Hey everyone you know I have an amazing neice that is attending Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). She is by far the most talented make-up artist I have seen and she has had no formal training! Not to mention she is a model and just all kinds of crazy talented in the kitchen as well. I asked her to come up with an easy Halloween Make-up tutorial that just about anyone can do! So how about a Chic Skeleton!! This has to be one of the easiest make-up tutorials I have seen!
On a budget or in a rush to find that awesome stand-out costume? Trust me, I have been there. Last year was a clear test of how creative I could get for Halloween, with no money and no time. But, through trial by fire, I managed to whip up some pretty crafty costumes. Some were big hits, and some were just a major miss.
There was only one though that I was really proud of, this is a look I plan on recycling through the many Halloween seasons to come because it is just THAT SIMPLE. I call it the ‘chic skeleton.’ Inspired by an editorial fashion piece I stumbled across on Pinterest, I knew I needed to at least attempt to recreate this look. I was shocked to see just how easy it was to create, and it certainly didn’t break the bank.
All you need are three things. One black eyeliner pencil, black face paint, and then a black eyeshadow to set all of the color.
Step 1: Start with a blank canvas. Whether you just wash your face, or apply a base layer of foundation, this is going to give you the fresh start to sketch out your design.
Step 2: Outline the core areas that you plan on filling in with the eyeliner. This will give you a basic guideline of where to go, and will create a very polished look.
Step 3: Using the black face paint, fill in your outline. This will act as a primer for your shadow, making your look as opaque as possible.
Step 4: Add the details. Set all of your face paint with an eyeshadow, this allows the color to not smudge as easily and will also make it last longer throughout the night. Go back in with the liner, add some teeth lines and ‘cracked’ effects along the forehead.
I paired this look with a little black dress and blazer combo, and of course threw on some ‘killer’ heels. Who knew skeletons could be so trendy?