Happy Halloween! The UnitWise team was in quite the ghoulish mood today and presented me with a surprise Halloween Makeup Challenge. I have been refining my special effects makeup skills, I accepted the challenge and had 3 models that were super excited to get their Halloween face on. So won't you join me for this weeks thrilling Tips & Tricks: Halloween Makeup Challenge.
The Heroes explained to me: I have to create a makeup look based on a prop or accessory they have. No time limit, but I need to keep it short - so they can get back to their heroic duties. Now, let's get to the fun.
First up is UnitWise Hero Brittany
She presented me with a black widow hair accessesory. After a few minutes of mapping out her face to where I was going to put in some webs and other details, I started smoking out her eyes.
Web detail and spider: Since the veil of her black widow hair accessory falls on the right side, I concentrated the main detail feature of this look on the left. To create the web, I just drew lines with a black eye pencil and then lightly smudged it. I went in with a silver eye pencel along the black edges to create more depth and add a little shimmer. Brittany is a big fan of glitter, so to add a bit more sparkle, I went in with a glitter liquid eye liner and highlighted certain areas of the web.
For the spider, I pulled up a spider picture to reference and started creating the head and torso with a black eyeliner pencil. I then drew on the legs and noticed the spider didn't stand out as much as I wanted it to. To fix this problem, I went in and shaded the spider with purple, green, and orange shadows. The colors really made the spider pop and give it dimension.
Lips: Now a black widow look wouldn't be complete without some dark vampy lips. I first lined her lips with a deep red lip liner, then filled in the outer corners with the same color. Next, I took a deep, almost blood color, lipstick and applied it all over the lips. To give the lips more depth, I applied a deep violet lipstick with a lipbrush to the center and blended out the edges. To really bring the look together I went in with a little black creme shadow and applied it just on the outer corners - blending it into the red.
To finish the look, I applied some mascara and sprayed her face with a setting spray.
Next up was Hero Elena.
Elena came dressed as Lt. Uhura from Star Trek.
Face: The face was really simple. I just contoured around her cheeks and jawline, then really highlighted the cheek bone.
Lips: For the lips I kept it simple again with just a nice pinky-nude shade. This look is really about the eyes, so I didn't want to go too crazy with a bold lip.
Just a few simple applications of shadows and contouring is all this look needed. It came out so good, and I love how the big winged liner creates that 60s mod look from Star Trek: The Original Series.
Hero Heather Wasn't Going To Miss Out On All The Fun
Eyes: I actually kept the eyes really simple. I only used black eye shadow and an angle brush to create her winged cat eyes. Then I cut the crease with the same shadow and brought the line out to meet the winged liner.
Nose and whiskers: I wanted to do something sweet to match Heathers personality, so I drew on a little heart with black eyeliner to create her cat nose. I patted on a little black eyeshadow over the heart to darken it. Then to give it a little sparkle, I used a silver glitter liquid eyeliner to make a highlight in the nose.
For the whiskers, I just used a black eyeliner pencil to draw them on. Then I went over them with an angle brush and a little black eye shadow to smooth them out. To highlight the whiskers, I underlined them with a silver eye liner pencil and added glitter to the ends. So Cute!
Lips: The look would't be complete with out a touch of lip color. I lined and filled in her lips with a nude shade. Then I just popped a bright pink in the middle and blended it out.
Heather's Cat Look was so much fun to create. I think the little heart nose adds an element of fun that all cats have.
I believe I rock this challenge for the UnitWise Heroes. These looks were so much fun to create for them and I can't wait to see what looks you all created for Halloween. Be sure to share your makeup looks on the UnitWise Facebook page and in our Google+ CommUNITy.