Halloween Makeup Ideas: Superhero Black + Gold Mask With Red Lips

Dressing up as a superhero this Halloween? Make your own mask with a bit of black eyeliner, glitter and red lipstick for some glammed up POW!

Halloween Superhero gold black eye Mask and Red Lips

Superhero makeup with black eye mask and red lips

Products Used

* Graftobian Hi Def Glamour Creme Palette in Neutral 1 – # Glamour Girl patted into the skin with a damp sponge
* Eve Pearl Concealer Trio A
* MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Plus – to set
* Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero to outline the mask then filled in with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
* MAC Reflects Antiqued Gold Glitter – applied wet on eyelid and edge of the mask
* MAC Reflects Antiqued Gold, Reflects Rust and Jewelmarine Glitter – dusted randomly on lower eye area
* Makeup For Life Fake Lashes in Diva
* NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross – on the tip of the nose to highlight
* MAC Lipliner in Cherry
* NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Holly Woodlawn

Step-by-step Instructions

1. When working with extremely dark shadows and glitter, always start with the eyes. Using a black pencil eyeliner (Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero), draw on the mask.

2. With a flat synthetic brush, fill in the area completely with a black gel liner or greasepaint (MAC Fluidline). Make sure to cover every little area completely.

3. Mix a bit of MAC Water-based Mixing Medium with looser glitter (MAC Reflects Antiqued Gold glitter), then trace over the edge of the mask using a small brush.

4. Pat the mixture onto the eyelid as well.

5. Dust other loose glitter randomly on the lower eye area.

6. Clean up the undereye area then apply foundation, concealer and highlighter as needed.

7. To prevent your eyes from disappearing behind the mask, add in a pair of false eyelashes. The bigger the better.

8. Line your lips with a red lip liner (MAC Lipliner in Cherry) and top with a red gloss (NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Holly Woodlawn).

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


    • Haha actually it wasn’t too bad. All it took was a few pumps of my favorite TATCHA One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and a few cotton balls soaked in Milani Instant Eye Makeup Remover…. didn’t even take 5 minutes :)

    • Thanks Evelyn :) Unfortunately I did not do a tutorial on the look but I’ll update the entry with step-by-step instructions.

  1. Did you use setting powder on the black mask as well, or only on your skin? I am afraid that my Too Faced setting powder will show on the black color, even though it is “transparent” (looks slightly yellow in the box)

    • No I didn’t set the mask with powder since I only wore the look for the shoot. I’d recommend the new NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder if you want to apply a setting powder over it – it’s awesome!

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