Are you guys ready to go on a little journey of me creating a Crystal Skull Halloween makeup? Well buckle up…I’ve got the whole low down just for you.
I’m the type of person where if I have a creative idea pop into my head, it is really hard to ignore it. I love the surge of energy it gives me. I was at a friend’s house playing board games and the topic of Halloween came up. A friend asked me if I was going to do one of my annual Halloween Makeups (they don’t call me the Queen of Halloween for nothing). I said I hadn’t actually thought about it yet (true story). She said her favorite makeup that I have done was my crystal skull that I created back in 2013.
That statement sparked the idea! I thought…wouldn’t it be cool to recreate the look with a different twist. I thought it would be fun to do the makeup with tons of crystals! And that’s what I did. But before we get there let me tell you about the prep that went into the look….
First I needed crystals and I knew I wanted to use Aurora Borealis coloured crystals. They look like the colours you’d find in an oil slick. I was only able to find smaller sized crystals but not large ones. The smaller flat back crystals I was able to order from Amazon:
I remembered that I had ordered a necklace back in February when I was doing a glitter photoshoot for my new headshots. The necklace had large AB crystals in it. I didn’t end up using that necklace and realistically I probably would never wear it anywhere.
Popping out the crystals from the necklace proved to be very hard as they were glued in there pretty well! I put my oven to 350 Degrees and put the necklace on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. I kept it in the oven for about 5 minutes and that was all it needed to heat up the glue and pop out all the crystals. RIP pretty necklace.
Now that was done I was ready to create my Crystal Skull Halloween Makeup 2.0.
Products I Used:
- Blacktrack Fluidline from MAC for most of the black details
- Squid Pencil Liner from MAC for lining the waterline and adding in sharp details/straight lines
- Blush in Full_Fuchsia from MAC as the main pink colour
- Pigment from MAC in Bright Fuchsia
- Kat Von D Tattoo Pen Liner for a winged liner and to define the brows
- Lashes Model 21 in style 170
- Kat Von D Alchemist Palette-Pink Opal Eyeshadow as a highlight
- Foundation was Face Atelier blended with 0- to make a lighter complexion
- MAC Chromocake in Black to black out the neck area
- Pros Aide for gluing on the crystals
- Use cotton swabs for applying the glue (so you don’t ruin any of your brushes)
I decided I would attempt to put together a time lapse of my transformation. I realized I got so in the zone and I was covering my face with my mirror for a good portion of the time so sorry for that! But I think it turned out pretty well. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Here are some tips that I recommend:
- Do all the details first….eyes, skull shape etc. before you start gluing on crystals
- I did the teeth crystals pretty early on and I wish I didn’t…I recommend doing them later so you can still drink or eat
- For symmetry try to do the same pattern/crystals on each side of your cheeks then add on from there
- Use the larger crystals in the center and use smaller ones along the edges and around the nose
- Use cotton swabs to apply the glue so you don’t ruin any of your brushes
- Make tweaks/changes to the shape of everything as you go….if you watch closely at one point I add more shading on the sides of my cheeks to add a more hollow effect
And finally now I present the pics for my Crystal Skull Halloween Makeup 2.0. ENJOY & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!