Get the Look from Beyoncé's "Haunted"

In this installment of I'll Never Be Bey But That Won't Stop Me From Trying I try my hand at the beautiful metallic, high glitter, smokey eye accompanied by a blood red, high shine lip in Beyoncé "Haunted":

Beyoncé Haunted

Beyoncé Haunted Makeup Tutorial Beyoncé Haunted Makeup Tutorial
Beyoncé Haunted Makeup Tutorial Beyoncé Haunted Makeup Tutorial

My version is dialed down with less glitter and foiling action simply because I don't own many glittery products. You could easily play up that effect by using Stila's Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow in Titanium and/or Metallic Cobalt if you have $32 to blow on a single eyeshadow, or NYX Roll On Shimmer in Onyx and/or Platinum for a more affordable $3.99. I tried to make up for my lack of glitter by distracting you with wannabe red carpet finger waves. Did it work?

Beyoncé's eyes are rimmed with heavy black liner which I promptly rubbed away after applying. Some things I'll never be comfortable wearing and black liner on my waterline is one of them! On my lips I layered Beautique Lip Crayon in Blackberry, Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in On Fire Red, and Bobbi Brown Clear Lip Gloss.

Products Used:
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Stila In The Light Palette
Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Drape
MAC Eyeshadow in Electra
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Silver Pearl
L'Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black (GARBAGE)
Jordana 12-HR Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Black Point
Anastasia BH Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown

Products used for Beyoncé Haunted Makeup Tutorial

Beyoncé Haunted Makeup Tutorial

Step 1: Apply black base (Black Bean) onto eyelid and outer 1/2 of lower lash line.
Step 2: Apply white sheen (Drape) to outer crease through brow bone to tear duct.
Step 3: Pat blue silver shimmer (Night Sky) on eyelid with an eyeshadow brush.
Step 4: Pat black (Ebony) on outer 1/3 of of eyelid with an eyeshadow brush.
Step 5: Build black (Ebony) in crease, and blend upward with a blending brush.
Step 6: Pat silver frost (Electra) onto center of eyelid with finger.
Step 7: Pat silver pearl (Silver Pearl) onto center of silver frost (Electra) with finger.
Step 9: Apply blue silver shimmer (Night Sky) to lower lash line with a pencil brush.
Step 10: Smudge outer edge of lower lash line and blend upward.
Step 11: Tightline upper lash line with black waterproof eyeliner.
Step 12: Line waterline with black waterproof eyeliner.

Smoked out eyes like Beyoncé's look from "Haunted" are still relatively new to me. I like that it's a sickness veil (sort of) because I don't think you can tell I was totally under the weather in these photos. Or can you?? Either way, I hope you dig it and try it for yourself. Sick or not!


  1. I'm nervous about dark shadows on myself but this looks great on you!! Just as pretty as Beyonce!!!

    1. Haha, thank you! A girl can dream, right? And don't be afraid to try new things, you can always wipe it off if you don't like how it looks. :)

  2. This looks awesome on you! And you definitely don't look one iota sick. The fingerwaves are pretty too, you look like you're ready for a hot night on the town. c:

    1. Thank you! This guy, Sam Villa, has tons of awesome videos on YouTube. I used his tutorial for my attempt at the fingerwaves. A lot less effort than the tradition gel-laden method!

      I only wish I went out afterward. Most likely, I just cuddled up on the couch with my pups and watched Netflix after we shot these!


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