Harley Quinn Makeup: SFX Tutorial Series, Pt. 18

There's no doubt that popular tv shows and new movie releases will influence the Halloween looks we see each year! That's why it's no surprise one of the top trending Halloween looks is Harley Quinn. We partnered with SFX Artist @caykeface to bring you her take on this popular look!


Products Mentioned

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer - Perfecting

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

Ben Nye Studio Color Rainbow Eye & Cheek Palette

Bdellium Golden Triangle Phase 1 - 15 Piece Brush Set

Viseart Seamless Eye Primer

Eye Kandy Glitter Sprinkles in Black Bart

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

Lashes in a Box Individual Pair N°31

Mehron Highlight- Pro 3 Color Palette

It may be tempting to jump straight into the colorful eye makeup Harley Quinn is known for, but it's important to start with a great base. Opt for a moisturizing and smoothing primer and long-wearing foundation for all-day (or night) fun!


Using a fine detail brush, create a strong brow using the black shade from the Ben Nye Studio Color Eye & Cheek Rainbow Palette.


Using the Bdellium Tools #962 Slanted Blusher Brush, create a custom blush shade using the Ben Nye Studio Color Eye & Cheek Palette. Next, apply the lightest shade from the Mehron Highlight-Pro 3 Color Palette to the tops of your cheekbones for a healthy glow.  


Prime your entire eye area with the Viseart Seamless Eye Primer and with the shade Raspberry, create the shape of a heart onto one eye using the #934 Precision Concealer Brush. Take Stellar Blue and apply a diamond shape on the other eye with the #773 Shading Blender Brush. If you have a hard time creating the shapes, don't worry! The eyeshadow application can be a little on the messy side underneath the lash line because you're going to add glitter on top of it in the next step.

You're Camera Ready!

Apply a light coat of mascara and prepare the false lashes for application. Since the Lashes in a Box N°31 lashes have a clear band, applying some black eyeshadow to the band itself will help to create a more dramatic look.


Step 5: Add the Fine Details

Using the #710 Eye Liner and #760 Liner/Brow Brushes, apply streaks of black eyeshadow and glitter to look like running mascara underneath your eyes and toward your mouth. Add fun details like a black heart under your right eye for the full Harley Quinn effect!


You're Camera Ready!

Feeling inspired to recreate the look? Watch the video at the top of this blog, or visit our YouTube Channel!  A special thank you to @caykeface for creating this tutorial. If you have any more questions, we are here to help! Click here to reach out to our Beauty Advisors.

If you recreate this look or follow any of our other SFX Tutorials, don't forget to tag @camerareadysfx on social media!


More Tutorials


Need something specific to create your SFX Halloween looks? Shop Camera Ready’s extensive collection of top special effects brands here. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact our Beauty Advisors for a comparable alternative, or to see if we can order the exact product you need.


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Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts.

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