One of the most popular requests I got this Halloween was about how I did my Beetlejuice make-up and hair. I was too caught up in enjoying Halloween to actually do a tutorial then, but I figure better late than never! So at the last minute I decided to do another slightly scaled down version of Beetlejuice for Halloween night, and record the process. My first Beetlejuice look I based this on is pictured below.
My tutorial is basically the same make-up, just not as dramatic. So if you want the same effect, just use a heavy hand and apply twice as much of everything. I also extended the green hairspray onto my forehead and used it for green splotches on my skin. I didn’t do a hair tutorial, but the secret to the big hair is TWO wigs plus my own hair! I have a big curly wig on the bottom, a green wig pinned in the middle and then my real hair smoothed over the top and sprayed green.
Because I was going to be running around outside and trying to keep up with a gang of 6-year-olds, I went for something a little more manageable and easier to wash off at the end of the night for my second Beetlejuice look. Because there’s a lot of blending and smudging involved, you don’t have to be an expert at make-up to attempt this look. You also don’t need to use the same products, just as long as you have some similar colors.
Make-up Needed for Beetlejuice Look:
White cream make-up – I like the look of cream make-up better than the liquid when it comes to colors.
Black Eyeliner Pencil – You’ll use this on eyes, eyebrows and lips.
Black liquid eyeliner – The black pencil won’t show up as dark, so you’ll use this to define your eyes and draw on extra lashes.
Eyeshadow – Black, dark purple, light purple, pink around the eyes and a shimmery white for highlighting the browbone.
Dark Lipstick – I used a dark red called Black Cherry. Over the black pencil it has a purple look.
Big Lashes – Extra big lashes are key to this look! Little lashes won’t stand out. I’m wearing KISS Lash Drip lashes in You Dew You. You can find them at KISS Usa (*affiliate link) and use code WELCOME20 to save 20% on your order.
Glam Beetlejuice Make-up Tutorial on YouTube:
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About the Author
Candy Keane is a digital content creator and long-time cosplayer, most well-known for being on the cover of the Star Wars documentary Jedi Junkies. After making costumes professionally for over a decade, she now writes about about geek culture and mom life, and continues to cosplay for fun, while sharing her love of costumes on Instagram @SewGeekMama. Her first children’s book, I’m Going to My First Comic Convention, was published in 2020 and won a Story Monsters Approved award for Excellence in Literature.