Transform into a Monster High student for Halloween using this makeup tutorial
If you’re looking for a Halloween makeup look that is the perfect blend of ghoul and glam, a Monster High doll is where it’s at. Like a spooked-out Bratz doll, Monster High characters are like gothic barbies with almost anime-like faces. There are tons of them to choose from, from vampire to venus fly trap to skeleton. I chose Elissa Bat because I love purple and her fangs.
You will need:
- Glue stick
- Purple and white cream colors
- White eyeliner
- Black gel liner
- False lashes for top and bottom
- Deep, blackened purple lip liner and lip color
- Cotton swabs
- Matte purple shadow
Being that Elissa Bat is a cartoon, her eyebrows are much higher and thinner than mine. I am going to essentially erase my brows and draw new ones on. The first step of this is to apply several coats of glue stick, letting it dry in between coats.
Use a spoolie to brush brows upwards.
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With a white liner pencil, go over brows to lighten them up if they are dark like mine.
Mix white and purple cream colors together to create the perfect lavender complexion. 2 parts white, 1 part purple should do. Using a makeup wedge, stipple the color all over your face.
Make sure to go over your eyelids too.
Using a brush, create some highlight areas with white cream color.
With your white liner pencil, extend your eye shape below your lower lash line for a more cartoon-like appearance. The Monster High dolls all have very large eyes.
With a thin brush and a black gel liner, outline your new eye shape.
Cover your eyelid with a matte purple shadow, filling in the upper part of the eye shape and blending the color past it.
Apply light false lashes on the faked-out lower lash line you created earlier.
With your black gel liner, draw thinner brows on above your natural ones.
Apply top lashes and mascara. The more piecey the lashes, the more cartoon-like.
Don’t forget to take your purple cream color onto your neck and ears too!
With an ultra-deep purple lip liner, line lips, exaggerating their shape significantly. Fill in with pencil or a matching lip color.
With a cotton swab, wipe away lip color in 2 triangular shapes on your lower lip.
With your white liner, fill in the shapes, creating your vampire fangs.
For a finishing touch, use your matte purple shadow to add some contouring. Create more rounded doll-like cheekbones and a smaller, more heart-shaped jawline.
Put on a purple wig with bangs and you’re Elissa Bat!