How To Do The Melting Barbie Makeup Look Instagram Is Loving For Halloween
Hey Ken, it's getting pretty hot in this toy box...
Halloween is on its way and if you like to get creative - like, really creative - with your makeup then you're going to love the drippy, melted Barbie look that's all over Instagram right now.
There's loads of ways to do this one depending on just how talented you are at applying the Special FX makeup, but here's a few different variations that will look truly spooktacular this Halloween.
1. The basic b*tch Barbie by @Sashalubeauty
Melted Barbie is a hundred percent our fave Halloween look, potentially ever, and this is the original of the look if it's something you fancy trying
To recreate, go for a super glam makeup look and amplify the girliest elements including the highlight, contour, eyes and lipstick. Then smudge your lipstick and eye makeup down one side, get yourself a pot of Ben Nye Scar Gel (or something similar - Mehron also do a similar product) and apply over the top for the fully melted effect.
Outfit-wise you're probably going to want something pink with super big and glossy hair.
We're also love, love, loving the extra little touches, like this take on the look by @_taylor_morgan, which has one fake eyelash casually melting off the eye for extra effect.
2. The melted skeleton by Desi Perkins
Want a slightly more 'Halloween' twist on the look? If you're handy with a paintbrush you could take inspo from Desi's melted skeleton and add a bit of skull into your melting Barbie.
The power of this one is all in the shading so make sure you take time to build up your colours to create real depth to the skull. Actually the easiest stage of this whole look is applying the melting flesh effect. Again, alll you need is the Ben Nye scar gel or a tube of the Mehron 3D Flesh Gel - you just heat it up, drip it onto your face and it'll dry to look just like skin that's being casually burnt off your face by some kind of sulphuric acid.
3. The pencil up the nose by Sherrye Player
Like every GCSE exam student's worst nightmare, this one wins gross points purely for its realness and would look great incorporated into your already melting Barbie. Particularly if you're going as School Teacher Barbie who's just been attacked by a pack of zombie Skippers or something.
Either way, you don't need fancy kit to do it and Sherry's created this look using nothing but a pencil, lash adhesive and tissue to create and secure the 'wound'. Then she's used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette to create the bruising.