Halloween – 3D Spider Face Painting

Today’s tutorial is a good option for a last minute Halloween makeup idea! If you still haven’t decide what to do for Halloween, you can try to do this quick 3D Spider Face Painting look! Let me tell you that I have no background whatsoever in Art, and I managed to complete this look in about 20-minute. It’s fast, easy, and you don’t need many tools to create this 3D spider. You can also do it anywhere on your face/body. Actually my sister wanted me to do this on her face for Halloween when I showed it to her. So, there you go! A last minute Halloween idea without the need to wear any costumes!

So, I googled “Black Widow Spider” and also “realistic spider tattoo” to be used as reference for this look. You’ll see a tons of images on the web, so just pick one you like, and put it in front of you when you’re doing this. It’s a lot easier to create this look when you have a visual right in front of you.

All you need for this tutorial is:

  1. Image of spider (or tattoo)
  2. Brown eyeliner or eyebrow pencil (optional)
  3. Black liquid pen eyeliner – the easiest to work with. Try to find a pen-type liquid eyeliner so you can use it like you would use a marker.
  4. Red face paint or lip liner or lipstick
  5. White face paint or eyeliner
  6. Black pencil eyeliner

For brands I used, please check out the list of products at the end of the tutorial.


1. I began by sketching out the outline of the spider on my arm using a brown eyebrow pencil.

2. Using the same brown pencil, I also sketched out where the shadows of the legs and body going to be. Make sure the “shadows” are thinner (use less pressure on the pencil). This way, you won’t mistook the legs from the shadow.

3. Using a black eyeliner pen, I thickened the body and legs of the spider.

  • The spider legs have 3 parts – upper thigh, middle thigh, and the long thin thigh. These thighs are separated by 2 joints. The easiest way to imagine the way their legs work is to look at your finger, or just use your reference photo as a sample.
  • To draw the thigh, just create a long almond-ish shape (look at photo below to see what I mean).

4. I created the red marking of the “Black Widow” spider using a red face paint, then I filled out the rest of the body using a black liquid eyeliner.

5. I filled in the gap on the thighs using the same black liquid pen eyeliner.

6. I cleaned up any excess of the sketch from step 1 using Maybelline Clean Express Mineral Water and cotton bud (i.e. q-tip).

  • For example, you can see that I made the top front leg slightly shorter with the black eyeliner than my initial sketch using brown eyeliner.

7. You can skip this step if you want to, but I darken the shadow of the legs and body slightly using a black pencil eyeliner.

  • Make sure all the shadows of the legs touched the tip of the spider’s “real” leg where it touches your body. This will create that 3D effect, where it looks like the spider is on your body.

8. Lastly, using the tip of an eyeliner brush and a white face paint, I applied some highlight on the legs of the spider and 4 dots on the head, and VOILA! DONE!

Don’t forget to check the rest of my Halloween tutorials!

realistic spider face paint

Products used:

  1. Brown eyebrow pencil – Chanel eyebrow pencil
  2. Black liquid pen eyeliner – Shu Uemura Calligraphy:ink eyeliner pen
  3. Red face paint – Snazaroo classic red face paint
  4. Black eyeliner pencil – Revlon photoready eyeliner pencil in Carbon Cleopatra
  5. White face paint – Snazaroo classic white face paint

Don’t forget to check the rest of my Halloween tutorials!


I’m just going to say please ignore that red dot on my eyebrow. It hurts and it’s a slightly irritated. Thanks! I accidentally scratched it cause it was itchy when I was doing my eyes, and in the pictures below it was irritated and a bit swollen.

Anyhow, I just recently watched Percy Jackson and the Sea Monster (I also watched Elysium!). Anyways, I saw the Hippocampus from the movie and I love its color. Gorgeous! Anyways, I took some of the colors that I can see prominently on the Hippocampus as an inspiration. Not to mention, I just bought the new Clinique Chubby Eye Tint in Two Ton Teal, so a good excuse to do a teal look!

Let’s get the tutorial started!


1. I applied Clinique Chubby Stick Eye Tint in Two Ton Teal all over the lid. I layered this product several times to get the intensity I want.

2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied MAC Shimmermoss on top of the Two Ton Teal.

3. I used a small shader brush and applied no-brand black eyeshadow on the outer V of the lid.

4. Using a clean fluffy blending brush, I clean up the crease.

5.  Using another clean blending brush, I applied MAC Coppering just slightly above the crease.

6. I used an angled brush to apply MUFE no. 71 on the inner corner of the eyes and MAC Indigo Ink on the outer corner of the lower lid.

7. I lined my waterline and tightline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

8. I created a feline flick (or winged eyeliner) along the upper lashline using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner.

9. I filled my brows in using MUFE Aqua Brow Gel.

10. I curled my lashes and applied L’oreal Double Extended Curl mascara on both top and lower lashes.

Purple and teal makeup

11. For the face, first I applied Clinique CC cream to prep the skin, and then applied MUFE HD Foundation all over using a foundation brush. I covered my blemishes and under eye circles using MUFE HD concealer

12. I also contoured my cheeks and nose using MAC Shadowy.

13. I applied a mix of MAC Cubic and MAC Fleur Power on the cheeks.

14. On the lips, I applied Clinique Bountiful Blush chubby lipstick.

Teal and purple makeup

Product Review: PAC Intense Color Eyeshadow Pencil

Hi all! I’m soo sorry for missing for couple days. Let me just warn you that I’ll probably be missing for a couple weeks. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram to see what I’m up to! Since I don’t have much time to do tutorials or product of the week, I wanted to share this new product I recently purchased.

I just saw this PAC Intense Color Eyeshadow Pencil while browsing around in the Martha Tilaar store at Pluit Village Mall. There were several colors, but I think this one caught my eyes, the Oriental Purple pencil. I’m not sure how many shades there were, since I wasn’t paying much attention, but I know there was several.

I can’t find this product on their website, though, I’m not sure why. It’s definitely weird, I do wish they had more info about this product on their website or in store. If I wasn’t curious and touch every single thing in that store, I probably won’t realized that this product exists.

PAC Intense Eyeshadow pencil

So, this eyeshadow pencil is really similar to NYX Jumbo eyeshadow pencil, but with 2 ends to it, which I totally love. I might go get some more I think. They have a good range of colors. OK so, Oriental is the chartreuse (green/yellow) end, somehow it looks like yellow in the picture. However, I can assure you it is green-yellow. Purple is a warm undertone purple end. It’s gorgeous, and this will look great on everyone’s skintone.

This eyeshadow pencil does not really work well as eyeshadow, it’s more of a base/primer. It’s very soft and easily blends to the skin, but it lacks staying power, which is what I expected. Most of these “eyeshadow pencil” products that I’ve used (from other brands), definitely do not have any staying power. They crease almost instantly and have to be set with powder eyeshadows on top of it.

It does, however, makes a great primer. If you find yourselves having difficulties getting color (mostly the bright ones) out of certain eyeshadows, these eyeshadow pencils will definitely help. You can use white if you don’t want too many colors in your makeup wardrobe, but I always love having the colored ones. It really helps the eyeshadow that are similar in shade with the pencil to show up even more.

PAC Intense Eyeshadow pencil


This pencil takes about 15-30minutes before it creases if you have not so oily lid. If you have oily lid, it’ll crease almost instantly. If you have dry lid, this will look horrible on you. It’ll accentuate the dry skin even more, so make sure you don’t have any dry patches.

However, if you use this as a primer or as a base, this baby works like magic! You have to put another product on top of it, preferably similar colored powder-eyeshadow to set this in place. Set it with eyeshadow and it will not crease nor budge. I wore it for 5 hours, and there was no creasing. However, do keep in mind I was in an air-conditioned area most of the time.


I think it has a medium coverage. You can apply it as a sheer color by applying it to your finger first and dab it to the lid. If you want it thick, you can apply this directly to your lid to get the most out of it.


This pencil blends beautifully and very easily. You can use your finger or a blending brush.


The finish is matte. No shimmer, no glitter, no nothing. It’s a matte finish.


This pencil costs IDR. 132,000 (about USD $14). However, they were having a 15% off if you buy 3 items.


PAC Intense Eyeshadow pencil


  • Great pigmentation and color pay-off.
  • Matte finish.
  • Blends easily.
  • Great range of shades (from what I saw in the store – may be around 5 pencils which means there’s 10 shades).
  • Lovely packaging – 1 pencil with 2 different colors in each end.
  • Local Indonesian brand.
  • Works amazingly as eyeliner.


  • Expensive compared to NYX jumbo eyeshadows that I owned from Canada, which only costs around $4.50 each.
  • Smudge and crease easily if you don’t set it with powder.
  • It’s no different than colored pencil eyeliner.

I give this product 3.5 winks out of 5! The reason why they lose 1.5 points is because for this pencil, I cannot justify the price. It’s way too expensive for the quality. Not worth the money. It’s not something that you must have. It’s something nice to have in your kit if you have the extra money. If not, stick to NYX jumbo pencils, or any colored pencil liner. They do the same job.

Alternative to Latex & Zombie

Okay! So, if you guys followed my twitter, you should know I’ve been looking for liquid latex in Jakarta. I went to the Chemical store and they don’t have any :( …I didn’t really want to use my eyelash glue since I only have so little left. So, I wanted to do my own gelatin pieces, but can’t find glycerine around my area, and my microwave is busted…Nevertheless, I didn’t want to give up and I throught may be I can use Elmer’s glue! Well, there’s no elmer’s brand in Jakarta, so I went to the bookstore and bought a white liquid glue…

I went home, tried it on myself and it worked! Not perfectly, but it worked!  Oh, let me just say that you can wash this off with water and soap, it comes out pretty easily.

So here comes my brother, James as zombie :) It’s not how I’d love to do it, but it’s cheap and easy..not gory enough, but we had to rush it cause we had to go..oh well..here goes! :)


1. I applied a very light foundation on James’ face. He’s pretty tanned, and I used L’oreal Tru Match foundation in W2. It looked extra white on his face..hahaha..oh well..I applied the foundation using a dry sponge and applied it quite messily. I don’t think zombie needs to have a flawless base..

2. Using PAC Face Paints makeup, I mixed red and dark blue to make purple paint. I applied it lightly under his eyes, along his lid using a Laura Mercier concealer brush.

3. Using a clean blending brush, I applied PAC brown face paints lightly on the crease, under eyes, side of his nose and sides of his nostrils.Zombie makeup

4. Using PAC yellow face paint and a dry sponge, I stippled some yellow face paint on his face on random places.

5. Using another blending brush (and a face angled contour brush), I applied MAC Scene all over the face in places where I want his features to looked sunken in (crease, side of nose, cheekbones, jawline, jawal etc).

6. Now for the fun part, I applied white craft glue on his face using a cheap disposable paint brush. I applied a light cover, let it dry for a few seconds and randomly I tore out cotton balls and applied it on his face. Once I’m happy with the shape, I applied more glue on top of the cotton.

TIP: The messier the better!

Zombie makeup

7. I applied liquid foundation, add some grey eyeshadow, brown eyeshadow, Snazaroo face paints and just make a big mess :)

8. Since we were rushing and didn’t have the product, we didn’t add blood. HOWEVER, you can make your own blood by adding red/orange food coloring to corn syrup. Just make everything looks nasty, that’s how zombies are…Also, get white contacts if you can to add to the look, James is scared of wearing contacts, he never had to, so he didn’t want to…

Zombie makeup