Michael Myers Halloween Makeup

“I met him, fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes… the devil’s eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil.”- Dr. Sam Loomis

I couldn’t do a Jason tutorial without doing a Michael Myers one!  He’s the BEST scary movie slasher villan that’s ever been.  I don’t care what you say.  I have seen Halloween so many times I’ve lost count.  Every year my sister, best friend and I used to have a Halloween movie marathon and we’d watch them all in a row.  Michael is the one that always has scared me.  My dad used to torture my sister and I with a Michael mask when we were younger.  Now my husband does, go figure.  Here is my tribute to Michael!

What you’ll need:

  • White face paint
  • Black face paint or gel eyeliner
  • Black and gray eyeshadow
  • Translucent, white powder/shadow or baby powder- colorless
  • Elmer’s glue stick (optional)

Get the look:

  1. Cover eyebrows with a glue to stick to block them out.  (Optional-it hides the hair but gives the skin  a nice “mask” texture.) To see how click here.
  2. Shape out circles around the eyes for the eye holes and neck line for the “mask”.  You can use any eyeliner you have on hand.
  3. Fill in entire face and neck area (except eyes) with white face paint.
  4. Generously set with powder.  I set my face with baby powder first, then applied a white eyeshadow over that to make the mask as opaque as I could.
  5. Fill in eye holes with black paint or eyeliner.  Set with black shadow.  Face paints crease really easily so be sure you set it with a heavy coating of shadow.  Lightly shade bottom of the neck by tracing a thin line around perimeter.
  6. Now for the shading….Start with the basic contour steps, using a contour or powder brush, lightly blend gray eyeshadow around the hairline, hollows of cheeks, jawline and down the side of the neck.  Then shade in the eyebrows, down the sides of the nose, nostrils, down to the upper lip, chin.  Be sure to start with a light hand and then build up the color.
  7. Using a tapered eyeshadow brush, lightly with a mix of gray and black shadow shade in the U’s of his cheeks and blend into the contour.  Go back over all the shading with the darker shade and blend out.  Crinkle your forehead and blend gray shadow into your own wrinkles and shade the outer rim of your lower lip.  This is helping create the lines and texture of the mask.
  8. For extra details, take a small eyeliner brush and outline the bottom of the brows, under the eyes and outline the upper lip line with black eyeshadow.  Michael has a very straight upper lip so try to keep the outline as straight as you can till you get to the corners then slightly flick up.  Fill in with black paint or liner.
  9. For extra measure go through and shade all areas one more time.  If you prefer that is, I am a fan of the dirtier Michael mask vs the stark white one.

Fun Halloween movie facts:

  • This movie was Jamie Lee Curtis’s debut
  • They used a William Shatner (Captain Kirk) mask for Michael Myers
  • The original title for the movie was called The Babysitter Murders
  • The entire movie was shot in 20 days
  • Dr. Sam Loomis, was named after a character from Psycho, who played the boyfriend of Jamie Lee Curtis’ mother, Janet Leigh. (That was killed in the film’s famous shower scene).



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