturizer to keep your skin soft and supple.
Step 2: Apply Base Makeup
For your skeleton makeup to look its best, you need to start with a white base. Use a white face paint or a white cream makeup to cover your entire face. Make sure to blend it well around your hairline and ears to avoid any obvious lines.
Step 3: Add Some Black
Next, it’s time to add some depth to your skeleton look. Use black cream makeup to create the hollows of your cheeks, temples, and eye sockets. Blend it well to create a subtle yet eerie effect.
Step 4: Create the Skeleton Nose
To create the look of a skeleton nose, use black cream makeup to create a line down the center of your nose. Then, use a small brush to paint black triangles on either side of the line to create the nostrils.
Step 5: Draw on the Teeth
No skeleton would be complete without a set of pearly whites. Use a black eyeliner or face paint to draw a series of vertical lines across your lips to create the look of teeth. Make sure to vary the length of the lines to create a realistic effect.
Step 6: Add Some Detail
Now that you’ve created the basic skeleton look, it’s time to add some detail. Use a small brush and some black cream makeup to create cracks and lines around the eyes and mouth. You can also add some shading to the hollows of your cheeks and temples to create a more three-dimensional effect.
Step 7: Finish with Some Powder
To set your skeleton makeup and prevent it from smudging or smearing, finish with a light dusting of translucent powder. This will also give your skin a matte finish, which is perfect for a spooky, undead look.
With these simple steps, you can transform yourself into a creepy, bone-chilling skeleton for Halloween. So, unleash your inner skeleton and give this easy tutorial a try!