If you’ve been following my Instagram posts this month, you know I’ve been doing a bit of a challenge for myself. “31 Days of Halloween” accents. Typically, I post a Halloween inspired accent or accessory I’ve worn each day of October. During this process, I’ve noticed I own a lot of skull accessories. And I mean, a lot. Or at least more than I thought I owned.
It inspired me to go a bit further and try out one of my favorite Halloween makeup looks: Skeletal makeup.
I had a bit of practice with this last year when I did a Day of the Dead look, which pulls from a similar idea of accenting your own facial bone/skull structure. I even tried to go as far as to apply makeup to my body, but that didn’t turn out quite how I was hoping.
Never-the-less, the skull based look turned out well. I’m pleased to share it as one of those last-minute Halloween looks anyone can create if they don’t have a costume. All you need is some black eyeshadow or eyeliner/face paint, and willingness to spend a few minutes outlining your face.
It’s probably wise to warn those around you if you decide to do this look late at night. Mainly so you don’t scare the life out of them when you walk into a poorly lit room at midnight. Like I did…
There are some truly inspirational versions on Pinterest if you want to try something different. Or you can go the simpler route and shade/highlight the areas you can feel on your own face. The second option what I ended up doing, with the addition of some cracks.
This is one of those looks that you could go all out for and paint your entire body for. Or you could just focus on the facial makeup. Finding some skeletal printed clothing and wearing it with this makeup is also a fun idea. There are plenty of options!
I know my last makeup based costume was pretty extreme when it came to of detail and time to create. How do you guys feel about the more minimal makeup look in comparison?