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Mens Vampire Makeup Tips

Jodie Michalak
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The following men's vampire makeup tips will help ensure you look ghoulish and frightful whenever or wherever the midnight hour approaches.

The Allure of Vampire Looks

Vampires are a universally appealing costume choice for many reasons. First and foremost, vampires are back in the spotlight thanks to the worldwide popularity of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. Vampires elude a sense of cool confidence that appeals to people from all walks of life. Whether you have a dark and gothic side,or love the idea of a simple and frightful costume, these tips for men's vampire makeup will help you unleash your forbidden side.

If you want to dress up in costume as your favorite vampire, you'll need makeup tips if you want to get the look right. A vampire costume is all about the details, so be prepared to spend some time purchasing and practicing the application of the following cosmetics to ensure the believability of your vampire style. The following men's vampire makeup tips can be used on anyone, at any time. Whether it's a costume party or any sort of themed get-together, the vampire looks are sure to steal the show.

Foolproof Men's Vampire Makeup Tips

  1. Vampire man makeup
    Foundation: To lighten your skin and create the infamous zombie appearance of vampires, you'll need to rely on a foundation or cover-up followed by the application of a loose or pressed powder to set the coverage. Feel free to spend as little as necessary on this product. Chances are you'll never use it again, so don't invest that much in this cosmetic. Apply foundation with a sponge for best results. Make sure you apply foundation all the way to the hairline, as well as at the jawline for the best effect. A fluffy brush will help you apply the powder with a light and diffused hand.
  2. Eyeliner: If you've never played around with an eyeliner pencil or brush, now is certainly not the time to shy away from this task. Eyeliner is vital in creating a defined yet deep makeup style. A liquid liner offers the most dramatic coverage but can be tricky to work with. To create an easy vampire eye, start with a kohl or powdered eyeliner instead. Line a deep edge along both the top and your bottom lashes. Reapply as needed, and continue to smudge the line to create a heavy, dark eye.
  3. Mascara: While mascara can be worn, this look is best avoided on men.
  4. Lips: To create a just-bitten lip, mix a bit of red Kool-Aid with water and create a paste. Stain lips with your fingers. If desired, create a special bloody effect by smudging the paste around the perimeter of your lips as well.
  5. Teeth: Temporary costume vampire teeth are a great accessory for creating a men's vampire look.

Explore Your Dark Side

Creating a realistic vampire look is all about taking the time to create special effect makeup. Once cosmetics are applied convincingly, you can get creative with your overall costume choice. Be sure you practice several times before your dress-up event to make sure you're confident with the application techniques. Remember, more is more when it comes to stage makeup. Go all out and get theatrical for the best vampire results.

Mens Vampire Makeup Tips