Halloween makeup tutorial: Purple Glam Skull

Purple Glam Skull Makeup


This year I’m super excited for Halloween makeup. Last year I challenged myself with this blue skull makeup and this Halloween 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

Purple Skull With Diamond Makeup

Purple Glam Skull Tutorial

Purple Glam Skull Makeup Halloween Tutorial

skull makeup teeth

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

easy skull teeth tutorial

Here is a picture of this look without the diamonds or glitter on the lips.

And here I have added the diamonds and glitter.

Recreate this look:

*Face paint & brush set
*Fake lashes  & *Small crafting diamonds
*Face diamond stickers
*Black lipstick
*Makeup glitter palette

CRACKED BLUE SKULL – Easy Halloween makeup tutorial

easy skull with cracks tutorial

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.

skull makeup halloween tutorial

Easy skull makeup tutorial

easy skull 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

easy skull teeth 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.

cracked blue skull makeup tutorial

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:

*CC Beauty Face & Body Paints with brushes
*Black Eyeliner

What do you think of this look?

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