To be cute or to be scary? That is the ultimate October 31st question. The solution is to try a Halloween costume that blends two different looks into a creepy-adorable hybrid we love: the Broken Doll. This sweet-yet-spooky costume is easy to put together yourself and will definitely stand out from all of the zombies, vampires and witches this year (yawn).
Here’s how to create your Broken Doll look:
Step 1: Create a flawless complexion
The secret to looking doll-like is perfect porcelain skin. Get the look by applying a pale foundation, using a blending sponge to even out the colour over your face, including your lips. We love Rimmel London’s Fresher Skin Foundation, £7.49, which gives you a light, flawless finish.
Step 2: Get doll eyes
The creepy doll look isn’t complete without big, blinking doll eyes. Create a wide-eyed innocent look with a little optical illusion: using a white eye-pencil (we love Rimmel’s Soft Kohl Eye Pencil in Pure White 71, £2.99), tight-line your bottom eyelid by applying the shadow stick to the inner line of your eye. This makes your eyes look even bigger than they really are - and you can complete the look by adding a double coating of your favourite mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Step 3: Create cute cheeks and creepy cracks
Bright and beautiful (and soon to be spooky) beauty isn’t complete without an adorable flush. Add subtle contouring with Rimmel London’s Kate Sculpting Palette, £6.99, and a sweet pinky blush (we love Royal Blush!) in neat circles to the apples of the cheek. Then, add cracked lines with Rimmel London’s Scandaleyes Liquid Eyeliner, £5.49, smudging them slightly with the tips of your fingers. Give your cracks definition with Rimmel London’s Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Witness White, £4.49 – this will help to add shadow.
Step 4: Add a doll-like pout
Finish off your cute-creepy look with pretty pink lips. Use the point of your lipstick (we love Rimmel London’s Moisture Renew Lipstick in Oxford Street Fuschia, £6.49) to help draw a smaller lip line to mimic a doll’s tiny heart-shaped mouth. Remember: the foundation you applied over your lips in Step 1 will help hide your natural lip line. Put your hair into baby-doll braids and find yourself a pretty little dress, and there you have it - the ultimate Halloween costume to flirt and frighten in.