Natalie Krall Artistry

5 Cute Halloween Ideas

It’s probably a bit late for Halloween planning, but I know some of you out there are procrastinators like me and haven’t picked your costumes yet. Here are a few more ideas for you to choose from, complete with funky eyelash extensions from Bella Lash.

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Sugar Skull: This makeup look is one of my favorites for Halloween because you can get so creative with it. Bella Lash wanted to go with a color scheme that would match the model’s pink and purple lashes, so I stuck with a more traditional design with pops of pink and purple. I used a combination of Kryolan Aquacolor in white for the base, black eyeliner and Ben Nye creme in black for the black elements, and Sephora shadow sticks for the pink and purple. We had to be careful to avoid her brows since she had just had them microbladed, but other than that I was really happy with how it all turned out!

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Singing Siren: For the mermaid look I used fishnet tights combined with Milk makeup’s eye pigment in Mermaid Parade to get the bright green scale pattern. I layered a few different bronze and green Smashbox and Viseart shadows over the top and around the edges to give the scales more dimension and to create a slight contour on her face. Then I used liquid latex to attach the pearls and starfish. I used a neutral lipstick on her to keep the focus on her other features. 

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Pop Art Girl: This is one of the easiest looks to do on your own because you can do it all with products you already own! I started by applying Abby’s foundation color and blush as usual. Then I used eyeliner and Ben Nye’s black creme makeup to do the lines on the face and the dramatic eye shape. A pink lip liner worked perfectly for the comic book style dots all over her face. I mixed Ben Nye creme blush with some white to create the base lip color, and then I went back in with black and white creme to add the accents and highlights. We finished everything off with a colorless powder to set it all. 

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Ice Cream Queen: For this look I wanted to keep the focus on the rad rainbow eyelash extensions, so I went pretty soft on nearly all her other features. Foundation as usual plus a strong sweep of pinky blush kept her face sweet and fresh. I added some neutral soft matte brown shadows to her eyes to create some definition without drawing away from the eyelashes. Then I used MAC gloss on her lips as a base to apply the sprinkles. 

FYI this look is a blast for pictures, but to be honest the lip is a bit impractical to actually wear out for Halloween. If you want to incorporate the sprinkles and keep it wearable, I’d try putting them around on your temples and attaching with eyelash glue or liquid latex.

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Frozen Princess: Linden’s lash extensions were silver, so the client wanted to stick with a silver theme for this costume. I went all out with silver foil on her eyebrows, silver shadows on her eyes, and silver Mehron pigment on the cheeks and lips. I added silver highlights on her shoulders and collarbone, and then placed a few different types of glitter on her cheekbones and neck. The silver hair extensions and ice crown definitely helped sell the look. 

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

Makeup by Natalie Krall. Photo by Hillary Taylor, Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff

That’s it! I loved creating these looks, and I hope this gives you some costume ideas if you haven’t already put yours together. Happy Halloween!

Credits: 

  • Makeup by Natalie Krall
  • Hair by Miranda Laws and Aubrey Woodruff
  • Photos and costume design by Hillary Taylor
  • Eyelash extensions from Bella Lash applied by @love.leigh.lashes

4 Simple Halloween Makeup Looks

Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built is one of the most creative people I know, so when she contacted me about designing makeup looks for her DIY Halloween costume collaboration with Bath & Body Works I was beyond excited. I did the makeup for four of the costumes—the Unicorn, Marie Antoinette, Love & Sunshine, and the Paper Crane. 

Makeup by Natalie Krall, creative direction and costume by House That Lars Built, hair by Kathy Lynch, and photo by Anna Killian

For the unicorn look I used Ben Nye cream blush on her cheeks and layered MAC powder blush in Pink Swoon directly on top and Pat Mcgrath’s Skin Fetish 003 in Nude around the edges. I did a soft contour on her face with a few purple eyeshadows from Smashbox. On her eyes I used the same MAC blush and a few pink shadows from Smashbox. Then I used aloe vera to apply four different types of iridescent glitter to her face.

Kathy Lynch was the mastermind behind the hair on this look and all the other hairstyles but the crane. For more details on how to DIY your own unicorn costume, check out the House That Lars Built costume post.

Makeup by Natalie Krall, creative direction and costume by House That Lars Built, hair by Kathy Lynch, and photo by Anna Killian

For Marie Antoinette we decided to keep it more whimsical and wearable versus historically accurate. I kept the base as Brittany’s regular skin tone (she’s already pretty fair) and layered different pink blushes and shadows to create the flushed look Marie was famous for. I used a pink lip stain for her rounded pout, and a black eyeliner pencil to mimic the beauty patches that were in fashion at the time. 

By the way, here’s a fun fact for you: beauty patches were initially used to conceal blemishes and imperfections, but they evolved into their own language. Depending on the shape and placement on the face, different patches could mean you were married, single, in search of an affair, etc. #themoreyouknow

The Love & Sunshine makeup looks were pretty simple—just some graphic shapes drawn around the eye and some blush. My only trouble was that the white flower shape looks much better close up and on an unsmiling face. The mood was very happy and smily, so unfortunately the flower ended up looking like a bit of a blob from far away. If I were to do it over again I would go with my original idea of using fake flower petals glued around the eyes rather than just makeup. It really would have driven the flower idea home. (styling by Aliza Wride, DIY headpiece details on the Lars blog)

Makeup by Natalie Krall, creative direction and costume by House That Lars Built, and photo by Anna Killian

The Paper Crane was one of my favorite looks to design and apply. I spent some time researching makeup and masks from traditional Japanese theater and the meaning of the colors and designs they used. SUPER fascinating stuff. I settled on a bird-like design with a Geisha-inspired lip to keep it more feminine. 

I blocked out the ends of the model’s eyebrows with a layers of gluestick and concealer. Then I mapped out the basics of the design with a flesh-toned pencil and airbrushed the white areas with Temptu’s silicone-based foundation in Porcelain. Next I used black eyeliner and Ben Nye creme color to map out and fill in the black areas. Finally I used detail brushes and Ben Nye creme color in red to fill in the red areas, blending down below her eyes with a mini beauty blender sponge. I set everything with RCMA no color powder. 

(DIY costume details on the Lars post)  


Behind the Chair—The Strike Music Video

One of the things I love about Utah is our thriving music scene. Bands like Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, Fictionist, The Used, and The Killers all got their humble beginnings in Utah. 

The Strike is a Utah-based band that I feel like is poised to take off on a similar trajectory. I’ve seen them perform a few times and always loved their vibe, so when director Cameron Gade invited me to do makeup for the music video of their new release I was thrilled. 

The vision for the video was for a black & white, slow motion, one-take piece, with grunge + urban chic for the styling direction. I put together this little mood board for makeup inspiration:

 We shot the video was shot in a dingy hotel that was meant to represent a heaven where all the angels were apathetic and disillusioned. Here’s how some of my angels turned out.

The Strike—Faint of Heart video shoot. Makeup by Natalie Krall

The Strike—Faint of Heart video shoot. Makeup by Natalie Krall

The Strike—Faint of Heart video shoot. Makeup by Natalie Krall

Jared Fadel was the director of photography and really nailed it on this one. Check out the finished video below and let me know what you think! 

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