L, C and I are off to a Halloween Party on Saturday (you can see some of our previous halloween looks here and here) we’ve not been out for Halloween the last two years so decided it was time. The theme of the party is Day of the Dead. There are so many amazing tutorials for it that I couldn’t wait to play. I ordered the Snazaroo Face Paints Ultimate Party Pack from Amazon and you can still get it in time for halloween. This one had a great set of colours and glitter in it so I was sold!
I saw lots of great tutorials so decided to just get stuck in and see what happened! I started with a white base all over. I used a mixture of a sponge and a brush to get as opaque a base as possible. I then set it with a barry m dazzle dust to give it a slightly shimmery finish. I started on the eyes but from looking at the photos I definitely did them too bit so would thin them at the sides and not go above the brows. I’d also like to get big gems around the eyes for the petals. I lined the eyes with black paint and a thin brush then coloured them in. I think I’d probably do the eyes all black and just colour around the edge next time. For the lips I just did the lines as think this looked better.
I like the web on the forehead and hopefully would have more room for it by making the eyes smaller and add a little spider. I contoured the cheeks and face using a black shadow to add depth. I’d be tempted to do this with a colour for halloween and maybe add a flower to the chin and some more swirls. As a practice I’m happy with it though.
For an outfit I’ve decided to do a full length dress and corset. I’m probably going to whiten and contour my chest and get some contacts too but happy with my practice!
Are you out for Halloween this year? Have you done day of the dead before?