Halloween costumes are only complete after a nice face makeup. In this post specifically, I will list a few ideas for vampire makeup that will make people see you as an intimidating and powerful creature.
The nicest aspect of Halloween for me is the possibility of being socially permitted to live in a fantasy world for some time. You can make your home look like a creepy crypt with creative Halloween decor, or go to the streets dressed up as anything you want, incorporating that character’s personality and not being embarrassed of it.
So, are you ready to channel your inner immortal lady of darkness?
Essentials of Vampire Makeup
The vampire makeup palette is dark. Purple, black, and red are the primary colors and a person can do a lot with it, from the blood effect to the living-dead dark circles around the eyes.
There are some basic elements to create a believable vampire makeup. Following the mainstream pop cultures from the occident revolving around these creatures of the night, a vampire makeup consists of:
- pale skin: Vampires are often depicted with very pale or even ashen skin. This is typically attributed to their lack of exposure to sunlight, as they are often believed to burn when touched by the sun. Fortunately, fiction is also finally portraying black vampires as well (Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and True Blood are some examples of TV shows with vampires who have brown or black skin) – as a brown woman who loves vampire myths, this makes me happy.
- Sharp fangs. It is possible to make vampire makeup nice and credible without fangs, but if you want more realistic makeup, I would invest in a nice one.
- Red or glowing eyes: You can create this effect in two different manners: One is by using nice red or white contact lenses. But if you are not comfortable with it, super shady red-eye makeup will do the trick.
- Blood and vein effects.
- Black eyeliner and big lashes also highlight the eye’s expression.
Vampire makeup ideas for ideas for Halloween
All make-up ideas below are easy and will evoke a vamp vibe for Halloween. I didn’t post anything too creepy or fake, but simple vampire makeup ideas to make you achieve a classic elegant, and intimidating vampire look. The color palette for vampire makeup is the same: black, red, and sometimes silver and purple.
If you are comfortable with wearing contact lenses, red lenses are one of the coolest ways to make your vampire look realistic. Eylines and big lashes highlight the red eyes, giving these ladies a scary yet exquisite look.
Deep dark Red shadowy eye is an option that can replace the lenses and create a dramatic and mysterious eye makeup look.
Less dramatic red eyeshadow with cute bats.
Vampire makeup ideas for the eyes
Red shadowy eyes with bat wings are a more creative and still easy alternative for your vampire makeup.
The Vampire Diaries vibes, these little veins around the eyes are for the slightest creepy mood on your vampy makeup
Vampire makeup with fangs
Vampire fangs are the whole identity of the thing, right? You can shop fake fangs on Etsy here.
Little veins with fangs are for those who want simple makeup but with that creepy factor.
Basic eyeliner and fangs look stunning with red lips.
Do you want to look like a very evil vampire? All black makup, tons of eyliner and fangs. Effortlessly dangerous vampire vibes.
All Black Makeup
All black makeup, with big lashes, black eye makeup, and black lipstick.
Easy Blood Effect
Classy and easy vampire makeup
Red lips and eyeliner are enough for a vampire mood. With the right clothing and accessories, you will easily achieve a vampire aesthetic without doing much more.
Not a fan of eyeliners? Dark shadowy eyes, made with a reddish shadow under the eyes is a nice option for a phantasmagoric vintage vampire look.
Vampire makeup tutorials
Ready to do it-yourself vampire makeup? So below I share some of my favorite tutorials created by extremely talented artists (and vampires, who knows!)from Instagram!