There are so many options for Halloween makeup, but how do you get that professional application experience this year, with less access to all of the talented makeup artists in Indy?
Image Consultant Brandie Price has put together 6 steps that will ensure that you get the best DIY results for your Halloween look.
Step 1- You must prep your skin properly. If you go in with undernourished skin, you will have a problem application that is prone to cracking as well as an opportunity to wake up with blemishes on November 1st. I recommend Olay Regenerist Ultra Rich Moisturizer. This is the latest addition to the Olay Regenerist collection formulated with Moisture Lock Technology to provide long lasting moisture. This rich creme promotes cell turnover and strengthens your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Available on Olay.com for under $30 or check out your local retailer for curbside pickup!
Step 2– While your moisturizer is soaking in- Get out a pad of paper and a pencil. Start drawing out what you would like your makeup to look like. Keep in mind all of the contour of your face, but go ahead and draw out what you would like. See any changes that need to be made? Go ahead and make those. Part of the reason that DIY makeup applications fail, is the lack of sustained thought going into the application. You will want to actually practice drawing what you are envisioning! Use colored pencils or crayons to color in the areas that need more color or definition.
Step 3– Apply a light tinted layer of foundation in the color of your character! Is she a green witch? Then tint your regular foundation with green to give her that witch’s glow. For this tinting process, I use a bit of Make Up For Ever’s Flash color palette, and about a half to two thirds the amount of foundation you would use on a typical day. It just takes a little bit to mix into the foundation to make a rich color without creating a mess, or becoming too chunky. It is imperative to mix this into the foundation, instead of using alone to make sure the combination will dry! This is available at www.makeupforeverus.com
Step 4– Remember that drawing on paper?? What a confidence booster, right? Now, to the best of your ability sub your #2 pencil for a Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil. and start sketching out the design over the contours of your face. Go lightly and choose a color that will be just a touch darker than your foundation shade. These can also be purchased at www.makeupforeverus.com
Step 5– Start coloring your face in. Again, I love the Artist Color Pencils from Make Up Forever. They come in so many shades and are also water resistant, so you don’t have to worry about sweating, or being kissed by a goblin at some point during the night. Add glitter if appropriate before the final step!
Step 6– Spray a generous layer of Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix over your completed design.
Brandie Price is an Award-Winning Celebrity Makeup Artist and On-Camera Image Consultant. You can follow her on Instagram @brandiepriceimage or visit www.brandiepriceimage.com for more on-camera confidence, makeup, and style tips.