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Follow this step-by-step makeup process and become the King of Pop this Halloween.
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How to Put On Michael Jackson Make Up
The King of Pop is one of the most recognizable personalities out there today. I’m Mindy Shear with Watch Mojo and I’m here to take you step by step on how to transform result into Michael Jackson.
First, we have to really lighten the face of course because Michael Jackson has a very white pale face. So, we start of by using a very light liquid foundation. You dip the brush into the foundation and you start lightening the face with the foundation and we’re going to bring down into the neck area and don’t forget your eyelids. Since you have the first foundation applied, we go with the next step which is another cream base foundation. I also like to use brush and then we go again over what we’ve done. It doesn’t have to be looking as if you’re not wearing any makeup because he does.
Michael Jackson had a slightly seemed red lip. Didn’t look like he is wearing any lipstick or gloss but the redness of the color of the lips was there. If you can do a little bit of sheer or to make it look like a stain instead of using a brush, you put a little bit on your finger like this and you just apply very gently to the lips. It looks like you have a natural red color to the lip and just blend it in to take off the excess and it looks as natural as possible or as natural as Michael Jackson if you wanted the look.
So the next step, we move on forward and we go into the blush. And Michael Jackson didn’t have a lot of color on his face but he did have a little bit of blush just to fine the cheek bones.
Now, we start with the eyes. So, Michael Jackson is very dark heavy, black eye makeup. So, with the black pencil, very gently feather the pencil. I know it’s hard to do, you meet here. Now, you’re going to the eyeshadow. With a small sort of smudge brush very, very tiny and this is going to set the eye makeup. I'm going to take a little bit of liquid liner so that will really intensify that black look. We start from the outer corner, go to the inner corner and we meet halfway. This is going to get Michael Jackson.
I just want to add a little bit of black shadow which I did the same way onto the bottom. We’re going to do the same onto the top of the lid. Michael Jackson’s eyebrows was very distinct and very archly. What I’d like to take is a compact with a very angular brush. I’m and really filling the eyebrows and extended out a little more than normal.
So now, we’re now we’re going to go back and forth with highlighting in contour because Michael Jackson had a very narrow nose, he’d very white on the eyes, his face is very angular so in order to do that, we have to choose upward using a light almost white highlights and a very brown contour. Don’t forget light brings out and dark recedes. You take the highlight almost white and you go under the eyes and then right under the cheekbone also. For the contouring, I go over the blush area, the cheekbone area. Also the jawbone and this of course the pens on the shape of the face and where you’re going to need the definition.
The biggest part is Michael Jackson’s nose and that’s why you’re going to have the biggest challenge in terms of highlighting and contouring. You pat the highlight down so this will give it the best definition possible. The best way to do it is with mineral makeup so that the more make up that you’re applying and you’re layering, it doesn’t look cakey and heavy. So next, we add the mascara to just open up the eyes. You don’t need a lot. For the finishing touch of this Michael Jackson look, I’m adding an all over face powder.
When you’re done with the makeup, all you need is the appropriate clothing and accessories to complete the look.