Inspiration
Halloween look 2013 September 3, 2013

This year’s Halloween looks won’t be bloody and terrifying but more fantastic and spectacular.

Inspiration Halloween 2013
Inspiration Halloween 2013

I wanted to create two fantastic yet universal looks as a counter-balance, beautiful and strange at the same time.

Halloween look 2013

September 3, 2013

This year’s Halloween looks won’t be bloody and terrifying but more fantastic and spectacular.

I wanted to create two fantastic yet universal looks as a counter-balance, beautiful and strange at the same time.

MAKE UP FOR EVER has created 2 looks, one for pros & one for you. Let’s interview our makeup artist Mylène Ruaux who designed these looks.

Mylène, tell us how you found the inspiration for the halloween looks

Halloween is often represented as a bloody, terrifying time - people wear vampire and zombie costumes to go to Halloween Parties. It sounds and is pretty morbid!

I wanted to create two fantastic yet universal looks as a counter-balance, beautiful and strange at the same time. Always inspired by Tim Burton and his strange characters, I listened to Helloween and Iron Maiden songs to further fuel my mind as I was drawing the new looks. Two songs were particularly inspiring: “Sun for the world” and “Open your life.” That’s how I was driven to create a skull look for pros and a doll look for amateurs.

Why Did You Design The Skull Look Only For Pros?

The Skull is a universal symbol; it’s asexual so it’s the perfect look for men and women. But it’s also very technical because you play with colors, shadows and textures. It’s a good challenge for pros all around the world. 

And The Doll Look, Where Did That Come From?

The Doll Look comes from Tim Burton’s world. I love his characters, their rounded eyes, their waxy complexions, their bony faces and crazy hair. I wanted to create an enchanting character, something newer than the traditional vampire and also very easy to reproduce for non-pros - the aim of the Doll Look was to revisit the classic doll yet give worrying impact to eyes and mouth.

Tell Us How You Created These Looks

I start by drawing. That’s always step one. I draw facial contours, and then color with pencil and crayon to add shadows and lights. For the Skull I chose my products that would stay as close as possible to reality yet still exaggerate the look to recreate a real empty Skull.

The steps to create the Doll Look are the same except that it had to be easy to reproduce.

Don’t hesitate to interpret the Skull and Doll Looks any way that feels right for you, whether you are a pro makeup artist or not. And have a great October 31st. Trick or treat!

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