Hey everyone! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a week, its been a very hectic time for me. But I’m back with something very different! As you may or may not know, I absolutely love makeup and creating unique looks for every occasion! Especially during Halloween, I love pairing my costumes with eye catching makeup. I wasn’t sure what to do for a costume this year, so I decided to start playing around with some makeup looks I’v never tried before. I normally like to go slightly scary or spooky with my costumes, since creating those kinds of looks are more fun for me than creating anything super sweet or bright. I do enjoy stepping out of the box and throwing in some color here and there, but mostly I love the dark, smokey looks. I posted this look on my Insta story a few days back, so some of you might have seen this. So without further ado, here is my glam werewolf look! I go step by step with how to create this, so if you try it out, tag me on Instagram @sageoliviablog or comment down below so I can see it!!
Start With A Strong Base
I always start of looks like these with a clean face. We will be adding multiple layers of makeup, so having any previous products on your skin or eyes is a no no. As you can probably tell, I’ve been struggling with some breakouts along my chin and a bit on my cheeks. But hey, if you are too, keep on smiling because you’re gonna kill this look anyways! The very first product I’m going to apply is the Laura Mercier skin primer (oil free). I started using this before Europe this summer and it’s been a life saver. I can tell especially my concealer works a lot better with this primer underneath it.
Conceal the Under Eyes and Any Blemishes
Before I begin, I put my hair up so it’s out of my face and I don’t have to worry about anything getting in the way. The first actual makeup product I’m going to apply is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Concealer. I’ve been using this for a while and I’ve been pretty pleased with it, although I’d still like to experiment with other concealers on the market. I put some of this under my eyes and a bit over my blemishes and scars. Lately I’ve been using an angled concealer brush from Morphe and I’ve been loving it. I normally use my beauty blender but the brush is actually a lot quicker.
Prime Those Eyes
The next step I like to do is prepare my lids for eyeshadow. It’s actually a super important step to take, especially if you want your makeup to stay on all day or all night. Since this is specifically for Halloween, we want our eyeshadow to stay on through any event you’re attending. I’ve used the Original Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer for years now and continue to love it. I know they have a bunch of different versions but the original has just always worked so well for me.
Alright now I’m going to move onto skin. Any foundation will work for this look, but I’m going to use my normal tinted moisturizer (oil free) from Laura Mercier. The goal for this look is to be quite “tan” or to use colors similar to a wolf’s fur, so my shade of tinted moisturizer seemed to work pretty well. I put about half a dime’s size on my beauty blender (yes I know it needs a cleaning) and if an area needs more coverage, I’ll do another coat there.
Once you look like a true maniac, blend that ish in! Don’t forget to blend down your neck so you don’t get that dreaded line down the jaw.
Matte-ify Your Life!
To finish up this little skin routine, I’ll set everything in place with my Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. I’ve been using this for seriously so long, I definitely swear by it! If you’re looking for a good setting powder, I’d definitely recommend this one. It comes with a good amount of product and makes your skin look so flawless. The tinted moisturizer leaves your skin looking quite wet, so for me setting it with this powder is an essential step. By the way, I use a big fluffy brush from Sephora and pat the product along my skin. I try my best to avoid any dragging or pulling along my skin, since it’s pretty sensitive.
This look has A LOT of contouring going on, so prepare yourself to use multiple products for this one step. I started off with one of my lighter bronzers from Laura Mercier on a fluffy contouring brush from Morphe. I contoured in the normal areas: down the check to create a more pronounced cheekbone, up my temples, and on the sides of my forehead. I also took this a step further and really accentuated my jawline all the way around. It just added to the look and you can definitely choose to not place it there. I then went in with the darker (more brown toned) Hoola bronzer. I took a real techniques brush and really focused this near my hair line so it would create a nice gradient with the first bronzer. For a little extra dark color, I also took this brush in a grey eyeshadow from the Naked Smokey Palette and applied in the same spot, but that is completely optional. This really darkened up the look and made it more “wolf-esque.” I was going for a straight out of the woods and dirt vibe, and I think this combination achieved that.
Now is the time to get into some crazy makeup details. I don’t do my eyebrows on a day to day basis, but for special occasions I will do them. I filled them in normally with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, trying my best to make them look fluffy and full like a wolf’s fur. Now this next step is something everyone avoids when doing their eyebrows: when creating the tail I winged it out a bit, almost like winged eyeliner. I brought it out as far as possible without it looking too wild. I think it’s a pretty cool effect for werewolf makeup! I think if I were to do this look again I might go with a slightly darker color and maybe use an eyeshadow so I can have more control with the winged effect.
Make Those Eyes POP!
My favorite part, yes! The eyes. I really love eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara so this is the point I really went all out. I started out with a fluffy blending brush from Sephora and went into the shade Nude from the Naked Ultimate Basics palette. I used this as a base and placed it all over the lid.
Secondly, I took the shade Extra Bitter on a crease blending brush from Morphe and ran it all across my crease, focusing on the outer corner. This shade can get heavy super quickly so I started off very light and built up if I felt it needed more. I brought it out further than I normally would since the eyebrow is a lot longer. It gives a more intense look. This is seriously the perfect fall shade and a good choice for this wolfy look.
Next, to darken up the look and bring in that brown fur color, I took the shade Cyprus Umber from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette and placed it along my outer V. Make sure to blend this shade well with that auburn shade. Go through with a clean blending brush between shades to make sure it creates a seamless gradient. Again, I brought out this brown shade further than I would normally so it meets the length of the brow.
To brighten up the look and make it pop a bit, its time to put some colors directly on the lid. Again, from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette, I took Tempera first and with my finger swiped it along my lid so it merged with Cyprus Umber. I then put Vermeer on top of Tempera to add a little bit of shimmer. Any shimmery shade will do for this part. I had to go back a bit with the brush I used for Cyprus Umber to blend the shimmery shade and the brown.
This little detail will really make your look turn out quite professional. I took Extra Bitter and ran it along my lower lash line, bringing it down a little more than I normally would. I also took Cyprus Umber and did the same thing, focusing both on the outer edge of the bottom lid.
Now comes the tricky part, but I believe in you guys to try it out! Winged liner. It took me years to be able to master a good winged liner, but I think I can create them pretty confidently now without mistake. I use the Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner from Stila. I normally will do a slight winged liner either with brown or black liquid eyeliner. During fall and winter, I use black. For this look, I created an extreme winged liner, bringing it out so it would almost connect with the extended brow. I also don’t normally place it along my entire top lid; I will stop halfway. But for this werewolf look, I brought it all the way to my inner corner and created and extra little triangle to give that wolf-like effect.
To make the eyes look extra big, I lined my waterline with a white eyeliner from NYX.
And to finish off this spooky eye look, I coated my lashes a couple times with the Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara.
Creating a Wolfy Nose
Now here’s the unique part of this look. Creating a little wolf nose. I know a lot of people like to contour their nose, but I actually have never tried it. So for this, I took a couple shades out of the Ultimate Basics palette and drew a couple lines down along my nose from the inner section of my eyes. Specifically, I mixed the shades Tempted and Faith with a small detail brush from Morphe.
I then simply took two brown shades from the same palette, Faith and Lockout, to create a little nose. I did not bring it down towards my nostrils, and kept it strictly at the tip and down the sides just a tad. I focused the darker shade Lockout more towards the bottom of my nose and used Faith to bring it up towards the bridge of the nose. I hope that made sense! This basically just gave a little more dimension, but feel free to use one brown shade if you like!
Darken Those Lips!
For the lips, I wanted to go with a darker shade that would perfectly match the lids. I actually just got this matte shade from the Tarteist line, and at first I wasn’t sure how to feel about it. But I think it really went well with this look, so I’m glad I kept it! It doesn’t dry very fast, which is surprising for a matte shade, so make sure you don’t have it on your teeth if you want to try out the line! I over lined my lips just a bit and accentuated the natural shape of them.
Flash That Highlighter All Night!
The very last step, we made it fam! I know this was a long post, but thank you for sticking through if you made it this far! Lastly, I took the Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter and place it on my upper cheek area and along the bridge of my nose. I have a full post about the highlighter here if you want to know more about it. It is essential to place highlighter along the entire bridge of your nose to really make those nose effects pop. I also put a bit under the arch of my eyebrow.
So that’s it!!! Here are some final photos to show you guys how the look turned out. I really love it actually and if I end up being a werewolf for Halloween, I’d love to make my hair super full and get a little pair of wolf ears. Comment down below if you know a good place to get some wolf ears! Also let me know if you have any questions about the products or brushes I used. Most of the brushes here from Morphe are extremely cheap, so definitely check out the site! Also, random thought, if you guys would rather see these kinds of posts in video form, I could do that as well. I realize this was a very long post, and I’d love to work on my video/editing skills! Alright, thanks for sticking around guys, talk to you soon!
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