The witchy, look is going to be big this fall. Whether it’s the smoldering retro, look modeled by Kim Novak in Bell, Book, and Candle or a modern take on 90’s gothic, sported in AHS Coven. Don’t worry, though; you don’t have to be the next supreme to make it work! Read on for some hints and tips.
Of course, you are going to need a good base, before you start to work any of the darker colors onto your face. That’s why it’s essential to cleanse, tone and moisturize.
Then let you face dry and apply a makeup primer or foundation. The real trick of getting perfect long-wear makeup is to set each, individual layer with pressed powder before you go on to the next. Then you will have a solid foundation on which to build your look.
Depending on how gothic you want to go, you can use a foundation that is a shade lighter than your normal color for a really witchy look.
One fo the most important features of this look is a strong eyebrow. Both Jessica Lange and Kim Novak rock this look with their blond hair and perfectly made up faces. It’s not about looking like a Halloween costume, though. It’s more about that old school Hollywood starlet glamor, with a little bit of sex kitten smolder thrown in.
To get the perfect brown use a pencil to define the outer edges. Then fill in with a powder. Don’t be afraid to go a little darker than your true color as this will help to add drama and definition. Don’t forget that you are looking for a high arch here to make your eyes mesmerizing.
Now onto the eyes. If you think that witches are all about heavy eye makeup, then you barking up the wrong tree here. This look is all about getting that sexy hooded eye with plenty of eyeliner and false lashes.
The use of eye shadow is essential in getting this look right. You need to pick a dark matte color like the gray-black in the lorac pro palette to work into the crease of your eyes. This creates a sense of depth and frames the eyes, making them your most prominent feature.
Then use a lighter natural color on the lid, but only cover the last ¾ of the lid working from the inside of the out. Then you can pick a metallic color to highlight the top and bottom if the inside of the eye. Try to pick a light color which will make your eyes sparkle in the moonlight.
The finish with a sweep of ‘cat’s eye’ liner and some false lashes for a sultry vintage vibe.
Lastly, finish the look off by getting your lipstick right. Depending on the time of day you can go for a natural rose shade, a bolder red or even a 90’s gothic magenta.
Exfoliate your lips with a dry toothbrush before you apply your lipstick. Line with a translucent pencil which will work with any color. Then fill in with your chosen shade and cover with a protective coat, which will ensure a long lasting wear. Then you have your look, perfect for getting up to all sorts of tricks and treats this fall!