We Can't Get Enough of This Easy Vampire Makeup Tutorial for Halloween
A woman can never have too many lipsticks.
Don't let concerns over your Halloween costume haunt your dreams this year. For the ultimate bloodsucking vampire look, we have a tutorial that's easy to follow and fit for one of Dracula's brides. Thanks to makeup artist Sarah Ahmad, who runs the Instagram @beautanica, we've broken down each step to recreate this Victorian vampire makeup look. Watch the video above and follow along below for even more inspiration.
Step 1: "Ash out" your face
To match your skin to these undead creatures, take white face paint and Ahmad says to "ash out" your face. Ahmad did this using a Mehron paint stick. This shouldn't be full coverage, but rather a light layer all over your face.
Step 2: Line the eyes with black eyeshadow
Create a thicker, smudgy outline around the eyes and even on your lids. You can add pink and purple shadow for even more dimension.
Step 3: Contour with purple shadow
Vampires are known for their gaunt, sunken faces. The best way to achieve this on your own is to use purple eyeshadow to contour your cheekbones and neck.
Step 4: Apply eyeliner and "mascara"
Next, you need to accentuate those undead eyes. We say "mascara" because Ahmad applied giant silver lashes with a fun, unexpected craft material: wrapping paper. All you need to do is cut a few lash-shaped pieces and stick them onto your lower lash line with eyelash glue. Complete the eye makeup with a thicker line of black eyeliner.
Step 5: Make your lips bold and sparkly
Step 6: Design and draw your lace collar
Ahmad says her inspiration for this vampire look is Victorian, but she tells us there's no need to buy a lace collar. Instead, take black face paint and brush on zig-zag lines going from the top of your neck to your collar bone region. You don't need perfect lines and strokes, and as Ahmad shows us, you can get as creative as you'd like here.
Step 7: Line your eyes with a red pencil.
Step 8: Bring out the fake fangs and blood
Step 9: Grab a piece of tulle and prepare to scare
To complete this look, copy Ahmad and take a piece of black tulle to put over your head. Now, you're ready to unveil your best Halloween makeup look yet.