Take it easy or go hard (and don't go home) this spooky season, with fright-night looks for every level
Colourful Clown: Advanced Look
1 ‘Mix foundation with white face paint, then apply with a sponge for a creepy clown base,’ says makeup artist Branka Vorkapic, who created these looks.
2 ‘Apply Barry M Face Jewels in Circus Sparkle, £4.99, then exaggerate them by painting a diamond-shaped rainbow around the eyes with Barry M Paradise Baked Eyeshadow Palette, £12.99. Add a flick of eyeliner on the upper lid and white eyeliner on the bottom waterline.’
3 ‘Using Barry M Glitter Fixer Gel, £4.99, as a base, overlay each block of colour with Barry M Glitter Rush Body Glitter, £4.99.’
4 ‘Use a lip brush to draw on a circle of Barry M Matte Lip Paint in Bombshell, £4.99, onto the tip of your nose. Then use Barry M On Point Eyeliner, £4.59, to outline the edge, adding a crescent of white face paint on the outer edge as a highlight.’
5 ‘Paint lips with the same red lipstick and top with gloss, or fill with Barry M Lip Paint in Black, £4.99, extending the smile line out using Barry M Bold Waterproof Eyeliner, £3.99 – the super-fine tip helps form a sharp flick at the corners of the mouth,’ says Branka.
Slime Time: Entry Look
1 ‘For a quick fright-night fix, contrast a dewy base – pair Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick, £5, with Revolution Halloween Skull Highlight in Ghosted, £5, on cheekbones – with a line of slime,’ says Branka.
2 ‘Take the slime shade from the I Heart Revolution Slime Chocolate Palette, £8.99, and paint a wavy line going from the inner corner of the eye to finish in a flick.’
3 ‘Draw two drips of slime at the outer corner of the eye, one larger than the other. Use Revolution The Liner Revolution, £5, to outline your slime.
4 Use an eyeshadow brush to apply Revolution Liquid Aqua Seal Eyeshadow Primer, £3, to set your makeup.
Ice Queen: Advanced Look
1 ‘This high-impact look is all down to some clever contouring,’ says Branka. ‘Create your base with Maybelline Superstay Foundation in Ivory, £9.99, then set with Maybelline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Powder in Translucent, £5.99.’
2 ‘Use a fluffy cheek brush and the dark blue shade from the Maybelline Graffiti Eyeshadow Palette, £11.99, to shape the face, filling in below your cheekbones, around the eye socket, a triangle under the eyes and across temples.’
3 ‘Highlight the highest points of the face using Maybelline Chrome Extremes 200 in Diamond Glow, £8.99, adding extra under eyes and above eyebrows in a diamond shape – this will act as a guide for your glitter and gems.’
4 ‘Wash the palest blue from the shadow palette all over the eyelids, before sweeping the darker shade in an exaggerated shape reaching right into the inner corners of the eyes,’ adds Branka.
5 ‘Stick on gems above brows and under eyes, then daub on a mixture of PaintGlow Unicorn Glitter Body Gel in Unicorn Tears, Kaleidoscope and Disco Fever, £5.99 each, to the centre of eyelids, across forehead and on the neck.’
6 ‘Apply Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, £8.99, across upper lids. Prime lashes with Maybelline Lash Sensational Primer, £7.99, then add two coats of Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, £8.99. Finish with Maybelline Superstay Ink Crayon in Settle For More, £9.99, to create a berry lip.’
Beauty and the Bug: Entry Look
1 ‘Hand-drawn creepy-crawlies add the freak factor to a high-glam look in minutes,’ says Branka. ‘Create a smoky eye using B. Pro Longwear Gel Eyeliner in Black, £6.99, as a base, applied with a brush all over the lid. Smudge into a smoked-out shape and set with a matte black eyeshadow, then layer on B. Pro Volumising Mascara, £9.99.’
2 ‘To create your bugs, use B. Pro Duo Eyeliner in Black, £6.99, or B. Pro Longwear Gel Lliner in Black, £6.99, with a small brush. Draw an oval shape for each bug, adding three ‘c’ shapes to each side, for legs.’
3 ‘Working on one side of your face, draw bigger bugs on cheekbones and smaller bugs in cheek hollows to complement the contours of your face. Fill in the gaps with dots for detail. Repeat on one of your hands and lock everything in place with B. Makeup Setting Spray, £6.99.’
4 ‘Outline lips with B. Lip Liner in Plum, £4.99, then fill in lips with B. Matte Lipstick in Mulberry Smooch, £6.99, for a classic Hollywood look.’
Devilishly Daring: Intermediate Look
1 ‘For a devilish base, mix a little Revolution SFX White Base Face Paint, £4, into your normal foundation,’ suggests makeup artist Heidi North, who crafted this look. ‘Or for a ghostly pallor, gently sponge the white face paint evenly onto the face and down the neck, then set with powder.’
2 ‘Brush a red cream eyeshadow generously onto the eyelids and up towards the temples and eyebrows, then dab a little on the bottom lash line. Set this with red powder eyeshadow or blusher and a fluffy brush.’
3 ‘Use the I Heart Revolution Blood Palette, £8.99, and a blending brush to create a dramatic smoky contoured eye. Line upper and lower lids with Revolution The Liner Revolution, £5, to create
a dramatic flick, then add lots of mascara.’
4 ‘For the blood-hungry eyes seen on the male model, use Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Eyeliner in Black, £3, inside the waterline and around the lash line. Then haphazardly brush black face paint around the eye area and towards the temples. Apply Revolution Fake Blood, £3,
out from the black, up towards the forehead and down the cheeks and the side of the face, using your fingers to blend the two together.’
5 ‘Either white-out lips with face paint and a sponge or, for a vampish look, outline the lip area with Revolution Renaissance Lipliner in Exempt, £2.50. Use Revolution Halloween Vinyl Liquid Lip in Nightmare, £5, all over as a base, then press Revolution Halloween Vinyl Liquid Lip in Haunted, £5, in the centre to create an ombré effect.’
Give it some Cattitude: Intermediate Look
1 ‘Start by creating a matte canvas,’ says Heidi. ‘Using a stippling brush, apply Rimmel Lasting Matte Foundation, £7.99, and set with powder.’
2 ‘Add cat-like structure to the face by buffing Rimmel Natural Bronzer Powder in Sun Bronze, £5.99, under cheekbones, on the jawline and up into the temples and hairline.’
3 ‘Using an eyeshadow brush, work the brown shadow from Rimmel Magnifeyes 12 Eyeshadow Palette in Spice, £8.99, over the eyelids and up to the browbone, then down the sides of the nose.’
4 ‘Outline the eye with Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner in Black, £5.29, creating a flick on the inner and outer corners of the eyes. Fill in the tip of the nose and draw a line down to the Cupid’s bow.’
5 ‘Brush brows up with a gel and create hair-like strokes with Rimmel Fill & Sculpt Brow Definer Pencil in Dark Brown, £6.99. Add Superdrug False Lashes in Natural Edition 13, £4.19. Apply Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip in Mocha to the top lip and Be My Baby, £5.99 each, to the bottom. Outline lips with Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Black Tulip, £2.99.’