If you’re guilty of typing “halloween makeup ideas” or “halloween makeup tutorials” into your Google search bar approximately 1,000 times, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re a shameless procrastinator or a type-A planner, this vampire makeup tutorial will suffice for either lifestyle — especially if makeup is so much more important to you than the actual costume. It’s the kind of bold makeup-centric look that lets you wear all-black, and that’s definitely something we can get behind.
While we encourage you to apply your base makeup as you like, our Halloween vampire model was prepped with full-coverage matte foundation, concealer, brow shaper and a sharp contour. For best results, finish the look with your favorite setting spray to make sure your Halloween makeup doesn’t move during all the candy-eating, potion drinking and ghost-hunting in your near future. (Bonus tip: If this look isn’t vampy enough for you, red lip gloss makes for great fake blood.)
Read on to find out which drugstore makeup products will perfect your Halloween vampire look.
Vampire Makeup Step 1: The Eyes
Apply eyeshadow all over your lid in a shade darker than you normally would — something that screams “vampy” to you. We’re loving the highly pigmented L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Shadow in Smoldering Plum. Pack it on the lid until you have a solid, bold base.
Vampire Makeup Step 2: Use a Bold Liner
Draw eyeliner along your upper lash line and extend the liquid a little past the outer corner of your eye. For best, long-lasting results, we recommend L'Oréal Infallible Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner. For some extra drama and the perfect addition to your eye look, consider applying your fave pair of falsies.
Vampire Makeup Step 3: Pop The Lips
Paint on a blood-red shade of long-lasting liquid lipstick as final touch. To get the model’s exact look, use L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Roseblood. We also like YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Slim Sheer Matte in Rouge Libre.