Halloween is my favorite. It’s actually my favorite favorite. My most favorite of all my favorites. So, I had two costumes I’ve worn this year, maybe a 3rd because it’s still not Halloween yet, but I basically threw both of them together, so I just wanted to give you a quick tutorial on what I did for both.
First up, my girl Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
I applied my makeup as usual. Used a black eyeliner pencil to make my stitches. I’m VERY particular with her stitches because I’ve seen that movie more times than any one person should see a movie, so like, they needed to be perfect. You only get one pass, so make sure that hand is steady! Use a reference photo of that makes it easier, so you can get your stitches on the right side, the right way, and the right angles. I used KVD liquid lipstick in XO with some lip gloss on top for my lips to get those Sally red lips. I used KVD Alchemist highlighter palette but focused a lot on the Sapphire shade since that’s got a blue tint to it and Sally is blue, and I used that around the apples of my cheeks. My eyeshadow had to match my dress of course so I used the KVD Saint and Sinner eye shadow palette in shades: Rosary, Relic, and Vestment. Voila! Sally!
For my Halloween party, I was Sam’s sucker from the horror movie Trick ‘r Treat. One of my absolute favorite movies of all time, it’s tied with 3 other movies for my #1 movies, so that says something considering the amount of movies I watch.
This is another one I threw together because I had no clue what I was gonna be and I was just like, hmm, let’s try this. I had zero practice on this one, since it was literally last minute, so there’s definitely parts I would’ve done different, which I’ll mention.
Since Sam is one of my favorite characters ever, I have a lot of Sam merch. The dress, the sucker prop, and socks with the sucker on them. Outfit complete.
I applied my face makeup as usual, minus the highlighter. For my one eye, I made a triangle out of a black eyeliner pencil. Once I traced out the shape, I filled it in with said eyeliner. Now, where I messed up was the bite. I should’ve made it bigger, so it was misshapen. Use the same eyeliner to make your bite. You only need 3 bite marks, but since I went to small I added more. I was less than thrilled with it but that’s okay. Next, use your eyeliner to shape your mouth, but avoid your lips. Again, I messed this up some too, but it’s okay. Fill in your mouth after your shape it, all the way to your lips but not on them, with the eyeliner. I used KVD Studded Lipstick in Slayer, which is pure black, to fill in my lips. Then, I used a kabuki brush, and used Tooth and Nail Cosmetics Pumpkin King palette’s shade Pumpkin King orange shimmer and dusted it all over my face, but only inside the bite, not outside the bite. Then, I took a thin eyeshadow brush and used the KVD Saint and Sinner palette again, used the shade Devil, and outlined around my black to accentuate them and add some more orange to my face, to really sell the sucker part. Voila! Sam’s sucker!
Happy Halloween! 🎃