The top tip from me, whatever You choose to go as, is to create a story in Your head about the character You are going to choose. What does it feel, what does it think, where is it from and why? As You let Your imagination flow, the costume will create itself with it's unique little features and additions, creating something absolutely unique and unseen.
So, here's the 2nd look from me - a lonely, neglected ghost. She's been around for centuries, her sad eyes telling a story of what once happened. The effect I tried to achieve with make-up is the illusion of her slowly fading away, the skin is so transluscent the features of the skull have started to show through.
Once again, this look is all about shading and higlighting, no essential details really, just a lot of blending and precise placement of color. Here's a better shot of the shadow placement:
Here's top tips to create this look:
- Start with a clean base, make sure there's no foundation or tinted primer on Your face as it is most likely to mix with the white greasepaint You'll be applying. No introductions needed now, use a white greasepaint. It will be much more pigmented and thick than most facepaints bought at costume stores etc. and last You through the night (You don't want Your MU to go patchy) I used Kryolan Supracolor in White. I would suggest to pat it in the skin with a sponge instead of blending or using a buffing brush as this is not about covering the skin with a thick layer - we want to create a fragile porcelain effect.
- Use a grayish-mauve matte color for shading - I used an Estee Lauder one from a quad that's long been discontinued, but it was something like this Wild Sable one with a mauve and berry kick to it. Shade the hollows of Your cheeks making all the deeper parts the darkest, chin, forehead, etc. Just follow the natural lines of Your face for the best effect that will work only for You. Dip Your brush in a light blue or gray pigment to help blend the dark color in.
- Create the eyeshape as seen in the pic - think of the way the hollows of eyes look on a skull. Use a black eyeshadow to draw in the deepest parts, then blend with the same color You used to shade the face.
- When that's done, finish off by blending a pearly white shadow everywhere else to create a glow that I imagine a beautiful ghost would have - It will catch the light, create a nice contrast and create a halo effect as if You're about to dissolve in the background on the face.
- Use baby powder in Your hair and add a few plastic spiders, accesories or whatever You feel like depending on the story and background You imagine for this characted. The sky's the limit! (how ironic for a ghost look, haha)
Hope You found this atleast a bit helpful, Lots of love,