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Posted on Sep 11, 2015

Sexy Pirate Makeup Tutorial by Miranda Hedman

Sexy Pirate Makeup Tutorial by Miranda Hedman


Pirate costumes are always a top trend when it comes to Halloween costumes. You can be a stereotypical drunken swashbuckler, brandishing your blades at anything that moves; a period-accurate pirate, straight out of piracy’s Golden Age; or a sexy pirate lass, captivating crewmen with a single glance.

We’ll be honest: we’re usually more interested in the latter. So, we asked our friend and makeup artist Miranda Hedman to design a look to pair with our Angelica costume from Pirates of the Caribbean. This stunning and sexy look was the result, and is a definite plus for making any pirate costume just a little more saucy.

Learn how to get the look with the video tutorial below:

To see more of Miranda’s work, check out her YouTube channel and follow her pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and DeviantArt.

Follow along with the transcript of this video:

I’m going to go ahead and start this tutorial, so just sit back and relax and let’s start. Basically, I’m doing this dewy look, and I’m using this foundation. It’s a Nude Almond from IsaDora. I’ll link all the products that I’m using down on the description box, but also this is IsaDora Nude Sensation. Its in 16 Nude Almond; it’s a little darker than my skin tone. Pirates are out on the ocean for weeks and months, so I’m going to go with a more tanner look for this. Because I want it dewy I’m going to mix this primer; this is my favorite one. It’s illuminizing and it’s wonderful, so I’m going to mix these two together. So, this is going to be like a primer with a foundation. I don’t know; I’m just going to mix these and hope it turns out good. I’m using a buffing brush for this, so I’m just going to buff this all up and apply it to my face. You can already see how dewy this is turning into, and do not forget your neck because you don’t want that like mask look on your face.

I’m going to use a tiny bit of concealer to highlight the points of my face a bit. So I’m going to use this concealer from H&M; it’s from the new collection and this one is in Soft Sand. So I’m just applying this like a triangle under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, my cupid’s bow, my chin and my forehead. Then I’m going to use this brush from Sigma the Soft Blend Concealer F64 – it’s my favorite concealer brush. Now, I’m going to bronze the hell out of my face. I’m using IsaDora Face Sculptor 01 Warm Peach. So I’m just going to use the bronzer on my cheekbones, my forehead, and my jawline, like everywhere where you bronze. I’m going to be generous with this as well, because I want that really bronze and dewy look. I’m just going to add a tiny bit of blush because that’s just how I like it. Now, I’m using the highlighting part of this and I use a lot of it on my cheekbones, my brow bone, ridge of my nose and my cupid’s bow.

Mostly just filling in my brows like usual, and you can just fill them in whichever way you like. This is really not my thing, talking like this. I hate it; honestly, I’d rather just speak in a microphone, so sorry for being so, I don’t know? Just deal with it; I have to deal with it, so this is my fault; I wanted to do this so I’m just going to do it.

Now, I’m going to go for like a really smudgy, smoky eye, so on my base shadow I’m going to use the same shade as my eyebrows because I really like this brown shade, and I’m just going to smudge it onto my eyelid and a bit underneath, and I’m going to move on to the black. I’m just going to make it really smudgy; I’m not going to be careful or precise. I’m just going to smudge it all on like this and just a bit underneath my eyes.

Now I’m going to use this Shadow Liner from IsaDora, and I accidentally bought this; I thought it was liquid eyeliner, but it was a shadow liner. It looks like this, and it’s just like shadow on a pencil, and I haven’t tried it out, but I think it’s really cool and easy to apply. So, I’m just going to apply that all over my lid, and then smudge it out with a pencil or a brush. Now, I’m just going to line my waterline with a black eyeliner and just kind of smudge it downwards down my eye. I’m just going to line my lashes a bit to make it darker, and I’m just going to smudge this out a bit, like so. And now I’m going to curl my lashes; I got from my GLOSSYBOX subscription – it’s a conditioning lash primer that you apply to your lashes before you apply mascara, and its supposed to make your lashes more healthy, and I like it because I can sculpt the lashes with this one instead of the mascara I’m going to use next. Because I don’t really like how my lashes turn out only from using this mascara, so I’m going to use this first.

Now, when this is all dried up, I’m going to go ahead and apply the mascara, and this is the Colossal GO Extreme Volume from Maybelline, and this one is waterproof, so it takes a hell of a lot of time to wash out. But it just makes your lashes really full, really long, and I really like it. So, I’m not going to go ahead and use false lashes because I’m not really into that, so I’m just using mascara. I can take forever to build up my mascara the way I want it perfectly, but this is okay. Then, I’m also blending on mascara on my bottom lashes as well, like so; and I think I want some gold in there as well, so I’m going to use this Zoeva Cocoa Blend and I’m using Pure Ganache, it’s this really pretty, shimmery, gold color, and I’m so in love with it, so I’m going to apply that in the inner corner of my eyes, and I also think I’m going to add some in the middle of my eyelids and just kind of dab it on carefully. Because pirates love gold, and gold is really pretty, so just a little bit of shimmer like that.

So now I’m going to move on to a lipstick, and I’m not really sure what I want, but I’m going to use this lip thing from Revlon. It’s super pretty, I think; it’s a lip stain, but I don’t know, the text isn’t there anymore, but I think it’s a lip stain, and it’s in the color 005 Crush. All right, so the glammy look of this sexy pirate is done, but you know, pirates don’t really shower often, so I’m going to create some dirt and scars on my face, because I don’t think a real female sexy pirate wouldn’t have any scars or dirt, so I’m going to add some dirt and some scars. So, I think I’m going to go with a scar on my left cheek down the side like this, and I’m going to outline it with a pink lip liner from NYX in the shade Nude Pink. So, I’m just going to line where I want the scar. On the side of this I’m going to use a nude eye pencil and just go on the outside of the pink to give it some dimension – and you can just do this if you only have this at home – you can do this to add a 3D effect, but I’m going to use some Rigid Collodion. That is a scar effect that pulls your skin together and creates a scaring effect, so you have to use as many layers as you want. The more layers, the deeper your scar is going to be. This smells really strong, so I don’t think it’s a good idea to use it, like, so close to your eyes, because I can kind of feel it in my eyes right here, and it dries really quick. This is already dried after like ten seconds, so I’m going to go ahead and paint over another layer and just build that up (10 layers). So, I’m using my coloring wheel from my Bruise Wheel coloring from Mehron, and I’m going to use this brown and this red to kind of spot on some bruises, maybe, and some dirt onto my skin. So, I’m going to try that out and see if that’s going to work. I’m also going to use some yellow on there; I think it is going to be kind of bruised on my forehead, I think. I’m also going to use just some of this brown eyeshadow and kind of dab on here and there for a dirtier look.

I’m also going to use this wig from Wig Is Fashion that I bought a year ago, I think. I’m also going to use the hat that came with the costume – maybe do some braids here and there.

So, I hope you guys enjoyed that tutorial; comment below if you have any suggestions, as usual, of what you want me to do; I might do it. And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram. My user name is mirandahedman. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel and Like if you like this video.


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