The skull trend is still going strong, and for this tutorial, we partnered with PaigeMarieMakeup for a bit of an untraditional skull. This tutorial is for those that want to dip their toes into the SFX world while still maintaining a glam makeup look. In addition to using makeup, she shows us how to add some stickers, gems, and an elaborate headpiece for an easy glam skulltress look that will turn heads from SFX beginners to makeup lovers alike!
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To re-create paigemariemakeup's look, these are the products she used:
- Mehron Paradise Makeup Palette – 30-well, $99.95
- Ben Nye Studio Color Modern Brights Pearl Sheen Palette (STP-85), $48
- L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Foundation (GLM642 Fair), $10
- L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Foundation (GLM651 Bronze), $10
- RCMA No Color Pressed Powder, $18
- NYX Eyebrow Gel (Espresso), $6.99
- Graftobian Corrector Wheel (Light), $20.99
- Mehron Paradise Makeup AQ Detailz (White), $6.95
Total Cost: $220.88
Step 1: Apply the eyeshadow
Step 2: Apply foundation, powder, and contour
Step 3: Add highlighter
Keeping with the glam theme, add a beaming highlight. Paige Marie used the lightest shade from the Ben Nye Pearl Sheen palette on the high points of her cheeks, brown bone, and upper lip.
Step 4: Brows and lashes
For this look, only half of your face will be a skull, so using the NYX Brow Gel (she uses Espresso), fill in one brow, and add lashes. For liner, you can use either a liquid liner, or in this case, a sticker.
Step 5: Block out your other brow
For this step, Paige Marie used a glue stick to cover her brow with plenty of RCMA No Color Powder. To further disguise this area, she took the Graftobian Corrector/Neutralizer Wheel in Light to create a skin-tone finish and powdered some more.
Step 6: Paint on the jaw and face details
Using the Mehron Paradise Makeup, paint on the jawline and other details. Feel free to add more or less based on your comfort level and how detailed you want your skull to be. You can use stickers and gems to create more details, too.
Step 7: Use a white liner for added details and as a guide for your gem application
To help guide where you're going to add more gems, draw lines using the Mehron Paradise Makeup AQ Detailz (Paige Marie uses white) to both add more detailing and to make application a breeze!
Step 8: Time for lips
Apply your favorite liquid lipstick, and use the Mehron Paradise Makeup AQ Detailz and Ben Nye Pearl Sheen to add depth and create "teeth". Adding pear shaped gems is a fun way to add "teeth" to your skull, too.
Step 9: Paint your neckline
Using the same colors you used for your eyeshadow, cover your neck and décolletage. Throw on a wig, a flower crown, and whatever accessories you want to complete the look.
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