And there you have it! Finally my first proper ‘makeup’ tutorial! I think I pretty good job and I’m nervous to post the video and get all your feedback. I will definitely do some more soon though as I really enjoyed myself! I’m going to try and find some models next time, as my viewers will know, my eye sight isn’t great and thats why I put off these sorts of tutorials for so long.
PRODUCTS/TOOLS/BRUSHES USED (click any product to buy):
As you can see I’m a HUGE fan of the Real Techniques brushes. They’ve just seen a new collection of more ‘high end’ brushes – The Bold Metals Collection – would you like to see me get some of the brushes and review them? This was my first time using the Duo-FIbre Collection and I really REALLY love them for very subtle application and for blending! What do you think of the brushes?
I recently put up my entry to AUDFACED’s Monster Lab contest, I created a character called ‘The Creep’ – as I was playing around with new techniques, in this case free-hand sculpting with gelatine and using alot more layers when doing my colouring, I decided not to film a tutorial for this look and do more of a ‘showcase’ instead. This post is going to give a basic walkthrough of the makeup and show some high quality pictures of the finished look.
Theres ‘The Creep’ close up, isn’t he lovely? NO, is the answer to that, he’ll rip your insides out if you get too close to him! I tried working with gelatine again when doing this I made a mixture up using regular store bought gelatine, and rather using a mould etc, I allowed to gelatine to set slightly so it was rather thick, then using sculpting tools, sculpted the basic shapes I wanted onto my face. Of course, where I rushed to pile the gelatine on my face before it sets, I didn’t have half a chance to even think about thin edges, so they all ended up super visible. Not to worry, I took my old friend Witchhazel on a cotton bud and rolled away at the edges and they became beautifully smooth, I already prefer gelatine to latex as I find edge blending so simple and the finished product is just gorgeous.
I coloured my prosthetics with my usual Supracolor palette by Kryolan and BH Cosmetics eyeshadow, in the end I made up another batch of gelatine and added some very dark fake blood to it and blended this into the wounds, before adding a brighter red liquid blood to make it look wet and gross. The part on my throat wasn’t actually meant to be hanging off! Originally it was going to be a scar, but it peeled off, and I’m glad it did because no-one really knows what it is and it looks gross, all great fun!
I hope you love this look, I’ll leave you with the video now if you haven’t already seen it. Until next time! Harley.
“I wanted to create a look that’s super easy and quick for people to recreate for Halloween, yet it still looks super effective, and it’s very affordable to do!”
For this look I did use professional grade products, mainly cream products. My full product list is below but of course you can buy cheaper Halloween cream makeup from the Halloween stores to recreate this look, I just prefer not to use it because of the quality of the makeup and how it reacts with my skin. If you do have the money I would suggest investing in more professional grade quality, to stop the risk of having awful breakouts from the cheap makeup.
As you can see, this is a very simple look that barely requires any products. If your budget is tight, you could always use fewer shades of the Supracolor that I did. I chose to use so many different shades because I feel it’s important to include different tones in looks like this.
If you do recreate this look then please do share it with me via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. I’d love to see what you guys come up with!