The Addams Family
Day#4 of 31 Days of Halloween: Wednesday Addams
What a gem! The Addams family is such a classic choice for a variety of Halloween characters. I felt that Wednesday and I might as well be the same person, so of course I had to include this look in the challenge. Plus, it’s super easy to achieve for all skill levels. Let’s go!
First, I applied Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation in the lightest shade, since Wednesday is basically paper white. I used the Tarte Shape Tape concealer, also in the lightest shade under my eyes and on top of them to prime them, as well as on the tops of my cheekbones, my brow bone, the center of the forehead, down the bridge of the nose, and the center of the chin. All the high points. You can also pale out your lips to get rid of some of that redness. We want to keep it creepy and dead-looking after all!
I set it all in place with my Dermablend pressed powder and some RCMA No Color Powder under the eyes. I created a deep-set looking contour in the hollows of my cheeks, under the jawline, on each side of the nose, and on the temples using a dark grey shadow from the Smashbox Masterclass Palette. I used the same shade in the crease of my eye, purposely blending it further up toward my brow bone than normal as well as under my eyes to create that sunken in, gothic look. Now, why did I lay down concealer and powder on the lid and under the eyes, only to apply dark shadow on top that resembles the old bags I started with? I wanted to cancel out those veins and red and blue skin tones to keep it more monochromatic. Priming the eyes this way first gives an excellent base for shadow to blend more easily on top, not to mention you get better pigmentation out of the shadow this way.
Next, I took black eyeliner to the bottom lash line, only coming in half way across from the outer corner. Wednesday is a very young and wide eyed character, so I tried to keep the eyes wide and bright while still bringing in depth and darkness to the overall features. I lined the top lash line all the way across, using Maybelline Eye Studio gel eyeliner in the shade blackest black. You can choose to stick with Mascara only (Maybelline Falsies is a good choice), but I wanted to throw on some false lashes as well. That’s just me…always gotta be extra. I used the Monda Studio #217 lash, which you can get here, with DUO Dark Tone eyelash glue. This is a very natural looking set of falsies, but they add just enough interest to keep our little Wednesday glam.
I already have black hair, so that helps. I just parted my hair down the center and braided up some pigtails to look like hers. I look more awful than awful with a widow’s peak, so I just drew in a light and subtle one with some black eyeshadow from the Smashbox Masterclass Palette. My part is messy, so I made the peak a little messy as well so that it would look more natural. Wednesday wigs are available at pretty much every Halloween store, but you always have the option of spraying your hair black with some spray-on hair color.
Lastly, on the lips I patted on some Wet N’ Wild Fantasy Makers lipstick in the shade blackout, just to the centers of my lips, leaving the edges that we covered in foundation fairly pale. You can find this lipstick or any black lipstick that is good enough for the job at your local Wal-Mart or the like.
All you need now to complete the look is a white button down shirt with a black sweater over the top. Perhaps a black skirt with some white knee high socks as well. Happy Wednesday and thanks for reading all the way to the end! You can now call yourself an Addams family member! See you tomorrow for more #31daysofhalloween…