Saturday, October 25, 2014

Macabre Makeup Artists

Hey guys! I've had such an amazing reaction from my Macabre Makeup series, and as this is the last post in this year's series, I want to feature YOUR creations. I've been getting together my favorite Halloween makeup creations that you've tweeted to me in the past week, and I'm giving them the spotlight in today's post. I'm still going to have daily makeup artist features on the bottom of my regular posts, so remember to tag your tweeted look with #MallorysMacabreMakeup. Now, on to the features.

Each artist is answering these five questions:

  1. When did you first start experimenting with Halloween makeup and why?
  2. What inspires your makeup creations?
  3. If you could describe your personal style in three words, what would they be?
  4. What is your favorite part of Halloween?
I had such a great time seeing their answers, and I hope you do too! Get ready to be spooked by their amazing looks!

First is Jenna Malin from @jenna_ellamena, a makeup-lover with an edgy side!
  1. About three years ago. I'm an artist, so I just figured my face is my greatest canvas, and I decided to go all out!
  2. I basically get an idea and then try to find some similar image/video references to help me get it right.
  3. Wannabe punk rock XD
  4. Probably decorating everything with bats and lights and dressing up!
I was so amazed at the stitched mouth in this look! It really looks like there are indentions in her face where the threads enter her mouth. So. Amazing.

Next up is Mandy Paavola from @mpmakeupart, makeup artist at mpmakeupartistry.webs.com!
  1. I've always done makeup, but I've been doing makeup professionally for ten years, and Halloween is the time I get to really express my creativity and show what I can do. The film industry prepped me for the chaos that can ensue on Halloween Day.
  2. I'm inspired by many things, client costumes, colors, theme parties, other artists, and my children. I have a pretty vivid imagination.
  3. Bright, classic, and fun.
  4. Makeup! ;) Creating a character is my favorite part.
Mandy does tons of creative looks that require such a delicate hand. The detail in these looks leaves me in awe.

Next on the list is Emerald from @emmersonsxx, a makeup artist at Ulta that takes makeup to the next level!
  1. I started getting interested in Halloween makeup when I was sixteen before beauty school. My father is an artist and would always paint my face as a young kid for Halloween, and I wanted to mimic him.
  2. After being in this industry for seven years, I feel like it's just my surroundings and my love of Halloween art in general. There's always something to learn or something new to create. I've never done the same thing twice, which keeps it exciting.  
  3. Versatile, convenient, and embellished.
  4. My favorite part of Halloween has to be dressing up and picking out what to be because you can literally be anything you've ever wanted to be.
I adore this beautifully done cracked face look. The precision in her lines is flawless, and it looks so realistic!
Last but not least is Bailey from @Bailey101s, a high-school special effects master!
  1. I started last year because makup and cosmetology really grabbed my attention, and I always watch Halloween makeup tutorials. I also like putting my own spin on it.
  2. Anything I see, really! Pictures... It might just pop up. I get inspiration from many things, pretty much everything around me.
  3. Creative, spontaneous, and laid-back.
  4. My favorite part of Halloween is getting into character, and of course, doing people's makeup!
It was a refreshing change to see a costume along with Bailey's gruesome makeup. The costume tied it all together, and the makeup is flawless. I mean, look at those eyes and the precisely defined lips!

Thanks so much to these lovely ladies for sharing their beautiful creations with us! I loved hearing your answers and seeing your beautiful painted faces. 

This concludes my first Macabre Makeup series! I had an amazing time with this series, whether it was coming up with the makeup or shooting the photos! I'm already itching for next October, and this one isn't even over! Remember, I'm still featuring a daily makeup artist at the bottom of my daily posts for the rest of October, so be sure to tweet all of your Halloween photos with the tag #MallorysMacabreMakeup!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Macabre Makeup Spiderweb Eyes

Everyone knows that spiders are a huge part of Halloween. They're creepy, crawly, and scare the daylights out of you. For today's tutorial, your face will become the lair of this creature: the web. This is a really easy look for a last minute costume, and pairing it with a black dress would give you a look that takes a few minutes but draws everyone's eyes. Remember to tweet your makeup creations with the tag #MallorysMacabreMakeup for a retweet and a chance to become a featured makeup artist here on ChromoBeauty!




  1. Create a dark smokey eye with tons of dark eyeliner. This is the center of your web.
  2. Draw the lines that will make the web. They don't have to be perfect!
  3. Create the curves between the lines to give it the look of a real web.
  4. Fill in the spaces in the web with black shadow.

That's it for the spiderweb look! This looks really cool without all the hassle of a detailed look (which is why I love it so much!).

Today's featured #MallorysMacabreMakeup artist is Mitch from #MITCHALLIDAY. He uses some fantastic blending techniques to create a seamless look that will catch anyone's eye. Nice work, Mitch! To have your work featured, tag your Halloween makeup creations with #MallorysMacabreMakeup!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Macabre Makeup Sugar Skull Tutorial

Today's Macabre Makeup tutorial is my absolute favorite of this series. I've been obsessed with the sugar skull look for a while with the beautifully done colors and unique design. It's a simple but gorgeous way to achieve an amazing Halloween look. It can be changed to fit anyone's style since you can change what portion of the face is painted and what colors and designs you use.









  1. First, take black eyeshadow and make a line down the center of your face. This doesn't have to be perfect since we'll be going over it later.
  2. Now, take your white face paint and apply it to the side of your face you want painted. Blend this in well and set it with a translucent powder. 
  3. Grab your black eyeliner and draw your flower. Start with a circle using your eyebrow as a guide, then add the petals.
  4. Go in and fill in your flower. I filled in the circle with a fuchsia color and the petals with teal.
  5. Now, apply a lot of black eyeshadow to your crease. Cake this on really well to get a darker look. I actually ended up filling it in partially with a black eyeliner to make it even darker. You'll also want to line your bottom lashline with black eyeliner and add mascara.
  6. Now for the spiderweb. It's difficult to get these perfectly straight, and it won't be really noticeable once you're finished if they're not perfect. I also filled in the cracks in the web with that fuchsia color I used earlier.
  7. Now, take your eyeliner and outline your nose. This will look like a half spade. Go in and fill this in with black face paint.
  8. Draw your mouth with black eyeliner and add the stitches. Try and keep this as straight as you can.
  9. Go through and outline all of your lines in black liquid eyeliner to make them more defined. If you used liquid initially, you can skip this step.
That's the look! This look is a little more involved than most of the ones I've posted, but the end result is definitely worth it.

Today's featured #MallorysMacabreMakeup artist is Rachel from @rachel_o2l. She shared her Halloween costume as well as you makeup, which was white spiderwebs on the eyes and bright white lips made to compliment her stunning dress. So unique!To get your look featured, remember to tweet your Halloween makeup looks and tag them with #MallorysMacabreMakeup!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Macabre Makeup Pumpkin Face Tutorial

It's time for my newest Macabre Makeup tutorial! Today's tutorial is the pumpkin face, and instead of going full pumpkin on my whole face, I only did a portion of my face. If you try this, remember to post your results to Twitter tagged #MallorysMacabreMakeup for a retweet and a chance to be one of my daily makeup artist features!







  1. To begin this look, do your regular face routine and outline your pumpkin section in black eyeshadow. This will be gone over with black face paint later on, so there's no pressure to be perfect!
  2. Next, outline your jagged eye and mouth. You want this to look raggedly carved, so keep your points defined and make it look a little messy.
  3. Now, fill in your face with orange face paint, going around the eye and mouth you just outlined. Make sure to really cake this on, and fill it in completely. 
  4. Now, fill in your eye and mouth with black face paint. As with the orange, you want this to be filled in extremely well.
  5. Now, use the same black face paint on an eyeliner brush to go over your line used to outline the pumpkin section of your face. You could also use black eyeliner for this.
  6. Take a white eyeliner pencil or white face paint and outline parts of your look. This well help it stand out and keep the look from blending together.
That's the whole look! This is a good look for those of you who don't want to dress up for Halloween but still want to get into the spirit with your appearance. I mean, what screams Halloween more than pumpkins?

Today's featured #MallorysMacabreMakeup artist is @StormNixon26 with her gory face look! She uses fake blood to her advantage to create a terrifying, grotesque look that I loved! Amazing job! To have your skills featured on ChromoBeauty, tweet your photos tagged #MallorysMacabreMakeup so I can find them!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Macabre Makeup Comic Book Tutorial

It's time for day three of my Macabre Makeup series! Today's tutorial is the comic book character tutorial, and this is just the basic foundation for a comic book look. This can easily be altered to to fit a certain character from your favorite comic book. If you do try out this look or any Halloween makeup look, remember to include the tag #MallorysMacabreMakeup to have your masterpiece shared with my followers and, for my favorites, posted to my blog!




  1. Begin by applying your face makeup routine as usual and choosing a bright eyeshadow pigment. I chose blue because it's one of my favorites and shows up well. Really cake this on as we're going for a really artificial look here.
  2. Now apply the lines to your face with black eyeliner. I did mine first in pencil and then went back over it in liquid since the pencil wasn't as defined as I'd have liked, These go around the face, at the top of the nose, and on the cheek. I also applied some on the eyes to make them more pronounced. 
  3. Now for the dots! Using white face paint and the end of a small makeup brush, put the white dots all over your face. Try to keep them as close as you can to equal distance apart to keep with the artificiality of the look.Add a bold lip color, and you're done! 

I was really happy with this look, especially since it is only three steps! Another great thing about this look is that it can be adapted to fit any comic book character!

Today's featured #MallorysMacabreMakeup artist is Val from @_valeriesoto! She shows us an easy-to-do cat look with defined eye makeup and bold lips. Thanks for sharing, Val! To have your look featured in my Macabre Makeup series, simply tweet a picture of your favorite makeup creation you've done with the tag #MallorysMacabreMakeup. I'm retweeting ALL submitted photos and will be posting my favorites throughout the rest of October!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Macabre Makeup Creepy Smile Tutorial

Hey guys! Today is the second day of my Macabre Makeup series, and this is one of my favorite tutorials because it's incredibly easy. It literally took me less than ten minutes on my first attempt, and I was very happy with the outcome. 

Remember, I'm sharing/retweeting ANY Halloween makeup photos you post on Facebook or Twitter that are tagged with #MallorysMacabreMakeup, and I'll be taking my favorites and posting them on my blog with links back to your Twitter pages! I want to see every single one of your masterpieces, so make sure you put the hashtag!
A creepy smile is a staple in any Halloween look, so I decided to base a whole look off this idea. This is a half smile and stretches all the way up one side of your face, which I think makes it look even more creepy. I also wanted to give it a comical factor, which I incorporated with the bold pink lipstick.


  1. To begin this look, take a black face paint and draw a grin up one side of your face using an eyeliner brush to get a precise line. Fill this in really well since we want a big contrast between the dark mouth and bright white teeth that we'll add later.
  2. Now take out a bright pink lip liner to line the outside of your drawn lips and fill in the part of your real lips that isn't already filled in with the black paint.
  3. It's time to add the teeth! Take out your trusty white face paint and draw in some teeth using a pointed brush. We want this to be spooky yet comical, so I decided not to make the teeth jagged, but if you want a creepier vibe with your look, go for it!
That's all! Just three simple steps to achieve a crazy, funny makeup look!
Today's featured #MallorysMacabre photo is this fox look by Emerald from @emmersonsxx! This look is absolutely adorable from the precise eyes to the tiny little fox nose. Fantastic job, Emerald! She has several amazing Halloween looks, so remember to check out her Twitter pics sometime!
Want to have your Halloween makeup featured? Post your results on Facebook and Twitter and tag it with #MallorysMacabreMakeup for a share/retweet and a chance to appear on tomorrow's post! You can keep up with my Macabre Makeup series by following my Twitter, @malloryryan07, or my Facebook page, facebook.com/chromobeauty.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Macabre Makeup Porcelain Doll Tutorial

Hey guys! I've been waiting all month for today and it's FINALLY here! Today marks the start of my Macabre Makeup series, and every day this week, I will have a new costume makeup tutorial for you to try. I'd absolutely love to see any any of your makeup creations that you've been working on, so I'm retweeting and sharing ALL Twitter and Facebook posts of your Halloween makeup tagged with #MallorysMacabreMakeup. If I get enough entries, I'll also do a blog post with my favorites and links back to all of your Twitter pages. I can't wait to see your creations! Now, on to my first tutorial. 

Today's Macabre Makeup tutorial is the broken porcelain doll look. This is a look that even the most inexperienced makeup artists can do and still make look realistic. It would look so pretty paired with a cute doll-style dress and Mary Janes!
The first thing you're going to do is draw the crack with black eyeshadow and a thin brush. It should begin at the middle of the forehead and curve around your eye. This doesn't have to be perfect because we're going for that jagged, cracked look.
Now you're going to paint your face outside the crack with white face paint. Get an even coat all over your face and set it with a translucent powder.
Now you're going to take some black eyeshadow and lightly brush it over your crease. We don't want really harsh shadow here, just a small tint. Then, take your liquid eyeliner and draw a false lower lashline below your bottom lashes to give you those fake doll lashes. You're also going to line your upper lashline and add mascara.
Going over to the cracked section of your face, you're going to create a light smokey eye and line it with black pencil eyeliner. Top it off with some mascara.
Now we're going to add some pink blush like all porcelain dolls have to the apples of your cheeks. Use a deep pink lipstick on your lips. You might want to take the lipstick a little bit out of your natural lipline to give them the plump shape of a doll's lips.
Now take some dark brown shadow and use it on the inside of the crack to give it some depth. You want it to look like your porcelain face has come off to reveal a different face underneath. Then, line the outside of the crack with black liquid liner.
Now you can add your additional cracks. Draw these in pencil liner first, then go in and fill it in with liquid liner. Or, if you're comfortable with using liquid liner first with no pencil beforehand, go for it. I just like drawing it in pencil first because it's easier to correct if I mess up since I'm not the best with liquid liner.
And that's it! You have unique costume makeup that will catch any eye.

Remember, be sure to post any Halloween makeup you've tried this year on Facebook or Twitter tagged with #MallorysMacabreMakeup. I'm so excited to see all of your amazing creations! You can find me on Twitter at @malloryryan07 to keep up with all of the new tutorials that will be uploaded over the next seven days!