If you are looking to transform yourself to create a spooktacularly scary appearance this Halloween, consider leaving your vanity behind and embodying a spooky, not-so-beautiful witch. Creating an authentically creepy witch look is quite simple with some make-up, patience and an eye for detail. The next time you want to adopt a decidedly different persona, consider embodying a witch and casting a creepy spell over the festivities.
While some witches have a natural-looking skin tone, most sport a ghastly green hue. Turn your face that signature witch green by covering it with grease paint. As the Fabulous Living website reports, grease paint will cover your skin more thoroughly than a standard cosmetic and make your look more authentic. You can purchase grease paint at costume houses or theatrical makeup stores.
Unless you are going for a Glinda the Good Witch look, you will likely want to apply dark, ominous make-up hues. Select dark blue or black tones and use these hues to cover your lips and eyelids to give yourself a sinister look.
De-centuate Your Cheekbones
While you usually work to bring out your stunning cheekbones, you must downplay these positives to create a witchy look. Instead of placing blush on your cheekbones, use a dark blush under your cheekbones. Doing this creates a sunken, sickly look, reports the I Love India website.
Pick a Prosthetic Nose
Witches are commonly known for their seriously-in-need-of-a-rhinoplasty noses. Give yourself one of these horrendous snouts–temporarily, of course–by attaching a latex prosthetic. Buy one of these prosthetics at a costume shop and use skin-friendly spirit gum to stick it over your decidedly more pleasing nose.
Add a Can’t-Look-Away Wart
Another common, yet unpleasing, witch facial accessory is a wart. Many witch noses come with a wart attached, for good measure. If yours does not, buy a prosthetic wart and attach it to your upper lip or chin, using spirit gum. If you want to make yourself into a particularly unappealing witch, apply warts liberally around your face.
Pencil in Some Wrinkles
Witches aren’t known for their soft, supple skin. Age your skin so that it is wrinkled and in some serious want of conditioning cream. Transform your skin using a black eyeliner pencil. Add deep crow’s feet as well as other wrinkles coming off your eyes and mouth. Cover your forehead with deep, dark furrows to make it look as if you have been mischievously scrunching your face while stirring a cauldron of ghoulish delights for decades.
Muss Up Your Hair
Flying around on a broom is sure to leave your hair in disarray. Finish off your look by teasing your silky locks into a frighteningly frizzy do. Don’t run a brush through your creation, as no witch really has time to stop in her scheming to fix her coiffure.
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