Back in the '20s and '30s when all Hollywood cinema - and photographs - were in black and white, actresses had to pile on the makeup. Specifically, heavy contouring of the eyes and cheekbones was important in order for those features to pop out in an otherwise flat photograph, as was getting a dark shade of lipstick for luscious and thick lips.
Want to dress up like Rihanna for Halloween? Okay, we're totally kidding, but you should watch this special effects makeup tutorial if you're looking to wear a costume that requires facial scarring and bruising this Hallowen.
Fun for halloween or any special occassion, add flare, glitz, and glamour to your makeup using rhinestones, sequins, or beads!
Glow-in-the-dark stars, paint, stickers, and even fabric are pretty commonplace, but glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow? Using glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow, xsparkage will show you how to craft a raver look that will truly stand out as you dance under black light.
Edward Scissorhands is one of the most instantly recognizable characters in all of film, which of course makes him an ideal Halloween costume choice. Watch this video to learn how to do perfect hair and makeup to go along with a store bought Edward Scissorhands costume bought online.
This how-to video shows a smoky green eye makeup look inspired by a style seen on Taylor Swift in her "Our Song" video. For the same look, use these cosmetics: TOO FACED "lucky charms" E/S duo, NYX "black" E/S, MAC "pagan" E/S from the Alexander Mcqueen line, URBAN DECAY primer potion, NYX "lemon" jumbo E/S pencil, REVLON colorstay liquid eyeliner, REVLON colorstay pencil eyeliner, REVLON "caramelt" mix and mingle lipgloss, MAC "dark" studio finish concealer palette, MAYBELLINE "sun glow" dre...
Most gals put on makeup to fit into the norm: You know, to look professional and "put together" for work or to look desirable on a date or when clubbing with the girls.
In this tutorial, we learn how to get Leona Lewis' Avatar themed "I See You" makeup look. First, you will need to apply black eyeshadow to your entire lid up until you reach the crease. After this, use a brush to blend the color out and create a winged effect on the outside corner of the eye. Next, apply this color on the bottom lash line, making a slightly smudged effect with your finger. From here, you will apply a teal colored shadow all over the eye and on the outside flare as well. Then,...
Description: How to cover or conceal your eyebrows in two different ways. - First brush your eyebrow hairs down and with a glue stick cover the brow. Brush the hairs to their normal place again.
Most girls dress up only one way during Halloween: With a suitably colored bra (green for a leprechaun, pink for a bunny, for instance) and teeny mini skirt in a matching shade, plus some sort of headpiece so people don't just think they're hookers.
Halloween is only a few weeks away, which means it's time to start planning your Halloween costume. If you're going with something more frightening this Halloween (think ghouls, ghosts, monsters, zombies), then don't even think about leaving your crypt without a face besmirched by bloody scars!
In this tutorial, we learn how to fix false lashes when the ends detach. First, when you are applying glue to the lashes, make sure you get the end corners so you can prevent them detaching. If this does happen, use a small stick from a beauty supply store and place some eyelash glue onto the tip. After this, place the glue onto the part that has become detached. Push it down so it sticks onto the skin securely, then use some black eyeliner to cover up any glue marks that you may have made. T...
What gender did you assume the person in the thumbnail for this video was when you first saw it? If you said man, you are a liar. This is an amazing male to female makeup transformation, and in this video you'll learn how to apply it to yourself, with adjustments for your face of course.
Twilight, that steamy, dreamy love story between teen Bella and heartthrob vampire, Edward Cullen. This love story is based on a series of vampire novels (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn) by Stephenie Meyer. True love, handsome boy, and vampire danger = perfect teen love story. Who's your favorite Twilight character? This makeup tutorial demonstrates how to create Alice Cullen's makeup, based on the actress Ashley Greene, in the Twilight movie.
Learn the right way of Applying Eye Shadow using a sponge tip applicator, as shown in this video. Begin by applying a little eye primer over the eye lids, to ensure the make up stays longer. Spread it evenly using a brush or your finger tips. Always take a light shade (Bisque by MAC used in this video) of an eye shadow first onto a sponge tip applicator. Dust off the excess. Press and dab the color over the brow area. Blend it in to soften the edges. Next, choose any two dark shades, which ma...
Finally, here's a quick tutorial on how you can mix your own homemade mixing medium! It's quick, easy and inexpensive. The challenge is finding glycerin, but its out there.
In this tutorial, we learn how to apply Jack Skellington skull Halloween makeup. Start off by applying black eyeliner around your eyes on both the top and the bottom in thick lines. From here, draw a circle around the eyes with black paint and then draw a white circle around the face. Next, fill the white circle completely in with white paint. Now, fill in the black circles with black paint until it's completely finished. Then, use a thin brush to paint on the smile with black and draw on sti...
Here's a quick video on how to fix makeup brush fly-aways or bristle curling.
Michelle Phan brings you this fun tutorial on creating anime eye makeup. For those who desire to look like an anime character. Great for halloween, or just a cute anime look.
Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" series, is actually a lot like the character she embodies. Both are quite intelligent (Watson just finished her freshman year at Brown), strong, and independent, and both rely on minimal makeup to enhance their features.
You can't be a successful and certified cross dresser/drag queen without a nice rack. A realistic looking pair of titular fun bags finishes off an outfit as much as a six-inch pair of stilettos, so it's very important to know how to put them on.
Make-up artist/costume extraordinaire, Kandee Johnson amazingly recreates the look of the evil witch from 101 Dalmations, Cruella De Vil! In his tutorial, Kandee teaches an important skill in a lot of costume make-up application: how to erase your eyebrows.
Even decades later, the Evil Queen from "Snow White" still remains one of the creepiest and nastiest animated villains out there. Not only did she poison our favorite heroine, Snow White, but her long, wart infested nose gave us the heebie jeebies.
To apply a Megan Fox-inspired makeup is very simple if you work on the steps which is as follows. First, use a 'Maybelline' Quad in 'Chai' Latte and use the lid color and put into the crease of your eyelid (use a color slightly deeper than your natural skin color). Next, use the brow color in the quad and apply to your eye brows. Next, use Sally Girl eyeshadow in Champagne and apply to eyelid and near the tear duct. Take the lid color from the quad and apply under the lower lash line. Use E.L...
Despite being well known as the Era of Homogenously Bad Taste, the '80s have recently been referenced by high end designers (think Marc Jacobs), movies (think "Sex and the City 2"), and makeup artists (think the strong fuchsia lips that are in right now).
We expect everyone and their mother to dress up as a vampire this Halloween, so why not stand out from the crowd by donning a costume that's pretty rather than scary and creepy?
Shaky hands tend to be the worst when applying eleliner. Learn how to apply your liquid eyeliner smoothly and evenly with this video hosted by makeup artist, TiffanyD in which she shows us how to apply that perfect line with liquid eyeliner! "A natural look that makes you look bright-eyed and awake!"
In this tutorial, learn how to create a makeup look like Scarlett Johansson's character in "Iron Man 2". In the film, Scarlett plays Natasha Romanoff aka the Black Widow, Tony Stark's shady assistant.
If you think about it, your face is just another canvas, with makeup being the paint. You add highlights here to bring parts you want to emphasize forward, bronzer there to create fake shadows, and draw on patches of color (lips) or lines (eyes) to make things either pop or recess.
In this video, beauty and makeup guru Michelle Phan shows us how to achieve a gorgeous Gothic Lolita look inspired by a range of things, from anime to dolls. You, too, can get the same doll-eyed look by following along with this video.
You can't be dumb to pull off this ventriloquist dummy look. This is a perfect look for any Halloween party or event, or even if you just want to scare a couple of friends. In this video Youtube user goldiestarling gives us an instructional video on how to emulate a ventriloquist dummy look for any occasion. To achieve this look you will need a number of colored matte shadows, your application brushes, and about 15 minutes to get this awesomely spooky look.
Really we don't distinguish between dolls and creepy dolls - they're all creepy to us - but if you want to go as a particularly gnarly doll this Halloween, take a look at this makeup tutorial. The only thing scarier than a doll, of course, is a doll that's been slightly ripped apart and sewn back together with stitches.
When you get tired of doing the same black and brown smokey eyes and need something new to refresh your makeup routine and look, take a gander at this makeup tutorial by MissChievous. Rather than teach you a look that'll make you blend in with the crowd at work, MissChievous shows you how to create an extremely dramatic puple makeup look that incorporates highly pigmented lavender and royal purple shadow along with heavy falsies and blue shimmer.
Watch this instructional cosmetics video to apply eye shadow for a back-to-school look inspired by Avril Lavigne. Use Urban Decay Primer Potion to keep your colors from fading or flaking off.
We normally advocate you don't pile on the glitter for most makeup looks, even nighttime ones, but on Halloween you have no choice but to pull out all the stops - and all your glitter tubes.
Follow along as we are given instructions on how to style a messy ponytail with a bump for a quick on the go look.
In this makeup video, we learn how to apply a "black widow" mask with makeup for Halloween. Start out by applying silver and black shadow to the eyes along with mascara and eyeliner around the eyes. Now, take a white eyeliner pencil and draw a spider web around your eyes and going down your face. When finished with this, use a black liquid eyeliner pen to draw over the white that you just drew. Use a black shadow to mix in with the thick white crossing lines to create a sort of web look to th...
First off, if you haven't watched Lady Gaga's controversial music video for "Alejandro," then check it out RIGHT NOW because you're probably the last person left who hasn't. After you're done watching and are thoroughly confused, you're ready to start this tutorial!
This tutorial video will teach you to make your very own mixing medium for makeup from materials you can get at home.
With James Cameron's "Avatar" being as game changing and visually breathtaking as it is, we're pretty sure that this Halloween you'll be seeing lots of folks looking a little blue...makeup-wise, that is. Whether you're dressing up as a guy Na'vi or a girl Na'vi, this Halloween makeup tutorial will get you looking like a member of the tribe like no other.