You don’t always need fake blood, green powder or colored contacts to make an impact at Halloween. If you’re seeking inspiration for an alter-ego, we might be able to help with the simplest make-up tricks to give your outfit an edge.
Lips like the Red Queen
The original Red Queen from Lewis Caroll’s Through the Looking Glass was colorless, but in Tim Burton’s larger-than-life version of the fairytale classic, Helena Bonham Carter’s head is disproportionate to her body and her lips are shaped like a heart. It’s also a look you may have seen on Lady Gaga before, another strong and surreal female character.
To imitate it, apply a serum foundation to the face and lips, blending and blending with a brush until you can see them no more. The bareMinerals version will make this easy as it glides over the skin. Use a precision lip liner instead of a lipstick to create a heart and fill it in – this will ensure the color doesn’t bleed.