How to Do Makeup for a Child Vampire

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How to Do Makeup for a Child Vampire
Turn your child into a creature of the night with easy make-up techniques. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

With vampires being all the rage in the media today -- from books, to movies and on television -- your kids might have been bitten by this new trend, too, and as such want to dress themselves up like these ghouls of the night. Make-up is an important part of pulling off the vampire look, and doing your child's make-up to enhance their vampire costume can take your little one from looking adorably cute to downright spooky.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • White hypoallergenic costume make-up
  • Triangular foam foundation applicator
  • Powder brush
  • Translucent loose powder
  • Thin-angled eyeliner brush
  • Ruby red blush
  • Black kohl pencil eyeliner
  • Blood red lipstick
  • Blood red lip liner
  • Hair gel
  • Comb

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Apply white costume make-up with your foam applicator. Rub the long side of the applicator in make-up for a few seconds then begin at the forehead, smearing a thin layer across and working your way down. Avoid the area around his eyes.

  2. 2

    Dip your powder brush into loose powder and blow on the brush tips to get rid of any extra powder. Sweep the powder over the child's face, avoiding the eyes. This will help make the pale white make-up last.

  3. 3

    Dab the face make-up with your fingertip and gently press it onto the skin underneath his eyes and just below his brow bone. Avoid doing the eyelids, as you don't want make-up irritating his eyes. Dab your fingertip into translucent powder and lightly press it onto these same areas.

  4. 4

    Rub your eyeliner brush into the blush, then brush a line just under his eyes to create the sleepless red-eyed vampire look. Keep the line about a centimetre from the lash line to prevent it from getting into his eyes. Use your pinky finger to smear it.

  5. 5

    Starting from the inside tip of one of his eyebrows, draw a line with your eyeliner going upward above the eyebrow and stopping above the natural arch of the brow.

  6. 6

    Draw another line from this point going along the brow stop at the other end of the brow. Fill in the space between the eyeliner and his eyebrow and colour over your child's eyebrow with eyeliner. Repeat with the other brow to get the look of menacing vampire eyebrows.

  7. 7

    Dab lipstick onto his lips. Have him press his lips together so that colour spreads evenly. Use the lip liner pencil to draw two or three drops of "blood" dripping down from one of the corners of his lips. Use your fingertips to dab a little bit of translucent setting powder atop his lips and eyebrows.

Tips and warnings

  • To complete the look, get child-safe vampire teeth. Comb his hair straight back and use hair gel to hold it into a sleek vampire style. For an outfit, try a button-up white shirt with black trousers, black sneakers and a cape.

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