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Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Bob Dylan-inspired "Deer"

With the final day before Halloween approaching let's get inspired by one of the greats. Something about Bob Dylan's music inspires so much of what we do, and we couldn't help but let it translate into our latest tutorial.

Lisa Dempsey

by LISA DEMPSEY

With the final day before Halloween approaching let's get inspired by one of the greats. Something about Bob Dylan's music inspires so much of what we do, and we couldn't help but let it translate into our latest tutorial. Because his music represents so much - the soft sophistication of poetry and art, combined with the intensity of rock and roll, folk and blues... while his song "Moonlight" was echoing from the speakers, Bob Dylan's Deer was born.









Like Bob, echoing nature and art, this deer look is for the dreamers. For the wild women who are just soft enough to take this look and make it their own.

"The dusky light the day is losing
Orchids, poppies, black eyed Susan
The earth and sky that melts with flesh and bone
Won't you meet me out in the moonlight alone?"

- Bob Dylan, Moonlight


For this makeup tutorial we used the following items:

1.) Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer $44
2.) Make Up Forever 12 Flash Color Case, Artistic $99
3.) Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder $34
4.) Ardell Glamour Lashes 106, Black $3
5.) MAC Bronzing Powder $26
6.) MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, Etcetera $20
7.) MAC Lipstick, Honey Love $17

 


How to Achieve our Bob Dylan-inspired "Deer" look:  

Step 1:
Create a flawless complexion by using foundation and blending all over face. ( Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer )

 

Step 2:
Using a makeup sponge, take the white paint from the Flash Color palette and cover your eyes, nose, chin and top of the forehead. ( Make Up Forever 12 Flash Color Case, Artistic )

 

Step 3:
Using a foundation brush, take a darker color foundation and apply on cheekbones as a contour. Then add to the tip of your nose, bottom of your chin and the top of your forehead. Make sure to blend.

 

Step 4:
Using a translucent powder, set your foundation, tapping the powder with a brush gently all over face. ( Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder )

 

Step 5:
Taking the brown paint from the Flash Color palette, create a strong brow. Next, with a thin brush, start at the inner part of your brow and draw a thin line all the way down your nose. Repeat on other brow and draw a line down the other side of your nose.

 

Step 6:
Using the same brown paint, create a cute button nose. Feel free to go over the areas you've completed and sharpen up the lines.

 

Step 7:
Now dip into the black paint and create a cat eye, covering the entire lid on both eyes. Next, exaggerate the shape of the cat eye by dragging a line down from the inner eye, then across continuing under the eye.

 

Step 8:
After applying mascara, take a strip of lashes and apply them across your entire lash line on both eyes. The bigger the better to create this doe-eyed look. ( Ardell Glamour Lashes 106, Black )

 

Step 9:
Set the look with translucent powder.

 

Step 10:
Go over all the areas you applied the dark foundation to with a powdered bronzer to really make them stand out. ( MAC Bronzing Powder )

 

Step 11:
With the white paint from the palette, take a thin makeup brush and paint deer freckles on both cheeks.

 

Step 12:
Take the white paint from the palette and pop a small amount on your lips.

 

Step 13:
Grab a nude lip liner and lipstick and apply. ( MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, Etcetera and MAC Lipstick, Honey Love

 

Step 14:
Set the look, lightly touching translucent powder all over the face once more.

 

Make your own Deer Headpiece:
Take a thin black headband and place over forehead. Once band is on, section a thick amount of your hair, directly under your ear. Braid that hair and make a circle. You can use the headband to secure the braid by looping it through.
The sticks can be many or few. Play with different lengths but make sure to keep it equal on both sides. Tree branches that look a tad bent are best for the back. Place smaller ones in the front and place the biggest ones in the back.

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