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How to Create a Gothic Vampire Makeup Look for Halloween

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How to Create a Gothic Vampire Makeup Look for Halloween How to Create a Gothic Vampire Makeup Look for Halloween How to Create a Gothic Vampire Makeup Look for Halloween

Goth makeup is totally making a comeback. And what better way to embrace this ‘90s-inspired makeup trend than to rock a gothic vampire Halloween costume this year? From eye shadow to hair color, follow our step-by-step tutorial to perfect your gothic vampire makeup look.

Step 1

Step #1: Create a flawless base. Whether you’re going trick-or-treating or debuting your costume at your favorite bar, you want to make sure your vampire makeup lasts all night long. Start by applying the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer all over your face to mattify and perfect the appearance of your skin. Then, apply your favorite full coverage foundation with a makeup blender to fake a flawless complexion.

Step 2

Step #2: Apply eye shadow. It’s time to whip out your eye shadow! Your eye makeup is arguably the most important part of this gothic vampire Halloween makeup look. Start by applying a deep purple shade to your eyelid. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Smoldering Plum. Take that same eye shadow shade and apply it along your lower lash line, smudging it slightly to add drama to your eye makeup. Then, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe to define your crease and deepen the intensity of your eye shadow.

Step 3

Step #3: Line your eyes. To finish your eye makeup, use a liquid eyeliner to line your upper lash line. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Black with its 0.4mm ultra-fine felt tip and long-lasting, smudge-proof formula. Stop your line at the end of your eyelid. Then, take a pencil liner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black, and line your waterline. For a slightly softer look, you can swap out your black eyeliner and line your waterline with the Brown or Bronze shade of the same pencil.

Step 4

Step #4: Grab your mascara. Finish your eye makeup by applying a volumizing mascara to your lashes. The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Deep Burgundy is perfect for this look not only because it will build your lashes to 5 times their natural thickness but also due to its unique burgundy color. This hue will totally amp up the vampire vibes.

Step 5

Step #5: Set your makeup. After all that hard work, you want to make sure your makeup lasts throughout the night! Applying a makeup setting powder, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder, will keep your complexion shine-free and your makeup in place throughout the festivities.

Step 6

Step #6: Apply your lip color. Of course, no gothic vampire makeup look is complete without a deep, bold lip color! Stick with a lipstick that has a long-lasting formula—you wouldn’t want it to wear off if you need to sink your teeth into something. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick. This liquid lipstick will give your pout high impact color and a lasting, ultra-matte finish. For this Halloween makeup look, try a lip color with a purple hue. We love the shades Roseblood and Milk & Cookies.

Step 7

Step #7: Color your locks. Want to take your gothic vampire Halloween costume to the next level? Color your locks with a temporary spray to add more drama to your beauty look. The L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray washes out in just one shampoo and is super easy to apply with its quick spray formula. You’ll have vivid color with no bleach—or commitment—required. Try a purple shade to match the eye shadow and lip colors used in your vampire makeup look. (Ready to try your hand at this gothic vampire Halloween makeup look? If you aren’t sure if the look is for you, check out our article, 3 Trendy Halloween Makeup Ideas with Step-by-Step Instructions for more Halloween makeup ideas.)