Listen, I’m obsessed with everything Halloween, but when it comes to dressing up, I absolutely do not want to be scary. Blood? Nope. Gore? Hard pass. Sorry, I don’t want to look like a character from The Walking Dead! And I know I’m not alone. So, if you’d rather go the cute and cuddly route on October 31st, this bear halloween makeup tutorial is for you. Keep reading for all the tips, tricks, and products you’ll need to bring this look to life.
Step 1: Shade Your Snout
To go all in on the teddy bear look, you have to make sure your snout is lighter than the rest of your face. Grab a cream concealer or contour that’s a couple shades lighter than your normal skin tone and use it to cover the lower half of your face.
Step 2: Create Contrast
Using a foundation brush, apply a cream contour that’s a couple shades darker than your skin tone to the top half of your face. The contrast makes it look like your mouth area is protruding from your face—just like a real bear.
Step 3: Paint Your Bear Nose
Get a cute lil bear snout and fill in the tip of your nose with black face paint (tbh, black eyeliner works in a pinch).
Step 4: Set Your Makeup
To ensure all the cream makeup you just put on doesn’t slide off your face, dust some translucent setting powder all over and black powder eyeshadow on the tip of your nose.
Step 5: Make Your Nose Shiny
To create a shiny, reflective bear nose, use a small brush and white paint to draw a tiny, off-center spot on your nose.
Step 6: Fill In Your Lips
Swipe matte, neutral-colored lipstick on both your top and bottom lips.
Step 7: Draw Facial Details
Next, grab a black liquid eyeliner and use it to draw a thin line from the bottom of your nose to the center of your top lip. Then, extend the line above your upper lip along the cupid’s bow.
Step 8: Add Some Eyeshadow
Blend a shimmery eyeshadow from your lash line up to the brow bone (don’t forget to hit your inner corners) to make your eyes pop.
Step 9: Line Your Eyes
First, line your bottom lash lines with black gel eyeliner. Then, trace a cat-eye on your upper lash lines using black liquid liner.
Step 10: Add Some Faux Fur
Your bear costume isn’t complete without fur. Draw thin, hair-like strokes (alternating between using a black liquid liner and a white liner) right where the dark and light areas of your face meet.
The Final Look
And that’s it! You’ll be able to whip up this cute bear costume in no time.