Tutorial: Quick and Easy Vampire Makeup

Tutorial: Quick and Easy Vampire Makeup

In a pinch for a Halloween look? Alice Lockhart slayed with this quick and easy vampire makeup tutorial that’s a perfect balance of cute and creepy.

Here’s the Breakdown:

Start by priming your face with Laura Mercier’s Pure Canvas Hydrating Primer, then go in with Wet n Wild’s Photo Focus Dewy Foundation. This is one of Alice’s favorite formulas, and she uses the shade Rose Ivory for her look. She then uses Sigma Beauty’s F80 Flat Kabuki Brush to blend out the foundation.

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Like most makeup looks, concealer comes next. Alice uses BECCA’s Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer in the shade Linen. She loves this rich, creamy formula because it doesn’t dry too quickly before it can be blended, and because it works well with lightweight and hydrating foundations, like the Wet n Wild formula.

Apply the concealer under the eyes as well as in the center of her forehead, chin, and sides of the nose to highlight those high points. Alice uses the stippling technique to blend out the concealer using the same Kabuki Brush as before.

After contouring the face, apply Laura Mercier’s Creme Cheek Colour (Alice uses the Canyon shade) across the cheeks and nose.

After dampening Real Techniques’ Miracle Complexion Sponge, use Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes (Alice uses Shade 1) under the eyes, on the chin, down the nose, and in the center of the forehead. Then dust it across the whole face to set the look all night long.

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Alice does her brows with Sigma Beauty’s E65 Small Angle Brush and Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Dipbrow Pomade in the shade Ebony, but luckily there are multiple colors available to match any natural hair tone.

For her eyes, Alice starts with a unique twist: Lipstick! Apply NYX’s Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in the shade Cherry Skies as a primer to the inner and outer corners of the eyelids.

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Blend the color across the whole lid with a fluffy blending brush from Sigma Beauty’s Basic Eye Brush Set, then add just a touch directly under the bottom lash line and blend together. Buff the color for a fully blown out red smoky eye.

From Urban Decay’s On The Run “SHORTCUT” Mini Eyeshadow Palette, take the shade Rendezvous and pack it across the lid and down across the lower lash line. From the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, blend the shade Juicy on the outer edges of the smoky eye, as well as the crease where Rendezvous ends.

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Now the fun truly begins!

Using a flat concealer brush (like Sigma Beauty’s F70 Concealer), spritz it with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray before picking up the shade Zone from the shortcut palette. Apply this color to the center of the lid, gently patting it on up to, and just past, the crease.

And what’s a vampire without some (bat) wings? Alice uses Wet n Wild’s Mega Last Breakup-Proof Black Liquid Eyeliner to create long wings thanks to the flexible brush tip.

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As the eyeliner dries, use Rendezvous again on a thin brush to draw vein-like streaks out from the eyes. Finish the eye look with Lancome’s Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara and a pair of large false lashes.

To finish the look, Alice starts with Laura Mercier’s Blush Colour Infusion in the shade Rose across the nose and cheeks, followed by Laura Mercier’s Face Illuminator Powder in the shade Devotion. Using Sigma Beauty’s F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush, she applies this to the high points of the face, including the tops of the cheeks, the tip of the nose, the center of the forehead and chin, and the cupid’s bow.

Alice uses Laura Mercier’s Longwear Lip Liner Pencil in Plumberry and Ofra Cosmetics’ Flexi Slick Lip Creme in Shaken for her lips. Then take the same NYX lipstick that was used on the eyes, dab a touch in the center of the lip, and blot it out for a blended and almost matte finish. Let a touch drip down from the corner of the mouth for an extra blood-like effect.

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