Halloween Makeup Looks!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of Tim Burton’s cult classics, The Nightmare Before Christmas. It took us on a journey to Halloween Town to help the Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington bring a new holiday into town. And if you didn’t fall in love with Jack, Sally or Zero, you definitely can’t get the songs out of your head.

In honor of this anniversary, makeup artist Caitlyn Kreklewich created this makeup tutorial to help transform you into the Pumpkin King himself. Here’s the final product!

Keep reading to follow along with our step by step guide below.

Pop in white contacts if you have them. Totally optional. Use a skin safe glue stick to block out your eyebrows and allow the glue to dry. Disappearing Purple Elmer’s Glue Sticks works very well for this and it washes off easily.

Use white face paint to cover your face but leave your eye sockets bare because they will get filled in later.

Make sure you have full coverage especially around the eyes.

Add two dashes for the inner points of the eyes so your look is symmetrical.  Just under your brow draw a line diagonally toward your natural arch with black makeup. Curve up and around the brow bone then down and around the eye using the natural eye socket as a guide. Trace the line back up to the inner point, then fill in the eye completely.

Draw the arched brows with a thin black line. Pull a thin black line outward from each corner of your mouth. Using small flicks of the brush add Jack’s signature mouth lines.

Fill in the lips with black and blend out the edges into the lines around the mouth. Using a fluffy shadow brush add a shadow of bags under his eyes. To add a little more structure and depth to the brow, add one more furrow to the brow above the initial line you drew. Use a softer hand to keep it blended and grey. Go over the first brow line one more time with a stronger line and blend the lower edge to look like a shadow making the highlight pop.

Using black eyeliner fill in your lash lines. Let’s move onto the neck and chest to finish this look with the costume on.

Lay down his long skinny neck and then fill in your chest until the costume covers the edge. Fill in both side of the neck with black.

The last step is to pop on a wig cap and a long silver wig. Now you’re ready to go out be the best Pumpkin King you know how to be!

If scary isn’t your thing, how about this pretty Mad Hatter look?

We love Alice in Wonderland period.  Whether we’re reading the books, watching the classic Disney film or Tim Burton’s masterpieces, we can’t get enough.  So we had to present this Alice in Wonderland makeup look that is slightly more mad than usual.

With the help of makeup artist Caitlyn Kreklewich, she brought the iconic Mad Hatter, portrayed by Johnny Depp, to life in this makeup tutorial.  Don’t forget to subscribe to Caitlyn as well because there’s more Halloween Makeup Tutorials on her channel!

Stipple white face paint all over face and neck to create the base. Once you have a nice, even layer, blend it out for full coverage.

Map out the contour lines with purple eyeshadow.

Start with the cheekbones and bring the color down along the sides of your mouth. Next, add the purple shadow down each side of your nose. Darken your temples with the same purple eyeshadow. Drag the purple along the lower lashline near the outer corner of your eye.

With a pink shade, go over the purple contour area but drag it along the entire nose from the nostril to the eyebrows.

Blend the same pink eyeshadow over the cheek contour, pulling the color down into the hollows of your cheeks. Add the pink eyeshadow to your lower lashline but focus the pigment on the outer corner of the eyes the most. Using a fluffy brush, blend out the cheek contouring to get rid of any harsh lines.  Be sure to blend the color downward.

Repeat the blending process on your temple area to smooth out and soften the coverage.

With red eyeshadow, drag the color under the lower lashline keeping the color concentrated around the outer corners. On the eyelid, add a vibrant blue eyeshadow.  Pack it on from the inner corner of your eye all the way up to your eyebrows but be sure to leave a thin line between the blue and your lashline.

To help conceal your brows, cover them with a layer of orange eyeshadow. Cut 2 locks of hair from your Mad Hatter wig to replicate his crazy eyebrows.  Apply them with lash glue. Apply white liquid eyeliner to the lower lashes to help them pop against all of the bright colors. Put on some hot pink lipstick. Use a waterproof eyeliner to create the gap between the Hatter’s two front teeth.  Make sure to dry your teeth off before trying to apply the eyeliner!

What are you going to be for Halloween this year?

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