Happy October everyone! Halloween is just around the corner, and here is my first inspiration tutorial for a beauty killer clown!
For this tutorial I used the Jeffree Star Androgyny palette. I start off by dipping into the shade Charm on a fluffy blending brush, focusing this shade above my crease. Winging the shadow out slightly. Making sure it is blended out smoothly.
Then on the same brush I take the shade Dominatrix and focus this into my crease. Then on a smaller detailed brush, create a harsher line into my crease. Very slightly flicking it out, then making sure all the shades are blended together nicely.
I then carve out the crease using Collection concealer on a small flat shadow brush. You want to make sure this is an clean line across your eye and flick the end outwards – to create a cat eye effect. If you make any mistakes, take a small detailed brush and some of the brown shade to clean up and edges.
Whist the concealer is still wet, I pat on the shade Frosting using a flat shader brush, for the majority of the lid. To get really close up to the cut (without disturbing the edge) take a smaller brush to really get the gold looking defined.
Time for liner, in this tutorial I used the Masterpiece liner by Maybelline, to get really sharp winged liner. You want to be cutting people with your eye liner. Just kidding…
Then for mascara I use Maxfactor Masterpiece max mascara, one of my favourite drugstore mascaras of all time!
Going back in with the Jeffree star palette, I again take the shade Charm on a fluffy brush and blend this under my eyes. Smoking the orange shade out quite far. Then on a small detailed brush I start to draw the classic clown face lines. Start off with 4 straight lines – under your eyes and above your brows. Then slowly widen them until you have the perfect triangle shapes. This creates a guideline for the glitter.
Now time for a bit of glam! I start by laying a thin layer of The Gypsy Shine peel off glitter glue, over the top of where I applied the orange triangles. Doing one at a time. I would recommend using a small detail brush to make sure the glitter is very precise.
I then apply a good layer of orange fine glitter over the top of the glue. Be very careful and slow when applying this, you do not want to go out of the lines. On each point of the triangles, I add tiny orange gems – using a little bit of lash glue. This really tied in nicely with the look.
For my false eyelashes I applied Kiss lashes in the style Corset. These paired so nicely with this look as they really opened my eyes up. If a killer beauty clown was wearing false lashes, they definitely would be wearing this pair.
To open my eyes up even more, I applied the NYX white pencil liner to my bottom waterline. This really gave my eyes that intense wide eyed look, whist still looking cute. I then finished the eyes off with some mascara, on my bottom lashes.
On my lips I started off applying Stila liquid lipstick in the shade Beso. Usually with a red I would start with a lip liner, but for this look I didn’t think it was necessary. I used a lip brush to get the edges nice and defined. Then around the edges of the lips, apply a very thin line of black face paint. I used a very tiny detailed paint brush to get very precise lines. Dragging the lip line out to give me this creepy smile look. I found it was easier to connect the bottom lip with this line, if I opened my mouth.
Finishing the lips off I applied a small amount of the orange glitter we used earlier over the top of my lips. I thought this just tied the lips and eyes together nicely.
To finish off the look, I went in with the Kylie Lightning Bolt highlight – and applied this too my cheekbones, inner corners of my eye and heavily on the tip of my nose. Putting lots on my nose gave the illusion of a clown nose – without adding too much too the look. I tried a red clown nose but I thought it was too much for this look.
Click here for the brush set used in this tutorial.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it. Have a good Halloween this year my spooky friends!