3 Creative, Cute and Creepy Eco Glitter Looks for Halloween 2018
If there’s anything I’ve learned since becoming a glitta kween with Headblush, it’s that there is LITERALLY no occasion where glitter doesn’t fit. Or, let’s be real, make everything like 74.6% better (approximately). Whether your going for spooky or glam, creepy or cute, Halloween is absolutely one of these occasions.
After holding a Headblush Glitta Halloween pop up for the past two years in Brighton, I’ve decided that I won’t be painting any faces myself this year (it’s time to dress up and enjoy the spookiest of eves myself), but of course I had to squeeze a little bit o’ creative glittery Halloween action.
Who better to join me on the glitzy dress-up fun than THE Halloween Prince himself, Mr Joseph Lincoln Hatch. Joseph has been a dedicated customer of Headblush Glitta for some time and I just knew he was the perfect person to bring my Halloween visions to life! Guess what? …I was friggin’ right.
a.k.a. your creepy neighbourhood vampire goth who spent way too long perfecting their eyeshadow
This one is all about smudgy edges and understated glitz. It’s simple, a bit messy and super effective, which is just how I like my makeup.
Pop on a pale foundation on and set with a translucent powder (this step is totally according to your preference).
For the eyes, apply a black facepaint all over the eye socket and pack on a black shadow over it, dragging it inwards around the tear duct and out and up around the brow bone (think extreme goth cat eye vibes!) If you have a white liner, you can also put this on the waterline to define the eyes a little bit.
Next, a painted pout is in order using a deep red facepaint with a smattering of a mix of deep red, brown and black facepaint on a stipple sponge over the top to mess up the lippy and give the illusion of blood specks.
Last but not least, grab some Loose Change Glitta Whip and pop this on the over the tear duct and winged-out areas on top of the black eyeshadow for a grungy sparkle (have these two words ever gone together?) To finish off the lips and give that freshly-bitten look, get ya Bullseye Glitta Whip and create thick drippy-drips from the corner of the mouth, following the grooves of the mouth and chin area down. Delicious.
a.k.a. the shiniest glitta skull you ever did see
If you wanna shine so bright that passers-by squint and so that your friends can’t lose you on the floor of that dingy club no matter how hard they try, stop right now. I’m not gonna lie, I got a little bit carried away with the glitter on this one…
Begin by painting a line of black face paint following the very top of the cheekbone (you can find where this is by pressing your fingers where the top of the ear connects to the face and following it down) going no further than the point in line with the bottom of your nostril. Take some black face paint on a sponge and fill in about an inch underneath the line, following the shape. Take some white face paint on the other end of the same sponge and paint an inch of white under the black, following the shape and blending the two together. This will give you a gorgeous gradient effect.
Fill in the eyes with black face paint, using a brush to follow and exaggerate the shape of the eye socket. Have a bit of fun with this, but keep it curvy! For a creepy added extra, create one or two trailing curvy lines on the inner top part of the shape.
For the cute hollow-illusion on the nose, use black face paint and brush to create a flame shape with two separate points, one longer than the other. On the lips, paint short trailing lines starting above the lip in the middle of the cupid’s bow and paint down over the lips (place the lines where the gaps in your teeth are!). Six to eight lines will do.
Finally! Let’s add glitter! Paint lines of Sparkleberry Glitta Jam in between the lines on the lips and add a light (or heavy - I’m not gonna tell you what to do) layer of Silvestra Glitta Jam over the face, missing out any areas with face paint. For the cheek bone areas and the nose, take a piece of fish net material with small holes, hold it tightly over the area and press the Glitta Whip into the skin through the material. Use whatever colours you’d like - I used The Deep Blue, Peacocky and Just Peachy. Careful! Make sure to lift the material slowly off of the skin in one smooth motion so you don’t ruin the effect.
a.k.a. the freaky-deeky glamour clown here to snatch trophies
From sad but cute to creepy, run-the-other-way terrifying in 0.4 seconds, this look is the perfect choice for those that wanna get their glitz HARD while still looking scary as fuh. Inspo taken from the one and only Aquaria.
A nice, non-patchy white base is the key for this look. So grab your white face paint and sponge and get applying! Apply the white all over the face and ears, missing out the eye area, mouth area and tip of the nose. Tip: Use a fine spray bottle for water-activated face paint, this way you can control the density of your product so much easier.
Apply dark blue face paint to the eye area using a sponge, making a nice wide circle shape. Set the area all over with a similar blue shadow and blend out the edges. Do the same to the mouth area and tip of the nose using red face paint and a similar red shadow (eyeshadow or blush is fine, just make sure it’s a powder) in whatever shape you would like - straight, curved, uneven - get creative! Add a little bit of red to the top of the ears too.
For the sad but cute but creepy finishing touch, add a messy, trailing triangle under each eye, cutting through the blue to look like tears, using Silvestra Glitta Jam.
Happy Halloweening glitta babes! If you recreate any of these looks or end up using any of our products in your costumes, make sure to tag #HeadblushGlittaHalloween!
Makeup, photos and words by Sofaya.