Thursday 30 October 2014

Last Minute Halloween Make-Up // Tutorial

I debated whether it was worth posting this, but someone might be after a last minute Halloween look which is super easy to do (believe me, if I can do it then anyone can!) I'm a member of the badminton team at my university, and Wednesday night - as I'm sure you'll know if you're a student - is the weekly sports and society night out. So last night, me and all my friends went out dressed as "zombie doctors and nurses"!

I didn't want to spend loads of money on a nurse outfit to rip it up/bloody it/wear it once and never see it again. So I went to Primark and bought a huge white t shirt and paired it with white knee high socks and my ripped Levis shorts. I chopped the top up a bit, covered it in fake blood and wrote NURSE on the chest. Voila!

And now onto the make up...

I appreciate that this isn't a great angle but you get the gist. I'm quite pale anyway, paler than I look here, so I just used my usual foundation (No7 Beautifully Matte) with my Real Techniques buffing brush. For my eyes I used a palette of purple eyshadows from W7 which you can pick up for really cheap - any purples would work though! I used my Real Techniques contour brush as it's big enough for the large area, but not too big. I took the eyeshadow under my eyes and then around my temples and onto the forehead, avoiding my actual eyelids. I also used a navy eyeshadow blended in - the key was definitely in the blending!

On my eyelids I used a really green-toned gold from Collection, but it wasn't particularly pigmented so it just gave my eyes a green-ish glow which didn't look too bad! I used a blue liquid eyeliner from Eyeko's skinny eyeliner range so do little flicks. I was originally going to wear false lashes too but that didn't work out... I filled in my brows with Buck from the Urban Decay Naked Palette on a tiny angled brush.

For my contour I used Creep from the Naked Palette, putting it on with the Real Techniques contour brush, and blending it with an angled brush that I've had for ages. I didn't use any blusher, and then I powdered the whole look with a translucent powder from Make Up Revolution. 

For the gunshot wound on my head I used the Real Techniques stippling brush to apply fake blood, then took a bit more of Creep in the middle, dabbing it on with my finger. A layer of Kate Moss for Rimmel in shade 04 on my lips and bob's ya uncle.

I hope this helps any of you who are needing a quick and easy Halloween make up look - this took me around an hour in total but I was chatting with my friend as I got ready so you could probably do it a lot quicker.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!! Let me know over on Twitter @katygilroyblog if you liked this look

Want to see a zombie mermaid tutorial? 'course you do

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