Vampire Halloween Makeup – Shadows

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Roger Bennett Riggle, licensed, professional make-up artist, provides an overview of how to create vampire Halloween makeup including how to add shadows.

    Roger Bennett Riggle: My name is Roger Bennett Riggle and we are doing a vampire transformation today. At this point, we are going to lay in the shadows on the face. So, I have picked up the non-latex sponge and remember we are using the Cadaver grey. So, I am going to add in some kind of dead shadow colors and the first thing I want to do is to shadow in the temple, so I give him a real 3D structure. Just as the temple bone breaks right here and you can feel it with your hand and it is in an arch. You want to dab some color in that arch, right there at the corner of the eye.

    The same thing applies for underneath the cheekbone, don't put the shadow on the cheekbone, but you can take your forefinger and press up and feel your cheekbone and that is the line of color that you want to follow and we are going to make the figure of half of a square. So I will show you, we will start darker at the back of the ear and I am just going to pat this color forward and we can come down like that. I am going to put a little more makeup on my sponge and we can also contour and make real sharp and debonair this jawline.

    Then I can take a clean part of my sponge and I can pull this down and blend it into the makeup foundation I have already applied. Remember, we are using all creams, so the creams blend into each other and as we have talked before two colors blended into each other make three colors. You can always use the makeup part of your sponge to add a little bit more and we can blend that nicely into the fairest foundation color and then I want to take this shadow and blend it down underneath the jawline and I am going to let it fade basically to nothing. Then I usually step away and look and see that yes, I have some of my contour color in and I am in good shape to do the same, exact application to the other side of his face.