Fashion Magazine: Elsa-Inspired Halloween Makeup

Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel Challenge 103

I decided to channel Elsa from Frozen this year for Halloween. This tutorial is an easy makeup and hairstyle that definitely completes any Elsa costume!

To achieve maximum volume for hair, first curl and pin the whole head to set while applying makeup. Tip: make sure to backcomb the front sections before curling and pinning. Next move on to makeup. I recommend starting with eyes in case there is any fallout from the dark shadows. This will avoid a messy clean-up situation. Since the main goal of any Halloween makeup is staying power, first apply Urban Decay's “Primer Potion”on the eyelids. Next use a shimmery cream shadow all over the lid up to the brow bone. Pick a bright purple shade and pat on all over the lid and lightly sweep into the crease. Then take a bright pink shade and blend out in the crease. If needed, clean up the shape of your eyeshadow with a Q-tip to have a more defined look. Next, line the eyes with black liner and apply your fave strip lashes to really make the eyes pop. If you have had any eye-shadow fallout, clean up with makeup remover before you start your foundation. After foundation, set with powder and apply a bright pink blush to the cheeks. Follow with a soft pink lipstick. Lastly, I recommend setting with Urban Decay’s “all nighter” setting spray.

Now onto hair! Take all of your pinned curls down and comb out your hair. Add a bit of extra back combing to the top and then smooth into your desired shape. Next use two or three bobby pins to secure at the back of the head. Then take all of the remainder loose hair and pull to one side. Braid the hair in a regular braid and secure with a clear elastic. To make your braid extra thick, gently pull it apart. Lastly, spray hair with a long-lasting hair spray and pin any stray hairs. Optional: take this look up a notch and pin little crystal snowflakes throughout the braid for the full “Elsa” hairstyle.

Happy Halloween!

Products Used: Makeup - Laura Mercier “Oil Free Primer”, Laura Mercier “Silk Creme Oil Free” Foundation, NARS “Radiant Creamy” Concealer, Laura Mercier “Translucent” Setting Powder, Urban Decay “Primer Potion”, Shu Uemura “G White” Cream Shadow, NARS Eye Duo “Jolie Poupée” Eye Duo, MAC Eyeshadow “Passionate”, Bobbi Brown Gel Liner, Duo Lash Glue, Shu Uemura Lash Curler, Shu Uemura Eyelashes “Slant Black”, Laura Mercier Blush “Lotus Pink”, Laura Mercier Lip Pencil “Baby Lips”, Laura Mercier Lip Glace “Baby Doll”, Urban Decay "All Nighter" Setting Spray. Hair - Clips, (for setting hair), Garnier “Big Volume” Hairspray, BaByliss Nano Titanium 1 1/4 inch Curling Iron, Clear Hair Elastic Bands, Bobby Pins. 

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Credits: Photo - Julie Bajic / Makeup + Hair - Katie Elwood

Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.