Disney Villains Makeup tutorial: Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

I’ve all but retired my Disney Villains Makeup tutorial series.  Although it was a lot of fun to begin with, in the last few months I just haven’t felt inspired to keep it going.  I was really struggling to think up ideas and I just felt it was better to leave it be than to try to force myself to film more videos that I wasn’t happy with.

That is until last week.  I got a comment on one of my videos requesting a tutorial inspired by Oogie Boogie, the Bogeyman from The Nightmare Before Christmas. And all of a sudden my mojo was back!  I leaped at the chance to create a seasonal look inspired by one of my all-time favourite movies.

For this look, I wanted something ghostly and gothic.  I chose a few shades of green and blended them together to create a striking eye.  I used a khaki colour that was reminiscent of Oogie’s sack-cloth body, but added a pop of day-glo green that reminded me of the glow-in-the-dark colours in his lair.  I’ve been dying to use a black lipstick for one of these looks, and it was the perfect way to pay homage to Oogie Boogie’s gaping maw.

I’ve actually worn this makeup a few times now.  I like the punk feel this look has.  If you feel that it’s a bit over the top, you can always wear a slick of clear gloss on your lips and just play with the green eyeshadow.


If you’d like to request a makeup tutorial, please feel free to get in touch with me.  Have fun playing with this look and let me know if you try it out for yourself.


Disney villains makeup tutorial series: Gaston from Beauty and the Beast

It’s time for another Disney villains makeup tutorial!  This month I’m taking my inspiration from Gaston from Beauty and the Beast.

In my opinion, Gaston is one of the most interesting Disney villains. I touch on this a bit in the video.  When we first meet Gaston, he’s not really villainous.  When you think about most of the Disney villains, particularly the classic ones, you know right away that they’re the bad guy.  They start off pure evil and continue that way throughout the film.  But I really don’t think that Gaston is evil to begin with.  Sure, he’s chauvinistic and self-centered, but not really evil.  He acts like a jerk when he throws the ‘surprise wedding” for Belle, but again I don’t think his behaviour is exactly evil.  He’s just a guy who is used to getting his own way who begins acting like a brat. But then there’s a point where his actions stop being bratty and become downright vile.  That turning point comes when he plots of have Belle’s father locked in the asylum.  I find Gaston interesting because he’s one of the few villains that actually turn into villains during the course of the film.  We actually see his descent into evil, which I find really interesting.

Also, he has one of the best songs in the entire Disney song catalog.

For Gaston’s look, I chose shades of gold and red, to mirror the shades in his costume.  I chose a strong gold tone to highlight the eyes.

I added a deep contour to my cheeks and jaw to draw reference to Gaston’s chiseled features.


For the lips, I went with a red-toned brown.  When I originally designed this look, I had intended to use a brighter red, like Gaston’s shirt.  However it was a bit too strong with the gold eye.  So I chose a brown with a red hint to it, which looks much better when paired with the gold.

If you’d like to request a villain to serve as next months’ inspiration, feel free to get in touch with me.  I always love hearing your suggestions.

Disney Villains makeup tutorial: Kaa from The Jungle Book.

This month’s Disney Villains makeup tutorial is actually a reader request.  I had somebody ask me to do a look based on Kaa from The Jungle Book.  I was happy to accept the challenge.

I hadn’t watched The Jungle Book since I was about seven years old, so I had to check out Kaa’s scenes again to refresh my memory. I was instantly inspired to create a look that was very hypnotic, with a strong emphasis on the eyes.

DSCF9393In the end, I decided to create a green and brown smokey eye.  I wanted a look that would really make the eyes pop.  I added a little bit of definition to the cheeks with some bronzer and a touch of wine-coloured lipstick as well.

DSCF9396I used a combination of several warm brown shades and some gold-toned greens.  Both of the green shadows I used are from Urban Decay’s Oz The Great and Powerful Theodora Palette.  The Urban Decay shadows are ideal for creating smokey-eyed looks because they are so smooth and they blend beautifully into one another.

DSCF9398I wanted to keep the green-tones fairly earthy, to reflect the shades of Kaa’s skin.  So these gold-based greens blend beautifully with warm brown shades to create a lovely smokey eye.

DSCF9399I also ringed the eyes with a soft, smudgeable black liner.  This look is great for makeup newbies who aren’t confident with liner yet.  You don’t have to worry about making every stroke perfect because it all gets blended out in the end.


Something hilarious that I noticed while I was watching Kaa’s scenes from The Jungle Book is that the same voice actor did the voices of Kaa and Winnie the Pooh.  It’s so funny when you realize the similarities between the two voices.


If you would like to request a villain for me to base my next video upon, feel free to get in touch with me.  Let me know if you recreate this look at home, I’d love to see how you interpret it.

Disney Villains makeup series: Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove.

I can’t believe that this is the final Disney Villains makeup tutorial for 2013.  Where did this year go?  It feels like just yesterday that I was trying to create the perfect graphic eyeliner for my Jafar look, and now it’s December.

This month, I’m taking my inspiration from Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove.  Yzma isn’t one of the most well-known villains, but she is one of my favourites.  I like her because she reminds me of an old woman who was very glamorous and gorgeous when she was young, and has always kept her passion for fashion.  There are just some women who never succumb to the tracksuits-and-jeans look and keep wearing elaborate costume jewellery, turbans and wild eyeshadow until the day they die.  And Yzma is one of them.  She’s also wildly theatrical and over-uses the word “brilliant” which I find endearing.

Yzma’s appearance is similar in many ways to Cruella De Vil.  She has a similar angular frame and sharp features.

For this look, I used a palette of different shades of purple and a splash of blue.  In the film, shades of purple are reserved for Yzma, as it is said to represent madness.  She is almost always shown wearing shades of blue, black and purple.






See you next year!  As always, if you’d like to request a villain for me to interpret, please feel free to let me know.

Disney Villains makeup tutorial series: Vanessa from The Little Mermaid.

This month’s Disney-villain-inspired makeup tutorial is the result of  a reader request.  You might remember that last Halloween, I made a tutorial showing you how to recreate Ursula the Sea Witch’s makeup.  Well, one of you wrote to me and asked if I could do a tutorial for a look based on Vanessa from The Little Mermaid.

In case you don’t remember the movie (or if you’ve never seen it), Vanessa is Ursula’s alter ego.  When Ursula takes on human form in order to trick Prince Eric into marrying her, Vanessa is her alias.

It’s quite funny because I’d never intended to include Vanessa in this series.  But once I got that request, I couldn’t stop thinking about how I would translate her look into everyday life.  I kept her glossy pink lips and defined brows.  I also added contour and highlights to mimic her flawless, youthful visage.

DSCF9002Of all the Disney villain looks I’ve done so far, this one is definitely the most wearable.


I wanted this look to be a real contrast from Ursula’s dramatic diva makeup.  I tried to make it as light and pretty as possible, with a hint of femme fatale charm.

DSCF9006To learn how to recreate the look, check out the video.

Disney Villains Makeup series: The Evil Queen from Snow White

Each month I put together a make up look inspired by one of my favourite Disney Villains.  This month I’m drawing my inspiration from the Evil Queen from Snow White.

Snow White was Disney’s first feature-length film.  The Evil Queen was a departure from the usual villain archtype, in that she was glamorous and beautiful.  I toned down her look slightly to make this look a bit more wearable.  It’s still fairly dramatic, with purple eyeshadow and rich red lips.

DSCF8888I used a combination of liners and shadows to create an elongated eye shape and give depth to the eyelid.  You could easily pair this eye makeup with a more neutral lip for a toned-down look if you prefer.


Who’s the fairest of them all?



If you’ve got a particular villain that you’d like to see my interpretation of, please let me know. I love doing reader requests.

Disney Villains makeup tutorial: Scar from The Lion King.

Welcome to another installment of my Disney Villains makeup series.  Each month, I choose a Disney Villain and create a look inspired by them.  I’m sharing monthly pictures of the different looks I’ve created, as well as video tutorials to show you how to get the look for yourself.  This month, I’m drawing my inspiration from Disney’s shadiest cat, Scar from The Lion King.

DSCF8391I’ve already mentioned that Aladdin is my favourite Disney movie.  But The Lion King is a close second. When I was growing up, we only owned two Disney films on video: The Lion King and Pocahontas, so those are the two that I’ve seen the most.  I love the musical numbers in The Lion King. The story is both heart-wrenching and hilariously funny.  It’s got an all-star voice cast and awesome animation. Plus, Scar is a devious villain, which only adds to the film in my opinion.

DSCF8400To begin with, I contoured my face to reflect Scar’s haggard, drawn appearance.  I really played up my cheekbones with this look.


DSCF8394For the eyes, I used lots of shades of copper, brown and black: all the colours of Scar’s coat.  I kept the eye quite soft and smoky, for a feline look.


I used a brown glossy lip pencil to define and fill in the lips.  Not only does this colour mirror Scar’s own face, but it’s a little nod to the brown-lipped looks that were so popular in the 90’s when this film was released.

DSCF8400Of all the Disney Villains looks I’ve done so far, I think that this one is the most wearable.  You could easily get away with wearing this look for a sultry night out, or to prowl the city during the daytime.

If you’ve enjoyed this video, you might like to check out the other looks in this series:

Jafar from Aladdin

Cruella DeVil from 101 Dalmatians 

Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty

If you have a favourite Disney villain, and you’d like to see me create a look based on them, please feel free to get in touch with me!