Quick & Easy Bloodthirsty Vampire Makeup

Last year I went for a bloodthirsty vampire for our usual Halloween get together with our friends. Since I didn't have a blog back then, I thought why not recreate this look for my blog this year since Halloween is just around the corner! 

Eric and I, at the Boulevard Halloween Show in Newcastle (October 2016)
For my base makeup, I took a regular foundation in my shade. In this case, I used the Revlon Colorstay, but I added a little white face paint from Snazaroo, just to give a slightly paler effect without being bright white. I set my makeup with a translucent powder like the Rimmel Insta Fix & Matte.


I used two different palettes for this look. My favourite Makeup Revolution Flawless 2 and the Freedom Pro Artist Pad. 



For my eyes, I used Impeccable, the burnt orange, as a transition shade and blended it across my crease. I also used this shade under my eyes, but blended it much lower than normal to appear like my eyes are dull and tired. I then took the shade Sound, the red, and also blended that in my crease to create a deeper look. I applied Unbroken, shimmer black, across my lid with a damp brush and packed it on without worrying too much about blending because I wanted it to look messy. I used Shine, the champagne, on my inner corner, just to make the look a little more put together.


I used the black matte shade in my Freedom palette to contour the hollows of my cheeks, my nose, forehead and under my chin. This helps with appearing gaunt.


I lined my waterline with my Collection Intense Colour pencil liner and used the Collection Extreme Felt Tip Liner to create quite an exaggerated winged eyeliner. I wanted a more defined, darker brow than usual so I used the felt tip end of the Soap & Glory Archery Brow Tint and Precision pencil.


Of course, I had to go for big voluminous lashes. I wouldn't usually get away with these but at Halloween they're always acceptable! I used the Kiss Lash Couture in Midnight. They're absolutely stunning.


Now for the fun part! The bloodthirsty veins. You can go down the face paint route. BUT you can grab some lip pencils in different shades for much cheaper, and you can get a much more detailed application. I'm using two Collection Lip Liners. As long as you have a deep red, and a light red, it works perfectly. I used the deep red to create the more prominent veins, you can do this any old way. I then used the light shade to make capillaries, between the dark ones.


For my lips I went for a classic Halloween blood shade, with the Sleek Matte Me in Vino Tinto. It's matte so you can enjoy your night eating and drinking without worrying about smudging.


Now my favourite part of the look. I bought these fake vampire teeth on Amazon very cheap. I found the "putty" that it comes with didn't work too great. After doing a quick Google for tips, I tried Fixodent! It worked amazingly. You do get a bit of a lisp for the rest of the night, but you can easily talk, eat and drink with these teeth in, and the Fixodent meant they lasted all night and didn't fall out once.


Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy look! It's perfect if you're on a budget, or if you're not sure what you want to be this Halloween. If it gets too late, you can pull this look out of the bag wiith makeup you likely already own!


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