Even though it might seem like such an effort, creating a skull makeup is easier than you’d think. Here’s proof: this is the second skull, I’ve ever made. Like, ever. Even if it didn’t turn out perfect, it still looks like a skull. Like, no one is gonna ask you at a Halloween party: “what are you supposed to be?” Duh, it’s a skull.
You can use these instructions to create the skull you like. Here I did some cracks on the skull, just to make it interesting. I also have one version where I decorated it with pearls, diamonds and some glitter. You can decorate it however you want, once you have the base of it done: eyes, nose, cheek contour and teeth.
Another thing I want to note, is that when you’re creating a skull makeup – it actually looks pretty rad when it’s not perfect. When you can see the brush strokes and lines. I gotta admit, the hardest part is to paint the teeth, but actually those look quite cool messy as well.
It’s Halloween – play a little, experiment and have fun.
Easy skull makeup tutorial
One easy way to make your skull more interesting is to use another color under the black color. Like I used blue here. I love blue. You could also use some other color instead of white as your base.
Easy skull teeth makeup tutorial
How to make the teeth even easier: just stop at the first picture. I’ve seen lots of looks, where the teeth are drawn with just simple black lines.
And since I’m not a tooth professional (yeah, I’ll admit), check out Chrisspy’s video tutorial on easy skull makeup. On the video she shows exactly how to paint those teeth.
And that’s it! It’s been fun to get out of my comfort zone and play with Halloween makeup. I’m so used to doing beauty makeup, it’s refreshing to do something unconventional for a change.
What you need to re-create this skull:
What do you think of this look?