Blogtober Fest: Elvira Mistress of the Dark

Hello lovelies! I’ve been so inspired by all the bloggers and YouTube beauty gurus who have posted Halloween inspired tutorials. Today, I want to share with you my version of Elvira Mistress of the Dark! Check out a pic of the original look here. Enjoy!

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What you need:

Your favorite eye primer/ NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk would work really well for this look too

Pink, Blue, White, Black, and Deep Purple matte eyeshadows

Black gel or liquid eyeliner and Black pencil liner

White eyeliner, or eyeshadow

Your favorite mascara

False Lashes (optional, but they really pull the look together)

Flat stiff brush for packing eyeshadow

Flat square shaped brush or another flat stiff brush for packing

Thin eyeliner brush

Small smudger brush

Small concealer brush and/ or small detailer brush




Let’s hop to it!!

To start off I applied my regular base with a beauty blender and filled in my eyebrows just a tad heavier than normal with a slightly more dramatic arch.

  1. Prime your eyes and start applying the pink eyeshadow with the flat packing brush right under the inner corner of the eyebrow. Apply the color just to the space between the eyebrow and your natural crease.
  2. Flip the packing brush over and switch to the blue eyeshadow. Pack this eyeshadow right next to the pink eyeshadow, right under the arch of the eyebrow, right up to the crease of your eye.
  3. Pick up the pink eyeshadow again and pack the color under the tail of the eyebrow, right up to the crease as well.
  4. In the same order, pick up more of the eyeshadows and apply them right above the eyebrow and fade them upward. Don’t drag the color through your brows, but get it as close to the brows as possible, so the color looks streamlined.
  5. Create a faux crase right above your natural crease with a flat square brush and some purple eyeshadow, and blend it slightly into the pink and blue eyeshadow.
  6. Using a creamy black eyeliner, line your eyes normally and create a dramatic wing on the outer edge. Connect this wing to your bottom lash line and heavily line your lower lid about 3/4 of the way.
  7. Pick up some gel liner on the liner brush and outline along your crease from the inner corner of your eye to the dramatic wing you created.
  8. Fill in the space within the outline with the creamy black eyeliner. It doesn’t need to be perfect, we will blend and fix it later.
  9. Use the gel liner, or liquid if you prefer, to create curved spikes coming from the outline of your crease. They should resemble eyelashes clumped with mascara. Make the points as sharp as you can.
  10. Look down slightly in the mirror and use the gel liner (or liquid) to extend and point the tear duct area. Be sure to connect it back up to the bottom liner. Leave some space near the tear duct, both on the top lid and bottom lid, open
  11. Using the purple eyeshadow darken the faux crease you made earlier and extend it to mimic the pointed tear duct.
  12. Using a small detailer brush, apply the white eyeshadow to the empty space you left with the gel liner in the tear duct and in the space between the gel liner and the purple faux crease.
  13. Clean up the lines of the look with the black gel or liquid liner by running it under the lower lash line on top of the pencil liner that was already applied and anywhere else that needs to be sharpened a bit.
  14. Use a packing brush to pick up some black eyeshadow and place it right on top of the black eyeliner all over the lid.
  15. Pick up a mix of the blue and pink eyeshadow and run it right below the black eyeliner that is under the lower lash line.
  16. Use your favorite mascara and apply some fake lashes to really bring the look together
  17. Fill your brows in again if you need to. The pink and blue may be really overpowering.



The eyes are done!

Apply some dark red or coral blush as you would a contour color. Make sure the blush is really stark and noticeable. If you’re having trouble figuring out where the contour color would be placed, suck in your cheeks and apply it to where your cheeks hollow out (right under the cheekbones).

Apply your favorite red lipstick and you’re all set!


Since this post is really long already, like this post if you want to see a hair tutorial as well. It was a bit of a pain, but I think it came out alright. What do you think? If you have any suggestions for more halloween inspired makeup looks, let me know in the comments below!! Thanks so much for reading and I’ll be back tomorrow!


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