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Adult Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Glam Dark Fairy

This Halloween, go as a glamorous dark fairy. Our easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions show you how to apply the fantasy makeup to give even a basic costume a silver screen-worthy look.

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Dark Fairy Halloween Costume

Optional Costume Items:

wig
fairy ear tips and wings
corset and flowing skirt
ripped stockings or fishnet stockings
gothic boots or spike heels
hair accessories

Materials Needed:

  • foundation primer
  • white foundation
  • lightweight fluid concealer
  • white face powder
  • dark brown eyeliner
  • brown liquid liner
  • light and dark purple eye shadows
  • brown eye shadow
  • mauve blush
  • eye primer
  • white and black pencil liners
  • black liquid liner
  • (black) eyelash glue
  • mascara
  • false eyelashes
  • dark purple lip liner
  • dark purple lipstick
  • liquid latex
  • pack of moss
  • tiny circular light blue nail sequins
  • disposable paintbrush
  • special effect contacts (optional)
  • MAC brushes: #239, #130, #210, #187, #190, #217
  • ELF small smudge brush
  • powder brush

Insert Special Effect Contacts (Optional)

These contacts are white with pink edges, which make eyes appear to glow. When wearing contacts as part of a Halloween costume, always put them in before you begin the makeup application.

Apply Foundation

Make sure skin is clean, moisturized and primed for foundation. Begin with a full coverage base a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Use a mixture of white foundation and foundation primer. Extend it down your neck and blend out anywhere skin will be showing (Image 1). Set with white face powder to give yourself a supernatural, gothic look (Image 2).

Darken Eyebrows

Color in eyebrows using a very dark shade. Match brows to hair, or just opt for very dark brown or black. Use a pencil liner for precision. Define and sharpen the shape to make them look wicked (Image 1). Add a beauty mark to your cheek with brown liquid liner (Image 2).

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