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Create a Pirate Outfit

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 Create a pirate outfit
PIRATE OUTFIT

Part eight – Pirate Outfit

The lovable rogue, Captain Jack Sparrow has increased the popularity of pirates for Halloween. The pirate  outfit is versatile and suitable for all ages.

 

A great look can be created with face paint and a bandana, white shirt, buckle belt and leggings to complete an effective look. A hook, parrot and eye patch make the perfect accessories for your pirate outfit.

 

Step one

Paint the outline of an eye patch and string with a small brush. Or you could use a real eye patch.

Step two

Fill it in with black paint and also make sure the model has their eyes closed.

 Step three

Paint the outline of a bandana across the forehead and on the opposite side of the face.

Step four

Fill in the bandana using a large brush and red paint.

Step five

Gradually stipple the face with black or brown paint to create stubble.

Step six

Add scars by painting thin lines in red or brown.

Create a Devil Outfit

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 Create a devil outfit
DEVIL OUTFIT

Part seven – Devil Outfit

 

 

Whether you’re a cheeky little devil, a sexy devil or simply just a demon, we’ll help you create the perfect devil outfit for Halloween.

Step one

Decide whether to use a base paint on the whole face and neck. If so, choose a red colour.

Step two

Using a very thin brush, paint a line of black over the eyebrow, following the natural shape, but creating an exaggerated arch.

 Step three

Apply plenty of red or black eyeshadow. Using a smoky eye technique will create a sultry temptress look for a sexy devil and creating dark circles will appear demonic. Keep it more natural for children.

Step four

If going for the temptress look, use an ivory foundation and powder to create perfect porcelain skin. Apply blusher with a contouring brush to define the cheekbones.

Step five

Outline your lips in red or black. Apply a dark lipstick, dab off with a tissue and apply powder before reapplying another coat. This will help it last.

Step six

Devil costumes are easy to make or buy in any supermarket or fancy dress shop, or you could even create a look from your own clothing. Accessorize with horns, a cape and a trident.

How to create Hag Witch Face Paint

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 Hag Witch facepaint
HAG WITCH FACE PAINT

Part five – Hag Witch Face paint

You can create many different types of Halloween looks with facepaint, with witches being very popular. These next few guides will focus on hag witches and cute witches, suitable for both adults and children.

A great tip for creating a truly scary hag witch is to build up layers of face paint to create a strong base, which will emphasis the folds of your skin and have the benefit of lasting all night.

 

Step one

Use a base paint on the whole face and neck. Good colours to use are white, grey and light brown or green.

Step two

Paint along the folds of the cheek to the mouth, in dark colours such as purple or brown.

 Step three

Paint bags under the eyes by following the natural line downwards from the corner. Feather the lines with a brush and cotton bud.

Step four

Follow the same method across the forehead and over the eyebrows and exaggerate all frown lines.

Step five

Paint fine lines for wrinkles all along the mouth. Paint the mouth black, tan or red.

Step six

Shade the cleft of the chin. Blacken one or two teeth with mascara

Create a Corpse Bride makeup look

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CORPSE BRIDE MAKEUP

Part three – Create a Corpse Bride

Continuing with our theme of zombies and other dead things, another very popular Halloween outfit is that of Emily from the animated horror comedy – Corpse Bride.

Once again, this look is created by using face paint, eyeshadow, or a blend of both.

Tomorrow we’ll finish our dead things theme with a guide on how to create a Dia de los Meurtos (Day of the Dead) look.

Step one

Paint your whole face blue, or add blue eye shadow into your foundation. Use darker shades to counter around your cheekbones and the sides of your nose, with a paler shade on the nose bridge

Step two

Create large circles around your eyes to make them very round and use a black eye liner to draw on false eyelashes. Use a white eyeliner and eye shadow on the upper and lower lids to further enhance the size of the eyes

 Step three

Use a black eyebrow pencil or eye shadow to shape the eyebrow by drawing a strong arch. Optional false eyelashes and white contact lenses will create a more dramatic look

Step four

Paint a blackened cut on your cheekbone and add bits of glue or facemask and peel bits off to look like decaying skin. You could even use our wound technique from yesterday’s guide. Draw or glue on decaying false teeth, as in the image.

Step five

Use a pink lip liner and bright pink lipstick to create a defined ‘dolly’ pout. Using translucent powder between coatings will help your lipstick to stay put all night.

Step six

Complete your outfit with an old wedding dress, a blue bouquet and long blue wig. To create more of an ‘Emily’ look, paint your arm black and draw bones on it.

Create Zombie Bullet Holes

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 Zombie Bullet Holes
ZOMBIE BULLET HOLES

Part two – Create Zombie Bullet Holes

The more gruesome your zombie outfit the better. The authentic-looking bullet holes can be created with Derma-wax and is sold by Angels Fancy Dress. This technique can also be adapted to create really gruesome scabs.

Start by creating your zombie face as in part one, and then follow these 6 easy steps.

Tomorrow we’ll show you how to create a corpse bride look.

Step one

Roll a pea-sized piece of derma-wax between your fingers and press into the skin. Make sure it blends. Work as quickly as possible before the wax dries.

Step two

Very lightly colour the skin around the wax with a light pink or natural colour face paint, to make it look inflamed. (You can mix red, white and yellow to get a natural colour). Pick out the centre of the wax with a cocktail stick.

 Step three

Paint the inside of the hole dark red and the edges with black flecks. Keep building up the colour, but allow each layer to dry or else it will flake off the skin.

Step four

When the lump of wax is fully dried, add fake blood or jam into the centre of the wax and allow to ooze out. Repaint the centre of the hole to exaggerate the infection! Keep building up the wax so you get a raised edge. Paint on blood trickles from the wound.

Step five

Add lots of fake blood, black and purple paint or eyeshadow around the bullet hole. Make it very dark and dramatic as it may need to be seen in artificial lighting. Apply fake blood around your eyes, ears and in your hair.

Step six

Make sure your clothes are very dusty and ripped, as though you’ve just walked out of a grave after being in there for a while! Tangle up your hair as much as possible. Walk stiffly.

Easy Hairstyles for Parties and Weddings

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One of the most time-consuming tasks on your wedding day is getting that perfect hairstyle. It should look fantastic for your wedding ceremony and equally fabulous when you’ve changed into your evening wear – easy when you know how. We’ve compiled a weekly, seven-part easy guide for you to create your own elegant looks, which are suitable for all occasions.

This week, we give you tips on creating healthy shiny hair, and next week we’ll show you how to create a classic Audrey Hepburn chignon.

 

Create healthy and shiny hair
CREATE HEALTHY AND SHINY HAIR

Part one – Get your hair into tip-top condition

In order to create stunning hairstyles, your hair should be in the best possible condition, and it’s best to start this process several months before your wedding or party.

The following top tips will make sure your hair is as healthy and shiny as possible.

Environment factors

Whatever your hair type or hairstyles you’re planning, Sun, sand and sea can take its toll on hair, so make sure you use a conditioning mask and double wash. Applying a leave-in conditioner or hair oil, will help stop the hair from drying out, and will also stop frizz in humid weather.

If you can’t wash your hair, don’t worry, just use a dry shampoo to remove the excess oil.

 Understand your hair type

It’s important to know your hair type and to use the right products. There are three main types of hair – fine, medium and thick

Massage your hair

Gently massage your scalp to loosen the grime. Build up a good lather and rinse your hair in warm water.

 Use a hair mask

Use a hair mask on a weekly basis. After applying, leave for 10 minutes and over with cling film

Use a heat protector

Always use a heat protector when blow drying your hair or using tongs and straighteners.

Have frequent hair cuts

Having frequent hair cuts will help prevent split ends. Aim for every 6 weeks for short hair and every 3 months for long hair

Have a healthy diet

Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables and drinking plenty of water is as good for your hair as it is for your body

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