It’s time to announce my second costume that I’m planning on wearing this season. As you might have guessed from the title, it’s Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad movie released this year. You probably know that every year I’m trying on finding a few couples costumes options so Ben and I can pick our costumes within the same theme. Needless to say, that the Joker and Harley Quinn is one of the best Halloween costume options for this year, as those are fun, easy to repeat, and very distinct. I’m not sure if I have enough time to record a Joker’s tutorial this season, but I already tested my Harley Quinn look. Get ready for some makeup craziness, ladies!
Before we begin, let me give you a roundup of the tools that I used to create this look. All of those items are budget-friendly and available on Amazon (+ free shipping if you are an Amazon Prime member). I also list below all of the details on my outfit, as it was not that easy to find the exact items for the look.
Harley Quinn Jacket and T-Shirt (comes as one piece)
Harley Quinn Jewelry Kit (I ordered it, but it hasn’t arrived at the time of the photo shoot)
How to DIY Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squad Makeup
This look is very easy to repeat, especially if you have a basic Halloween makeup kit. You will also need a highlighter brush as it allows creating a signature Harley Quinn’s running eye makeup look. Also, don’t forget about a makeup setting spray if you want your makeup to last for more than a few hours.
Step 1. Start with a white paint from your Halloween makeup kit. Apply it with a synthetic brush (I picked my favorite concealer brush by e.l.f. cosmetics) and then blend your “foundation” with a beauty sponge (I used this affordable alternative of a beauty blender). Depending on your costume, you can cover the neck or not. Since I wore a choker, I opted out and applied a white base only on my face.
Step 3. Pick a red color from your Halloween makeup palette and apply it on your top and lower lid and also on the outer bottom corner of your right eye. Don’t try to make your eye makeup perfect: for Harley Quinn’s look the messier you are the better! Using a fan brush start distributing the product towards the cheek so you create an effect of “leaking” eye makeup.
Step 4. Repeat the same on the left eye using a blue shade from your makeup kit.
Step 5. Put on your favorite false lashes. I used dramatic ones by Make Up For Ever.
Step 6. Using a soft black eye pencil, outline the top and bottom lid and blend the product a bit to create a more messy look.
Step 7. Using the same pencil, draw a heart on your right cheek. To make this “tattoo” pop a little more, follow up with the sketch marker eye pencil.
Step 8. Apply your favorite shade of bright red lipstick. I picked Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Dashing that features a creamy, but long-lasting formula and doesn’t make my lips dry.
You are all set! Don’t forget to spritz your face with your favorite setting spray for a long-lasting coverage. Also, in case you wonder where my Harley Quinn wig are t-Shirt are coming from, check out them on Amazon.