Halloween is just around the corner, and I don’t know about you but every year I forget and last minute I’m scrambling for an idea. I wanted to share with you all my look Skeleton makeup with a glam twist. This blog post is in partnership with Boots, and they kindly provided me with the products to use for this… This is my first REAL attempt at a Skeleton tutorial, and while it’s not perfect, I was really surprised at how easy it was and I love that I can use all of the products in my everyday routine as well as for Halloween. Base The first step is your base, I suggest using a full-coverage matte foundation for the best results, but any foundation you have is great. I used the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation as my base, as I wanted something that would cover my breakouts and look flawless. The aim of this look is to look semi-glam, so it’s a little more wearable. After adding foundation, I popped on some concealer and bronzer. I concentrated the bronzer around my hairline and a tiny bit on my cheekbones. Eyes For the eyes, I wanted to do a sexy smoky eye that brought out the colour of my eyes. I done my brows as usual, fluffy and defined, and took the shades ‘Agent’ and ‘Secure’ from the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Armed and Gorgeous palette, and popped it in the crease. I then added the shade ‘Prowl’ to darken it up on the lid, and blended it all in. After adding the darker colour, I wanted it a little more smoky so I added a black shadow on the outer corner of the lid and blended in with a fluffy brush. The orange shades give the illusion of a softer smokey eye and really blend out the look together. I then added a liquid eyeliner on the top lid and tight-lined my lower waterline with a black kohl eyeliner. This just elevated the look to be more dramatic and made the eye look more defined and the eye colour pop. Skeleton Features For the Skeleton part of this tutorial, I started with the NYX jumbo eye pencil in the shade ‘Milk’ and drew an outline of the contour. I wanted to get the illusion of very sharp cheekbones, well, actual bones. After drawing the line down my cheek, I blended in two of the matte brown shades from the Morphe shadow palette and blended them in to give the Skeleton illusion. It was quite hard to get mine even due to my disfigurement, but I had a go anyway and tried to make them look as even as possible. It took a bit of back and forth blending to get it right, and I added the khaki shade ‘Top Secret’ to add a more of a shadow effect and less of a contoured look. Next it was time to draw the nose, using liquid eyeliner I outlined the nose and filled it in with a matte black shadow, the same one I used on my eyes. This was actually really easy, and a crucial step. Okay. The mouth. The HARDEST part. I suggest using liquid eyeliner for this – and not kohl like I did. I outlined the lips with my Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Transylvania’ to add some colour, and then outlined the Skeleton mouth with liner. If you’re more adventurous than I am, you can attempt the teeth, but I added some of the milk jumbo eye pencils to mimic the teeth and blended it in, adding a little bit of ‘VIP’ from the shadow palette to add some sparkle. The Twist To finalise the look, I popped on the Doll Beauty ‘Poppy’ lashes to add glamour to the look, and popped on my black wig. All in all, this took less than 45 minutes to do and I’m impressed with my results! This is massively out of my usual comfort zone, so if I can make myself look like a Skeleton I know you can too! What products would you use to give your Skeleton look a twist? Glitter? Red lips? I’d love to know!
Skeleton not your thing? Check out this Zombie Makeup Halloween Look!