Old School Comic Book Character Halloween Makeup

Last year, my fiance and I were going to dress up as Archie and Cheryl Blossom but no one seems to know who Cheryl Blossom is.  You should look her up.  She is so much cooler than Betty & Veronica.  I only say that because she has red hair.  Well, a couple months ago, I came across an awesome picture of an old school comic book character on Instagram and I LOVED it.  It became my inspiration for this year's Halloween makeup.  After all, why does a hairstylist, makeup artist, and/or wardrobe stylist like Halloween?  That's a silly question!  Here's a link to my inspiration.  Now, a little step-by-step on how my look was created: 

 

I chose to start with my regular full coverage foundation to cover my blemishes.  I used MAC Studio Fix NC20.  I then used a white foundation to make my skin more pale (sorry, I accidentally deleted the picture!)

I chose to start with my regular full coverage foundation to cover my blemishes.  I used MAC Studio Fix NC20.  I then used a white foundation to make my skin more pale (sorry, I accidentally deleted the picture!)

Create contouring and shadowing in the crease of eyes, cheek bones, jawline, below lip, and outside of nose.

Create contouring and shadowing in the crease of eyes, cheek bones, jawline, below lip, and outside of nose.

Create contouring and shadowing in the crease of eyes, cheek bones, jawline, below lip, and outside of nose.

Create contouring and shadowing in the crease of eyes, cheek bones, jawline, below lip, and outside of nose.

Create contouring and shadowing in the crease of eyes, cheek bones, jawline, below lip, and outside of nose.

Create contouring and shadowing in the crease of eyes, cheek bones, jawline, below lip, and outside of nose.

Use a black gel liner and an angled brush to shape and define brows, as well as create a cateye.  

Use a black gel liner and an angled brush to shape and define brows, as well as create a cateye.  

Use a black gel liner and an angled brush to shape and define brows, as well as create a cateye.  

Use a black gel liner and an angled brush to shape and define brows, as well as create a cateye.  

Use a red face paint such as Mehron or Ben Nye, and a small crease brush to create dots on your face aka "crappy printing".  Make sure to create lines with the dots to keep it consistent.  

Use a red face paint such as Mehron or Ben Nye, and a small crease brush to create dots on your face aka "crappy printing".  Make sure to create lines with the dots to keep it consistent.  

Use a red face paint such as Mehron or Ben Nye, and a small crease brush to create dots on your face aka "crappy printing".  Make sure to create lines with the dots to keep it consistent.  

Use a red face paint such as Mehron or Ben Nye, and a small crease brush to create dots on your face aka "crappy printing".  Make sure to create lines with the dots to keep it consistent.  

Add lashes.  I saw these at Sally's and thought, "how awesome!"  Bonus: They were on sale.  Probably because no one else wanted them.  You can find the best stuff by looking through the items that most people don't want.  More for me!

Add lashes.  I saw these at Sally's and thought, "how awesome!"  Bonus: They were on sale.  Probably because no one else wanted them.  You can find the best stuff by looking through the items that most people don't want.  More for me!

Shape, define, and fill in your lips with a red lip liner.  Then add a couple of white spots to your lips to make them look two dimensional.  

Shape, define, and fill in your lips with a red lip liner.  Then add a couple of white spots to your lips to make them look two dimensional.  

Come back in with your black gel liner to add lines and structure to face, ears, neck (even hair if you want to!) to make yourself look two dimensional.  If I would have REALLY planned out my costume, I would have added this in my wig as well as painted my clothes with acrylics to make them look two dimensional.   

Come back in with your black gel liner to add lines and structure to face, ears, neck (even hair if you want to!) to make yourself look two dimensional.  If I would have REALLY planned out my costume, I would have added this in my wig as well as painted my clothes with acrylics to make them look two dimensional.   

Website Portfolio Square_BLANK.jpg
And here's the finished look!  It sure was fun!  Photo courtesy of Marcus Edwards Photography.

And here's the finished look!  It sure was fun!  Photo courtesy of Marcus Edwards Photography.