Halloween Makeup Tutorial Videos: my own attempt and a selection of GOOD ones.Posted: October 19, 2013
So what are you going to be for Halloween? What’s your excuse for dressing up?
This year, we’re doing Halloween on a very small, intimate, and CHEAP scale. (We’re saving money for our eventual relocation to North Carolina.) As far as I know, I don’t have any parties to attend, and I won’t be working on Halloween night.
I suppose I could skip the costume thing, but I know I won’t really do that. If nothing else, on Halloween night, I’ll be out roaming the streets, looking for houses that deserve to be recognized as Halloween Heroes.
And I’ll be wearing something spooky to do it. For me, that probably means a simple black dress, maybe a veil or a hat (or both,) and — most importantly — makeup. If I don’t get the chance to pull out my kit and turn myself into a monster, it’s not Halloween.
A couple of years ago, I made an EXTREMELY AMATEURISH tutorial video of me applying zombie-style wounds. The filming was fun, even if the editing was a bit of a nightmare. Have a look if you like, but there’s better to come in this post.
So. yeah. Let’s move along, shall we?
After some internet spelunking, I’ve found some GOOD makeup tutorials to share with you. I’m interested in affordable looks, useful techniques AND interesting voices / personalities. Here are my personal picks:
Who’s Your Da.. Mummy?
Mirium Luso –
The Devil Look
ExtremeSFX.com – Very professional use of prosthetics, by a supplier. Spendy, but gorgeous.
Goldie Starling –
This one grosses me out, but I still want to try it: Hot Wax
And the imagination here, is amazing: Vincent Van Gogh
Shonagh Scott –
Siobhán of LetzMakeup.com
It’s a joy to listen to the lilt in this artist’s voice as she explains her Halloween Clasic … Skull/Skeleton makeup:
And I love this Haunted Victorian / Gothic Doll
Check out Eva Halloween’s collection of videos here: The Year of Halloween – Makeup Tutorials
Scary Clown, above, was featured in her post A Stranger in the Looking Glass: Top 5 Tutorials of 2012
Don’t be intimidated by the artists you just watched. For $20-30, you can pick up enough items to make a versatile kit. Add some time and patience, and you can learn how to transform yourself (and your friends.) Remember, this – like all Halloween activities – is supposed to be fun. Relax. Have a good time. Just play.