Trick or Tip!

Get your #SpookySelfie on!

It’s the scariest time of the year again and at Illamasqua we could not be more excited. We went to our amazing Clare Lille, Head of Training to our artists, for Halloween make-up tips and tricks she uses to achieve the perfect Halloween looks. Feel free to share your own ghoulish creations on Instagram and hashtag #illamasqua and #spookyselfie we can’t wait to see them!

Illamasqua Halloween Tips for Make-Up

Dilemma 1: How do I draw realistic looking cracks on the face, scary doll-style?

Using a black gel liner and a pointed brush, lay the brush on its side, twist the brush between your fingers and lightly drag along the face. – Clare Lille, Head of TrainingEyes_precisiongelliner_infinity_1

Dilemma 2: How can I draw a skull/draw bones on the face or body?


Charlotte Savoury our International Brand Ambassador talks you through the perfect skull

Dilemma 3: How do I apply false lashes that will last all night?

Size the lashes before gluing, apply glue to lash strip and wait a few seconds to enable it to go tacky. Tilt your head back whilst looking down into a mirror and place the lashes as close to the lash line as possible and pinch together with the natural lashes. – Clare Lille, Head of Training



Dilemma number 4: What’s the easiest way to create fake wounds?


Let our Educator Tonee Roberio show you how to perfect fake wounds

Dilemma 5: How do I draw a spider’s web in an elegant artistic way?

Draw a cross, then 2 diagonal lines through the centre of it. To create the web like effect start to connect each side by drawing small lines that’s resemble the letter ‘C’. – Clare Lille, Head of Training



We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our Halloween make-up tips covering the most common Halloween make-up dilemmas…Whether you’re going for full on gore or spooky minx we hope you find them useful, please share any tricks or tips of your own in the comments below! If you’re really stumped don’t worry  our super talented Illamafia will be on hand in stores across the country creating a range of Halloween looks on counter – but be quick! They’re booking up fast.

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Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

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