Quick Tips for Halloween Makeup From Your Kit! - Really Ree
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Quick Tips for Halloween Makeup From Your Kit!

14 Oct 2014 (Updated: 28 Aug 2018)

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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to add a touch of ghoulish, gothic glamour to your usual night out look. Here are our Quick Tips for Halloween Makeup!

Quick Tips for Halloween Makeup
Quick Tips for Halloween Makeup

Quick Tips for Halloween Makeup

No Face Painting Kit Required!

You don’t need to delve into a face painting kit just yet! Your day-to-day make-up bag should do the trick. Everything you need to create a ghoulish Halloween look is probably already at your fingertips. Leaving you with plenty of pennies for those Halloween treats!

Quick Tips for Halloween Makeup
Quick Tips for Halloween Makeup

For a vampish look Morticia would be envious of, you will simply need a black eyeshadow, black eyeliner, red lipstick, clear lip gloss and your lightest shade of foundation.

Halloween Makeup – Eyes

Quick Tips for Halloween Makeup

Start by taking black eyeliner over the whole eyelid, working from the lash line towards the socket line. Follow by buffing over with black eyeshadow. You want to create a rounded shape, echoing the shape of the eye socket. Then take a soft eyeliner along the lower lashline and buff out. You need to be really heavy handed here to create a ghoulish effect! Add heavy coats of mascara and some dark vampy brows to make your eyes look even more theatrical. Don’t worry if you don’t have a dark enough brow pencil- a black eyeshadow brushed through the brows will have a similar effect. 

Halloween Makeup – Create A Ghostly Complexion

Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops White
Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops White

Use your winter foundation shade, or add a drop of Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops to your usual foundation. (These are great if you need to adjust your summer foundation for paler winter skin, too!) Taking your black eye shadow on a blusher brush, buff into the hollow of your cheekbone (suck cheeks in, if you are unsure) then along your jaw line and into the temples, to create a skeletal illusion.

Blood-Sucking Pout!

Finish by lining lips and filling in with black eye liner before applying your red lipstick (We love Charlotte Tilbury’s The Queen as a colour you’ll want to keep wearing long after Halloween) using a lip brush. Start at the centre of the lip and gradually move outwards. Finally, apply clear gloss to the centre of the lip for a blood-sucking pout.


To complete your Halloween alter ego, you could also try wearing a set of fangs or apply a little false blood around your mouth.

I hope you enjoyed these quick tips for Halloween Makeup. Feel free to leave your tips in the comments below. Happy Halloween!!

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One thought on “Quick Tips for Halloween Makeup From Your Kit!

  1. Great tip for the pale MAC foundation,a great alternative to face paint! Really enjoyed this post.

    If you’re looking for even more Halloween inspiration check out my tutorial on the Nanshy blog for Halloween make up looks x

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