Halloween has come to an end, but I still wanted to show you the super easy look I created for Halloween night. Now I’ll admit that Halloween has never been a favourite holiday of mine, I’m not really into blood and gore and all the things that Halloween is for, but this year I found a way to do Halloween my way with a super easy Masquerade mask. If you’re like me and don’t want to spend tons of time or money on a costume then this is for you. I just did this makeup look, put on a dress and I was good to go. I don’t have pictures throughout, as I didn’t have time to photograph the whole process, but it’s really easy to do! This idea would also work well for creating a superhero mask as well!
What You’ll Need:
A Glue Stick
A concealer that matches your skintone
A Nude or white eyeliner pencil
Paint Pot or Cream eyeshadow
An eyeshadow close to the colour of your mask (optional)
Clear lash glue
Craft Glitter in the colour of your mask
2 older eyeshadow brushes
Decorations for the outside of your mask (pearls, beads etc.)
Do your face and eye makeup as normal. I chose to keep my eye makeup neutral so that the mask would be the centre of attention, but it’s Halloween so you could go crazy with it if you wanted!
This is one of the most important steps in the mask process. If you were actually wearing a mask, you wouldn’t see your eyebrows, so we’re going to conceal them out. Prepare to look like an alien. First thing is to take your glue stick and following the natural direction of the hairs, glue them down. They should be flat to your skin once you’re done gluing. Next you want to take a translucent powder, like the Make Up For Ever HD Powder or ELF’s HD powder for example and with a fluffy eyeshadow brush, you want to powder over your brows. This will set the glue, but also make sure they are as flat as possible to your skin. You should be able to run your finger over them and not feel any individual hairs poking up. Now to really mask them, take a good coverage concealer that matches your skin and run it all over your brows until you can see as little of them as possible. I found that i needed more concealer from the middle of my brow to the tail, as it’s naturally darker there. Keep covering until you look like an alien basically. You might see a little texture from the hairs even after these steps, but that’s okay, it will get covered with glitter anyway.
Now we’re starting the actual mask. Using your white or nude eyeliner, begin to map out the shape that you want your mask to be. If you’re not sure on the shape, use a picture to guide you. If it helps, you can map out with markings or dots where you’d like the outline to be. I freehand drew the mask and then just ‘erased’ and adjusted where I needed. Since pencil eyeliner is fairly soft, it was super easy to fix where I needed to. I spent a fair amount of time on this step to try and get the shape as close as possible so it would look even when I got the glitter stage. After the outline, I also drew the shape I wanted around my eyes, so I would have a guide when I was filling it in.
Now it’s time to begin filling it in. The first step to filling it in is with a paint pot or cream eyeshadow. I used my MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, as it was the same tone as my mask, but you can really use whatever cream product for this as you’d like, you won’t see it when you’re finished. Following my outline I just filled in the shape of my mask. This gives a great base for everything to stick to and it’s a good time to make sure the shape is right. If the shape is off, just add or take away from the area until it looks right.
This step is optional, but i did this just as added coverage. I took a gold eyeshadow (you could use a pigment on a damp brush as well) and filled in over right where I put the paint pot. I did this because I wasn’t sure how the glitter would do all night long, so I wanted to make sure there would still be something shimmery underneath if the glitter flaked off.
Now we get to the fun part, GLITTER! For this I used regular craft glitter in Gold since that’s the colour I wanted my mask to be. In order to get it to stick, I squeezed a little lash glue onto some cardboard, picked it up on an old shadow brush and worked in sections. I applied the glue a little at a time, then used another shadow brush with no glue on it to pick up the glitter out of the cap of the glitter container and pack it onto my mask. Since it dries clear, it’s okay to go back over some of the glitter already on to touch up where you want more coverage. I continued this process until the mask was all covered, minus the eye holes of course. I did use an less used/older brush because the glue and glitter is hard to get off after. I just didn’t want to wreck any of the brushes I really like and use often.
Once it was all filled in, I decided to add one final touch to give some extra dimension and really make it look like a mask. Using half pearl ‘stickers’ I picked up from Walmart I stuck them around the edge of the mask. You could really use any decoration you want for this step, but the pearls went well with my mask. The pearls came self-adhering so I didn’t use any glue for this step. For extra protection, you could glue them with lash glue, but I had no issues with them coming off throughout the night. The package came with a variety of sizes, so I alternated every other, a small and then a medium size. I chose to do the whole mask, but you could do as much or as little as you want. You could also repeat this around the eyes as well if you want.
That’s it, less than 10 steps to your very own, customized mask! You could go even further and add feathers or other decorations from here, but I decided to stop at the pearls and I was happy with the completed look!
Rest of the Face:
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation- 115
LA Girl Pro Conceal- Classic Ivory
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer- Chantilly
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit- Vanilla, Banana, Fawn
Nars Bronzing Powder- Laguna
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
MAC Blush- Cantaloupe
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector- Opal
Mac Paint Pot- Soft Ochre
Lorac Mega Pro Palette- Camel, Fawn, Smokey Topaz
Lise Watier Feline HD Liner
ELF Mascara Primer
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Milani Colour Statement Lip Liner- True Red
Lise Watier Rouge Goumand Velour Lipstick- Red Velvet (looks kind of coral in the picture, but that’s just the lighting it was a true red lip)
There you have it, a really quick and easy costume makeup idea!
Bye for now!