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