In preparation for Halloween, we headed to Kryolan Professional Make-Up to learn how to transform ourselves into three popular Halloween characters: vampire, cat, and zombie. If you thought elaborate makeup required dozens of pricey products and aesthetician schooling, think again. Special effects specialist Jordan Plath showed us how to create this fur-rocious feline in just a few steps by demonstrating on Editorial Assistant Devon Porrino. All you need to recreate this popular Halloween look is some face paint, a soft eyeliner pencil, pink lipstick, and his expert tips!
Halloween Make Up
After prepping clean skin with a makeup primer, Jordan used a cosmetic sponge to dab face paint onto the upper half of the face, including across the nose. If you have pale skin, you could use a crème foundation made for dark skin tones, but if you have olive or dark skin, go for a fun bright color. We used Kryolan Aquacolor paint in a vivid orange.
Draw the spots freehand with your pencil. (With a pencil this soft, you’ll need to sharpen a few times) “Go for some irregularity to make it look natural,” Jordan says. “This part is a little time-consuming, but it’s really easy.”
“With a complicated look—especially if it’s not waterproof—it’s a good idea to use a fixative spray to keep everything in place,” Jordan says. We used Kryolan Fixing Spray. You can use common drugstore cosmetics to complete this look, but for more info on the professional products we used, visit "www.Kryolan.com":http://kryolan.com/index.php.