Werewolf Makeup: Step-by-Step Halloween Tutorial
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Werewolf Makeup: Step-by-Step Halloween Tutorial

Posted on: October 8th, 2019

This Halloween, it might not be a full moon, but you can still transform into a supernatural creature using this werewolf makeup tutorial to. It takes just six easy steps to get this spooky look!

Learn how to create this Werewolf Theatrical Makeup from Amy Collazo, Design Team Leader, professional makeup artist and Campus Director at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. We’ll be applying airbrush makeup, but you can follow the same steps using a cream-based product that you already have in your makeup kit.

Step 1: Prep Your Skin

Start with a freshly cleaned face. Apply a water-based moisturizer that’s designed to work with airbrush makeup. Next, let your skin rest at least five minutes so that the moisturizer fully absorbs. Using a Kryolan Airbrush System, apply makeup primer from about six inches away from your face. This will even out your skin tone and give you a base coat that helps the airbrush makeup stay in place.

Step 2: Establish Highlights

Using a liquid highlighter, apply a translucent layer of airbrush makeup along the bridge of the nose, upper cheekbones, and center of the forehead. Build up your highlight, creating a fading gradient that boosts the drama of the look. Set all areas with a translucent powder before moving on.

Step 3: Build Shadows

Start adding in contour using a brown shade such as the M600 Brown color from the Make Up Forever Palette. Build up your contours starting at the jawline, fading up to the cheekbones. Create a triangular widow’s peak at the center of the forehead. Also use the brown shade between the eyes, extending slightly down the center of the nose. Again, set all areas when you’re done with this color.

Step 4: Get Even Darker

Using black airbrush makeup, add even more dark shadows to some areas of the face. Add the black around the eyes and eyelids, extending up past the eyebrows. Add the dark tone along the hairline and on the tip of the nose. Remember to set the makeup before moving on.

Step 5: Add Details

Switching from the airbrush to a black cream-based makeup, use a fine tip brush to create hair strokes. Add these details around the eyes, on the sides of the nose, along the hairline, and extending from any facial hair. Finish with a setting spray.

Step 6: Finish the Werewolf Look

Now that your makeup is done, you can add details! Add black lipstick and mascara. Werewolf-style contact lenses add to the spookiness of the look and help your eyes stand out. You’ll also want to style your hair to match your werewolf costume. You can do a straightforward blowout or something wilder.

werewolf airbrush makeup
werewolf airbrush makeup

Are you ready to take your makeup to the next level? Train to become a professional makeup artist in the Esthetics Program at Tricoci University.