When I was younger I loved dressing up, but really what little girl doesn’t? Admittedly, I was more of a fairy princess kind of girl and found any excuse to whip on a pair of sparkly wings and tiara. But Halloween always seemed a time to be a bit spookier, and a fairy never seemed to cut it. For me, it was all about the witches. Maybe it had something to do with my love for Charmed and Halloween Town, but I really believed that once the outfit was on, I had real magic powers.
For as long as I can remember, I always dressed up as a witch on Halloween. Except one year when I dressed up as a weird ghost thing, a memory I try very hard to forget! I even have pictures from when I was around 4 years old adorned in my full witch outfit. I had it all, the strap on pointed nose, complete with a hairy wort. The plastic fingers with pointed nails that you put on top of your own; they always smelt so bad and came off half way through the night. The tall, pointed black hat which was always too big for me and fell half way down my face. I even had a black cape and an authentic, twiggy witches broom. Complete with sparkly black tights, I was always the best dressed little witch!
But as I’ve gotten older, I kind of lost the dressing up aspect of the season and haven’t gone all out for a while. But now I love that it’s the perfect excuse to go a bit crazy. It’s a time when imperfection is the key, and being a bit bizarre is nothing but encouraged. For me, this means trying new looks that I would never dream of doing any other time of the year. It’s about putting those light, subtle, natural shades to the side. And finally finding an excuse to use those darker shades that were always left untouched.
I love being a bit creative and embrace any excuse to experiment. So what better way than to try a few new looks on the spookiest season of all. Because I loved dressing up as a witch so much, I thought it was only right to do the makeup to match. Instead of just smudging some black face paint around, I thought it was time to finally complete my look. And if you’re being true to the holiday, you need to go all out and have a truly believable costume! And I’m not just talking about a bog standard green painted face, this is something a little bit more authentic.
The Perfect Witch
It’s all focused on the pale matte skin, which lets the black and purple really stand out. Dark, black eyebrows accentuate the darkness of the look and help to give a more eerie feel. And everyone knows that a good witch needs a pointy nose, and the answer’s all in the contouring. The key is to use darker colours on both sides of the nose and highlight the tip; this helps give the appearance of a pointy nose for a true witchy feel. Now here’s my favourite part; the lips and eyes.
Here’s where it really gets a bit bonkers and starts to feel like a true Halloween look. Dark, pointed eyeliner blended into purple and black and purple ombre lips. I love how much this stands out on the paler background, and it truly does look like hat I would imagine a witch to look like. It’s spooky with a touch of glamour, and has the true witch vibe without being too over the top.
i absolutely love this look. It has such a spooky, witchy feel to it and it’s kind of scary-pretty, if that even makes sense. It gives you a true Halloween vibe and is the perfect finishing touch to any costume. To make it believable you need to go all out. And this makeup is definitely the perfect finishing touch. Honestly, I was a bit alarmed when I first saw myself. It’s the complete opposite of anything I’ve ever tried and took a bit of adjusting to. But the longer it was on, the more I learned to love it and truly felt like I was part of the holiday.
So, what are you waiting for? Time to embrace your darker side, as well as them darker colours.
To a very spooky night!
Witch Make Up Tutorial:
Be the most glamorous witch in the room with a touch of something special!
What You Need:
- Regular Foundation
- Red Liquid Blusher / Cheek Stain
- White Face Powder
- Purple Eyeshadow
- Black Eyeshadow
- Liquid Eyeliner – Black
- Mascara – Black
- Black Lipstick
- Deep Purple Lipstick / Gloss
- Lilac Lipstick / Gloss
- White Highlighter / Eyesahdow
- Darker Contour Powder / Brown Eyeshadow
- Various Makeup Brushes
Getting The Look:
- Cleanse, tone and moisturise face, then add your usual primer.
- Apply your regular foundation all over the face.
- Use a red liquid blusher, and apply colour high on the cheekbone. Apply it quite thickly so that the result is quite bright, and gives an ‘overdone’ look.
- Add white powder all over the face.
- Wet an eye shadow brush and sweep purple onto the eyelids, and under bottom lashes. This helps to intensify the colour.
- Use an angled brush to apply black eyeshadow to the outer corners of the eye, going above the eyelid crease and below the lower lash line, creating a curve.
- With liquid eyeliner draw 2 dots in a diagonal line – One at each outer corner of the eye, roughly 1cm out – This will be used as guidelines to create a flick.
- Line the top and bottom of the eyes with the eyeliner, connecting the dots, making the outer edges slightly thicker.
- Now time to create the spiderweb. Choose an eye and using the eye liner, draw 4-5 slightly curved lines coming outwards from the eyeliner already applied.
- Draw connecting swoop lines between each curved line to create the image of a ‘spiderweb’.
- Wet a thin brush, and apply purple eye shadow following the point of the eyeliner down to the inner eye.
- Colour the eyebrows black using the black eye shadow
- Apply thick mascara, to both top and bottom lashes.
- Use black lipstick to draw a thick outline of the lips, leaving the centre blank.
- Fill in the centre of the lips with purple lipstick/lip gloss, overlapping the black and blending it in.
- Use a flat brush to dab lilac lipstick to the very centre of the lips, creating an ombre effect.
- Apply a darker powder to the inside bridge of the nose and BLEND!
- With highlighter/white eye shadow, sweep along the tip of the nose up towards the forehead, to create a ‘pointed’ effect.
And that’s it, you’ve been transformed into a spell bounding, glamorous witch!
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