Halloween Tutorial #1: Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad

Hi everyone! As Halloween draws closer and closer, it’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes. I am a total procrastinator when it comes to this; you’ll probably find me frantically searching my house on the 30th for some sort of makeshift outfit. Last year I literally threw on some Minnie Mouse ears, wore all black, drew a black circle on my nose with liquid liner, and bam! Minnie Mouse. Yep, I usually rely on my “craftiness” when it comes to costumes. This year though, I’m trying to get a head start by posting some makeup tutorials! First up, the crazy badass Harley Quinn from the upcoming Suicide Squad movie.

Traditional Harley Quinn: black, white, and red. Mehh. The new Harley Quinn: pink, white, and blue. Awesome! For reference, here are some pictures of Margot Robbie on set:

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

Let’s be honest: Margot Robbie and I look NOTHING alike. Nada. Please keep that in mind with this tutorial, as I would hate for you to finish reading this and think “She did such an awful job, she looked nothing like Harley!” This is a makeup post, not a transformation post. 🙂

First, you’ll need supplies. This is all beauty makeup based, no FX or face paint required! Here is what you’ll need: foundation and eyeshadow primer (you want that makeup to last!), a lighter foundation, setting powder, pink and blue eyeshadows, mascara, eyeliner, and the iconic red lipstick. All of the products I used will be listed below.

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

Starting off with the lightest shade in this palette, I will stipple this all over my face and blend into my neck; of course, prime your face first! After the foundation is looking nice and even, start setting it with powder. A nice fluffy brush works well, and make sure to dab the powder on, not swipe. Swiping might cause the foundation to move across your face, creating an uneven look.

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

Once your skin is looking nice and pale, begin on the eyes. In the pictures, Harley’s  right eye is pink, and her left eye is blue. As always, start with eyeshadow primer. This will keep your shadows from creasing, as well as make the color more vibrant. Apply each shadow ONLY onto the eyelid. Do not blend out onto the brow bone, just stop when you get to the crease. Instead of the color going up towards her brow bone, it goes outward onto her cheekbones. That’s another thing I absolutely love about her makeup, the messier the better! Lightly dust the shadow from the corners of your eyes at a downward angle, stopping at your cheekbone. I used these two shades from the BH Palette:

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

Tightline your eyes with a black eyeliner, add some mascara, and line your lids with your choice of eyeliner formula. I prefer using black eyeshadow, as it doesn’t appear so harsh. Your choice though! Lastly, draw and fill in a heart below your right eye with black eyeliner. At this point, your makeup should look something like this:

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad TutorialHarley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

The final two steps: lipstick and pigtails. Harley wears a classic red lip, but in some instances rocks a darker, moodier shade of red. I used NARS Cruella all over my lips, and darkened the outer corners with Bite Black Cherry lipstick.

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

Separate your hair in half, and pull it into pigtails on both sides of your head. Keep a few strands loose on both sides, to keep it playful. Just like that, you’re done!

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad TutorialHarley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

A nice, fun look for a Halloween party or a comic book loving cosplayer. I really hope you enjoyed this post, as I had a ton of fun creating this look. Thank you for reading, and look out for the next tutorial! ❤

Smashbox Hydrating PrimerBH Cosmetics Foundation and Concealer PaletteCover FX Matte Setting PowderBuxom Lash MascaraUrban Decay Eyeliner in ZeroUrban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, Eyes on the 80s is sold out, so BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Palette is a nice dupe, NARS Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella,

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