Halloween Ideas

Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Pirate

This weathered Caribbean pirate look is easy to achieve in less than 30 minutes using basic makeup and a few specialty items from the costume shop.

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Materials Needed:

  • foundation (several shades darker than skin tone)
  • eye shadow: powder and cream in dark brown, gray or black
  • black eyeliners
  • translucent powder and puff
  • makeup or craft brushes
  • makeup applicators
  • stipple sponge
  • black and gold tooth polish (available at a costume shop)

Apply Foundation

Begin by applying foundation to the face and neck that's several shades darker than the natural skin tone (Image 1).

Intensify Eyebrows

Use a dark eyebrow pencil to fill in the brows and make them thicker than normal. Use a small craft brush with brown or black eye shadow to create the illusion of extra hairs by pulling the color up in tiny lines (Image 1). Make the brows large and unkempt looking by making the hair lines different thicknesses and uneven.

Create Tired Eyes

Using an eye shadow brush, apply brown eye shadow to the crease of the eyes, blending it down to the lower lid (Image 1). The goal is to make the eyes look tired. Use black eyeliner to line the bottom and top of the eyelids. Then, use a small craft brush to blend this line out with black eye shadow (Image 2).

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