Halloween Makeup in a Minute: The Eye-Catching Venus Flytrap

published Oct 16, 2016
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Stunning, yet strangely unsettling, the prey-snatching venus flytrap is what Halloween dreams are made of. To channel the creepy-cool vibe, we used liquid eyeliner and magenta lipstick for a look that’s a cinch to recreate—even in your office bathroom before dashing off to the Halloween parade. You can pair this tutorial with a Venus Flytrap Fascinator, but the effect is captivating even on its own.

(Image credit: Christopher Broe)

What You’ll Need:

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(Image credit: Christopher Broe)

1. Start with a base of your regular foundation and concealer (or go au naturel if that’s your style). Apply winged eyeliner to the upper lash lines, extending the lines beyond the outer edges of both eyes.

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2. Apply liner along the lower lash line of one eye, then drag the applicator brush downward and out toward the edges of your face. Continue adding spikes onto the Venus flytrap design, thickening and extending the lines.

(Image credit: Christopher Broe)

3. Be bold! Build as big and branching of a design as you’d like. Close your eyes and mist lightly with setting spray. To make your lip color last all night, first fill in your lips with a lip pencil. Finish with a swipe of lipstick that matches the inside of your Venus Flytrap Fascinator.

Pair it with:

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Makeup by Jessica Sanner of Rouge NY.

Many thanks to Spoonflower for the blue sky backdrop, which is available as wallpaper, gift wrap & fabric from Koalalady’s shop.