If you’re feeling rather uninspired by all of the mermaid, unicorn and fairy Halloween beauty tutorials that have dominated the Internet this year, you’re in luck. Scary Halloween makeup — or, more accurately, terrifying Halloween makeup — is alive and well on YouTube, where artists have managed to use special FX makeup to transform themselves into undead creatures straight out of your nightmares.
While you likely won’t be able to recreate these horror movie-worthy looks using stuff you’ve got lying around in your makeup drawer (unless you’ve got an excess of fake blood and liquid latex leftover from the last time you decided to dress up like a hellscape demon), thanks to these tutorials they are possible to DIY. And luckily, there’s plenty of time before October 31 to start practicing your SFX skills.
Pro tip? The more fake blood, the better.
Scroll through to find out how.
if you dare.
Start by layering liquid latex and tissue to on your neck, then cover it with foundation. Cut a slit in the latex with scissors (beware your neck, though!), and fill the slit with blush, red makeup, and fake blood.
Give your face a base coat with primer, then glue a zipper onto your face using spirit gum. Apply fake blood to the “unzipped”portion (the gorier, the better), and use black eyeshadow to make the skin look more “rotten.
” Use the same black shadow all around your eyes to make them look as terrifyingly undead as possible, then get ready to make people realllly uncomfortable every time you enter a room.
When it comes to creepy Halloween makeup, bloodier is always better. The artist created this slasher-style smile exclusively using the Mehron SFX Kit, which has everything you could possibly need for making yourself look like a monster.
Start by applying liquid latex where you want the smile to go, and layer ripped tissue and even more latex to make your skin seem realistically ripped. Then, blend a skin-colored shade of makeup along the outline you’ve created and set it with powder.
Considering the trailer for The Nun was so scary it had to be taken off the Internet, this look will undoubtedly warrant some major reactions on October 31. It gets a little complicated, since you’ll need to use alimorph plastic to create the nun’s teeth and gums (it’s worth noting that you shouldn’t do this if you have braces), though we’d recommend picking up a set at the costume store to avoid this step altogether.
To fully recreate the terrifying nun IRL, start by gluing down your brows with a glue stick and paint them white, then craft yourself a fake nose out of putty. Next, paint your entire face in white, and line your eyes with some intense black.
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Start by covering one of your eyebrows with a glue stick, and applying liquid latex. Draw a line down the center of your face to separate the “real” you from the “demon” you, and use the Red and Paradise Berry Shades from the Mehron Paradise Paint Palette to cover one side, then, set the look using Sugarpill Love Plus eyeshadow.
Use black eyeshadow to contour around your eyes, nose, cheeks and eyebrow, and add some highlighter to give your face a more sunken look. To make things extra creepy, add a white-colored contact, but be sure you’re purchasing it from a reliable source (as in, an eye doctor) so you know it’s safe.
Start by applying a skullcap, then use a pencil to draw the outline of the smile, making sure that your eyes and mouth are inside the line. Cover the outside of the smile with liquid latex, then lift the edges to give the smile its torn look.
Color the inside of the mouth with matte black paint, then stick on your fake teeth — which are made out of acrylic nails that have been sharpened to a point — using spirit gum. Paint the white liquid latex ivory, then — yup — go nuts with the fake blood.
Make sure you eat or drink before heading out, because, well, sewing your mouth shut makes doing either one of those things pretttty challenging. Coat the lower half of your face with liquid latex, tissue, and cotton wool, layering it on to achieve your desired thickness.
Apply foundation on top of the liquid latex, and blend blush on top of your mouth to give it a bruised effect. Cut your mouth line using scissors, then paint the area underneath with black and red SFX makeup.
If you stared at this look for a good 3 minutes trying to figure out what the heck was going on here..
Glue on your oversized top and bottom teeth (which you can find at a costume store) with liquid latex, then paint the inside area with dark red makeup. Give the gums their bloody look by contouring with red eyeshadow, then apply fake blood liberally and give yourself a final blood spatter with red hairspray.
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