I Love Lucy Costume DIY Tutorial for Halloween

12 Materials
1 Hour

Come into my dressing room and get ready with me as I transform into Lucille Ball for this I Love Lucy Halloween costume DIY! I’ll show you how to make Lucy's signature poodle hairstyle and a Lucille Ball make-up look! I hope you all enjoy this tutorial!

Tools and materials:

  • Concealer and foundation powder
  • Contouring blush
  • Pink blush
  • Assorted eyeshadows
  • Lengthening and volumizing mascara
  • False eyelashes (optional)
  • Cherry lip liner and lipstick
  • Assorted makeup brushes
  • Overnight hair-setting lotion
  • Half-inch foam curlers
  • Chignon foam hair roller
  • Hair pins
Foundation and concealer for Lucille Ball makeup

1. Lucille Ball makeup – start with concealer

I started by applying concealer under my eyes and then a powder foundation to my face.

Defining cheekbones

2. Define your cheekbones

Next, apply some taupe contouring powder in the hollows of your cheeks to define those great Lucille Ball cheekbones.

Applying blush

Sweep some pink blush onto your cheekbones right above where you did the contouring.

Softening blush

Use a big, soft, kabuki brush to soften up the blush by blending it in.

Filling in brows

3. Fill in your brows

To mimic Lucy’s thin, long eyebrows, use dark brown eyeshadow to lightly fill in and extend your eyebrows past their natural outer end. 

Adding eyeshadow

4. Add eyeshadow

Apply off-white eyeshadow to your eyelids, all the way up to just below your eyebrows.

Adding eyeshadow

Use a fluffy brush to apply a deeper vanilla-hued eyeshadow to the crease area of your eyelid and just above it. This will add some depth and dimension to your eyes.

Adding eyeshadow

Now add a camel-colored eyeshadow, preferably one that has a bit of gold in it, to the same area of your eye socket, but this time, just to the outer portion of that area.

Applying mascara

5. Do your lashes

Curl your lashes and apply some lengthening mascara to them. Then switch to a volumizing mascara and build your lashes layer by layer.

If you prefer to use false eyelashes, go ahead and apply those.

Creating Lucille Ball lips

6. Create Lucille Ball lips

Outline your lips with cherry-colored lip liner, keeping that signature Lucy bow-shaped lip.

Filling lips with liner

Fill in your lips with the same lip liner.

Applying lip liner

Touch up that bow-shape on your top lip if necessary.

Applying cherry lipstick

Finish your lips with an application of bright cherry-red lipstick.

Creating I Love Lucy hairstyle

7. Create the I Love Lucy hairstyle

I started with an overnight set, using setting lotion and half-inch foam rollers, making sure that the top of my hair was rolled forward.

Pinning a French roll chignon in a U-shape

Brush out your hair, and then pin a French roll chignon in a U-shape to the front of your hair.

Hair in chignon roll

Brush a small section of hair from the middle of the front of your head over the chignon roll and pin it into the roll.

Creating Lucy's bangs

Continue pulling and pinning front pieces of hair over the chignon to create Lucy’s bangs.

Pulling side section of hair to top

Pull the side section of your hair up to the very top, and pin it in place, leaving the ends of the curls loose. Do the same on the other side.

Pulling hair to top of head

Pull the rest of your hair, in sections, to the top of your head and pin, leaving the curls loose.

Spritzing hairspray

Finish with a spritz or hairspray.

I Love Lucy look, complete with diner dress and flats

I completed my I Love Lucy look with a diner dress and some flat shoes. 

Completed I Love Lucy costume DIY

I love lucy costume DIY

I hope you give this Lucille Ball Halloween costume a try and then leave a comment to let me know how it worked out for you.

Products Used:

NYX Concealer Wand - Fair

Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation - Light 46

Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Powder Foundation - Light 46

NYX Powder Blush - Taupe

Illamasqua Powder Blusher - Chased

Anastasia Brow Kit - Brunette

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eye Shadow Book - Countess/Geek/Fallen

Flower - Extreme Measures Lengthening Mascara - Black

Flower - Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara - Black

Mac - Lip Liner - Cherry

Bomber Betty - Cherry Dollface Collection - Hollywood Harlot

Suggested materials:
  • Concealer and foundation powder
  • Contouring blush
  • Pink blush
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