Makeup, along with the right hairstyle, can instantly transform you and Halloween night allows you to become anything you can imagine. I’ve been a deer, day of the dead sugar skull, black swan and gardener (complete with lady bug eyes) all because of the magic of makeup.
This year when creating the looks for the Sun & Moon costumes I knew I wanted the hair and makeup to match the dramatic look of the outfits. Crazy pants call for crazier hair and makeup; it’s a win-win look. Maria Sommers and Ali Womack are the talented ladies behind these hair and makeup styles. These looks don’t require any fancy makeup or styling tools, you might have everything you need waiting in your makeup bag.
In case you missed part 1 of the Sun & Moon costume inspiration series, you can check it out here.
Enjoy the fun friends!
Photographs by Kinosi Photography
- Maybelline Eye studio color tattoo 24 hour eye shadow in Too Cool and Bold Gold.
- Stila’s Magnificent metals in Vintage Black Gold
- Colourpop’s eye shadow in On the Rocks
- Jane Iredale BB cream
- Jane Iredale pressed powder
- Black mascara
- Black eye liner
- Ardell lashes
- Duo lash glue
Hair Products Needed
- Flexible hold hairspray
- Dry texture spray
- Redkin control addict 28 (Sun)
- 1 inch curling iron (Sun)
- Flat Iron (Moon)
- Hairpins (Moon)
- Teasing comb
Create the Sun
- Start with clean dry hair.
- Section off hair using clips.
- Starting at the base of the head take 1 inch sections, spraying the section with flexible hold hair spray.
- Holding your curling iron perpendicular to the head. Start close to the scalp and wrap the hair around the curling iron. This will create a spiral curl.
- Spray each Spiral curl with flexible hold hairspray.
- Repeat until the entire head is curled and then allow hair to cool completely, about 5 – 10 minutes.
- Break up the curls with your fingers and then starting at the base tease the hair until is grows large and has more than doubled in volume.
- Once your desired look has been achieved spray with Control Addict.
This look is very free form; don’t worry about getting it perfect. Cover both eyelids and eyebrows with the bold gold color tattoo eye shadow. Create an asymmetrical look by applying the color tattoo in a flicking motion to create a “sun beam” effect on one eye. Use gold powder eye shadow to set the color tattoo so there is no creasing. Apply false lashes with duo glue. Once the glue has dried apply a coat of black mascara on lashes. Using different shades of the golds will add dimension to the eyes. Use the tattoo eye shadow as a lip stick, locking it in place with shadow.
Create the Moon
- Start with clean dry hair.
- Section off hair using clips.
- Starting at the base of the head taking finger width sections of hair, wrap the section of hair around a hairpin. Continue doing this until all the hair from this section is around the pin.
- Using your flat-iron set temp around 300 degrees (max), clamp down at the hair around the hairpin starting at the bottom and working your way up.
- Leave hairpin and wrapped hair in tack. Continue this throughout the entire head until there is not hair left.
- Remove hairpin once the hair is full cooled, about 5 – 10 minutes. Break up the curls using your fingers.
- Sculpt the hair into your desired look, spraying the finished look with flexible hold hairspray. Use the teasing comb to build additional volume if you desire a more voluminous and relaxed curl look.
Tip: Be patient and allow extra time for styling the hair. Make sure to keep the size of the sections consistent. Most important never touch or break up curls until the hair has completely cooled.
Check out this tutorial if you need a visual.
Place a piece of duct tape above the eyebrows for a guide to create a straight line. Create the silver mask by painting the too cool color tattoo in horizontal strokes across your eyes and eyebrows. Use different shades of silver eye shadows to set the color tattoo so it would crease. Apply false lashes with duo glue. Once the glue has dried apply a coat of black mascara on lashes and line the inner waterline with eyeliner. Use the color tattoo to paint a vertical line down the middle of the upper and bottom lip.
Meet Ali Womack, Hairstylist
Describe your style and inspiration – I am a modern tomboy. I love creating hair looks and styles that can be lived in. There is nothing better than seeing looks from the past recreated with a modern edge. I find inspiration in the people who I pass on the street or sit next to in a restaurant. I would say this is true for most artists. I have always thought that you can tell a lot about a person from their hair.
Brands Ali loves: Kenra hairsprays, Babyliss styling tools, Paul Mitchell flat irons. All natural lines like Davines.
Your favorite Halloween costume? A zombie costume made from cut up t-shirts.
Follow Ali on instagram >> @iamalifaye
Meet Maria Sommers, Makeup Artist
Describe your style – My style is a little all over the place. I love everything beautiful and glam, but I also love artsy and imperfect. I always find inspiration from Pat McGrath and Val Garland. They are both rock stars and I love everything they do. I also find a lot of inspiration from the performing arts. Growing up a dancer, I’ve always been inspired by music and movement which translates in my makeup.”
Product lines Maria loves: Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics, Stila, MAC Cosmetics, Morphe, Colour Pop, Sigma brushes, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Tarte cosmetics, and NYX cosmetics.
Favorite Halloween costume? My costumes always involve over the top makeup. The bigger the lashes the better! I somehow always find a way to take a generally scary costume and make it interestingly beautiful. Glitter always helps!
Visit her website here.
Follow Maria on Instagram >> @msommers_mua
Follow The Series
Part One >> Sun & Moon Costume Inspiration
Part three >> DIY Sun & Moon Headpieces
Part four >> How to recreate the look