Alyssa Tria
Alyssa Tria

Halloween Makeup Tutorial: I Tried Double Face Makeup and it was Surprisingly Easy

For me, Halloween goes beyond dressing up and eating candy. Like many makeup enthusiasts, I treat Halloween like an official holiday. The Halloween season is the one time of the year when I step out of my comfort zone and try some outrageous makeup looks.

If, like me, you’ve watched endless hours of YouTube tutorials, you already know the struggle of actually nailing a look. And saying it’s difficult is an understatement! What makes it even more frustrating is that YouTube and Instagram vloggers like Chrisspy, Michelle Phan and Desi Perkins make it look so quick and easy.

I’ve attempted many makeup looks in the past, but the one I thought I’d struggle with turned out to be the easiest to create. I’m talking about Double Face Makeup, a.k.a. Trippy Double Vision Makeup, according to Promise Tamang, the vlogger who did it first.
It looks pretty intimidating, but you’ll be surprised by how simple it is to do. How? Well you’re going to need a lot of patience and have a few makeup wipes ready, but what I really like about this look is that it doesn’t require any Halloween or special effects makeup. All you need is the makeup you already have at home. Since finding the right tools is the hardest part of creating any look, you’ll already have that part down.

I sat down for almost an hour to re-watch this video and follow all of Tamang’s steps. It was so worth it when I saw the reactions from my Snapchat friends.

If you plan on recreating this look, I recommend the following must-haves:

1. Powder Foundation: Since you’re literally drawing on your face, a matte canvas is necessary to enhance the look of sharper lines for your second pair of eyes and lips. Here I used NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation.

2. White Eyeliner: To colour in the eyes, you can use a white pencil liner, like the one Tamang used in her video. I found that a liquid liner was a lot easier to control. I used NYX Colored Felt Tip Liner in White. This liner is super pigmented, so a little goes a long way. Before the liner dried and set, I used my finger to blend it evenly to fill the eye.

3. Bold Coloured Lipstick: Since it’s officially fall, I decided to turn over to the dark side and line and fill my actual lips with Stila Stay All Day Lip Liner in Cabernet. I used the same liner to draw lips on my chin with Paul and Joe Lipstick in Snuggle Up to add a little definition.