Voodoo Doll Makeup - Creepy Face Painting Practice

Voodoo Doll Makeup: Creepy Face Painting Practice

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The process leading up to me trying out a makeup tutorial usually goes something like this…  I find a tutorial or makeup that I love, I search YouTube or google images to see how others have done a similar makeup, I totally fall in love with all their looks, and then I absolutely must try it for myself.  When I searched through some voodoo doll makeups I was locked in but I didn’t have any brown paint in my spiffy Snazaroo set, Michaels didn’t have any either, so I decided to give it a go with my NYX contour palette.

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I covered my eyebrows with glue, this time gluing all the hair upwards toward my forehead rather than with the natural grain.  I dabbed them with concealer and powdered them with some loose face powder. I was hoping that brushing them upwards would allow them to disappear more but instead they just kind of blended into my face with a scruffy look.

Voodoo Doll Makeup Tutorial

I then covered my face with foundation and went crazy with my NYX contour palette.  Using a makeup sponge still slightly damp from my liquid foundation and swiping it over my darkest contour colour, I darkened all around my hairline, the hollows of my cheek, my eye sockets, and my collar bone.  I then switched between some of the lighter browns and dabbed here and there with different tones to give my face and skin a dirtier hue. I used my Snazaroo makeup sponge to dab white around my cheeks, forehead, and middle of my chest.

Voodoo Doll Makeup Tutorial
Voodoo Doll Makeup Tutorial

With a brown lip liner, I outlined where my stitches and heart would go, making them slightly wavy to give the appearance of fabric sewn together.  I went over these lines with my darkest brown contour colour then shaded out one side of these lines with a light brown, making sure to pay attention to where my shadows should be appearing.  I went over these lines again with black Snazaroo face paint then highlighted the unshadowed side with thin lines of white paint.

Voodoo Doll Makeup Tutorial

I filled in my heart with red Snazaroo paint and blended it with a little black paint to deepen the color.  I also added white stitch marks to all of my black lines, alternating between X’s and single diagonal lines.  I added a tiny half ring of black paint around the ends of the stitches, trying to give them a stitched in appearance.  I also shaded along the edges of these white lines with lighter brown contour powder to give them a little depth.

Voodoo Doll Makeup Tutorial

I covered my lips with some liquid foundation and outlined them with my brown lip liner.  I added more brown shading to my eye sockets and then sketched where my button eyes would be with the liner.  I also drew a few criss crossed weave spots on my chest and shoulders and blended them out just a tad with my foundation filled makeup sponge, attempting to give these spots a bit of a burlap look.

Voodoo Doll Makeup Tutorial
Voodoo Doll Makeup Tutorial

With a brown lip liner, I outlined where my stitches and heart would go, making them slightly wavy to give the appearance of fabric sewn together.  I went over these lines with my darkest brown contour colour then shaded out one side of these lines with a light brown, making sure to pay attention to where my shadows should be appearing.  I went over these lines again with black Snazaroo face paint then highlighted the unshadowed side with thin lines of white paint.

The Results

Voodoo Makeup Face Painting Practice
Voodoo Makeup Face Painting Practice
Voodoo Makeup Face Painting Practice

What I Learned

I definitely would have liked to fix a few things on this makeup, one being the texture of the burlap skin.  With brown paint and a stipple sponge I would have liked to make my skin tone much rougher. I would also have liked to do a cleaner job with those eyes, possibly bringing the black down under my lower lash line a bit to hide my eyelashes.  I really feel like I learned a lot about depth, shadow, and highlighting with this makeup.

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