Beauty | Halloween Inspiration: Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ Makeup Tutorial

Maleficent Collage

Halloween is just around the corner, so if you’re still stuck for inspiration in regards to what you should dress up as for the spookiest day of the year, then look no further!

When I was thinking of what I would choose for the occasion, it shouldn’t be surprising that I chose a Disney character and who better than the brilliantly wicked Maleficent?

Disclaimer: I’m by no means a make-up artist and there are a whole host of bloggers with greater skills and techniques than me but I hope that means this look is totally achievable for anyone at any level.


  1. Base: After applying my usual moisturiser, I mixed the palest foundation that I have and combined it with a liquid highlighter, so that I could use it as a primer and create an ethereal glow – the idea here was to add dimension without adding colour.
  2. Face: I then applied the Ben Nye cream foundation in the shade ‘Frankenstein’ – this is an olive green shade, so I mixed it with a brighter green face paint to achieve a more striking ‘Maleficent’ face and then used a loose translucent powder to ‘set’ the look.
  3. Brows: Maleficent’s brows are super defined, so I found myself using a black liquid eyeliner to ‘draw’ around my brows, so that they appeared more angular and less soft. I then applied a good lashing of Maybelline’s brow drama in ‘dark brown’.
  4. Eyes: Remember the Makeup Revolution Mermaids Vs. Unicorns palette? Time to whip it out! I used a deep purple shade on the lid and blended that into one of the deep pink shades – both on the ‘Unicorns‘ side, although the shimmer doesn’t show up too well on the photos, it really made the overall look feel more magical. I then used a black liquid eyeliner to add  drama to the eyes. Tip: Just imagine that you’re drawing a wave on the lower lash line and then connect the ‘points’ with the upper lash line.
  5. Cheeks: Another key detail is the angular contour look because, lets face it, Maleficent has the ultimate cheekbone goals. I actually used a dark green eyeshadow from the E.L.F. Cosmetics 100 piece marble eyeshadow palette to create the contour lines on the cheeks and forehead. Even though it isn’t visible on the photos, I also used Collection 2000’s green glam crystals to add some extra sparkle to the look.
  6. Lips: I used No7’s precision lip pencil in ‘fire’ to define the lips and create a base for Rimmel’s Kate lipstick in ‘shade 1’, which is a perfectly dramatic bright red.

What will you be dressing up as for Halloween?


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