Each year, Halloween always creeps up on me and I have completely forgotten to order or put together a costume, so I throw something together from what I have in my closet. With being home more and needing some excitement to look forward too, I decided to actually try and plan out a look. Rather than spend a ton of money on a costume I would only wear once, I decided to enhance an outfit I already had by adding a soft neutrals skeleton makeup look! I’ve always been a huge fan of skulls and skeletons around Halloween, so I chose to take a stab at a skeleton look with soft contour style shading! The best part about all of this is that I got every item for this skeleton makeup tutorial I need to complete the look from Walmart’s beauty section online (or in-store if you’re shopping last minute)!
Skeleton Makeup tutorial
I was really looking forward to giving this a go, but realized that I didn’t want to mess up my good makeup brushes with harsh costume makeup and dark colors. I picked out this super affordable set of brushes from Walmart, that I will likely keep on hand for dramatic and costume looks in the future! If you’ve been on my Instagram lately, I’ve been sharing some of my favorite skincare products, and I always recommend applying with a brush. The same goes for costume and all makeup. Do your best to avoid using your fingers when applying this makeup as well for an easy clean up. As with any makeup, its best to blend blend blend!
When going for a skeleton look, many will grab some white face paint for the base of the look. I’ve definitely had some interesting scenarios with various face paints in the past, so if you’re a bit hesitant to use them, that is understandable! A good alternative to full white face paint would be to pick up a reliable, yet affordable foundation in a few shades lighter than your usual look. If you’re already fair skinned, I would suggest finding a good highlighter palette that has some white shades you can apply all over! As I mentioned in my Walmart Fall Beauty roundup I always make sure to pickup my favorite Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. It comes in 55 shades so there should definitely be one that helps to give you that “dead” look!
If you’ve been to my page before, you know none of my looks are complete without some press on nails! I absolutely love all of the festive nails that Walmart has in stock! I was torn on which of these fun and festive options to wear, but ended up with these soft matte cashmere colored nails. I felt like the looked like super boney fingers…complimentary to my skeleton look.
GET IT OFF
For some people it’s the best part of the day and other’s it’s the worst, taking your makeup off at the end of the day! When using different makeup tools and products than you usually would, it is definitely important to make sure everything comes off to avoid reactions or breakouts. When taking off heavy makeup, I prefer to use Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes combined with Elemis Pro Collagen Facial Cleansing Balm. After using both I honestly feel like I just had a facial, that’s how clean they get me!
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Do you have any questions about this skeleton makeup tutorial? Let me know in a comment below!