Last-Minute Halloween Makeup: Connect the Dots

Halloweek is here, and the fear of not having a costume is building up inside even the best of us. Maybe you had an idea of what you wanted to be but you waited until the last minute to shop – only to realize that everything other than the SpongeBob costumes have been picked over. Or maybe you have a few parties throughout the week and don’t want to wear the same thing twice. Maybe you just want something cheap and easy.

This costume is inspired by those lovely connect the dots pictures that teachers in elementary school would give to you as a “fun” activity if the class got through a lesson too quickly. This super simple makeup can pair with any black and white outfit.


I began by applying foundation with a beauty blender so that my skin would look flawless. I covered my eyelids and my lips so that my whole face was one tone. Rather than setting the makeup right away, I applied the eyeliner first. At the end, I patted on translucent powder with a light hand to keep everything in place. If you apply the powder first, the pencil won’t glide on as smoothly. I drew the lines where the natural curves of my face are. Keep in mind that connect the dot pictures often turn out rigid looking because children always draw the lines diagonally between each number, rather than making it curved.

I’m not going to lie, I wrote a few of the numbers backwards when trying to draw them on while looking in the mirror. Rather than overcrowding the face by writing every number, I chose to go with several numbers, written larger so that it is more obvious what the costume is.


Makeup Details:
Foundation – Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Foundation ($52)
Eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($31)
Powder – Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($5)

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