WICKED'S Glinda The Good Halloween Makeup TutorialAlli McGinnis
I was fortunate enough to perform in the Broadway National Tour of WICKED for nearly a year. Going to work every day and playing dress-up is pretty much every young girl’s dream. Even though I am way past my childhood years of playing dress-up, putting on a crown, a princess dress, and lots of glitter every day can’t help but channel that inner girlish energy I still have. Glinda’s makeup is actually very natural and easy to create on your own. I have created an easy Glinda the Good makeup and hair tutorial in my slideshow below.
Glinda Makeup Tutorial 1 of 17
Flip through the images below to see how to create Glinda the Good's makeup and easy hair!
Products 2 of 17
Glinda wears very natural makeup throughout the show, so I stuck with a very neutral palette with pops of pink and a whole lot of glitter to finish it off. Essentials like blush, bronzer, dark brown liner, mascara, and false lashes complete the look.
Step 1: Curl Your Hair 3 of 17
If you are wearing a wig, the best way to secure it to your head is by creating pin curls. I have also discovered that pin curls make adorable ringlets once you take them out. If you are without a wig, I suggest curling small pieces of hair individually and securing them in a pin curl to cool while you apply your makeup. Once you take them out you, will have bouncy ringlets just like Glinda.
Step 2: Form Pin Curls 4 of 17
After you curl a piece of hair, loosely wrap it around your finger in the same direction as the curl and press it up to the top of your head.
Step 3: Secure Curls with Clips 5 of 17
Secure pin curl to the top of your head with a hair clip or bobby pin to cool.
Step 4: Repeat! 6 of 17
Repeat steps 1-3 around your entire head.
Step 5: Apply Your Foundation 7 of 17
Start with a natural looking foundation, which I apply with a brush for a more airbrushed effect. Add concealer and powder for a flawless finish.
Step 6: Apply Bronzer and Blush 8 of 17
Apply bronzer over the bridge of your nose, under your cheekbones, and under your jaw line to create contour. And, of course, add a pop of pink blush to the apples of the cheeks.
Step 7: Add Color to Your Eyes 9 of 17
Start with an eyeshadow primer to secure your eye color. Take your neutral palette and start by applying a vanilla base coat over the entire lid. Then apply the pop of pink from your lash line up to the crease. To add a little definition, take the darker eyeshadow tones and blend them into the outside corners of the eye to make the eyes pop. Line the eyes with a dark liner just along the upper lash line.
Backstage 10 of 17
Applying eye shadow in the dressing room mirror.
Step 8: Make Your Eyes Pop! 11 of 17
To add a more dramatic effect, complete your eyes by applying brow filler, brow gel, mascara and false lashes.
Behind the Scenes Prep 12 of 17
Applying mascara in the dressing room mirror.
Step 9: Get the False Lashes Ready 13 of 17
My secret to applying glue to false lashes is to cut a Q-tip in half and apply glue to the flat end of the Q-tip. Then apply glue to the lashes without a sticky mess.
Step 10: Add Glitter 14 of 17
Lastly, finish off your look by applying glitter over the eyelids. The glitter will naturally fall to the face as well, which you want.
Almost There! 15 of 17
All glittered up and ready to apply your lips and un-pin your pin curls!
Step 11: Add Lip Color 16 of 17
Fill in your lips with a pink lip liner, and finish off with a shiny pink lip gloss! The more shine the better!
The Finished Look 17 of 17
*Images by Lux Wright