Halloween Half-Skull Makeup Tutorial
Skull makeup this year (and every other year) is all the rage on Halloween. The fab became viral when Lady Gaga’s music video for “Born This Way” went global. There are many variations to do this makeup which can be found anywhere on the internet. Once I realized I HAD to make this my costume this year I found it difficult to find products that truly worked. Search engines and forums told me to simply buy Halloween store white makeup which honestly, doesn’t work. Here’s what I used:
- Michael’s Craft Store Face Makeup color Palette
- Paint Brush’s
- Makeup Brush’s
- Sponge Applicator
- A Face
Step 1: Begin with a cleansed and moisturizer face, cover with face primer. Begin by using the sponge applicator to apply a gray coat to half your face. Once coated with the gray apply the white over the high points of the face: cheekbones, chin, and forehead.
Step 2: Outline the face with black face paint as shown. It might seem difficult simply start with the line from the corner of the mouth and create the cheekbone and go from there. The lined sections will be filled in with black.
Step 3: Begin by outlining the nose and forehead with black and fill them in along with the hollows of the cheeks and the temple area to give you something like this:
Step 4: This is the most creative step! Begin shading and highlighting the skull. For the neck draw 3-4 lines with white to be the neck bone, then the collar bone and what ever else you’d like then color black around them for depth and you’re all set! Here’s the end result: