Makeup for wicked witch of the west

Creating costumes for Halloween and other occasions has become a popular hobby. Many people prefer to create their own outfits instead of buying them. You can save money, as well as express your creativity by designing your own special looks. If you’re going to dress like a witch, consider the look of the wicked witch of the west from Wizard of Oz. Makeup is a very easy way to get just the right look without breaking the bank on a wig and costume.

Wicked Witch of the West makeup is a great look for Halloween. It’s also a very versatile look that can be used for everyday wear as well.

The first thing you need to do is put on a base layer of foundation. This will help cover up your skin and make it look smoother. You can use any brand you want, but I recommend something light and matte so that it doesn’t interfere with the next steps.

Next, you need to apply eye shadow in a dark purple color. This color will be used as an eyeliner and under-eyeshadow, so make sure it’s dark enough to show up against your skin tone.

After that, use a white pencil eyeliner on your bottom lash line. Make sure that it’s thick enough so that it shows up against the dark purple liner underneath.

Then use a light purple eyeshadow along the crease of your eye and blend it into the white pencil liner underneath (so everything looks seamless).

Finally, apply mascara to both top and bottom lashes and finish with some clear lip gloss or lipstick if desired!

Makeup for wicked witch of the west

I’m so impressed with this costume and makeup that I had to share a newer (and better) tutorial with all of you soon-to-be-witches this season!

How to Paint Yourself Green!

  1. Gather your supplies.  You’ll need: (1) the Mehron green foundation, (2) setting powder (we discussed both above), (3) you’ll also need a flat tip paintbrush that you can easily pick up at a craft store, (4) a blush brush to apply the setting powder, (5) some paper towels, and (6) a small bowl of water.   
  2. Dip your paintbrush into the water and begin creating your foundation.  Mix the foundation cake well with your paintbrush.  You want a thin, but not runny consistency. 
  3. Apply on your skin (hands or face) in long, fluid strokes.  I like to do 2 thin coats.  When you’re applying the green on your face, make sure to leave about 1/8th inch around your eyes. 
  4. If you’re going to apply the nails that come with the InCharacter Wicked Witch costume then you’ll want to use a damp paper towel or wet wipe to get the paint off your nails.  
  5. Last step is to apply the setting powder.  Sprinkle the powder on the painted areas and buff with your blush brush.  

If you’re applying the long black nails included with the costume just follow the included instructions.  Or you can paint your nails first before applying the paint.

Contouring Your Witch Makeup

I used the olive green eye shadow and contoured under my cheekbones and along each side of my nose up to my eyebrows.

I highlighted my cheeks with a mix of the bright green and yellow/gold eye shadows and a blush brush.


I started with the bright green shadow to fill in the small space between my eyes and where the paint stops.

For the eye shadow I started with my brown eye shadow as a base.  Then I layered on the olive green.  I highlighted the center of my lids with the yellow shadow.

Then I filled in my eyebrows with a black eyeliner pencil, concentrating on elevating my arcs.  I used the yellow/gold shadow to highlight my brow bone.


For my lipstick, I used my usual pink color and toned it down by pressing it with the brown eye shadow.

I hope you enjoy being a wicked witch as much as I have!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment!

Wishing you a wickedly fun Halloween!

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