When your costume bombs your face doesn’t have to – all thanks to makeup, of course.
I’ve been wanting to try this doll face for Halloween for quite some time and so here it is! It took some time but it was well worth it, I think. It’s super cute and fun – perfect for Halloween. Below are step-by-step instructions with photos!
Step 1 | Fresh face
This may be stating the obvious, but begin with a fresh face, ladies! I used Mac Pro Longwear Concealer and Mac Studio Fix Pressed Powder. No eyebrows or contouring – yet (don’t worry, I do so later on).
Step 2 | Shadow & liner
Here, I used Mac Paintpot in Groundwork as a primer – I love it for a dense, smoky eye. I used Mac Eye Shadow in Carbon – it’s highly pigmented but can get messy, if this happens don’t worry, just wipe any mess/excess with a makeup wipe! Next, I lined my top lid with Marcelle Dip-Pen Liquid Eyeliner. Wing it out, ladies!
Step 3 | White liner
Now for the doll eye – this step is imperative! Ahh yes, my brows are now filled in – much better right? If you want a more dramatic eye, feel free to bring the white lower. I used Essence Kajal Pencil in White, then I traced the white using liquid liner mostly just to help with falsie placement cause ya know symmetry rules. Literally wipe the white liner back and forth across your lower lash line until you achieve the desired effect.
Step 4 | Falsies & blush
I picked these bad boys up from the dollar store – yes, not the best quality (they were rubbery and stuff) but once I bent them to and fro they did the job quite well. This step isn’t necessary – you can simply paint lower lashes on but I tried that and I don’t think the effect is as authentic (as authentic as a doll face can be, that is). Using my liquid liner I ended up painting lashes on the inner and outer corners of my eyes to extend the effect of the falsies. On my cheeks I used Mac Sheertone Blush in Dolly Mix (quite fitting). I ended up packing on a bit more blush even after this photo because Halloween, duh. I simply dotted either cheek with liquid liner to create that freckled face we all so adore on dolls, tee hee.
Step 5 | More falsies!
Of course, don’t forget your top lashes either! With all that black shadow falsies are most definitely necessary and, again, Halloween hello! I also purchased this set from the dollar store. As you can probably tell they were quite stiff and took some working in before application. But, lo and behold – voila! I recommend using super thick, dramatic falsies for the upper lid – anything else and your upper lashes will simply disappear among the upper lid, particularly when you’ve got such a dramatic lower eye!
And, yes, I eventually realized I needed to blend my coutouring a little bit more so shh! I also don’t bother with contouring my forehead as I always have my bangs down…I also tend to skip out on my brows!
Step 6 | La-la-lips!
Oh lipstick, how I love thee. A slightly narrower lip would’ve also worked but, alas, I lack for a lip brush at this current point in time (on the to-buy list, don’t fret). I used Mac Retro Matte in All Fired Up.
And that, my dears, is just about it! Here are some close up shots of the finished makeup look.
Don’t forget the hair though! If you’ve got a bob like mine pigtails are perfect – I think curly Sue ringlets would also work nicely as well. This probably goes for long hair, too. For my hair here I tied pigtails just above my ears and used a couple of bobby pins on either side to create messy bun type things – cute though, no?
From my doll face to yours, have a happy Halloween!