By Kirsty Feerick
So you’re dead excited for Halloween, but your costume couldn’t scare a four-year-old. What you need is a look that will have Jack Skellington himself flinching.
Business student by day and Queen of the Dead by night, Vanessa Murphy is here to teach you how to transform yourself from dull to Dracula with her fang-tastic Halloween make-up tutorial that will guarantee goose bumps from your victims!
What you need:
- Black eyeshadow
- Brown eyeshadow
- Grey eyeshadow
- Black eyeliner
- Black face paint
- Light foundation/face paint
- Fake blood
What to do:
- Make your face a light-grey colour. Achieve this by using a foundation or face paint lighter than your natural skin tone. Then mix with brown and black eyeshadow. Smear this all over your face, neck, eyebrows and lips.
- Take a pink eyeshadow and apply it under your eyes for the tired/dead effect. Use grey and brown eyeshadow under the pink for your eyes, and add some shading for a deepening effect.
- Using a dark eyeliner or black face paint, draw on angry thick eyebrows. Use a brown or grey shadow to add a stern look to the middle of your brows. Add some light shading under your new brows to create more depth and deepen those dark eye sockets of yours.
- Pull a scary face! Fill in and shade the natural angry lines and wrinkles. This will give you the look of a constantly bitter expression. Add further detail by adding extra light wrinkles to your nose and forehead by using black eyeliner.
- Lightly trace where your shading is going to be on your face i.e. cheekbones, the creases between your nose, lips, and chin.
- Begin shading your cheekbones. Only add the shading downwards. Go back over it with black or brown eyeshadow using a small angled brush. Add dark blended lines to each side of your chin with a black or brown eyeshadow to give a more pointed effect. Carry the shading down to your neck.
- Lightly add black to the corners of your eyes, outer nostrils and chin. Make your nose come to a point by using dark grey eyeshadow.
- Go back and deepen every wrinkle using black eyeshadow and a small wet angled brush. Add some age spots to make your vampire face look ancient by using black or grey eyeshadow.
- Use black eyeliner or eyeshadow to deepen your inner lips.
- Apply red shadow to your water line and under your eyes to create a more distressed look.
- Add a triangle to your forehead to represent a hairline.
- Add fake blood to your mouth and chin. You could also add splatter marks to your face by dipping a brush in fake blood then flicking it wherever you want the splatter to be.
- To give your vampire a masculine look, go ahead and add a line on the chin and leave out any eye make-up.
- To create a feminine look, leave out the line on the chin and proceed to adding mascara, false eyelashes and red lipstick!
Now you’re all vamped up and ready to bite into Halloween. If you enjoyed this look and want to see more seriously scary transformations by Vanessa Murphy, get in touch via @Scotcampus and let us know what you want next!
For more from Vanessa, check out her Instagram: instagram.com/vanessamurphy/