WICKED’S Glinda The Good Halloween Makeup Tutorial

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

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