Glam Vampy Red Makeup Tutorial | Ashley Riley

October 16, 2015

Glam Vampy Red Makeup Tutorial

My idea for this look was to create something sultry and vampy while still remaining wearable.  This red lip with matching soft red eyes would go well pared with vampire teeth, green and yellow werewolf contacts, a devil's horn headband, witch's hat, or any other creative creature accessory you can come up with.  It is a great way to put together any last minute Halloween costume (15 days and counting!).

Within the next two weeks I will be posting several more Halloween inspired looks that are easy to pull off and accessorize.  Check out my previous post Vampy Ombre Lips to add even more glam to this look with a vampy, pigmented red-orange ombre lip in place of the bright red.

How I Got This Look

The Face

Starting with the basics: I moisturize my face with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and my under eye area with ELF Eye Illuminating Cream.  I prime my skin with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance and prime my under eye area with ELF Hydrating Under Eye Primer.  Using a Beauty Blender, I apply Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 29 to my entire face.  To highlight and conceal I use NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla in a V-shape beneath my eyes, in the middle of my forehead, down the bridge of my nose, on my chin, and on my eye lids.

To set everything I take the Real Techniques Setting Brush and place a mixture of the highlight shades Lucid and Lyric from the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette and place a generous amount over the areas that I highlighted with concealer.  I also add a generous amount to my jaw directly below my contour line.  I allow the extra powder to sit on my skin for a few minutes to "bake" before brushing off with a Morphe Brushes G23 Soft Fan Brush.

With the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush I take the contour shade Sombre from the Kat Von D palette and contour beneath my cheekbones, underneath my jaw bone, along the hairline on my forehead, down my temples, and alone the parallel sides of the bridge of my nose.  After blending I apply Make Up For Ever HD Blush in Cool Pink using the blush brush from the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set.  

Using the same fan brush as earlier, I then apply the first shade of pale white highlighter from the Carli Bybel by BH Cosmetics Palette to the tops of my cheekbones, my forehead just above my brows, and the bridge of my nose.

I shape my brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony, fill it in with the ABH Brow Powder in Medium Brown, and set it into place with the ABH Clear Brow Gel.

The Eyes

I have been using the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set for applying my eye makeup.  Using the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics palette I take the color Frisk, a matte warm grey, with a fluffy blending brush into the crease of my eye and start blending upward.  This is going to be our transition shade.

I then apply Cover, a matte red-brown, directly into my crease with a small tapered blending brush using windshield wiper motions.  I reapply this color a couple times to build the color, making sure it blends into my transition shade but stays directly within the crease.

Using a flat shadow brush I take the red-orange blush color from the Morphe Brushes 9B Blush Palette and press it onto the center of my eye lid and bring it down into my inner corner.  Once the color is as pigmented as I want it to be I go in with the shade Bitten by Makeup Geek, a matte deep maroon red, to increase the red color.   I then go back in with a crease brush and just make sure the crease and the outer V are just slightly blended enough that there are no harsh lines.

I use the color Primal, a matte brown, to define my outer corner.  I apply this directly to the outer third of my eye lid in the shape of a sideways "V" to smoke out the look ever so slightly.  I also add a little of the color Undone, a smokey matte brown, over top of where I placed Primal to darken the outer corner.

I take a small angled brush to draw on my eye liner using the NYX Gel Liner in Jet Black.  I get as close to the lash line as possible and press down on the lid to create a black line.  I wing this out when I reach the outer corner of my eye.

I then use the color Skimp, a pale nude satin, to highlight the inner tear duct with a fluffy blending brush, and a small flat shadow brush to highlight my brow bone just below my eyebrow.

Finally, I take the color Cover again and glide it below my bottom lash line using a small eye defining brush, making sure to blend into the outer corner of my eye to give the entire look a rounded appearance.  To add some dimension and soften any harshness I go over this color with our original transition color, Frisk.

To finish I curl my lashes and apply mascara using Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash.  Using the Vegas Nay by Eylure Lash Glue I apply the Vegas Nay by Eylure lashes in Easy Elegance.

The Lips

I wanted the lips to stand out in this look just as much as the eyes.  I line my lips using Femme Fatale Lip Pencil by Essence Cosmetics.  I fill in the rest of my lips with NARS Velvet Matte Lip pencil in Cruella.  Finally, I layer Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bachelorette over everything.

I set the entire look with Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray.

Let Me Know!

Do you have any plans to be a Dracula, vampire, werewolf, or creature of the night for Halloween this year?  Are you planning on any special makeup purchases to create your look?

Products Used 

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream
Essence Cosmetics Lip Liner Pencil Femme Fatale
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Bachelorette
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray

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