Halloween 2018: Red Biker Skull Makeup

Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloween 2018 Red Biker Skull Makeup

Hi Divas

Even though I do not celebrate Halloween, I do love all the extra fun activities that is associated with it. I come from a theatre background as I have a postgraduate degree in Drama. When it comes to dramatic makeup and crazy costume designs I am all in. This year I decided to try out a scary helmet biker makeup look. I watched a Rihanna music video, and one of the actors was sporting a fiery skull bikers' helmet. It looked freakishly cool and I was completely inspired to do something similar to my face. Sounds weird I know, but the thought of transforming my face truly excited me. I have done skull makeup looks before but this one in particularly prove to be the most challenging. It took me literally 2 hours to complete this look. I am not even exaggerating when I tell you, it took 120 minutes of my time. I wanted my makeup to look perfect but my shaky hand kept sabotaging me. Don't you just hate it when your lack of refined skills shines through? LOL! However, with patience and trial and error, I managed to create the exact look that I desired.

For the design, I decided to split my face horizontally in two halves. The top half, I wanted a sexy seductress look in the eyes. It should be alluring but with a 'Fatal Attraction' vibe. If you don't get that movie reference then you must have been born after Y2K, LOL. For the bottom half of my face, I was aiming for a complete grotesque skull look. The stark contrast between sultry and diabolical needed to be apparent. I used three primary colours to achieve this look. The red represents the fiery flames in the bikers' helmet and of cause the black and white is the skull transformation. To start off I used the Catrice HD Liquid Coverage foundation in Sand Beige. For concealer I used the Essence Camouflage Concealer in 10 Nude. To set everything I dusted the Makeup Revolution Ghost Finish powder. Such a fitting name as I wanted a ghostly appearance for this Halloween tutorial. Once my base was complete I mapped out my face using the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk to sketch the shape of my nose, fire flames and skull outline.

I decided to start off with my eyes first and move down to the skull last. The important thing about this look is to begin with a light blending shade and build on top of that with intense colour to create depth and a multi-dimensional structure. For my eyes, I lightly swept the Clarins Prodige blush in Miami Pink across the upper part of my crease as my transition shade. To build on that, I used a deep fuchsia eyeshadow called Totally Fetch from the Too Faced Bon Bons palette and placed that right into my crease to add depth and dimension. Adding that fiery flare onto the eyes I used a strong red blush by Essence in 01 Renesmee Red. Sadly this is discontinued as it came from a Twilight collection, but you can use any deep shade of red blush or eyeshadow you desire. I concentrated this colour mainly on the outer edge of the eye and deep into the crease. To create a cut crease, I placed the Essence Camouflage concealer and packed on the eyeshadow Polyester Bride from the Urban Decay Ammo palette. This is a beautiful white shade with sparkling glitters. I too packed on the Becca Jewel Dust eyeshadow in Laila for that iridescent effect. To finish off the eyes I drew on a wing liner using the Wet n Wild Megaliner in Black and for dramatic lashes I brushed two coats of the Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara.

Onto the hardest part of the face which is the 2 hour skull design, LOL. The nose is the easiest part to do as I mapped it out with a white pencil and filled in the rest with the Wet n Wild Megaliner and the Maybelline Studio Gel liner. For the outline of the nose and flames on the side of the cheeks I applied the exact same method as I did on the eyes above. I started off with the pink Clarins blush, followed by the fuchsia pink eyeshadow and the deep red blush. I drew the white outline again with the NYX Crystal Liner in White and intensified the lines with the white Polyester Bride along with the jewelled Laila eyeshadow. For the dark parts of my face I painted the Maybelline Studio Gel liner in black across my face and topped it off with the black eyeshadow Oil Slick in the Urban Decay Ammo palette.

Onto the part that gave me the most anxiety; the skull teeth!! To draw the skull teeth, you really need a steady hand, skill and precision with a little bit of common sense, hehe. Firstly, make a mental note of where your actual teeth are aligned and how each tooth is shaped. Draw the outline of your teeth with the appropriate shapes. For example, the shapes of the molars, the canine and incisors. You need to be semi accurate as this will make your skull look believable. Make sure to draw them right across your lips and underneath towards your chin as this is the way your natural teeth are set. My teeth look less human and more devilish as I slightly elongated them to match with the fiery flame theme. I filled in my teeth with the Maybelline Studio Gel liner and a nail art brush to be more precise in my application. I then set it with the black eyeshadow Oil Slick and outlined the teeth using the NYX Crystal Liner. To finish the look, I locked in all my hard work with the Makeup Revolution Sport Fix Fixing Spray.

I am really happy with the way this Halloween design turned out. I think it looks great for a fun night out. What do you think of this look? Will you be trick or treating or will you be staying far away from all things scary? Do let me know below! I'm planning to watch a horror movie with my sister. It's honestly one of our favourite past times and bonding moments.

Thank you so much for reading.
Divalicious kisses

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  1. Wow, this is AMAZING!!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ You got skills DeslΓ©. It looks so real.πŸ˜€ I don't celebrate Halloween, I just eat all the candy. πŸ˜‚

    1. Thank you so much. I truly appreciate this lovely comment. πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  2. I love your Halloween looks - they are always fantastic. I really really love this look Desle x

    1. Thank you Lynette. Sending you tons of love. πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•


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