I’ll just say it…. I’m OBSESSED with Halloween! Every year I put on a haunted house and due some semi elaborate costumes… and before you ask, I am a horror all the way kinda girl, I can be pretty or skanky any other day of the year but there is only one day I can be ghoulish!
So this was one of my more elaborate costume makeups.
I was a broken porcelain doll.
So this is the finished product. My goal here is to provide you with a simple walk through which unfortunately will be without many pictures because it’s from 2 years ago… Sorry, clearly no forethought.
1- clean face
2- decide where approximately you want your cracks to be and pencil them in with a eyebrow pencil
3- apply a foundation that is at least 1 shade darker to the ‘natural side’
4- pour some of your normal foundation, or a skin tone one, onto a plate and mix a little white face paint into it. Apply this to the other side with a sponge. Cover your lips as well.
5- fine tune your Cracks with slight tracing of the edges ON ONE SIDE in black pencil (this is to add a depth effect.
6- then follow those same lines and highlight with a white pencil on the opposite side of the brown line.
7- go over the cracks with the brown pencil again to give it a more natural, less harsh look.
8- to give the eyebrow a proper arched doll look, you need to cover your own eyebrow with makeup scar putty. Apply it and let it dry. . Then go over that area with the same foundation mix from before.
9- with an eyebrow pencil or brown or black pencil, draw on an arched eyebrow. Make sure the dolls’ eyebrow is slightly higher than your own to maintain the depth effect.
10- underneath your fake eyebrow, apply white eyeshadow from top of eye to base of new eyebrow. Apply liberally because this is you main distractor from your actual eyebrow.
11- when lining the dolls’ eye, focus heavily on the outer corner of the top and bottom lid to give a more wide eyed effect. Line the outer corner with black pencil and the inner corner with a white pencil.
12- curl and apply mascara to your own lashes.
13- then apply the dolls’ fake lashes on top. Let dry and curl them as well.
14- add blush in a circular pattern on your cheekbones and a slight dab on the tip of your nose.
15- to make the porcelain flawless, use a large brush with powder to mattify and soften.
16- for your lips, make sure they start off completely covered in the white foundation mix. Then lightly sketch in puckered lips with a red lip pencil. Go slightly higher and slightly lower than your natural lip. Fill in and add red lipstick or red makeup. Then line the outside of them with a thin line of black.
Your doll side should be done.
17- for your normal side, you should have already applies the darker foundation. If not, do so now but be careful of your cracks.
18- the goal is to make this side looks bruised so add some greens, blues, and Browns to your undereyes, cheekbones, forehead, and along cracks. I recommend using an eyeshadow applicator or small brush and using various powder eyeshadow to get the desired effect. For more fine tune bruises use the applicator, for larger bruises, smudge with your finger.
19- lightly line the natural eye with brown pencil.
20- curl and apply minimal mascara to the natural eye.
21- I added blood drops with a lip liner pencil
This was my trial run… In this run, I needed to use black lashes, darker foundation for the natural side, lower my doll eyebrow, and fine tune cracks… But it’s a closer picture to give you a slightly better look.