Halloween Makeup: Twinkling Fairy

Learn how to recreate this Tinker Bell fairy makeup look and win prettiest costume this Halloween.

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Gregory Arlt, Director of Makeup Artistry at MAC Cosmetics:

Hello I'm Gregory Arlt, Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics. And the look I'm going to demonstrate is a Halloween makeup look of a character that most every 'lil girl wanted to be when she grew up, or at least I did: a fairy princess. It's all about glitter, all about shine, all about the bling. I've actually started with a foundation, which I recommend you to do at home.

So I'm starting with a light pink frosted shadow and I'm using this all over the entire eye from the brow to the lash line. And again this is a sort of beautiful metallic silver pink shadow. This look is very easy to get because it's a lot about a little burst of color. I'm taking a very bright pink blush with a fluffy brush and I'm just using just a little bit right in the crease of the eye just for a little burst of color. And just use the brush back and forth. So now I'm taking the same eye shadow that I used for the eyelids adding a 'lil bit to inner rims, the inner corners, because that makes the eyes really pop out nicely. And now we're going to finish the look with mascara - any color will do. I love using black, because I'm going to pop on some false lashes as well. Really work the mascara into the lashes so they separate nicely, so they're not too clumpy. So now I'm going to apply false lashes and I've used the adhesive that dries clear so that it's undetectable, because I'm not going to use any eyeliner with this look. So now that we have the lashes on, let's move down south for some blush.

I'm going to use the same color that I used on her eyes, right on the apple of her cheek using a nice big fluffy blush brush. And this just gets a nice burst of color as well. So take the brush and just connect it to the eye shadow.

So now I'm using a very bright frosted pink lipstick. And go crazy. You can even go brighter if you want, but I chose to go bright but a little on the sheer side so it's more like a stain. So now it's time to make the eyes really pop by adding some glitter. I love a little bit of glitter. So what I'm going to do first is apply a little bit of an adhesive all over the eyelid. This is actually a liquid adhesive that you can get at a beauty supplies or a Halloween shop. And then we're going to pop some glitter all over the lids on the same brush and really go all over the eyelids.

So now it's time to add some glitter to the lips. I'm using some really bright pink glitter on my lip brush and just pressing it right onto the lips. Now you can use chunkier glitter if you want, I chose to use a more subtle glitter so that it has shine on all the right places. So we have blown glitter all over her face to make her look fairy beautiful. So if you don't have someone to do this for you at home, what you can do is tilt your head back and sprinkle glitter all over your face.

So there are a multitude of things you can do with this Halloween makeup look. You can put on a curly wig and put flowers into it or put on wings and just be the biggest fairy you can ever be.

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by jessicaviolett Friday, May 31, 2013 at 06:55PM Report as inappropriate

This looks like it would be a lot of fun to create with all the glitter andshimmer.

by beautybody Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 11:39AM Report as inappropriate

Super fun and feminine!

by powerwoman033 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 08:22AM Report as inappropriate

Super pretty and very well done! I love this look!

by XxLexxyXx Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 05:23PM Report as inappropriate

I think I just found my makeup look for Halloween this year :)

by Adenamoon Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 07:07PM Report as inappropriate

i totally love this fairy look! i think im gonna do this in my next photoshoot

by Mssaralee18 Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 12:48PM Report as inappropriate

Very pretty! Definitely fun and girly.

by LipglossandSpandex Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 09:07PM Report as inappropriate

I love this! I'm going to tone it down a bit for every day.

by Bon_Bon Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 11:58PM Report as inappropriate

very pretty

by LittleBunny Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 01:46PM Report as inappropriate

this was SO cool! i love how he uses a blush for mutiple purposes, as a crease color and a blush. the eyeshadow look itself seems wearable.

by kenya Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 05:12PM Report as inappropriate

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