A lot of costumes for Halloween are cute and fun, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be scary! I personally am not into scary costumes and would feel like Cady Heron if I showed up a Halloween party in a traditionally terrifying costume. Plus I think I would end up scaring myself.
However, there are plenty of scary costume options out there for you if you want to get spooky! The beauty of Halloween is that you can pretty much be whatever you want. And if you want to be a vampire that’s more scary than the vamps in Twilight, you’ve come to the right place. I’m not a fan of sparkly vampires (sorry!), but I’m more into the True Blood and The Vampire Diaries variety. They actually look fierce, which is exactly what this look is.
This look is not hard, but it takes some patience so make sure you give yourself enough time to do it! Check out your foolproof guide to becoming a scary vampire this Halloween!
You Need: A Powder Brush
I'm using white eye shadow in this tutorial for my face, but you can use a lighter shade face powder if you have it.
You Need: Small Shadow Brush
This is also a smudge brush. Any small brush or Q-Tips will work.
You Need: Blending Brush
You definitely need a fluffy, eye shadow brush. We're doing a lot of blending here.
You Need: Eye Primer
Once again, I'm working with my trusty Mary Kay primer.
You Need: Black, Purple, Red & Silver Shadow
They can be any brand! This is a big palette I have from NYX. I keep it on hand for any crazy looks I want to try.
You Need: Black Eyeliner
I'm working with Maybelline's Master Precise marker.
You Need: Mascara
Lots of mascara. Vampires look great with big lashes. I'm still using Boots No. 7 Lash Adapt.
You Need: Red Lipstick
Preferably a darker red. This is from MAC's Venomous Villains Collection in Heartless.
Apply Light Powder To Your Face
I used white eye shadow to make my face pale. You can use a face powder that's a few shades lighter, but the white shadow worked just fine.
Apply Purple Shadow Under Your Eye & Blend
We're creating a sort of undead look here. I went with a darkish lilac shade. You can always add more so start with a little bit. Blend it out to give yourself some dark circles.
Congratulations, you look like a vampire who just woke up!
Create A Messy Smokey Eye
The messier the better, actually. Use black shadow on the outer part of your lid, like I showed you in my smokey eye tutorial.
Use Black Shadow On Your Lower Lashline
Use your small shadow brush or a Q-Tip to apply black shadow right under your lashes. Blend it out.
Add Red Shadow Outside The Black
This really amps up the creepy factor. Red shadow can be hard to find so you can use a dark pink or even blush here instead.
Apply Underneath Your Eye As Well
Basically, you want to trace a red line around the black eye shadow you have down.
Blend, Blend, Blend
Using your blending brush, carefully blend out the red to fade it. You can also blend it into the black to make it look more seamless.
Apply Silver Shadow To Your Inner Corner
This is really going to brighten up this dark look. Apply silver shadow to the inner third and corner of your eyes.
Apply Liner And Mascara
Use black eyeliner along your top lid. You can do a cat eye if you like. Then add a generous amount of mascara.
Apply Red Lipstick
You can finish this look off with red lipstick and call it a day. Or...
Add Some Fake Blood
I drew some dripping blood with my lipstick. You can use fake blood if you want, but I wanted to do this tutorial with things I already had.
Give Yourself Some Bite Marks
Using eyeliner, I drew two bite marks and then added lipstick for blood. If you want to throw in some fangs, go for it. But a lot of vampires have retractable fangs and I have sharp teeth so I didn't think I needed them!
Take a lot of filtered pictures, sneak up on people and act like you're going to bite them. (Don't actually bite them.)
What are you going to be for Halloween? Are you going to be cute or scary? Are you going to try this look? Tell us in the comments!