Halloween, popular on a par with Christmas, has been celebrated by millions of people around the world since the first century.  Some believe that this is a time of superstition and evil spirits that go out to have fun on the night of October 31 to November 1.  Others call this holiday All Saints Day, which Christians celebrate on November 1.  Anyway, Halloween is a widely celebrated date.  Costume parties with empty-headed pumpkins and a ton of candy are permanent attributes of the celebration.  But the image will not be complete if there is no worthy impressive visage at the holiday, for example, pumpkins with painted faces.

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Halloween is the story of the holiday.

 Halloween was invented by the Celtic peoples.  The Celts believed that at this time the souls of the departed came to visit the living.  And in order for the spirits to patronize the fertile harvest, they were presented with gifts and treats.  From Celtic folklore came «Jack’s Lantern» – an empty pumpkin, with slits for the eyes and lips.  It was a farmer who tried to deceive God and the devil.  For which he was thrown into purgatory.  In order not to walk in the pitch darkness, he made a lantern from a pumpkin, carved a portrait of a deceased relative on it and inserted a coal.

 A costume party is a great occasion to try on an extraordinary look.  Eccentricity, insanity, fear are the main emotions that your face art should evoke from others.  On the eve of All Saints’ Day, I want to play a little naughty.  Do not be shy about your feelings, more boldly realize your violent fantasy.  Popular Halloween makeup ideas: witches, vampires, black cats, bats, spiders, ghosts, and of course pumpkin faces with paint.

Popular Halloween makeup ideas

Witch

 The black shadow of a woman flying on a broomstick against the background of a lunar disk is a symbol of the holiday.  The witch’s power of the witch on the night of November 1 increases many times.  Goddess Mother – Earth is the prototype of a witch in a pointed hat.  She personified the change of seasons.  Halloween witch makeup can be done in different techniques.  One thing remains unchanged – black eyeshadow and lipstick, green face and body makeup.

Black kitty

 During the witch hunt, black cats were especially hated and persecuted.  After all, they were considered the living embodiment of insidious demons.  «Cat» make up very elegant and sexy, light makeup for Halloween.  A distinctive feature is the beautifully drawn «cat» eyes.

A dead bride

 A romantic, but at the same time frightening image!  As a basis, you can take the image of the main character from the cartoon of the same name, or let your imagination run wild.

Bat

 In the Middle Ages, it was believed that the bat brings misfortune, serves as a source of dark forces, is a symbol of death.  To portray such a character, face painting paints and the ability to draw are necessary here.  You can apply a small silhouette to the cheek using a stencil and black paint, or you can create a large mask made using the complex face art technique.

 Skeleton

 One of the most popular looks!  The demand for this makeup is explained by the variety of ideas, as well as the ease of its implementation.  You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to paint a skeleton on your face.  The main condition is the symmetry of the execution.  You can make it easier for yourself and decorate That half of the face.

Bringing

 At night, deceased ancestors leave the graves and walk among living people.  Such who you want will scare half to death.  And if you also decorate your face with a death mask and dress up in a hoodie, then the «wow-effect» at the party is guaranteed to you.  Death tones are gray, ash, black, brown, white.

 Jack’s Lantern

 One of the most recognizable images and very easy to draw.  In order to create a pumpkin face paint, you only need two colors of paints – orange and black.

The subtleties of creating images.

 «Brains», «blood», «bullet-pierced heads» do not look very aesthetically pleasing.  Halloween makeup can and should be pretty.  This is achieved with the help of a well-thought-out image and moderate face art.

The history of the appearance of makeup.

 The history of makeup is rooted in the distant past.  It is believed that earlier it was used for ritual ceremonies and folk games.  Subsequently, special paints began to be applied to the face during theatrical performances.  The actors used them not to look more beautiful, but to create a bright «mask» that the audience would see even at a great distance.  The compositions were made from lead white and other toxic components that adversely affect human skin.

 Historians cannot name the exact date of the appearance of makeup, but they are more inclined to the 6th century BC.  Professional tools appeared much later – in the 1890s.  They were dense and suited for heavy makeup.  Leading experts worked on the manufacture of cosmetics, trying to develop light textures that do not have a negative effect on the cover.  Due to the high cost, not everyone could afford to buy at least one palette.  In the 21st century, the production of these products has reached a new level.  Today, blends are created using innovative technologies and environmentally friendly ingredients.

Face painting

 Face painting is a relatively new cosmetic product that is a water-based paint that allows you to create drawings both on the skin of the face and all over the body.

 At events, photo shoots and various exhibitions, using face painting, it is easy to create the most unusual image or a pattern that complements it.  Water-based paints, when applied to the skin of the face and body, can radically change the appearance.

 Since face painting is made on the basis of water, it is easy to apply and wash off.  The interaction time of face painting pigments with the skin after application can be quite long, so you need to use only high-quality special paints that do not clog pores, are not toxic and do not pose any harm to health.  In addition, face painting dries quickly when applied to the skin, due to this it does not spread.  The product lasts a long enough period of time and does not dry out the skin.

How is face painting applied to the skin?

            The face painting technique combines the art of painting with watercolors and the knowledge of the basics of applying makeup.  In order to apply face painting to the skin, you should use additional tools – different types of sponges, a set of brushes with natural bristles.

 Face painting can be applied in one or more layers if you need to create smooth transitions between shades or colors.  The product can be used both as an independent element of face and body decor, and in combination with other decorative elements to create a more effective image.

Types of face painting

 Face painting, being a cosmetic product, allows you to create a pattern on the skin thanks to the properties necessary for painting on the body.  The product, depending on the consistency, can be:

  • Compact, which is available in special palettes of several colors or in individual packages and requires dilution with water before use;
  • Liquid, which is placed in vials and is already completely ready for use, but first you need to shake it thoroughly;
  • Creamy in tubes, which holds its shape on the hands and is convenient when applied to large areas of the body;
  • Liquid designed for airbrush only.

The technique of applying face painting to the skin

 The technique of applying face painting is similar to painting with watercolors.  But due to the peculiarities of the composition of the paints, when drawing on the skin, you should be extremely careful.  Since face painting dries quickly, blemishes should not be allowed, otherwise all makeup will have to be washed off and the process of applying the pattern from the beginning, so it is better to draw a previously thought out sketch on the skin without haste.

 First you need to apply the base color paint in an even layer using a sponge.  Face painting should be applied in gentle circular motions, as long straight motions will create sloppy strokes that will become visible after drying.

 When performing face make-up with face painting, the main tone must be applied in stages from the hairline to the chin, while the areas around the mouth, eyes and nasolabial folds are carefully worked out.  It is important to remember that the area around the eyes, which is very delicate in structure, is best painted with a wide and soft brush, keeping it at a right angle.  If necessary, you can also make up the eyebrows, making them as invisible as possible.  If the eyebrows need to be highlighted, then use a pencil to draw the desired shape.  After that, face painting is applied to the cheeks, then to the mouth and chin.

 You need to impose a tone on the neck so that there are no sharp transitions between shades.  Then you can move on to creating the future pattern.  The brush should be held perpendicular to the face.  The rules for drawing lines are simple: to get a wide line, you need to draw a strip by placing a brush on the skin and slightly pressing on it, and to get a thin line or point, you need to work with the tip.

 In order for the pattern to hold out on the skin for a longer period, it is fixed with a fixative, which is sprayed at a distance of about 30 cm. It covers the skin with a thin film that holds the face painting and does not allow moisture to affect the pattern.