Saturday, October 9, 2010

How to get a sexy vampire look for Halloween

Get your vamp on girls. Bitten lips and blood red nails are hot for Halloween so your most obvious costume choice is a vampire. The vampiress (the female version of a vampire) is a darkly romantic creature of the night—a man-eating vixen with a taste for human flesh. She gets her beauty sleep alongside bats—usually hanging upside down so her hair is always voluminous—and embodies gothic glamour with pale skin, smudged eye makeup and blood-red lips.Start by using a primer (our all-time favorite is Make Up For Ever HD Micorperfecting Primer) so you can even out the your skin. Next, apply foundation a few shades lighter than your natural skin color, blending it down the neck and chest. For optimum coverage, use a stick foundation and blend thoroughly in order to avoid any streak marks.

 .You want to look as though your skin has never seen the light of day, so set the foundation with some loose powder that is the same shade as the foundation. Pick a dark plum color for the cheeks but be cautious; you want to use it only to add depth to the cheeks, not to add color so apply it very lightly at the hollow of the cheeks.

How to get these eyes:

Next apply a eye shadow base to the entire eyelid area and extend upward towards the brow bone.

Use a liquid eyeliner in blackest black or an intense purple, like Diorliner Eyeliner in black or MAC Eye Kohl in Prunella. Line the base of your bottom lashes and apply a thick layer around the top lid and wing out when you reach the corners to create a cat eye effect 

Now line the waterline with a black pencil liner to add depth to the outline of the eye




Apply a pink powder shadow directly above the crease of your eye. Using a clean blending brush, blend the edge of the pink upward, stopping about a finger's width below the arch of your brow. Apply the same pink to the inner corner of your bottom lid and blend it downwar
Using a packing brush, gently pat a dark plum powder shadow over the top of the lid, up to the crease of your eye. Extend the shadow in a small triangle, just above the shape of the eyeliner. Using a clean blending brush, blend the plum upward into the pink by drawing short upward strokes, overlapping the colors by no more than 1cm ( do not cover all of the pink with the plum, you should still be able to see a distinct pink).

Apply the plum eyeshadow to the lower lid, following the outline of the eyeliner. Make it thicker and blend downward toward the outer corner of the eye by making tiny circles with a clean blending brush.

    Swipe a highlighter over the brow bone and blend it slightly down into the pink by making short strokes downward with a blending brush.

How to get these lips:

 To create this Ombre Lip look, start by using a black lip liner (you can even use black eyeliner for this) and outline the outside corners of your lips. Smudge a moderate amount towards the middle of you lip as shown in section 1. Next apply a ruby lipstick color to the middle of your lips, see section 2, making sure the lipstick is not matte, this will make it difficult to blend the two colors. Finally apply a wet-finish lip gloss too the center of your bottom lip, see section 3, and use a lip brush to blend it in. Use the brush to outline the lips, but try to leave the outer corners untouched.



  1. The rest of the makeup is spot-on but the lips ... those have got to be the absolute best vampire lips I have ever seen or even imagined! Wow ... great job!