Classic Tattoo Pin Up Girl - Halloween Makeup

Trying to come up with unique Halloween makeup & outfits is pretty hard. I think I may have cracked it with this old school classic tattoo pin up girl look. I came across am image on Instagram of someone creating a bearded lady in the style of a classic tattoo (I don't remember the artist, but if & when I do I will write it here). I thought it would be fun to put my own spin on the look, minus the beard (I'm not a beard fan, controversial I know). Here's how I created the look.

I started off using NYX jumbo eye pencil in 'milk', lightly drawing where I wanted the hair to be. Using this light shade means if you make a mistake you can easily wipe it away.  I painted the whole of the hair area using Snazaroo white, where shadow would be in the hair I placed black Snazaroo paint then using a clean foundation brush I blended the two shades together. With a small brush I drew thick black lines in the hair, to mimic how it would look in a real tattoo.

Most pin up girls have pink blush under and around the eyes, I used NYX cream blush in 'Glow'. Using NYX jumbo eye pencil in 'black bean' I lined under the eye & created a new socket shape half way between my brow & my natural crease. For lashes I used an eyeliner brush & black Snazaroo paint. To contour & give depth to the eyes I used a dark purple shadow & blended it along the side of my nose to the inner portion of the eye socket. For brows I again used 'black bean' & simply drew a thin line above my natural brows.

Lined with 'black bean' filled with mac 'Riri woo' a matte red.


I applied some tattoos on my face & neck using eyeliner brush & Snazaroo paint.

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Have you got any plans for Halloween? What are you dressing up as?


  1. I'm so impress by this! You look so amazing, it looks so perfect for Halloween! You've done an amazing job!

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  2. I love this idea SO SO much. it's so unique and I just love it!!


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