October means Halloween and Halloween means dressing up.

So we’ve decided to have a little fun. 

Global makeup artist for Napoleon Perdis, Shev Kelly has given us an easy step-by-step breakdown of how to do makeup for a vampire costume. 

And it's easy enough to pull off at home.

Step 1 - Prep and prime

Begin your look by applying Skin Elixir serum and a hydrating primer all over the skin to keep your base in place. Shev used this one from Napoleon Perdis.

Step 2 - Lashes and brows

Open up the eyes and add drama by applying jet black mascara to the top and lower lashes. Use a brow pencil on the brows to add shape and texture.

Step 3 - Base

Give the skin a flawless finish using a matte foundation and creamy concealer. Set with a pressed powder to keep your base in place.

Step 4 - Cheeks and contouring

Sculpt and define the cheekbones, temples and hairline using Napoleon Perdis Color Disc in Trench Coat. Illuminate the face with a golden metallic cream highlighter.

Step 5 - Eyes

Nail the vampire look by applying a matte black eyeshadow to the eyelids and blending upward and outward. The trick is to pat and press the eyeshadow for an opaque finish. Blend a little eyeshadow on the lower lash line for a really dramatic effect. Then line and define your eyes using a black pencil on the top and lower lash line.

Step 6 - Lips

Create a killer red pout by generously coating a creamy red lipstick all over the lip. Then, to ensure the edge is crisp and clean, line lips last using a matching red liner.

Step 7 - Blood

Create ‘blood’ by mixing a creamy red lipstick with a generous amount of clear lip lacquer. Place onto the outer corners of the mouth for that dripping effect and finish by adding hints of depth using a black lipstick.

Using this same mix and a spooly, flick mixture across face to create a blood splatter effect.


Photography: Jessica Apap
Makeup: Shev Kelly, Global makeup artist @ Napoleon Perdis
Model: Alex Cant @ Scene Models


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