Dressing up for Halloween isn’t for everybody, but each year more and more Australians are embracing the cultural practice. TAFE NSW Dubbo Certificate III in Beauty Services student, Tomicka Kelly, has created a Halloween makeup look that is sure to get you in the mood for a little trick or treating.
Ms Kelly said she wanted to create a look that was easy for anyone to create at home.
“I’ve used makeup essentails such as eyeliner, eyeshadows and mascara. All you will need to buy is white face paint and fake blood,” Ms Kelly said.
“I used many of the skills I have learnt at TAFE NSW to create the look, from creating a flawless base to smokey eyes and applying false lashes to open the eyes.”
TAFE NSW Hair and Beauty Services Teacher, Bronwyn Davis, said creating a Halloween makeup look has inspired the students to think outside-the-box.
“While we normally focus on glam and bridal makeup in the course, clients are now looking for beauticians to do makeup for themed parties and festivals,” she said. “This task has given the students the opportunity to push their creative limits using the skills they have learnt in makeup application to create a look for special events.”
Catanic Nun Makeup
What you’ll need:
White face paint
Dark maroon eyeshadow
Blood gel and liquid
1. Prime face with a makeup primer.
2. Mix white facepaint and lightest foundation and cover face and neck area.
3. Set face with translucent powder.
4. Fill eyebrows in with black eyeliner.
5. Apply maroon eyeshadow to eyelids and shade eyelid creases with black eyeshadow.
6. Create a smokey look by applying black eyeshadow to corners of the eye.
7. Apply black eyeliner to the water lines of the eye.
8. Apply grey eyeshadow to create veins under the eye.
9. Apply red and blue eyeshadow over the top and pat with sponge to fade.
10. Apply false eyelashes and mascara.
11. Contour cheeks with grey eyeshadow.
12. Apply black eyeshadow to the insides of the lips.
13. Use gel blood to create a crusifix in the middle of forehead.
14. Apply liquid blood to create drops of blood coming out of the eyes.
15. Use gel blood to create blood coming out of nostrills.
Ms Davis said the community can learn more about beauty services by studying at TAFE NSW.
“We have a range of courses from certificates to diplomas in hair and beauty services to help people get the skills they need for the job they want,” she said.
For information visit tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.