One of my favorite Halloween makeup looks is the skeleton. Maybe it’s because black and white is my favorite combo and I wear black most of the time – or maybe it’s because it accentuates your bone structure (see what I did there?).
Regardless, I am pretty sure I will be rocking a skeleton this Halloween, so I was super excited to have my girl Annie break down how to do skeleton makeup using real makeup that won’t ruin your skin.
What You Need To Do Skeleton Makeup:
Something I love about all of Annie’s costume makeup tutorials (see the deer and mermaid, too) is that they use real makeup, not the cheap costume makeup that will mess up your skin and cost you a small fortune for one day of use.
Nope, you’ll be able to create this look using makeup that you can repurpose into every day use. Plus, having used this brand of makeup myself, I can attest to its incredible quality. The eyeshadows are highly pigmented and the foundation easily blends for a natural, but better, look.
I’ll sharing all of the sources for what Annie uses to create this look below. Annie is a rep for the makeup now, because she loves it so much, and she’s who I worked with when I bought it for myself. Totes recommend. So, if you wanted to chat with her about color matching for your skin, she can help you pick out the perfect colors, or you can just grab the exact colors she uses to create this awesome skeleton makeup look. Either way, check out her Instagram, where she shares tons of makeup hacks and tricks, and you can DM her there if you’d like help picking out the right colors for your skin.
Here’s the makeup she uses in this tutorial:
- Very light foundation shade Linen
- Black eyeshadow, Salem
- The best Eyeshadow brush
- Trust eyeshadow
- Multitasker brush
- Cola contour
- Sabrina eyeshadow
How To: Skeleton Makeup Tutorial
To create this skeleton makeup look, Annie used her all-in-one palette, where she has everything she uses in one convenient customizable place. I have a double-decker palette and I love how you just move the little magnetized tiles in and out as you need.
Step 1: Prep Your Skin
Begin with a clean, moisturized face. Use a nice moisturizer that will give your skin a smooth base for underneath the foundation. Pat an eye cream around the eyes. If you’re looking for the best face wash – I love this one.
Step 2: Apply Foundation
Step 3: Darken Your Eyes
Step 4: Shape Your Face
Step 5: Do Your Mouth
Ready for it? BAM!
This is one ghoulish look for a frightful night. Whether you’re going to a fun party or walking your kids around the neighborhood, everyone will appreciate your skeleton makeup – and you won’t rot your skin with costume paint that cost a fortune.
Stay tuned for more incredible makeup tutorials and let me know if there are certain makeup looks you’d like to see next in the comments below!
Have a fabulous day,