Vampire Face Paint and Makeup Ideas for Halloween
Vampire Face Paint and Vampiress Makeup Ideas
Vampires are always a hot trend at Halloween, and face paint is the perfect way to complete your Halloween costume. Now, if you're going to be a vampire, you have two ways to make this look work. There is the traditional look achieved with face paint, which is ideal for kids and for getting that classic Dracula look, and also for creating an eye-catching modern vampire. And there is the vampiress makeup which can be achieved without face paint at all, using regular store bought makeup.
Whichever one you choose, you'll find vampire makuep ideas here for both the dramatic Dracula type and the seductive vampiress. Happy Halloween!
Traditional Vampire / Count Dracula
Classic Dracula Face Paint - Simple Vampire Face Painting -- Ideal for Kids
OK, let's start with the classic vampire face paint look. This is perfect for kids who want a dramatic and fun face painting, or for adults who are not interested in being Twilight cast lookalikes and just want to have a traditional Halloween look. It also has the advantage of being quite an easy face painting for Halloween since you only need 2 colors of face paint... and it doesn't get any simpler than that!
This speed face painting video is by Nekol2689 and is fun to watch.
Step by Step Face Painting Instructions for Classic Vampire
How to Paint a Traditional Vampire Face on a Kid or Yourself
You can pause the video as required, but I've added some written tips to help you achieve the classic vampire face paint look.
With a face painting sponge, dab white face paint over your entire face including lips and eye area.
Sponge on black face paint in eye sockets, darker over eyelids and smudged around edges.
Smudge black face paint on either side of face from below cheekbone down to jaw. Lightly pat more black face paint over lips to turn them gray.
Enlarge eye sockets with light application of black face paint around edges.
Using black face paint on a brush, paint eyebrows using thick wiggly line from own inner eyebrow up to forehead.
Using white face paint on a brush, paint on two pointed fangs at corners of lower lip.
Using red paint on a brush, underline the eyes and outline fangs. Add a few spots of dripping blood from the fangs!
Highlight eyebrows with white face paint on brush.
Your Vampire face paint is complete. Go scare the neighborhood!
Get the Classic Dracula Look!
Vampire face paint is couldn't be easier with this all-in-one face painting kit.
It includes safe, non-toxic face paints, fake blood gel, applicators, and eyeliner. Plus you get step by step picture instructions for creating your vampire makeup.
Dramatic and Modern Vampire
Dramatic Vampire / Vampiress Makeup - Vampire Face Paint for Making an Impression
This is the kind of vampire face paint you need for after-dark or low-lighting parties, where more subtle makeup could be mistaken for a normal clubbing look! Again, it has the advantage of using simple face painting techniques and just 3 colors.
This video by dope2111 talks you though each and every step, making this a great one to follow along with.
Snazaroo Face Paint - Used for Vampire face painting video above
Ellie uses Snazaroo white, black and sparkle red face paint to create the dramatic vampire look above.
Snazaroo are one of the most popular brands of face paint and are safe for all the family. They wash off with soap and water.
Twilight-Inspired Male Vampire
Sexy Boyfriend / Husband Vampire Face Paint - Be the Vampire all the Girls are Dying to Meet....
So you've talked your boyfriend or husband into wearing a sexy Vampire face paint look this Halloween? Congratulations -- that's the difficult bit over!
Face painter MJ and her boyfriend will show you how to transform your man (or yourself) into a delicious Edward Cullen ~ Twilight-inspired vampire.
Seductive Vampiress Makeup
Seductive Vampiress Makeup - Halloween Makeup for Vampire Girls
Here's the seductive vampiress makeup for all the girls and women out there who love the sultry and alluring vampire look.
As you will imagine, there are are a lot of these vampire makeup videos for women. I've done the hard work of watching them and have chosen 5 of the best vampiress makeup vids here.
All of them are excellent and give a similar look with some differences in the details. The first one is by Michelle Phan who has some awesome makeup video tutorials. She includes clear instructions too.
The second look, by MissChievous is also very clearly explained and does not use contact lenses but has some dramatic eye makeup. She's another of my favorite video makeup artists and has some wonderful Halloween face painting ideas on her channel.
The others I've added for variety. The 3rd video has stunning Vampiress makeup but is only available right now in Italian. Use it for inspiration if you don't speak the language.
The 4th video is a speed face painting and a good alternative if you want dramatic dark vampire eyes, not red.
The final video, Bride of Dracula, is at normal speed with each step shown in written prompts. It's a beautiful deathly look that would also work (minus fangs!) for a Morticia Addams Halloween costume