This Halloween, Nic creates a simple vampire look that you can create with your everyday makeup—you don’t even have to buy fangs!
Nic takes you through the steps in her new video.
Here are Nic’s tips, tricks and product picks:
- Start with a medium-to-full coverage foundation like Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation ~$44 (1), a shade or 2 lighter than your complexion, and work on with your sculpting brush. Use circular motions to apply and buff at the same time. Work liberally onto face, neck and any skin that is visible to ensure that your pallid complexion is even!
- We usually cover under eye circles, but today, enhance them with a cream eyeshadow in a blue/plum hue. Blend on with your base shadow brush over the eye lid up into the socket and along the lower lid for a tired look. Vampires don’t get much rest! Nic chooses MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Stormy Pink ~$22 (2).
- Layer a powder eye shadow over the cream with your base shadow brush and run a darker shade along the upper and lower lash lines with your precision smudge brush. Blend with your base shadow brush for a tired yet pretty look! Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Bordello and Rock Star ~$19 (3).
- Finish off your hungry vampire eye with a sweep of a reddish brown eyeliner along the lower water line and upper lash line. MAC Powerpoint Liner in Stubborn Brown ~$16 (4).
- Sweep on mascara like Max Factor Glamour Extensions 3-in-1 Mascara ~ £11 (5 ) on upper and lower lashes.
- Create a natural brow; run an eye powder through with your brow brush and set with a brow gel. Nic’s picks are Anastasia Brow Powder in Duo Ash Brown ~$23 (6) and Eyeko Brow Gel ~$25 (7).
- Move back to your skin, grab your buffing brush and work on a powder foundation (lighter than your skin tone). This will set the foundation as well as provide another layer of coverage. Layer over any place that pinks up easily. MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation ~$27 (8) is Nic’s pick.
- Grab your contour brush, suck in your cheeks, and run a flat contour powder along the hollows of your cheeks. For an extra-eery shade use the blue-toned cream eye shadow! Nic uses MAC Sculpt and Shape Powder ~$26 (9).
- Skip the fake fangs and simply draw them on with a black liquid liner and then fill in with a white pencil. Nic likes Body Shop Liquid Liner in Black ~$13 (10) and MAC Lip Pencil in Fascinating (11).
- Fill in your lips with a dark burgundy liner and use a slightly dark shade along the perimeter of the lip. Nic’s picks are MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth and Burgundy ~$16 (12)(13).
- “Sharpen” the teeth with an another layer of liquid liner and then apply a blood-red lipstick like Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Grand Cru ~£9 (14) over the lips with your retractable lip brush.
Have a happy Halloween and don’t forget to clean your brushes thoroughly with our brush cleansing gel!