How to Perfect Halloween Lip Art

BEAUTY TIPS | 19 October 2017

How to Perfect Halloween Lip Art

Halloween is big business in the UK, with as many as 40% of us splashing out on scary accessories, according to the latest research. But you certainly don’t have to spend a small fortune to look suitably horrific. Halloween lip art can be the perfect quick fix option when you can’t find an outfit that ticks all the boxes. Easily as impressive as a full face of paint, Halloween-themed lip looks are often much easier to create too.

There are no rules with spooky lip art. Anything goes. Just remember you’ll need to take extra care if you’re planning on eating and drinking anything!

Our top tip? Before you start smothering your pout in paint, glue and glitter, pre-condition them with a layer of moisturising Lypsyl lip balm.

Here are a few of our favourite YouTube looks:

Vampire lips

Creating a pair of vampire lips is easy-peasy, especially if you follow YouTuber Electric Snow’s step by step guide. Start by creating a smudged lip line in black pencil, using a liquid liner to define your edges. Then paint on your favourite red lippie and finish off with fangs!

Scary Stitched up lips

This gruesome lip effect, created by YouTuber Shannon Harris, will make your lips look like they have been sewn together. Ouch! Shocking friends and family with this look shouldn’t prove too taxing. You’ll need nude and red lip colours, some ink black eyeliner  , a length of fine jewellery wire or string and some skin-friendly adhesive to keep your stiches in place.

Blood Splatter lips

Frighteningly impressive to look at and scarily simple to create, blood splatter lips will add a subtle touch of horror to any low-key Halloween look. Start with a base of white and add your blood splatters of red lip colour using a fine lip brush. Makeup artist and YouTuber Bridgitte will guide you through the easy step-by-step process.

Pumpkin Lips

Why not create your very own pumpkin pout? You’ll need a brown tinted lip liner, orange lipstick and a dusting of orange tinted shimmery eyeshadow to kick start this look by JessicaLoves. Once you’ve set your base and added some shimmer, create a cute pumpkin stalk with green face paint and carefully apply a pumpkin face with a fine black eyeliner.

And one for budding makeup artists…

3D Stretched Lips

LA based makeup artist Angie Davis has clocked up almost three million views for her stretched lips tutorial, which is fabulously gruesome and frightening realistic. If you’re brave enough to try this one at home, arm yourself with the right products, a good makeup mirror and plenty of time. It’s complex for sure but not as impossible as it looks. Check out her step-by-step tutorial.

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