It’s another day of the Halloween Tea Party! Today it’s another drugstore look because drugstore seems to be the most requested type of looks (don’t panic my bodypaint/sfx lovelies, there’ll still be stuff coming up for you).

For those of you new here, the Halloween Tea Party is my creepy little countdown to Halloween where I’m doing 31 tutorials for the month of October ?!

Competition Time!

I’m having a little halloween competition over on instagram where you can post your own halloween look, hashtag it with #halloweenteapartycomp and tag me in the picture to be in with a chance of winning some goodies. The full details are over on my instagram if you feel like showing off your skills.

Anyway, on with the tips and products and all the info you’re really here for.


  • If you’re not a regular heavy coverage kind of girl/guy you might want to check out a couple of videos on how to not end up with a cake face because there is a whole tonne of product in this one. I got an itch after I’d finished with the foundation/contour/highlight and I was too scared to scratch it because I’m convinced it would have left a huge gouge in the thick layer of products on my face.
  • “Wood” colour is your friend, basically for the base you want a foundation that is heavy coverage (unless you happen to be wood coloured already) so that it looks solid instead of ashy/patchy. Avoid anything to orange/pink/yellow, probably a cooler toned tan colour is the best for this.
  • In case you don’t happen to have a wood colour foundation lurking about, you could go with a regular foundation then set it with a darker powder, again, go for something cool toned. An eyeshadow would work (although trying to powder your entire face with eyeshadow is a pain). Or you could mix crushed up eyeshadow with the foundation (or any other mixable type product) to make it a bit easier on yourself.
  • Go heavy on that contour and highlight, seriously, heavier than you’ve ever been in your life. Especially if your foundation tends to oxidise because that can end up turning everything into a bit of a muddy mess.
  • Use different face powders (or eyeshadows) for the different areas on your face, so darker powder for the contour, lighter for the highlight, or you know, use a translucent powder.
  • Leave the wood grain til the end, other wise it’ll get blended out if you want to go back in with more contouring and highlighting.
  • For the crease above the eyes, aim to make it more rounded so that it balances out the bottom of the eye
  • Bring the chin/mouth piece out further than the lips, if you go from the edges of the lips it can look a bit weird (I tried it, it looked odd), alternatively, overdraw your lips at the corners and give yourself a massive creepy smile and go from the edges of that.
  • For the wood grain, don’t try and be too pretty and perfect about it, it works better if you kind of just go for it instead of putting a tonne of thought into where each line goes.

As usual with my drugstore looks there’s two product lists, the first is a guide of what you can use, and the second is what products I’ve used just in case you are in love with my lippie or something and want to know what it is.

Products To Use

For the Under Foundation Contour and Highlight

  • Super light cream product (I used a concealer)
  • Dark cool toned cream product (I used my brow goo)

For the Foundation

  • A “wood” coloured foundation (this depends on your skin tone, but basically nothing to warm or orangey, a kind of cool tan colour)
  • Light face powder (for the highlighted areas)
  • Dark face powder (for the contours)
  • Foundation matching powder

For the Over Foundation Contour and Highlight

Avoid shimmers, wood isn’t shimmery (unless you’re going for a varnished style wood, then glaze that face as much as you like)

  • Light Tan, Skin Tone or White Powder (or eyeshadow)
  • Cool Toned Brown Powder (or eyeshadow)
  • Warmer Toned Cool Toned Brown Powder (or eyeshadow)

For the Brows

  • Dark brown or Black Brow Products (or eyeliner/eyeshadow)

For the Eyes (Regular Eyes)

  • Dark brown cool toned eyeshadow for the crease
  • Black eyeshadow to emphasise the crease
  • Nude eyeshadow base for lid
  • Nude eyeshadow for the lid
  • Black liner
  • Big doll style lashes

For the under eye

  • White eyeliner, or eyeshadow base (you should really stick to products that are designed to be around the eyes for this)
  • Black liner to draw around the under eye, and draw on lashes (gel, felt tip or liquid works best for this)
  • White Eyeshadow (to set the under eye if it’s creamy)

For the Lips

  • Red liner
  • Red lipstick

For the Mouth/Chin Thing:

  • Dark brown cool toned eyeshadow for the shading
  • Black eyeshadow for outlining and shading
  • Black liner for outlining

For the Wood Grain

  • Dark brown cool toned eyeshadow (or a liner)

Specific Products I Used

For the Under Foundation Contour & Highlight

  • Makeup Revolution Cover and Conceal Palette in Light (lightest shade)
  • Makeup Revolution Bulletproof Brows Palette in Dark (lighter shade for the contour…yep, I used my brow palette for my contour)

For the Foundation

  • MUA Matte Perfect Foundation in Fair
  • Collection Pressed Powder in Ivory (for the highlighted areas)
  • Rimmel Match Perfection Face Powder in Natural Beige (400) (for everywhere else)

For the Over Foundation Contour and Highlight

  • Blush Professional Matte Palette in White
  • NYX Cosmetics Nude Matte Shadow in Tryst
  • NYX Cosmetics Nude Matte Shadow in Bare My Soul

For the Brows

  • Makeup Revolution Bulletproof Brows Palette in Dark

For the (regular) Eyes

  • NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone
  • NYX Cosmetics Nude Matte Shadow in Lapdance & Tryst
  • Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow in Black Heart
  • MUA Luxe Professional Felt Tip Liner in Blackest Black
  • Lashes from the pound shop (they always have the best ott lashes)

For the Under Eyes

  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in White
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black
  • MUA Liquid Liner in Black
  • Blush Professional Matte Palette in White

For the Lips

  • Essence Lip Liner in Ready for Red
  • Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet in Keep Trying for You

For the Mouth/Chin Thing

  • NYX Cosmetics Nude Matte Shadow in Tryst
  • Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow in Black Heart
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black

For the Wood Grain

  • NYX Cosmetics Nude Matte Shadow in Bare My Soul

The Jump Menu

On the left side of the video there’s a list of all the “stages” of the makeup, so if you don’t care about how I do my foundation, or you want to do a different eye, you can easily skip to the parts you are interested in, although for this look the parts of the effects are scattered throughout the whole thing so you might want to watch it all. I wanted to make the tutorials easy for everyone, so if you want to do the complete look how I’ve done it then it’s in the video from start to finish, but if not, you can just pick and choose. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this new feature, is it helpful? Is it distracting? Would you rather it just popped up for ten seconds when I move onto the next step? Let me know what you think.

Recreated this look?

If you recreate this look I’d love to see how it turns out, if you want to share you can post it on social media, tag me in the post (@teaisforteagan) and use the hashtag #halloweenteaparty to join in the halloween fun.

Thanks for watching/reading guys! I hope you enjoyed this look, and if you’ve got any requests for looks you’d like to see, or any questions about how to pull off this look let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to reply quickly.