This year I’m super excited for Halloween makeup. Last year I challenged myself with this blue skull makeupand thisHalloween look with fake blood. This year I’m back with another skull look – because it’s just not a Halloween without one. (And yes, I’m making this black trash bag background a thing.)
This purple glam skull is pretty, but still a bit scary. At least I managed to scare some people when I opened the door wearing this. This look is perfect for anyone, who wants to feel glamorous, but still make an effort for Halloween. Spoiler alert, that’s me. Can’t feel anything, but glamorous wearing diamonds and glitter on my face.
Obviously you can also tone this look down by skipping the diamonds and the glitter on the lips. I actually liked this look both ways.
Purple Glam Skull Makeup Tutorial
This eye look is also what makes this look glamorous. I did a simple halo eye using blue eyeshadow and gold on the center of the lid and in the inner corners. I also added small diamonds in my fake lashes to make them fit this look perfectly. Side note: the lashes look dirty, because I added mascara to them to make them more suited to this look.
The hardest part of this look is teeth. At least it takes some detailing work and time. You can always skip them or just create black lines (like below, the first picture in the tutorial). But I don’t think perfect teeth are important in this look. If they resemble teeth, that’s good enough.
Below is my simple skull teeth tutorial from year before.
Easy skull teeth makeup tutorial
Here is a picture of this look without the diamonds or glitter on the lips.
Is there anything more powerful than bold lipstick? It instantly cheers me up and makes me stand up straight. No wonder I chose red lipstick as my blog logo.
Lipstick makes me feel awesome – and I want you to feel that way as well. That is why I wanted to share my tips and tricks to applying lipstick. I used red lipstick as an example, but choose whatever color makes you feel powerful.
Now you don’t have any excuses and you can rock all your bold lipsticks.
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First things first: Get yourself a lip balm, that doesn’t cause addiction
You can’t make any lipstick look pretty, if your lips are dry and cracked. I have used *Hurraw! lip balms for over four years now, and I swear by them. I use the *moon balm (which is the most hydrating of them all) every night and during the days I apply *vanilla lip balm every now and then. The thing about these lip balms is that they don’t make your lips addicted to them. I can survive a night without. I don’t have the need to reapply every hour. The ingredients in Hurraw! lip balms are awesome and they simply work by keeping your lips nice and hydrated.
How to apply red lipstick
Lining your lips helps to get the shape right and it also prevents the lipstick from getting off-track, in the fine lines. If you struggle with the shape or your lip lines are not that clear, I suggest lining your lips first. You should apply the liner slowly – don’t even try and get it in one swipe.
Start lining your lips on your cupid’s bow. Then make your way into the sides of your upper lip. Always stop and look in the mirror to compare the lines and make your upper lip as symmetrical as possible.
Once your upper lip is lined and you have the shape right, start lining your bottom lip. Start from the middle – it honestly makes it easier to get the shape symmetrical.
Smile while you apply the liner/lipstick. That way you’re stretching your lips a little and it’s easy to get the product in all the gaps. It also helps to see the lipstick in action to see the symmetry better.
Apply the liner right in the lip line, not inside it. The line should touch your skin and your lip at the same time. You’re basically overdrawing a little. Understanding this changed my lipstick game. It sounds such a small thing, but it makes all the difference! It’s always up to you how much you want to overdraw. That said, it’s easier to succeed when you keep it as close to your natural lip shape as possible.
Finally, color your lips with the pencil for extra lasting power, or just apply the lipstick.
Here’s another pictorial on how to apply the lipstick. If the lipstick has a matte consistency that stays in place, you can get away with just the lipstick. And when you’re in a hurry, you’ll probably skik the lip liner (I know I’m guilty of that). For the best result, use a lip liner first.
How to apply lipstick & how to apply lipstick without a lip liner
Start applying the lipstick on your bottom lip. You don’t have to focus on the edges at this point, just make sure to get the lipstick somewhat in place.
Press your lips together. That blends the lipstick on your top lip and makes everything so much easier. Even makeup artists use this trick!
Go over the edges and perfect the lip shape. This is super easy with the YSL Tatouage Couture lipsticks, because the applicator is squared.
Perfect the edges with a tiny amount of concealer on a brush or a Q-tip.
How to avoid getting lipstick in your teeth?
The final step in lip makeup is always making sure you don’t have or end up having lipstick in your teeth. I usually just put my finger in my mouth, press my lips together and pull out my finger. That way the excess lipstick ends up on my finger. It sounds weird, but it works!
YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lipsticks
For this post I used YSL lip products. I chose some beautiful red colors that are perfect for Fall – or for any occasion. Yves Saint Laurent makes the prettiest lipsticks. I might not have a YSL bag, but I have their lipsticks, which is almost the same. Or not, but using these makes me feel glamorous nonetheless.
The most beautiful lipliner I own. The shade is a classic red shade, which you can see in the first tutorial. I love that the lip pencil is retractable, so I don’t have to sharpen it.
I also got three YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stains, which I’ve been using nonstop. I usually don’t like matte lipsticks, but these are so lightweight and comfortable on the lips, I could wear them every day. They have a genius applicator, that makes applying the lipstick so easy. The applicator looks weird, but it’s easy to get in the corners of the mouth with it. I got three shades:
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