29 October 2014

Tutorial | Harlequin Clown

Today I'm going to show you how to do this gorgeous Harlequin Clown makeup as requested by one of my subscribers.

This is loosely based off a look I posted last Halloween with a few features and techniques tweaked to make this makeup look more achievable with everyday beauty supplies.

Continue reading if you would like to see how to achieve this quick look for Halloween using my step by step pictorials.



WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Foundation
Eyeshadow Primer / Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow - Black / Red
Black Eyeliner Pencil
Liquid Liner
Mascara
White Face Paint (Water based is best)
Red lip liner
Red lipstick
(Optional) Adhesive skin crystals


LETS GET STARTED


STEP 1

Start with a clean dry face and apply a generous amount of your favourite moisturiser.


STEP 2

Apply your foundation as per your normal routine. You can also change the look up if you want to give yourself more of a "clown-like" appearance by adding white face paint to your foundation, or simply painting your face white.




STEP 3

Using a flat brush apply red eyeshadow all over one of your eye lids. Clean off your brush and apply the black eyeshadow all over the other eyelid.




STEP 4

Taking a fluffy blending brush take your red eye shadow again and blend this into your crease above the BLACK eyeshadow.



Repeat on the other eye, this time blending the black eye shadow above the RED.



STEP 5 

Apply black pencil liner to your lower lash line.

Apply black liquid liner and wing it out on your upper lash line.




STEP 6

Take an angled brush and create a sharp high arched angled brow using the black eyeshadow.



Repeat on the other eye.



STEP 7

Take the red eyeshadow on a fluffy contouring brush (a small stippling brush may work well for this). Following the hollows of your cheeks where you would usually apply your contour, blend the red eyeshadow in the hollows and up towards your hairline. Work the red shadow in circular motions around your temple on high up on your forehead blending back into your hairline.





STEP 8 

Take your white face paint paint and mist with water.

Using a flat brush - draw a "half heart" shape extending from the centre of your forehead, around your eye area and following the line of your red contour down onto your cheek.



Repeat this on the other side.



STEP 9

Draw a second shape following the contours of the first inside this line and repeat on the other side.




STEP 10

Add some finer details with a Qtip by diping the tip into your face paint and firmly pressing onto your forehead. I also brought these dots down to the tips of my face design.




STEP 11

Take your black eyeliner pencil. Ensure the pencil has been sharpened and press the pencil into the centre of your dots to create more dimension.




STEP 12

Take your black eyeliner pencil and an angled brush. Take some of your pencil on the brush and begin to trace the shapes of the triangles around your eyes using the brush.




STEP 13

Fill in the shapes with the eyeliner pencil on your angled brush.


Touch up the shapes with a black eyeshadow to make them darker.



STEP 14

Taking your eyeliner pencil press firmly on your skin to create the dots above the points of your triangles.





STEP 15 (Optional)

You can leave the look as is at this stage and skip to stage 16.

Take your white face paint on a clean angled brush and outliner your triangular shapes and your brows.





STEP 16

Outline your lips in red lip liner.

Extend the lip liner outside your lips in a "smile" shape.



Use an angled lip brush to drag the corners of the lip liner outwards creating a finer "joker" mouth.



STEP 17

Fill in your lips and "joker smile" with your red lipstick on a brush.





STEP 18 (Optional)

To add more interest to the look you could also add some adhesive body crystals in a variety of shapes to the dots on your face.



*To ensure these stay in place, I recommend applying a small dot of eyelash glue to the back of the crystals.



FINISHED



LAST MINUTE TIPS

Add some lashes to create more drama. You could even add a red lash to the black lid and a black last to the red lid and so on.

To quote one of my subscribers - could could take this look from "Carnival to Freakshow" with the addition of some white mesh contact lenses.






I hope you enjoyed this "pictorial"! Let me know if this is something you would like to see again in the future :)

Have a safe and happy Halloween!!

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