Harlequin Halloween Makeup Video Tutorial

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Harlequins are comedic characters in theatrical comedy. But they can be scary too… especially when it’s Halloween.

Supplies:  We recommend Graftobian ProPaint for this design.

You may also get all the face paint colors used in this makeup design in one kit. Choose from either the Graftobian Makeup Kit or Diamond FX Makeup Kit.


Tips: Always start with a clean face. Make sure that all paints, tools and the work area are all clean. Prepare everything you need before you start.

Let’s paint! 

Step 1Create a base. Using a sponge, cover the whole face with Pearl Frost.

Create a base.
Step 2. Yellow on the cheeks. With a sponge, apply Buttercup Yellow on the lower side of the eyes near the cheeks.

Yellow on the cheeks.

Step 3. Paint pink under the eyes. With a sponge, apply Shocking Pink underneath the eyes.

Paint pink under the eyes

Step 4. Encircle the eyes. Using a #6 round brush and Aztec Turquoise, encircle the eyes.

Encircle the eyes.
Step 5. Blend the turquoise. Using a wide chisel brush, blend in the turquoise paint to the pearl base.

Encircle the eyes.
Step 6. Fill the eye area. Using a sponge, fill the eye area inside the turquoise circle with White Swan.

Fill the eye area.
Step 7.  Create an eyeliner. Using White Swan and #2 round brush, create an eyeliner along the lower eyelid.

Create an eyeliner.
Step 8. Paint the eyebrows, eyelashes, etc. With Raven Black and a #1 round brush, draw eyebrows, eyelashes and other creative details around the eye area.

Paint the eyebrows, eyelashes, etc.
Step 9. Paint the lips red. Using a #6 round brush, paint the lips Imperial Red. Extend the lips a little to create that harlequin look.

Paint the lips red.

Step 10. Paint the lips with yellow. Paint Buttercup Yellow on top of the red lips to give it some depth. Use the same brush.

Paint the lips with yellow.
Step 11. Darken the lips. Using a #6 round brush,  outline the lips with Wild Violet.

Darken the lips.
Step 12. Outline the lips. Outline the lips with Raven Black using #1 round brush.

Outline the lips.
Step 13Highlight the lips. Using a #2 round brush and White Swan, highlight the lips.

Highlight the lips.
Step 14. Stencil some designs. Using Bad Ass Stencil #1012, create additional stencil designs on the base color using Eggplant and a sponge.

Stencil some designs.
Step 15. Paint additional details. Finish the design with additional white details and highlights using a #6 round brush and White Swan.

The finished product! 
Finished design


For more makeup designs for this Halloween season, check out our website’s Advanced Makeup Designs page.

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