Horrify and/or delight your pals with these Halloween get-ups! We show you how to transform yourself into a Roy Lichtenstein-esque character, the Queen of the Sea and zombie Kate Bush – step by ghoulish step. Scroll down to find your fave!
LOOK 1: POP ART PERSON
white face paint
red face paint
black face paint
blue face paint
bronzer or contour product
screw or nail (covered in masking tape)
large brush or sponge
optional: coloured hairspray or yellow face paint
* Dana used Kryolan products
1. Apply white paint to entire face, except for the lips, using your large brush or sponge. Use bronzer to accentuate “chiselled” cheekbones.
2. Use your screw covered in masking tape as a “stamp” for your red face paint spots. This can also be done freehand with a brush, if you’re feeling confident. Apply to half or all over the face.
3. Using your black face paint and small brush, paint lines/strokes around the hair line, jaw line, eyebrows, cheekbones, chin and upper and lower lip. Use your medium brush to paint on the blue lips. Groom hair into a side part and paint it with yellow spray or paint.
LOOK 2: QUEEN OF THE SEA
green face paint
blue face paint
aqua face paint
optional: wig or coloured hairspray
* Dana used Kryolan products – except for gold glitter, which is “Stardust” Face & Body – available at The Golden Poodle, Melbourne.
1. Apply the aqua face paint to the entire face and neck using the large brush or sponge. Water activated paints work best, as they dry quickly and evenly.
2. Apply green face paint to the cheeks, forehead and collarbones through the fishnet stocking to create a “fish scale” effect. Cream paints are best for this step, as they can be pressed through the stocking with your fingers. You may need a friend to help hold the stocking in place. Cover lips in green paint.
3. Use your small brush and blue face paint to apply “squid” brows and to accentuate the scales on the forehead and cheeks.
4. Apply your false lashes (see my other tutorial for this). http://www.frankie.com.au/blogs/bits-and-bobs/get-fancy-false-eyelashes Cover eyelids in glitter glue or gel, then press your gold glitter on.
5. Fit wig onto head or spray hair with sea coloured hairspray.
LOOK 3: ZOMBIE KATE BUSH
face putty or liquid latex (or ready-made face gore)
brown face paint
black face paint
brown eye shadow
medium eye shadow brush
* Dana used Kryolan Products. Putty, latex and Face Gore are available at costume stores, Savers and professional make-up stores.
1. Apply regular make-up (dark eyeshadow, mascara and red lips). Keep the face clean where you plan to apply face gore. Use your fingers to dab/smear on face putty or latex to half the face. Let it dry completely.
2. Dab brown face paint over some of the putty surface to create a decayed look, using a large firm brush or your fingers.
3. Again using a large firm brush or your fingers, apply black face paint over some of the putty surface to create a decayed look. Apply around the eye to create a sunken “dead eye”. Paint vertical lines to the top and bottom lips to make them look shrivelled.
4. Use the eye shadow brush and brown eye shadow to fill in any bare patches and blend all the face paint and putty to create a dirty “risen-from-the-grave” look.
5. Fake blood completes the zombie look – use it to fill in the sunken bits of the putty, drip it from the nostril and drip down chin (you can put lots around the mouth so it looks like you have bitten a human!). Use a hair crimper to maximise your Wuthering Heights vibes.
Make-up and tutorial by Dana Leviston. Photography by Phoebe Powell. Hairstyling by Margeaux Vallantyne. Wardrobe by Clubhouse. Our model is Annalise Replica. And the shoot happened at The Golden Poodle.