Creeping up on us yet again, spooky season is here. Whether you're looking to go cute or scary this year, we got the ultimate jaw-dropping inspo from NYX Professional Makeup expert makeup artist, May Hogan with these 3 easy-to-recreate looks for any skill level.
Sparkly spider's web
Step 1: Prime the skin for your creepy crawly creation using your chosen NYX Professional Makeup primer such as the Marshmellow Smoothing Super Primer that helps to soften and smooth the skin before makeup application.
Step 2: Draw your web! Using the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner in Black, draw four lines, evenly spaced from the outer corner of the eye to the middle of the lower lash line, flaring outwards to create the frame for your web. Connect these and complete your web by drawing horizontal lines curving inwards between each of the vertical ones.
Step 3: Add your spider by drawing a curved line down from the second wing down of the web and adding a circle for the body and 4 legs either side.
Step 4: Add some sparkle! Thinly apply the NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Primer along the curved horizontal lines of your web. Then, using a flat-edged brush, add the NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Glitter in Goldstone directly on top of the primer.
Step 5: Set your spider in place using one of the NYX Professional Makeup setting sprays in your chosen finish. The Plumping Setting Spray offers 24 hours of makeup extension and gives the skin a fuller, more radiant finish.
Step 1: Prime the skin using your chosen NYX Professional Makeup primer to help hold your makeup in place for longer.
Step 2: Using your blending brush and the bright pink hue in the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette Brights, add a bridge of colour across the nose and cheeks, swiping up towards the temples. Use the brush to blur out the edges into your skin.
Step 3: Apply a small amount of the NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Primer across the eye shadow and then, using a brush, dab a small amount of the NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Glitter for a subtle, shimmering look.
Step 4: Draw on your bats and black detailing using the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner in Black. The ultra-fine precision tip makes the liner easy to control for fine detailing on the wings.
Step 5: Add a dark swipe of colour to your lips with the NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen. The creamy-matte formula feels comfortable on the lips and has a sweet, candy-like scent that screams Halloween.
Step 6: Enhance your sparkle and ensure your look lasts with the NYX Professional Makeup Radiant Finish Setting Spray. The lightweight mist is infused with ultra-fine micropearls for a warm finish sure to wow them all.
Step 1: If starting on a bare face, apply a primer tailored to your skin type before starting your spooky creation. Suitable for all skin types, May recommends the NYX Professional Makeup Plump Right Back Primer & Serum to hydrate the complexion whilst prepping the skin for makeup application, resulting in longer-lasting wear and a healthy glow.
Step 2: Using the rust red shade in the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Utopia Palette and your favourite eyeshadow brush, apply the smoky pigment to the crease of the eyelid to contour and define the eye, adding depth. Use the same shade underneath the lower lash line to really make the eyes pop.
Step 3: Use the deeper brown shade in the Utopia Palette with a flat brush on the outer corners of the eye and along the lower lash line, blending it out with your eyeshadow brush for added drama.
Step 4: Use the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner in Black to add a winged liner look, taking the tail upward from the outer corner of the eye towards the direction of the end of your brow. Use the highly-precision liner to also add your clown lines in a spike shape above the eyes and teardrop shape below, running onto the cheek.
Step 5: Using the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Long Lasting Liner Stick in Pure White, highlight the brow bone to add dimension, and add a shine-like swipe of white onto each end of your clown lines, creating the illusion of a 3D finish.
Step 6: Cover the full lips and extend the corners of the mouth using the NYX Professional Makeup Longwear Line Loud Matte Lip Liner in shade On a Mission. The bold, devil red shade really makes your pout pop for an eye-catching effect.
Step 7: Take the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in shade Black Bean and a flat brush and line the edges of the lip, extending it upwards towards the cheekbones. Blend the black edges back into your red to create depth and shadow, using the red liner where needed for a seamless finish.
Step 8: Use the Epic Wear Long Lasting Liner Stick in Pure White to highlight the lips, drawing a line on the top right edge and lower left edge of the lips to create that same 3D effect.
Step 9: Lock it all in place with the NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray Matte Finish for a spookily good hold that lasts all night.