What with our guide on how to dress like Daphne as a Halloween costume for gingers, we thought we’d teach you how to nail make-up and red hair just right, so that you’re ready to flaunt your gingerness just like Daphne on 31st October.
This tutorial is really quick and easy to do, and once you add your costume, you’ll be looking the part in no time!
Daphne’s make-up is simple but effective: only eyeliner and lip gloss to worry about here.
Start off applying your base. If you have one, use a primer first. It’ll help to keep your make-up in place for a while and gives you a good canvas to start on.
I used Benefit’s Pore-fessional, and honestly, I really rate it! After that, I applied my foundation (Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow), concealer, and powder to set it all.
I always add a little bronzer and highlighter at this point (the bronzer was yet again Natural Collection; two highlighters were a pressed powder by Topshop and a whip by E.L.F).
Here’s how to apply this magical ointment (it looks like toothpaste!)…
Highlighter is so easy to apply and can really help to make your make-up pop!
After that I added a little blusher to the apples of my cheeks. I used a really bright pink colour from Natural Collection to get the cartoon glow. Don’t forget to blend it up and away from your face into the hairline.
Now this is where things get interesting. For my eye shadow, I used Urban Decay’s Basics Palette. I added Venus (a pearly white) all over from lash line to eyebrow, cut in my crease with Naked 2 (a light brown) and added a little Faint to the outer corner for definition.
Next is eyeliner, I used a Gel Liner Pot by E.L.F. Now as everyone will tell you, eyeliner takes practise. Less is more, and if you’re not confident with liquid eye liner, you should try to make short strokes rather than long ones so that mistakes are easier to clean up.
All you need to do is a simple small cat eye flick (see below). Practise and you’ll get it in the end.
Don’t forget mascara! I used They’re Real, again by Benefit. You can also add false lashes if you want to. I did, and you can get inexpensive sets off eBay, but it is entirely up to you. I also coloured my brows using Benefit’s Brow-Zings in light.
And lastly, lip-gloss! I used Dandelion by Benefit, but any dusty pink gloss will work.
Getting your hair to look exactly like Daphne’s is pretty easy to achieve with fresh hair, you’ll be pleased to hear.
Once you’ve washed your hair, blow-dry with your head upside-down. This is the ideal way to get volume into your roots without back combing and damaging your hair. You might look a bit nuts (see the picture below) but once you brush it though, you’ll see what I mean.
Don’t forget to find your parting!
If you have super curly red hair, straighten it with your head once again upside down. If your hair is like mine and just wavy, you can choose to skip this step or straighten it right side up, just don’t straighten right to the root as you’ll lose all of that lovely volume. When straightening, always remember to section your hair – it’ll be easier to get the finish you want!
All I then did to get the waves at the bottom is curl the bottoms using my straighteners and then brush it out. Spray with hair spray once you’re happy.
For my fringe, I straightened it right out, like…in front of me? And then backcombed it…a lot. You do look a bit like Cameron Diaz in There’s Something About Mary but once you flatten it out with your fingers (don’t brush it out!) you will have a wonderful poufy fringe.
Add your headband (preferably purple) and voilà! Beautiful big Daphne hair!
That’s it! Pair this Daphne-esque make-up and hair with our Daphne Halloween Costume For Gingers, and you’re ready to go bust some bad guy ghosts!