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Project

Skeleton Makeup

Typically, a skeleton is one of the most chilling Halloween figures, but our modern version has a sleek, startling beauty.

Materials

  • Latex bald cap
  • Spirit gum
  • Alcohol
  • Flesh-toned greasepaint
  • No-color powder
  • Eyebrow plastic
  • White and black cream makeup
  • Foam sponges
  • Makeup brushes
  • Mascara
  • Black eye shadow

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Slick back hair, and cover head and ears with bald cap.

  2. Step 2

    Apply a thin line of spirit gum to skin and inside edge of cap, let dry until tacky, then press into place. Seal edges by brushing with spirit gum diluted with a few drops of alcohol.

  3. Step 3

    Apply flesh-toned greasepaint over cap; powder.

  4. Step 4

    Soften a small amount of eyebrow plastic between fingers; spread over brow in direction of hair growth. Cover with white cream makeup; blend.

  5. Step 5

    With sponge, cover face and head with white makeup. 

  6. Step 6

    Powder face and cap.

  7. Step 7

    Using black cream makeup and eyeliner brush, line eyes, then outline crease in one eyelid, shaping upward into a triangle above the brow. On other eye, shape triangle down and to the side. Apply mascara. With a fine-tipped brush, paint cracks in skull; blacken triangles around nostrils. Use a brush and black eye shadow to shade hollows of cheeks and temples.

  8. Step 8

    Paint teeth outside mouth, starting in center and working outward.

Source
Halloween 2000