Halloween How-To: Double Vision Makeup
Author: Danielle Cauchi Date Posted: 3 October 2018
No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. No, your computer isn’t glitching out.
What you’re looking at is Promise Phan’s insanely trippy double vision makeup look that went viral on YouTube, receiving over 23 million views!
This eerie, headache-inducing look mimics the idea of seeing double. The illusion is achieved through the drawing of an additional set of facial features on the nose, cheeks and chin.
This insanely unique concept is a sure fire away to give your friends and family a fright. It’s a little more difficult than our previous Halloween How-To’s, but it’s certainly worth a try.
Here’s how it’s done!
1. Do your makeup as you usually would before proceeding with the double vision portion of the look. Keep your eye makeup simple so that it’s easier to recreate. It’s also good to use a bold matte lip colour so that your second pair of lips stand out and appear relatively realistic.
2. Use the same eyebrow pencil or powder you used to fill in your natural brows to draw an additional set of eyebrows just below your eyes. Use the same product to carefully sketch out two new eyes on the apples of your cheeks.
3. Copy your eye makeup look onto your new set of eyes. This will be difficult since the surface area is different and there’s no crease to follow, so just take your time with it. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect.
4. Fill in the artificial eyes with a white eyeliner pencil and draw in your iris with a product that matches your eye colour so that you don’t ruin the illusion. Because Promise’s eyes are dark, she uses a black colour but if you have blue eyes, you would use a blue colour and so on.
5. Promise adds two white dots to the artificial irises with white liquid liner to replicate light reflection and make her fake eyes appear more realistic. She then takes this further by adding a wing, carefully drawing in lower lashes and applying false lashes.
6. Using a brown eyeliner or brow pencil, sketch a nose across the middle of your actual nose above the new eyebrows you drew in. Soften the lines with a small makeup brush and use matte brown eyeshadow to darken the nostrils. Promise adds more depth to the nose by contouring the sides and adding highlight.
7. Sketch out a new set of lips on your chin with a lip liner. Fill in your new lips with the same colour you used on your natural lips. Add dimension to your lips by playing around with pencil liners and eyeshadows to deepen the area where your lips would naturally meet and highlight the centre points that would typically reflect light.
Now all that’s left to do is to have fun tricking your friends and family into booking an appointment with the optometrist.
Watch Promise Phan’s original video below.