Creating a Maleficent Costume Look
Disney has done it again! This time the good folks at Disney have reintroduced to the masses one of the most evil villains in storybook history--Maleficent! Maleficent is a very dark, evil and bitter fairy that is filled with a spirit of vengeance that nearly consumes her--and she's ready to take out her anger on whomever she deems necessary--even an innocent baby named Aurora. If you want to learn a few simple makeup techniques that will help you to get that perfectly sinister Maleficent look, you've come to the right place. Follow our simple step-by-step instructions to achieve a truly dark and sinister look that is perfect for Maleficent or any other female villainess you want to make your own this Halloween!
Follow These Steps to Create this Look
Step One: Begin your makeup application with a clean and dry face. Apply a light moisturizer if desired. Using a damp sponge applicator, apply a pale color of foundation to the entire face. Use a color that is a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone. The Maleficent look is primarily comprised of paler skin and deep and dramatic tones on the eyes and lips so don't be worried if your skin looks a little washed out after this initial step. Our model is wearing Celebre Foundation in Extra Fair. (#DD396)
Step Two: Powdering your foundation with a good setting powder is an important step that you will need to do next. This will help set your foundation so it lasts longer and keeps any shine from your face under control. Using a small amount of powder placed in the palm of your hand and a fluffy brush, lightly dust your face with the powder. You can use a big powder puff instead of a brush if that is your preference. Gently brush off any excess powder if necessary. Our model is wearing Mehron Colorset Powder. (#DD321)
Step Three: The Maleficent look has very bold and smoky eye makeup palette. This dramatic eye look is an important part of creating a dark, evil and sinister character. The eye shadows we have used for our Maleficent look are E.Y.E. creams (#DD107) by Mehron. We have used both purple and black. Begin your eye shadow with the purple color and a blending brush. Blend the purple color in the crease and along the lash line. Line under the lower lashes with the purple color as well. Build the purple color upward and outward from the eyelid for a dramatic flair. Once the purple color is blended in to your liking, deepen the shadow along the crease and the outer corner of the eye with the black E.Y.E. cream color. Blend all the colors in very well with a brush.
Step Four: Line the upper eyelids with a black eye pencil. We have used a Jumbo pro pencil by Mehron that goes on incredibly smoothly and blends in very easily. (#DD280) Extend the liner a little bit past the corner of the eye; this will create a very dramatic look that is perfect for Maleficent.
Step Five: Apply some feathery false eyelashes to complete your eye makeup. Apply a thin line of eyelash glue to the edge of the lash, allowing it to set up for several seconds before attempting to apply the lash. Using your finger or tweezers if you prefer, apply the lash carefully right along your lash line and hold it in place for a few seconds until it begins to adhere. Apply the second eyelash in the same manner.
Step Six: Maleficent has some pretty epic cheekbones. To recreate the look of a very high cheekbone with makeup alone, the secret is to contour the area just below the cheekbone with a dark color. This will create the illusion of a higher, more dramatic cheekbone. We have used Mehron's cheek color in Bronze (#DD145) to contour the area below the cheekbone and make it appear to recede. Apply the color with your fingers or with a damp sponge applicator and then blend this in very well. Apply more setting powder to set the makeup.
Step Seven: Using a lip brush or your finger, apply a deep red color to the lips. We have used Mehron Lip rouge in Ebony Red (#DD339) to give our Maleficent a very dark and dramatic lip color. Doesn't she look amazing?
Now it's time to put on your favorite Maleficent costume look. Halloween Express has several different Maleficent costume choices for you to choose from that range from slightly sexy to more authentic to the movie character. Our Maleficent is wearing the Maleficent Costume (#UADP85063) with some very sexy clear fairy shoes with black ribbon ties. (#HA13)
Maleficent. She's vengeful. She's a little bit angry. She's truly the embodiment of evil! She's downright scary!! Now she can also be at your next Halloween party! Don't miss out on recreating one of the greatest villains ever found in Disney history. Maleficent truly is magnificent!