|The finished look on my housemate, Rose!
Halloween is almost here! Need a wild and fantastic costume that costs less than $10 and will be sure to impress (and freak out) your friends? Make yourself into an eyeball monster!
This year my housemate Rose asked me if I would do her makeup for her Halloween costume, and of course, I said YES! The idea began as a way to honor Rose’s love of all things eyeballs, and was inspired by this fantastic look, here
However, all the links I found for this and similar creations didn’t show any tutorials of how to go about making this incredible creation, so I thought I would practice doing this look on myself before transforming Rose this Friday evening- and in the process, make my own eyeball Halloween makeup tutorial!
All you need is a cheap Halloween makeup kit and a some dollar-store black liquid eyeliner (I think Wet n’wild has a liquid liner for less than $2, as well as Forever 21) .
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Use a green face paint to create a base for the skin tone, avoiding the spots where the eyes will be painted. Fill in these areas with eye-shaped splotches of white paint.
Step 2: Paint a circle in the middle of each white splotch for the color of the iris (I chose blue). At this point you may look like a confused clown, but don’t worry, it will look better soon!
Step 3: Using a black liquid eyeliner, trace around the outline of each eye, and paint a black pupil in the center. This may take a little patience, and you may need to use a blow-dryer to help the green and white face paint beforehand.
Step 4: Paint eyelashes around each eye, using the liquid liner. (This is actually much easier than it looks, but takes a while! Be patient- the eyelashes really enhance the look!) Once you have finished the lashes, use the white face paint to paint a “reflection” splotch in each eye near the pupil to give the eyes more definition. You may also want to use the green paint to go fill-in areas that have rubbed off, to refine the look.
And there you have it! This look is actually much easier than it seems, but just takes a slightly steady hand and lots of patience to complete- I would give yourself an hour or so to make sure you have more than enough time to make it look as fantastic as possible.
If you want to add a little extra flair, paint on some red lipstick as well, like I did! And if you really want to go all out, you can use false eyelashes to enhance the look like it is done here
, but lashes tend to be very expensive, and fall off easily when applied over paint, so I decided to stick with just face paint for my version of this creep-tastic costume.
I’m going to be doing the final version on Rose tomorrow, and will take a couple of snapshots then as well and post them below for a fun comparison.
I hope you like this crazy Halloween makeup look, and have a wonderful and safe Halloween!
|The finished look I did on myself!
Want a different costume idea? Check out some of my other tutorials!
Update: this is the finished look I painted on Rose! I think it turned out a lot better the second time, and was a little easier painting on her closed eyes rather than my own!