Take a trip to Snitchery’s Instagram page or YouTube channel (as if you haven’t a million times already), and you’ll be transported into a wonderful world full of colorful hair, lashes for days and highlighter that can be seen from miles away. The beauty guru’s actual name is Eleanor, and if you haven’t already guessed, her résumé is seriously impressive. She’s modeled for the NYX Love You So Mochi Collection, boasts close to half a million followers on the ‘gram, produces the most fire beauty tutorials for her 202k YouTube Subscribers — and she’s only getting bigger.
We had a chance to work with Snitchery to dream up a Halloween makeup tutorial that’s so wearable, you could debut it on any normal weekend or workday. Her brainstorming manifested itself into the “anime dream girl” — a look so pretty and mesmerizing, it’s nearly impossible to look away. Think big eyes, huge lashes and cheeks so flushed you need two blushes.
“I’ve been a huge anime nerd for a decade now,” Snitchery shared with us. “It’s the first time I’ve tackled it with makeup. I’ve been thinking about it for a really long time, and I’m glad I finally got the chance to do it.” See the look brought to life below.
For step-by-step instructions on how to get the look at home, keep reading — and don’t forget to send Snitchery all the love via social media.
STEP 1: Using Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer and your go-to foundation, apply an even amount of both formulas onto your skin and then blend out with a beauty sponge.
STEP 2: Apply translucent powder underneath your eyes using the same sponge. When you spread the powder, keep it to your T-zone so the rest of your skin stays super dewy.
STEP 3: Using the NYX Professional Makeup Highlight & Contour Pro Palette, round out your cheeks for a subtle finish, but apply a super-sharp contour along your jaw. For your nose, your going to make it look as teeny-tiny as possible while still looking natural. Draw two straight lines down your nose to shrink it.
STEP 4: Make your cheeks extra rosy using two blushes: L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush and the bush from the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette to go over the blush you’ve already applied.
STEP 5: Brush through your brows with the L'Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape and Fill Pencil and then use NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner in Brown to add a few hairs here and there to really fill out your brows and make them a bit bushier.
STEP 6: Using the YSL Couture Variation Palette in Paris, mimic an under-eye bag. This is Snitchery’s secret trick to making your eyes a little bit bigger and more like an anime character.
STEP 7: Going back to the Urban Decay Flushed Palette, add the contour shade to the outer corner of your eyes, both on the top and on the bottom. Using your finger across the rest of your eyelid and inner corner, apply the highlight shade from the same palette. Then, add white eyeshadow into the inner corner of your eye and right above where you drew that under eye bag.
STEP 8: Using NYX Professional Makeup That’s the Point Eyeliner, create a really sharp wing.
STEP 9: Apply your thickest falsies and then apply a coat of Maybelline Express the Falsies Mascara on the outer corner of your bottom lashes. Then, add some single lashes to the outer corners of your bottom lashes to crush that anime look.
STEP 10: Use a light shade of highlighter from the NYX Born to Glow Highlighter Palette to create a light dusting.
STEP 11: Using Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick in the shade Kinky, draw a little bit of pigment onto your lips with the wand and then tap out with your finger.