Halloween is just around the corner, and one of the most popular makeup looks during this time is the timeless Little Red Riding Hood. With its dolly and cute base, this makeup look is the perfect choice for beginners looking to add a touch of special effects to their Halloween ensemble. Featuring a red-brown half-cut crease eye makeup and a bright red lip, this look is complete with scratches on one side of the face, reminiscent of the wolf’s ominous claw marks from the forest.
Let’s dive into the step-by-step tutorial:
Step 1: Half Cut Crease Eye Makeup
Start by creating depth on the outer edge of the eye using shades of brown and red-brown. Proceed to cut the crease from the inner corner up to the center of the lid using concealer. Apply a bright matte shade like “Desert Sand” from Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk palette, as seen in Hajar’s recent YouTube makeup tutorial. Complete the eye makeup with a thin, narrow-winged eyeliner, mascara, and a pair of natural-looking lashes by Kiss Cosmetics.
Step 2: Creating the Scratches
For the scratches, gather fluid latex, tissue, a sharp tool, a flat dense brush, eyeshadow shades in dark red and brown, and artificial blood. Separate tissue layers into long strips resembling vertical scratches. Apply a thin layer of fluid latex with a brush, then place a strip of torn tissue on top. Repeat the process, layering tissue and latex until the scratches resemble a claw wound. Use a sharp tool to cut the center of the latex-covered tissues to create a realistic effect. Ensure the latex doesn’t dry before cutting.Apply your regular high-coverage foundation over the face, including the latex, ensuring it’s completely dry.
Step 3: Applying Depth and Dimension
Apply a red-brown eyeshadow such as “Saffron” from the Desert Dusk palette, blending it around the cuts. Blend in a brown shade like “Oud” for added dimension. Apply artificial blood into the cuts to make the scratches appear deeper. Contour around the scratches with a brown shade and a blending brush. Use a sponge to dab artificial blood around the scratches for a more realistic effect.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
Complete your makeup routine with the regular steps, including concealer, powder, bronzer, blush, eyebrows, and lips. Seal the look with a matte setting spray by NYX. To add an extra spooky touch, consider wearing a white contact lens on the side of the scratches. Pair your look with a red cloak, white dress, and brown boots, and transform into the eerie yet stunning Halloween-inspired Little Red Riding Hood.