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Video:How to Do Vampire Face Makeup

with Allyson Thompson

Learn how to apply vampire face makeup so that your Halloween costume is a spooky success. Here are some tips on how to do vampire face makeup.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Do Vampire Face Makeup

Hi, I'm Allyson Thompson, a stylist here at Studio 23 in San Luis Obispo. I'm here today for About.com to show you how to do vampire face makeup. Whether you're on your way to a Halloween party or simply vampire-obsessed, following these tips will leave you with a frightful face that would scare Dracula himself.

Supplies Needed for Vampire Face Makeup

You will need the following items:

  • white, black, and gray face paint or makeup
  • deep red or maroon-colored lipstick
  • dark shades of eyeshadow
  • a dark eyebrow pencil and eyeliner
  • mascara
  • a set of vampire fangs

Apply a Gray-Toned Base for Vampire Face Makeup

Start by lightly applying your white makeup all over the face using your fingers or a makeup sponge to even it out. Keep applying layers until you achieve your desired level of paleness. We now need to shade the creases and hollows of the face using the gray face paint. Sucking in your cheeks to better emphasize the hollows makes applying the makeup a bit easier. You can also add a little shading around the ocular cavities and along the brow ridge.

Make Eyebrows Striking for Vampire Face Makeup

It's now time to darken the eyebrows, which makes this look even more striking. You can do so with an eyebrow pencil or shadow, following the natural shape of the eyebrow. Using a color that closely matches their hair will give you a more realistic look.

Use Smokey Eyes for Vampire Face Makeup

You can leave your vampire face makeup minimal like this, or you can vamp it up a bit with smokey eyes. To do so, apply a dark shadow to the outer corners of each eyelid, use your eyeliner on the upper and lower lids, and apply a coat of mascara. This should give you an even hungrier look.

Add Red Lips for Vampire Face Makeup

If you've taken time to do the eyes, it's also a good idea to add some deep red or maroon lip color. It doesn't have to be applied perfectly -- this will give the impression of a blood soaked mouth. Finally, pop your fangs into place and prowl the town. And that's how you do vampire face makeup.

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