Grim Reaper Halloween Makeup

Another Halloween makeup look for today’s post! I have been wanting to do a skull makeup, so I created this Grim Reaper Halloween makeup look. I wanted to created a more evil, creepy skull look, so I googled up “Grim Reaper” and used the image I found as a reference.

*For my other Halloween makeup tutorials, please check out “Halloween” category*


I sooo need to practice on my blending, as well as the teeth. It’s really hard to do the teeth, so note to self – practice drawing skull and teeth! I also should have leave the teeth outline after I colored it bone colored. So, if you want an easier to do the teeth, color it first before outlining the teeth! Also, for the “bone” part, I mixed beige cream product with white. I wanted an off white color, not a stark white.

skull makeup step by step


Anyways, let’s get on the tutorial!

  1. I drew outlines of bones using an angled eyebrow brush and a matte black eyeshadow.
  2. Mixing a beige cream with white, I applied this “bone” color on the areas where the bones are.
  3. You can set the cream product with an eyeshadow or translucent powder.
  4. For the darker areas, I filled it using a black face paint. I left the eye sockets last since I have to put my contacts in, and I didn’t want to get it messy.
  5. Using a white cream product (you can use white face paint), I filled in the teeth dragging the color upwards towards the face for the upper teeth, and down towards the chin for the lower teeth.
  6. I put my contacts in, and filled my eye sockets with black face paint.
  7. For shading around the bone areas, I used brown eyeshadow first then grey to deepen the shadows. All I can say about this part is to have the areas shaded as detailed as you can. I added some eyebrow creases as well to make the whole look a bit more evil looking.

skull makeup

Products used

  • MUFE Flash Palette #902
  • MAQPRO primary palette “white”
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light eye palette
  • Wolfe face paint “black”

grim reaper makeup