In the vast realm of beauty trends, TikTok has once again birthed a beauty trend that’s set the internet ablaze – the sultry and seductive villain make-up. While we all appreciate the charm of the girl-next-door, there’s an undeniable allure in tapping into your inner femme fatale every now and then. Think about it; some of our most adored antagonists exude a magnetic, irresistible aura that can make us momentarily forget about the heroes.
From Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman and Malefica in Maleficent to Poison Ivy in Batman and Madison Lee in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, these villains share a common trait — undeniable ‘rizz’ and sex appeal. So, why not dive into the world of TikTok’s sexy siren squad and try your hand at this bewitching trend?
Now, before you embark on a quest for world domination, let’s delve into how to achieve the ultimate villain make-up look:
A Step-by-Step Guide To Achieving The Villain Make-up Look
Step 1: The Sculpted Brows
The journey begins with your eyebrows. Imagine them as sharp and pointy as a dagger’s edge or as seen on Katherine Pierce from The Vampire Diaries. Utilise a razor-thin brow pencil to fill any gaps, then set them firmly with gel. If you’re feeling daring, contemplate bleaching your brows for that extra touch of edginess. However, if you prefer a temporary transformation, a trusty foundation can help conceal your brow arch-nemises.
Step 2: Dark, Cat-Like Eyes
Siren eyes have had their own moment in the spotlight. Visualise eyes so enchanting they could captivate anyone who gazes in them. Achieve this captivating look with deep charcoals or intense metallics and a cat-eye wing so sharp it could cut glass.
Step 3: The Full-Coverage Base
To fully embrace the femme fatale aesthetic, you don’t need “perfect” skin. However, you do require a full-coverage foundation that can help create an impeccable canvas. Choose a matte finish to radiate an air of aloofness and unapproachability, or opt for a dewy finish to evoke a sense of intriguing mystique and danger. Remember, you have a lengthy list of wicked deeds to accomplish, and your make-up should remain steadfast through it all.
Step 4: Contour Away Your Crimes
Villains always sport those impeccably sculpted, chiselled features. Perhaps it’s the result of their relentless malevolence, or maybe it’s simply the toll of being wicked all the time. Regardless, it’s time to wield your dark contour palette like a weapon. Apply it liberally on your cheekbones, forehead and jawline. Think of it as your secret arsenal for achieving sharpness and accentuating your facial features.
Step 5: Deep-coloured Blush
No homage to villains would be complete without a splash of deep red or plum blushes. Apply the blush to the higher points of your cheekbones, just above your cheek contour, and blend it upwards for a cheeky flush of colour. Whether you opt for a cream or powder formula, build up the colour gradually until you reach the perfect hue.
Step 6: Bloody Red Lips
Complete the villain make-up look with a bold, deep red lip. Choose a shade that complements your skin tone and oozes confidence. But if your eyes are the star attraction, don’t shy away from a nude siren lip look that adds an extra layer of sinister charm to your ensemble.
Step 7: The Finishing Touches
To seal the deal, set your make-up with translucent powder and a spritz of setting spray for a look that lasts. And if you’re feeling particularly wicked,use a highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes and on your cheekbones for that extra dose of allure.
And there you have it! Your transformation into a sultry and alluring villain is complete.