Monday, 14 October 2013

Wicked Witch Makeup Tutorial

Hey Guys!

So a lot of you may have seen this Halloween look I posted on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook recently and I have gotten a lot of questions on this look, so I decided to post a step by step pictorial for you!
When Halloween comes along, it can be exciting to dress up! But some of us find it difficult to choose a costume. Okay so I know witches are supposed to be ugly but this one isn't! Sometimes girls don't want to look ugly on Halloween. Most of us want to look half decent when we dress up! Am I right?
 I based this look on the witch from ‘Wicked’ the musical. It’s quite easy to create this look. I had most of the materials already, I just needed to buy the face paints.  I hope you find this tutorial/pictorial helpful! 

You will Need:

  • Green Face paint
  • White Face paint
  • Plate
  • Sponge
  • Water
  • 2 or 3 different shades of green eye shadow
  • Black Eyeshadow
  • Eyeshadow brushes
  • Black Eyeliner pencil
  • Black Gel eyeliner
  • False Eyelashes (optional)
  • Eyelash Glue (optional)
  • Blush Brush
  • Highlighting powder (optional)

Step 1: The Base

  • First things first. Scrape off some of the white and green face paint from the pan. Mix these two colours together on the plate. (I’m using white face paint because the green colour on its own was too bright and too ‘Green’ if that makes sense).
  • With a damp sponge mix the paint further and dab all over your face. Apply to your neck, chest, hands and ears. You can also apply this to your arms if they are exposed under your dress/cloak.Wait for the face paint to dry. If the colour isn't strong enough, you can apply a second layer.

Step 2: Eyes

  • Eyebrows – Using the gel liner, draw in the outline of your brows, creating a high arch (higher than your natural eyebrow). Draw a second line (see Picture)and shade in the rest of the eyebrow with the black eyeshadow.

  • Eyeshadow: Mix the lime/yellow eyeshadow with the white eyeshadow and apply this on the browbone to highlight.
  • Using a bright green eyeshadow apply it to the crease of the eye and create a V shape at the outer eye. Shade in the area with a fluffy brush (See picture). Apply this under the eye too.

  • Using a dark green eyeshadow, define the outer eye even more. Repeat with black eyeshadow. Apply black to the outer lashline and also under the eye, again focusing on the outer part of the eye. 

  • Apply eyeliner to the top and bottom waterline and upper lashline. Apply false eyelashes (optional).

  • TIP! If you have any fallout under your eyes, just apply some more green facepaint under your eyes. You can also do this if you make any mistakes along the way.

Step 3: The Face

  • Using a blush brush, take the bright green shade and use this to contour under the cheekbones and at the sides of the forehead. 

  • Using an eyeshadow brush, contour the nose with the bright green eyeshadow. 
  • Shade in frown lines. You do this by frowning and use the lines on your face as a guideline.
  • Mix the lime green eyeshadow with a silver shimmery highlighter and apply this to the tops of the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and on the cuplids bow. 

Step 4: The Lips

  • Line the lips with black eyeliner.
  • Apply some more leftover face paint to the centre of the lips. With a small eyeshadow or brow brush, smudge the black eyeliner inwards and blend both colours together. This is almost an ombre lip.

Step 5: The Costume

  • For the rest of the costume, it’s really up to you. You will need a witch’s hat, obviously! You could wear a black dress with a black cape and a broom

Wow that was a long post!! So this is the finished look. Please subscribe if you like it! Let know what you think in the comments below!


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