I think it's fair to say that this year Suicide Squad became quite a big deal. As much as I would love to update my Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Look this year, I wanted to do something a little bit different. As a Batman fan, I couldn't miss out on doing something at least a little bit Suicide Squad inspired, so instead I have a joker inspired Halloween tutorial.
I would say if there's one thing that I wish I could change about this tutorial, it's get a good wig. I unfortunately didn't think this through in time and really I should of ordered this Dark Green Wig in time instead. It's amazing how much the hairstyle finishes and changes a finished look.
To start with I blocked out my brows, you don't have to do this, but I think even just blocking them out slightly really makes a big difference in how the drawn on brows appear. To block them out I just used soap and a spoolie, I always use Pears Soap as it just dries translucent, which makes things so much quicker and easier.
To block them out, you just need to make sure the area is clean and dry. Then take a spoolie and wet it, all you have to do is rub it against the soap until you get a thick paste. You might have to add a little bit more water, but it's got to be more like a softened soap. If it's too runny it really doesn't smooth down the brow hairs as well. Then all you need to do is brush the soap with the spoolie right through the brows. I smooth it down slightly with my fingers afterwards just to make sure they really have stuck down, then wait a few minutes to dry.
For my base I used Illamasqua Skin Base in 01 and the Makeup Revolution Ghost Powder buffed all over the face and roughly down the neck. I did layer the skin base up slightly over the brow, but I found it doesn't make too much of a difference if the brow is still visible.
Once my base was done and set, I went back to the brows. Taking a really fine liner brush and Illamasqua Powder Shadow in Fledging through the brow, following my natural shape, but arching it and elongating it a little bit more. To add more definition I then with through the brow with Illamasqua Powder Shadow in Burst, on the same brush. Just being more defined with the placement and making the front portion of the brow bushier in appearance. Then finally for the brows I took Illamasqua Gel Liner in Quixotic slightly and randomly through areas of the brow, to add again more definition.
As always I used the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as a base for my eyes. Then taking Illamasqua Powder Shadow in CanCan just above the natural crease, blending it right up to the brow and really winging it out at the outer corner. To deepen the crease, I then took Illamasqua Powder Shadow in Inception and blended it out and up towards CanCan. Before applying a colour all over the lid, I roughly smudged Illamasqua Colouring Pencil in S.O.P.H.I.E, from the outer portion of my lash line up towards the crease. Making sure to wing it out just a touch, but to focus it mainly on the outer corner and up to the centre of the eyelid. I then also smudged it underneath the lower lash line too.
When it came to blending out the lower lash line, I used CanCan quite far down. Also focusing it slightly on the inner corner and also joining up the winged shape. To darken the eye slightly, I also blended a little bit of Inception into the black liner, to create more graduation into CanCan. As well as lastly finishing off the lid, by pressing Illamasqua Powder Shadow in Livid all over the lid and lightly blending it ever so slightly into the crease.
To finish off the rest of the face I took Nimbus from the Illamasqua Sculpting Palette, to contour the face. As well as applying a light amount of Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Nymph across the cheek.
However I thought the perfect Joker-esque highlight would be Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Static, the perfect purple iridescent sheen. Which I dusted across the tops of my cheekbones, the cupid's bow and a generous helping in the inner corners of the eye. Also finishing off the eyes with a good coat of Illamasqua Masquara in Gain.
For the famous joker smile, I used a lip brush and the Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid In Fire. To get the shape I found it easier to line my lips as I usually would, then gradually pull the edges out, until I got the shape I desired. You can just keep adjusting it bit by bit, making the lip line fuller or more elongated. I then just filled in the centre of the lip with Fire too.
I also have a Skull Tutorial which was the first of three for this Halloween, the third and final look will be up on Friday!