Halloween How To Giraffe Makeup
1. Line the crease of your eye with a brown eye shadow. Using a pencil brush, draw a line of matte brown eye shadow along the crease of your eye starting from the inside corner. Try the Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow in “Bronze/Bronzite” from The Bronze Palette. When you get to the outside corner of your eye, draw a slight flick up toward your eyebrow to create a cat-eye effect.
2. Blend a burnt orange shadow into the crease of your eye. Apply the orange shadow (I used the Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow in “Hematite” from The Bronze Palette) over the crease of your eye with a fluffy eye shadow brush, and blend it into the brown line.
3. Add a gold shimmer pigment on top of your eyelid. Spray a small flat brush with setting spray, such as MAC Prep + Prime Fix + Spray, and then pat a little bit of metallic shimmer pigment (I used Mehron Metallic Powder in “Gold”) across your eyelid from your lash line up to the crease you made.
4. Line your bottom lashes for a smoky look. Use the same brown shadow and pencil brush from step one to line underneath your bottom lashes.
5. Line your eyes with black liquid liner in the shape of a cat-eye. Trace the liquid liner (I used BareMinerals Lash Domination Ink Liner) from the inside corner of your eye to the outside corner, and then continue to draw the cat-eye flick. Click here for tips on how to nail the perfect cat-eye.
6. Apply false lashes to really make your eyes pop. The lashes I used here are Huda Beauty Faux Mink Lashes in “Farah #12.”
7. Apply a nude lip color. Fill in your lips with a subtle shade that won’t distract from the rest of your makeup. I used Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in “Venus.”
8. Cut the edges of makeup sponges to create stamps for your giraffe spots. Cut triangular-shaped makeup sponges with scissor and make four different-sized shapes to create your spotted pattern.
9. Dip your sponges in a darker foundation or contour cream to create your spots. (I used L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow.) Carefully press it onto the side of your face and down your neck. Make sure to alternate sponges to create the pattern you want.
10. Set your foundation and highlight with gold shimmer on top. Use a fan brush to set the foundation (use a setting powder like Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder). Then, use the same brush to sprinkle on some gold shimmer; I used the same gold pigment from step three.