Fairies are a popular choice for Halloween costumes because the apparel items that can be put together to suggest a fairy are relatively easy to find. Also, fairies can come in almost any colour and flavour, from an ethereal all-white fairy to a mischievous purple and black fairy. If you are looking for quick and easy make-up ideas to complement your purple and black fairy costume, choose a make-up style based upon the type of fairy you wish to portray.
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Wicked Fairy Wings Makeup
Conjure a malevolent fairy by outlining your eyes thickly with purple make-up. Then paint or draw, depending upon the type of make-up you are using, a pair of black butterfly wings across your face, one wing encompassing each eye, meeting in the middle. Study the outline of a butterfly photo to get the idea of the general shape you wish to use, but add angles and sharp points around the edges to make it look more severe. Fill in the wings with black. You will look like you are wearing a wicked fairy mask.
Glam Fairy Makeup
Evoke a sort of fairy Marilyn Monroe with glam fairy make-up. Apply generous amounts of contoured purple eyeshadow. Use glittery or shimmery make-up if possible for the full fairy effect. Paint your lips with purple lipstick. Use lip liner to exaggerate the shape of your lips, making them full, with a Marilyn Monroe-style "bow" on the top lip. Apply black liquid eyeliner thickly along the lash rim of your top eyelid. Extend the liner far past the edge of your eyelid. Curl the edges of the liner, creating a dramatic, fanciful look. Top off the look with a liquid eyeliner mole above your lip.
Garden Fairy Makeup
Give yourself the look of a fairy who has just skipped out of an enchanted, overgrown forest with purple and black garden fairy make-up. Use black make-up to draw or paint a black vine around one eye socket. Give the vine thorns for a wicked touch. Add tiny black leaves and stems. Paint purple flowers on the stems. Dab purple glitter or shimmer powder in the centres of the painted flowers to create the appearance of shimmering, magical pollen.
Goth Fairy Makeup
Go goth, fairy-style, with a striped purple and black make-up look. Slick your lips with black lipstick. Draw a circle around one eye socket with black make-up. Lightly sketch stripes across the eye socket circle with the black make-up. Fill in the stripes, alternating purple and black. This fairy make-up style evokes the Tim Burton film "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
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