Make-Up Tutorial for Halloween


Have you thought about your Halloween make-up needs this year? With the super spooky day creeping upon us, we thought we would share some really simple, yet impressive, special effects make-up ideas.

Suhyun Kang from the London MakeUp School shows us how to create ‘Scratches’ and a ‘Bruised Black Eye’ by only using a few products that anyone can find in their make-up bag.


  • Get a red colour lipstick and using a latex sponge, apply the lipstick with the sponge in a way that uses the texture of the sponge to draw scratches and redness around it.
    Product suggestion: Mac lipstick in Russian Red


  • 2Using a long haired thin liner brush and the same lipstick, draw some lines for the main scratches.
    Product suggestion: London Make-Up School brush number 13
  • Using the same brush with a red colour lip gloss, draw on top of the lines where you drew with the lipstick, to give a bit of bloodied effect of fresh scratches.
    Product suggestion: Nars lip gloss (Norma)


Bruise/Black Eye

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  • Using a fluffy blending brush, apply yellow colour eye shadow around your eye area. Apply both under the eye and eyelid, making circles around the eye.
    Product suggestion: Illamasqua powder eye shadow (Hype) and London Make-up school brush number 28.
  • Using the fluffy blending brush, apply red colour eye shadow around your eye area in the same way you applied the yellow colour, but more roughly.
    7Product suggestion: Illamasqua powder eye shadow (Daemon) and
    London Make-up school brush number 29.
  • Apply blue colour using a flat eye shadow brush around the eye area but even more rough so it is not all blended.
    Product suggestion: Illamasqua powder eye shadow (Sadist) and London Make-up school brush number 27.
  • Using a pencil brush, apply purple colour eye shadow around where you applied blue colour and try to be rough.
    Product suggestion: Mac powder eye shadow called Indian Ink and London Make-up school brush number 30.

My tries




London Makeup School Brush Kit – £150 + VAT

The London MakeUp School brush kit has been carefully developed with the London MakeUp School tutors to create a kit which includes all the brushes a makeup artist needs.

The London MakeUp School

Based in the heart of Shoreditch, Europe’s centre of innovation and creativity, the London MakeUp School is the most well-recognized, fastest-growing, and most externally reviewed makeup academy in the industry. It is recommended by Investors in People for the Best Newcomer Award 2014 and Excellence in Leadership and Management 2014.
As the fastest-growing makeup school in the industry, the School’s faculty stays up to date with the latest training methods by being commercially active in the industry. The London MakeUp School now leads the nation in delivering the Fast Track Makeup Artist (ITEC Level 2 Makeup Certificate) with the highest number of distinction passes in the UK. Courses are taught by professional makeup artists who ensure that the latest styles and trends are always cascaded to the students.
The London MakeUp School is accredited by ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) and linked with the Complementary Therapists Association for insurance, guidance and support for its students. London MakeUp School courses are all fully insurable.
For more information please visit:
Contact Info
Address: 155 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3QY
Phone: 0207 993 8101


About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.


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