Halloween is just days away! But if you're still clueless over what costume you'll don, don't fret: A bold makeup look can eliminate the stress of pulling together clothes and accessories at the last minute. Here, we show you how to morph into the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Huntsman.
1. To channel Charlize Theron's version of the Evil Queen, silvery metallic eyes are key. "Unlike Disney's Evil Queen, who wears purple eye shadow and a mean red lip, this look is more about cool tones," says Keri Blair, M.A.C senior makeup artist.
Using silver, slate, and taupe shadows, Blair suggests creating a smoky eye that goes from the lashes to the brow.
2. In order to draw perfectly angled brows, start with a clean canvas. "Erase the tails of your natural arches by covering them with Glue Stick and pressing concealer and powder on top," says Blair.
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3. "Use an eye pencil to map out the brow shape you want, then fill the space in," says Blair. For added dimension and a more natural appearance, employ a combination of black and brown pencils. Refine lines and edges by applying foundation with a stiff brush where needed.
4. Sweep charcoal eye shadow along the lower lash line and out toward the end of the brow using a flat brush. Then, "if you want an extra dose of glamour, glue a really large pair of falsies to the upper lash line," says Blair. "Besides extending your own lashes, it also creates a menacing shadow under the eye."
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5. Disney's queen constantly asks if she's the fairest of them all, so it's no surprise she has ultra-pale skin! But Theron's queen gets a flush of color on her face, thanks to peachy taupe contouring powder. "The cheekbones are extremely sculpted and very angular," says Blair.
Blair recommends dabbing a similar taupe color on the lips. For a long-lasting look, she likes layering
M.A.C's Velvet Teddy lipstick shade over nude pencil.
Add dazzling drop-earrings and a high-collared costume like this one from Spirit Halloween, and you're ready to cast a spell on anyone you please.
ELLE associate fashion credits editor Natasha Clark as the Evil Queen. Photos by Stephanie Jones.Click Here to See More DIY Halloween Makeup!
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