Cute Little Red Riding Hood Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
16 Materials
1 Hour

In this tutorial, we’re going to be doing Little Red Riding Hood Halloween makeup with some really basic and easy special effects makeup like a wolf bite wound on the jaw. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Translucent powder
  • Eyeshadow 
  • Brow pencil
  • Eye pencils
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Cream pencil
  • Mascara
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Lipstick
  • Lip liner
  • FX Wax
  • Sculpt gel 
  • FX paints
Applying foundation

1. Apply foundation

Apply foundation to your face. Apply with a brush first and then with a dampened makeup sponge to push the foundation into the skin. This is going to help even out the application.

Applying concealer

2. Apply concealer

Apply a very small amount of concealer underneath your eye using your ring finger. Using your finger warms up the product so it goes into the skin better.

Adding setting powder

3. Setting powder

Next, use a setting powder to set your foundation into place. It will also give you a little bit of extra coverage.

Adding setting powder

Use a light color through the center of your face, and then use a base shade around the circumference of the face. This helps the face look less flat and still look natural.

Filling in the brows

4. Fill in your brows

I’m using two shades to fill in my brows to create a bit more of a natural appearance.

The first shade I’m using at the front half of my brow, and the second, I’m using to fill in the outer half of my brow since the hair there is naturally sparse.

Applying eyeshadow

5. Apply eyeshadow

Apply a matte finish milky beige color all over the mobile eyelid, taking it up just above the socket line. Since this is quite a light shade, you’ll want to apply a couple of layers.

Adding brown eyeshadow

6. Use brown eyeshadow to create a false crease

Use a rich espresso brown shade to cut the crease by tracing the natural socket line and taking the new line up by a millimeter or two to make your eyelid look a bit bigger.

All fairy tale princesses tend to have really big eyelids, so this false crease will help with that illusion.

Blending eyeshadow

Use a clean brush to blend and soften that line. Go back in repeatedly to intensify the line while still keeping it soft.

Blending and reapplying will give you a nice gradient on the top half of the socket and a defined line on the bottom half. 

Adding eyeshadow to eyebrow bone

7. Apply eyeshadow to the eyebrow bone

Apply the same milky beige eyeshadow to the eyebrow bone.

Adding eyeliner

8. Apply eyeliner

For the base, I used an eyeliner pen before switching to a liquid eyeliner to form the wing since it’s more fluid but both eyeliners I’m using give you a nice matte finish.

Lining waterline

9. Line your waterline

Use a cream coal pencil on your waterline. This gets rid of any pink tones and makes you look more awake and your eyes bigger.

Underlining lower lashes

10. Underline your lower lashes

Work a small amount of brown eyeshadow underneath the lower lashes. This frames the eyes, makes the root of the lashes look fuller, and emphasizes the cream color.

Adding black eyeshadow

Then, use a black eyeshadow right between the roots so the black fades into the brown.

Applying mascara

11. Apply mascara

Apply a light coat of mascara to your lower lashes to balance out the top. If you don’t have eyelash extensions like I do, use a pair of falsies.

Adding bronzer

12. Apply bronzer

Apply a matte bronzer to sculpt the cheeks.

Adding blush

13. Apply blush

Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and pull the color backward.

Applying lipstick

14. Apply lipstick

Apply red lipstick. It’s okay if it’s too red to begin with because we’ll be going over it with a pencil.

Lining lips

15. Line your lips

Go over the red lipstick with a pencil lip liner in a purple tone. Start in the outer corners of the lips and then pull it upwards to create a nice gradient. 

Softening lip liner

Use a brush to soften the pencil and blur the seams of the two.

Creating bite wounds for Halloween Little Red Riding Hood makeup

16. Create the bite wounds

Now, let’s move on to making this into scary Little Red Riding Hood makeup.

The first method we’re using is FX wax. Roll the wax into two sausage-shaped pieces, place them on your skin, and then blend the edges into your skin. The open middle is going to be the wound, and you can fill in the redness. 

Creating bite wound

The alternative method is to use a red lip liner or even a white coal pencil to map out roughly where you want the wounds to be.

Creating bite wound

Then use sculpt gel to build up the wound.

Like we did previously, create two side walls with a little bit on the top, then blend in the edges. You can use a translucent powder to get rid of the shine over the silicone. 

Creating bite wound

Then just use FX paints to add redness to the wound.

Creating bite wound

You can also add a small amount of black to give the appearance of congealed blood.

Creating bite wound

17. Apply fake blood

Drip a small amount of blood into the wound.

Creating bite wound

Use a tissue to smear it into the skin.

Completed Little Red Riding Hood Halloween Makeup

Little Red Riding Hood Halloween makeup

That’s it! This dramatic Red Riding Hood makeup look is perfect for those who have no experience in creating special effects, but still want something spooky for Halloween.

It’s super effective, even if it isn’t perfect. Let me know what you think down below!

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  • Concealer
  • Translucent powder
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