Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween - Vampire Look

 Happy Halloween!  Halloween is a favorite holiday for many makeup artists.  It's a time where we can let our creative juices flow and create fun looks that we normally don't get the chance to do.  Sometimes, our Halloween plans are last minute invites and we find ourselves scrambling to throw together a costume. I've created an easy look for you, using products I already had around the makeup studio. The only thing I purchased for this look was a set of fangs from a local costume shop. I hope you find this look as fun and easy to create as I did. All of the makeup products used in this look are cruelty-free (not tested on animals).

If you are interested in creating this Vampire look, here is how I did it:

To begin, I applied a spray moisturizer by Urban Decay, and my eye cream from 100% Pure cosmetics as usual.  To make sure my skin looked smooth, I then applied a face primer by Hourglass (pictured below) using a synthetic foundation brush.

I then applied a foundation in a shade lighter than I normally wear to give my skin a paler more dead-like look.  The one I used is Urban Decay Naked Skin in shade 1.0 (vegan).  I applied it using a foundation brush.  If you don't own a lighter foundation, you can lighten your normal shade with a bit of sunscreen or moisturizer. I skipped concealer, because Vampires are dead, and probably have dark circles.

 To prep the lids for color, I smoothed on my favorite eye primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Control Freak (vegan), using a concealer brush.  I applied it from lash line to brow, and took a tiny bit underneath the eye as well.

As a base for my powder shadow, I applied Urban Decay 24/7 liner in the color Zero (black) all over my lid, then blended it out with a stiff dome shaped brush. These dry and set quickly, so it's important to blend as you go. Do one eye first, then move on to the next.  I put extra liner along the top and bottom lash lines as well as tightlined and put some along my waterline (the inner rim of the eye).

Next, I packed on Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow in the color Perversion (vintage shade - black) using a patting motion with my flat shadow brush.  Some other good cruelty-free choices are Urban Decay Blackout or Sugarpill Cosmetics in Bulletproof. You can use any black shadow you have as long as it's matte (no shimmer or shine).

Using the same flat shadow brush, I used the edge of the brush to sweep some black shadow along the lower lash line over the pencil we added earlier.

Next, I took a red eyeshadow from the Sugarpill Burning Heart palette (Love +) and swept it into the crease, and on the inner corner of the eye underneath using a fluffy brush.

I applied Urban Decay Vanilla eyeshadow to the brow bone (just beneath my eyebrow), and on the inner corner of my eye. You can use any shimmery white eyeshadow you happen to have. I defined my brows using Nuance by Salma Hayek brow pencil in Medium Blonde.

To keep the face pale and dead looking, I skipped blush and bronzer. Instead, I took just a tiny bit of the red eyeshadow (Love + by Sugarpill), and swept it along my cheekbones using a Bdellium Tools Green Bambu fan brush.

For the lips, I used a mix of Urban Decay Gash (deep red/burgundy) lipstick, OCC Lip Tar in Tarred (black) and Burt's Bees Cherry Lip Shimmer (bright cherry red), applied with a lip brush.

I then applied Urban Decay Eyelash Primer Potion to make my lashes super long, followed by 3 coats of Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara. You can use any black volumizing mascara you love.

I added individual fangs to my canine teeth, and the vampire look is complete. Wear all black, and you are good to go!  

Here is the final look:

I hope you enjoyed this super easy and quick Halloween tutorial. 
I hope you all have a very safe and happy Halloween!


  1. Love your final look!! Your eyes are absolutely gorgeous, too!! I love the closeups!

  2. This is really good! You're also really pretty :)



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