No fancy costume this year? No problem! Simply pair this fun owl makeup with a simple dress and you’ll be the best dressed woodland creature at the party.
Things you’ll need:
Brown and white cream makeup
Makeup brushes for application
Start off by swiping brown or bronze shadow all across your lid, up to the brow bone and below your lower lash line.
You can deepen the corners for added dimension, using a black shadow in the outer corners.
Line your eyes with black liner, making sure to get between the lashes to make it really dark. Line the waterline.
Taking a white pencil or dipping a brush in white cream makeup, start drawing feather like strokes downward under your eyes, and upward from your eyebrow to your forehead.
Using a brown pencil or dipping a brush in brown cream makeup, draw small feathery strokes through the white to create the illusion of feathers, and to break up the white around your eyes and eyebrows.
With your black pencil, draw down the sides of your nose, draw a beak on the end of your nose, and define any areas that need more drama.
If you’d like to add actual feathers (I picked up a bag of brown feathers for $4 at a craft store), simply dab some lash glue just above your eyebrows and place the feathers in a 45-degree angle toward your temples.
Finish off by adding dramatic feathered lashes.
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– by Erica Davidson
Erica was born and raised in Santa Monica. After graduating from college in Northern California, she moved back to L.A. to pursue her career as a makeup artist and hair stylist. In 2008, she joined Aim Artists and has been represented by them since. When she’s not busy working on commercials, print, editorials, and red carpet events, she’s blogging about all things beauty on her own blog Pretty Pleased. Erica lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Benji, and son, Jack.