Vampire Halloween Makeup – Finishing Touches

    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 the finishing touches.

    Roger Bennett Riggle: My name is Roger Bennett Riggle and we are doing the vampire transformation. At this point, I want to add a little bruised effect to our vampire bites that we have attached to the neck. So I am going to take a little bit of purple and I am just going to pat a little of that purple around the outsides of these bites. Then I am going to take a little blue and I am going to put inside of the purple. Don't forget when you have a wound, the colors basically fade out this way. Where the wound really happens is the most red or where blood is coming out and then now from there as the blood loses oxygen or it's underneath the skin, it is a bluish color and then beyond that it's purple.

    So you want to go from red to blue to purple. And I just pat on those colors and then I take my finger and I start to blend them out and into each other. So I get this very realistic bruise looking effect. Again, the more you fade it out and the more you blend it, the more realistic it starts to look. You can see where we have really enhanced the look of those bites. You can always add a little bit more color if you need it, but I start sparsely and add as I need it and I just add a little bit more purple. This is stage liquid blood and it is mint flavored, so that if you want to use it in your mouth, it tastes good.

    So what I get to do is ask the model to lie backwards and this is in a squeeze bottle and I squeeze a little bit of the blood out, into the wound, right into the hole, not too much and then I let it drip down the skin. And if I want to, I am going to put a little bit on my hand. I can have the model, when you want to stop the drip, just pat it like that. I am going to put some blood at the corners of the mouth so that our vampire looks like he just had dinner.

    Now we have finished the vampire transformation with the makeup in the face. We have also added the fake teeth for an extra special effect. Next, we will show you two costume options that will make our vampire transformation magical on Halloween night.