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Halloween Skull Makeup

Halloween Skull Makeup

Halloween Skull Makeup
It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark…
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart..


Is it really Halloween if you don’t sing some Thriller lyrics at least once? That was a rhetorical question, haha! Nonetheless, it is the season of spooks and sprites! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love dressing up and seeing everyone’s costumes. In the recent years I’ve diverged from the sexy costumes (ex. Babe Lincoln) and I’ve dived into the gory Halloween costumes. It’s always fun to dress up to look gorgeous, but I find more fun in looking like a ghoul from the grave! After all, it’s not every day of the year that you can paint your eyes dark and splatter your face with fake blood. Halloween is truly a special time of year.
For this post I teamed up with makeup artist Chelsea, owner of Beauty Mark Boutique. She is a special effects makeup artist and I would consider this one of her more mild looks. She has an incredible talent that, quite frankly, terrifies me. Chelsea can turn an average Joe into looking like a Texas Chain Saw Massacre victim. Although she told me she prefers the gory makeup looks, she can also turn you into a unicorn or mermaid. She sells her own makeup palettes and brushes, and you can shop them here. Chelsea was so kind to give me a palette and a few brushes, so stay tuned on Instagram for that post! I knew I had to work with photographer Mathew Wonderly for this insanely creepy shoot. I’d describe his photography style as macabre, although he can turn it way down as he has shot many outfits for my blog. I love well-rounded, talented artists who can just do anything in their trade. That’s how you know they truly have something special!


Enjoy these creep-tastic (I think I just made up a word and I honestly don’t know how I feel about it… ) pictures and tell me in the comments below, what are you dressing up as for Halloween?!
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  • Kait Elizabeth/ 31.10.2016Reply

    These are intense babe and I LOVE them! It’s so perfect how you did it with the scarf. Hugs, Kait

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      I love my McQueen scarf! I had to use it in the shoot, it was just too perfect 🙂

  • Gail/ 31.10.2016Reply

    Taylor, this make-up is incredible! It’s nothing short of perfection. This is by far the best Halloween look. You’re killing it girl and the photos are amazing! Happy Halloween! Xoxo

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Gail!! That is so nice of you to say, thank you so much. Hope you and your family had a great Halloween 🙂

  • Ruthie/ 31.10.2016Reply

    You always have the most EPIC shoots! You are a woman of MAJOR creativity! I am always inspired by what you do. LOVE THIS

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Ruthie you are so kind. You always know you can count on me for going a little extra 😛

  • Jessica/ 31.10.2016Reply

    Your makeup is amazing and so creepy! Happy Halloween!
    xo Jessica

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Thank you Jessica!

  • Nicole Leffew/ 31.10.2016Reply

    These are so scary and badass!! I want her to transform me!! I have to dress up for work tonight and I have no idea what to be. Love this xo

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      You should check out her Instagram, she has crazy cool makeup looks! Happy Halloween love!

  • The Golden Girl 31.10.2016Reply

    Oh my gosh! The make up is amazing! And you look gorgeous, even as a skull! I love it!

    xo, Amanda |

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Thank you!! Maybe I should do it more often, hehehe 😛

  • Nicole Fuentes/ 31.10.2016Reply

    Aside from the fact you have amazing cheekbones, the make up is TO DIE FOR! I love this post, so scary yet beautiful.

    xx, Nicole

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Thank you! She did a great job with the makeup, I really felt beautiful and scary at the same time!

  • Krista/ 31.10.2016Reply

    I love how you’re never afraid to take risks and just be YOU.

    This makeup is so damn COOL. I LOVE IT


    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      You’re the best Krista! Hope you had a great Halloween 🙂

  • Abdelkhalek/ 31.10.2016Reply

    Such an amazing makeup
    happy halloween

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Happy Halloween!

  • Anna/ 31.10.2016Reply

    This make up is insane and the photography is just perfect!! You guys did a great job with this! XO ~Anna

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      The dream team!!! Thank you Anna

  • Courtney Bentley/ 31.10.2016Reply

    this is AMAZZZINNGG!! I think the best Halloween post I have seen all month! SO COOL! Words can’t even describe!
    Courtney Bentley ||

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Thank you so much Courtney! That means so much to me 🙂

  • Shannon/ 31.10.2016Reply

    Taylor, you look INCREDIBLE! I am so glad you made a post on this because your instagram was seriously stunning! & you have the most incredible cheekbones. This is one of the best skeleton looks I’ve seen and you still look like a major babe! I LOVE the black and white effects – it really adds to the “creepy” (but still sexy) vibes. Happy Halloween!! xx Shannon

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Shannon you are so kind! I was telling Chelsea she did a wonderful job contouring my cheekbones. Now this isn’t an everyday look, but you should have seen them in real life! Thanks so much for your kind words 🙂

  • Tiffani at Breton Bay/ 31.10.2016Reply

    This is SO AMAZING!!!!! I am so impressed!!!!! I wish I cld rock something like this on Halloween, my kids wld be so excited!!


    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      You totally should! It’s so fun and I was scaring myself in the mirror, haha!

  • Barbara/ 31.10.2016Reply

    awesomely SPOOKY !!!

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Thank you!

  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels/ 31.10.2016Reply

    Wow, this is so so incredibile! I can’t get over how great this looks! This must have been so much fun!

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      It really was fun! I’m so frigidity when I get my makeup done haha so I probably tacked on another 20 minutes 😛

  • Ashley/ 31.10.2016Reply

    This is perfect! You look incredible!

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      I really loved getting creative like this for Halloween – so fun!

  • Alicia/ 31.10.2016Reply

    Bookmarking this for next year for sure — you did such an amazing job!!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Alicia you are so sweet, thank you!

  • Stephani/ 31.10.2016Reply

    This is amazing!! It looks so good!! I love it! Great Halloween makeup!

    xo, steph

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Thanks so much Stephani 🙂

  • Emily/ 01.11.2016Reply

    Oh my gosh, these pictures are stunning and I love this post!! Your make up looks so good! I hope I get to do a post like this one day!


    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Emily you should definitely do one for next Halloween!

  • Amy/ 01.11.2016Reply

    These pictures are so great! That is some talent there!


    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Thank you so much 🙂

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Thanks so much Amy! It was fun to all come together to create some Halloween magic!

  • Sara/ 01.11.2016Reply

    Seriously, makeup like this is such a talent! A job well done!

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      I wish I had talent like this to do my own makeup. It took about an hour and if we had longer she probably would have used it. Such an incredible talent!

  • Cristin/ 01.11.2016Reply

    WHOA!!!! I’m equally impressed and scared. 🙂

    cristin |

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      Right?! So spooky!!

  • Lexi/ 01.11.2016Reply

    Oh my goodness, your makeup is incredible! If only I could do this on my own. Way too cool!

    • tayloraube/ 01.11.2016Reply

      I’m glad you like it Lexi!!

  • Rachel/ 01.11.2016Reply

    This post is amazing! The makeup, the photography, so cool!

    xo Rachel – To Hell in a Handbag

    • tayloraube/ 02.11.2016Reply

      Thanks Rachel, we had a blast!

  • Living in Color/ 01.11.2016Reply

    Super cool looking, girl! Thanskf or sharing yor talents!


    • tayloraube/ 02.11.2016Reply

      Definitely not my talents, the makeup artist and photographer’s talents. But thank you!

  • monic/ 02.11.2016Reply

    Such a great post so creative! I love your style and how unique your photo shoots are. Very cool!


    • tayloraube/ 02.11.2016Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words Monic!

  • Alice/ 02.11.2016Reply

    So spooky! But such a fun look for Halloween! Hope yours was fabulous!

    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

    • tayloraube/ 02.11.2016Reply

      Same to you!

  • Stephanie // A SPARKLE FACTOR/ 02.11.2016Reply

    SO COOL!!! You look amazing. These shots are so cool… super artsy.

    • tayloraube/ 03.11.2016Reply

      You’re so kind, thank you!

  • Mackenzie/ 03.11.2016Reply

    This makeup turned out AMAZING!!! Super creepy (in a good way because it’s Halloween haha). So impressed! Hope you had a great Halloween.

    • tayloraube/ 03.11.2016Reply

      I was really impressed too! Thanks so much babe 🙂

  • Jackie/ 04.11.2016Reply

    This is so amazing Taylor! Your make up artist is a genius. I can’t get over how realistic it looks. These shots are so cool, it must have been so much fun to do.
    Hope you have a great weekend babe!

    xo, jackie

    • tayloraube/ 04.11.2016Reply

      Thank you Jackie! The funny part is that these photos were taken outside at dusk around 7:30PM, but they all look like they were in a studio! Thanks so much for your sweet comment 🙂

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