Thursday, November 1, 2012

The one with the Joker

My brother Joe joined a Halloween costume fun run earlier, and he went as the Joker from Batman. Naturally, he asked me to do his makeup. He didn't give me enough notice so I didn't have the time to get the necessary supplies, I had to make do with what I already have:

I didn't have any white face paint, so I just used my lightest foundation with white eyeshadow to whiten his face. The lips were MAC Russian Red (but of course!), the cheek scars were made of tissue paper and spirit gum, and the eyes were painted with black Maybelline Lasting Drama gel eyeliner.

I used the shade Polyester Bride from the Urban Decay Ammo palette (one of the best eyeshadow palettes in the world!). It was a bit shimmery and wasn't as opaque as I would have liked, but it was the best I could do.

Here's the end result:

Why so serious???
We're both pretty satisfied with the outcome. Joker's makeup is very crude, it doesn't really take major makeup skills to pull it off.

I'm now considering learning prosthetic makeup, there are a lot of tutorials on YouTube on this matter. The skills should come in handy during Halloween.

1 comment:

  1. i love it! Russian Red pa ang lips. haha! I did facepainting with kids once, it was fun using traditional makeup. hehe.