Must see makeup tutorials for Halloween23/10/2015
Ordinarily we wouldn’t promote the use of brightly-coloured face paints or luminous make-up, but it’s Halloween so all is forgiven. And after all, Halloween is the one night of the year where unusual and creepy things can happen so why not let loose with zombie make-up or crazy face paint? And lets not forget the celebration of Halloween did begin in Ireland around 1000 AD, so its our thing.
But remember, most face paints are poorly made and are designed to be worn for short periods of time only. And even at that, they can still cause the skin to require some extra TLC. So while it’s a major plus to look creepy and cool, do remember to look after your skin! But let’s get to the fun stuff first and some very cool Halloween tutorials, tips and tricks!
Top YouTube Halloween tutorials
In case you didn’t already know, YouTube is a treasure trove for fun ideas and tutorials for Halloween. In fact, you’ll find great tutorials and tips for living a cleaner, greener lifestyle there all year round too. (Providing you’re on the right channel, of course! Check out the Voya channel here.)
In-keeping with our love of nature and all things leafy, this forest fairy make-up tutorial is a cute, whimsical way to celebrate the night. This is a great look for young and old people alike and is totally appropriate to wear to work or school.
As you may know, heartthrob Jared Leto will be the first actor to take on the joker since the death of Heath Ledger in the DC universe, and he’s bringing a whole new look to the villain, this tutorial is a real killing joke!. And for a look that should be kiddie-appropriate, but is somehow still very creepy, check out this cute candy clown. This is a quirky look that’s perfect for everybody.
For less face paint and more special effects, this zombie mouth FX tutorial is very creepy – but also excellent if you have a talent for make-up and the right tools on hand. Now, it’s a tricky one so we only suggest it for the battle-hardened!
For a simpler but still terrifying zombie-inspired look, check out this video from Kait Nichole. You’ll need some ice-blue contacts to complete the look, but if you get it right you’ll impress everyone at that Halloween party you’re going to.
And if all that looks like too much bother, just slap on some of our Get Glowing face mask before trick or treaters arrive. Ghostly and nourishing. Win-win!
As well as make-up tutorials, you’ll find plenty of advice on YouTube to inspire you and your kids to celebrate the holiday. Bake something delicious for trick-or-treaters or make some kid-friendly crafts. Once that’s all done, why not treat yourself to a DIY at-home spa night?
How best to remove face paint with natural cosmetics
It’s important that you remove every little bit of the face paint and any regular make-up that you’ll be wearing to go with your costume. To make sure there are no blemishes or skin damage we would recommend only using natural cosmetics were possible when beginning the approval process. To get rid of the majority of the paint in one quick and easy step, use the Luminosity wash-off exfoliator. Made using pineapple and seaweed enzymes, the exfoliating mask will give dry skin new life – or dead skin, if you were a zombie!
To make sure your skin is thoroughly cleansed, use this Totally Balmy cleansing balm or this Cast Away face wash along with one of our Organic Muslin Facial Cloths. After cleansing, tone the skin using our refreshing Ritzy Spritzy. This is a great product to keep in your handbag to use throughout the day. It will freshen the face and prevent make-up, or in this case face paint, from becoming cakey.
Once you’ve removed your face paint from every nook and cranny of your face, you’ll need to give your skin extra care to keep it looking and feeling great.
- Moisturise using the best-selling My Little Hero serum. This will deeply nourish the skin and lock in all the hydration it needs.
- On top of that, apply our brand new Balancing Act moisturiser. This is ideal for use after make-up as it balances out dry and oily areas the make-up products have left behind.
- Lipsticks can leave the skin on your lips dry and chapped, so don’t forget to treat them using our Balmelicious lip balm.
Once you’ve got that out of the way, your skin can breathe properly again! While all things scary and dead are in vogue for Halloween, dead damaged skin isn’t a look you want in the days afterwards!
If you really wanted to spoil yourself you could always give your skin the ultimate cleanse with a seaweed bath. Go on, you deserve it after all that socialising!