I dressed up as a deer this weekend, and boldly attempted this makeup look myself. Here’s what you’ll need, and how to do it. I linked to the exact products I used, but you can substitute any of them for stuff that you’re able to find locally.
- Your normal foundation
- Eyeshadow primer
- Highlight: White eyeshadow
- Contour: The darkest matte powder you can find with a warm tone
- Liquid eyeliner
- Nude smoky eyeshadow palette
- Black eyeliner pencil
- White concealer
- False lashes
- Medium face brush
- Your normal brow pencil/pomade/powder
What to do:
Clean your face as you normally would, be sure to prime, and do your foundation as normal. If you’re usually a heavy foundation user, then lighten up just a bit so things don’t get caked up.
I like to do eyes first. Use the eyeshadow primer on your lids, right below your eyes, and on your skin from your eyes up to your brows. Give yourself a nice warm smokey eye, being sure to use the warm brown colors in your palette. Then, use a bold liquid liner and give yourself a cat-eye on the outside edges of your eyes, and also extend the liner to a downward point on the inside edges.
Highlight: I used white eyeshadow and the darkest bronzer I could find to achieve this look – not a contour kit. You’re going for extreme contrast here. Use a medium face brush and start with the white eyeshadow in the center of your forehead, on the tops of your cheeks, on your chin, right under your brows, and on the bridge of your nose (use your finger or a thin brush for the bridge of your nose). Don’t be afraid to use A LOT here and blend, blend, blend.
Then take the bronzer and start on the outside edges of your face and work in. Do the top of your forehead an blend midway down, right under your cheekbones, the bottom of your chin and the sides of your nose. Again, for your nose, use a thin brush.
Do your brows as nomal.
Black nose and lips: I used the eyeshadow primer anywhere I used the black liner, as it helps it to stick and not smudge. Use the black liner on the tip/bottom of your nose to create the look of the deer’s nose, and add a line right under your nose to the top of your upper lip. I also used the black eyeliner as lipstick since it lasts longer than most lipsticks, but if you can get the black Kylie Lip Kit I’d recommend that, because it literally won’t budge all day/night even if you drink and eat.
White spots: Put some white foundation on the back of your hand and use a thin eyeliner brush to dip into the concealer and paint on the spots in different sizes on your cheeks and forehead.
Lashes: I used Sephora false lashes and the glue that comes in the kit, and they stayed on from 11am to 5am the next morning. Get the heaviest lashes you can find that flare out on the outer edges.
For my hair, I kept my natural waves and twisted the front of my hair into side buns and secured with elastics.
Happy Halloween guys, and most importantly – have fun nomatter how your makeup comes out!!