Halloween is a bit of a palaver – and not unlike New Year’s Eve, there’s always so much pressure around outfits and make-up.
If you don’t want to be a spoilsport but you also don’t want to spend hours in front of the mirror attempting to create a professional looking zombie, then this simple lip look is perfect for you.
And if you need more Halloween inspiration, check out Heidi Klum’s best fancy dress, our guide to the best bargain Halloween costumes and the ones you can magic up for free. Plus this nailart is seriously impressive.
Don’t forget to submit your photos of your Halloween costumes and make-up looks in the form at the bottom of this article.
What we used:
- Kiko Matte Muse Lipstick in red, £6.90
- Clarins Lipliner Pencil in Nude Mocha, £17, House of Fraser
- Maybelline Satin Master Ink eyeliner, £4.99, Boots
- Autograph Twist-Up Lip Colour in Plum, £10, M&S
- Squeezy tube of fake blood
Your step-by-step guide to spooky Halloween lips
STEP 1: Line your lips, going a little over your natural line to create the illusion of a more shapely silhouette.
STEP 2: Drag the liner upwards to create vertical lines along your lips. This will create a shadow beneath the lipstick, making them look fuller.
STEP 3: Fill in your lips with the glossy plum shade. Make sure you bring the lipstick right up to your lipliner and blend it in – otherwise you’ll be left with a different coloured edge.
STEP 4: To make it look like there’s a cut, mix together some black liquid eyeliner and a liquid red lipstick. Use the eyeliner applicator to draw a thin line at one side of your lips. The black and red should mix nicely together to create the look of an actual cut.
STEP 5: Take your tube of fake blood and apply a little bit onto your newly-drawn cut line. Let it drip down onto your lip.
STEP 6: Add a little bit more fake blood, and allow it to fall onto your chin. The more blood you use, the bigger the drip will be.
And voila, a Halloween look ANYONE can master.
Now don’t forget to carve that pumpkin!