A little blood and a lot of gore might go a long way to ensure that you become the absolute cynosure at Halloween parties. However, you might want to look beyond the standard tomato ketchup to portray a bloody wound. What you need to rock this Halloween is some spine-chilling SFX make-up that will help you ace anything from the perfect Zombie look or even the Frankenstein’s bride, a la the movie stars.
“You can recreate the vampire and the sugar skull look by using paint or a purple eye shadow. You can even fake cuts by using some red color. And it takes just 5-10 minutes. A small make-up tool, like a blush, used intelligently can go a long way to create a completely different look,“ quips stylist Chitra Maudgil. If you are up for some hard work, then it’s fun to experiment on yourself or your friends, reckons stylists Sandy. “There’s plenty of inspiration available on the internet. While peeling skin and open wounds might require a lot of skill and effort, simpler looks like bleeding eyes or eyeballs popping out all over the face are easier to pull off.“
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You can try the Red Riding Hood-mauled-by a wolf look, or T Frankenstein’s bride. The latter is for those women who want to look scary but pretty at the same time. This way you can quickly transport yourself to a land of fantasy.
Those ladies who want to look spooky but feminine might want to try the sugar skull look. It is a take on the traditional day of the dead make-up and requires only paint.
In case you are in the mood to shock and awe, opt for a gushing wound on the face.
You can achieve the look by using clay, duct tape, and a little wax. If you want to push the envelope even further, opt for the basic use of prosthetics and create the voodoo doll look.
Don’t opt for the kind of make-up you are not comfortable in as you intend to make your look last through the party.
Practice a couple of times before the day so that your hand gets steady and you are confident that you can do it.
Most of all, make sure you have plenty of make-up remover and skin nourishing oils at hand to remove all traces of your gory make-up. Skin glue is especially harsh on the face, and it’s best if you take it off fully before you retire for the night.
So what are you waiting for?
This Halloween let make-up art imitate the gory details of life in the best way.