Soft Glam Skull Halloween Look – Stand out from the Crowd with Boots UK

Sponsored Advertorial in conjunction with Boots UK – all thoughts my own!

If you know me, you know that anything scary absolutely freaks me out! However, having children and friends with kids, it is always inevitable that we will be invited to Halloween parties. Knowing me and my love for Glam Make up, I was thrilled when Boots UK got in contact with me to work with them on a Halloween “Stand out from the Crowd with Boots” Campaign, putting my own spin on the finished look!

Back to you Beauty Soft Glam Halloween Look complete

Boots have been my go to for make up for more years than I care to remember. Going back over 30 years, it was the first shop I made all my make up and fragrance purchases from and now, with the amount of incredible new brands they have in stock, it really has become the must have high street one-stop-shop for everything new and exciting in the beauty world. Not forgetting that it is also the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer!

Boots kindly gifted me the following items to create my go to “Stand Out from The Crowd” look and I really wanted to do something soft and glam. I really hope you like my Soft Glam Skull Look. If you want to try to create a Skeleton Makeup look or a Zombie Makeup look and put your own spin on it, give it a go and let me know! This post is photo heavy to really help you recreate this look. Have Fun!

Boots Haul for Soft Glam Skull Halloween Tutorial

Doll Lash Poppy Lashes

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Armed & Gorgeous Palette

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk 604

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania

I have broken my look down into an easy to follow step by step guide for you, I have added a few extra touches to make me Stand Out From The Crowd.

Step 1. On clean, dry skin, I went in with a foundation that was a few shades lighter than my complexion. I used Too Faced Born This Way Foundation – available in Boots – in the shade Porcelain. I wanted a Pale face and neck, but nothing completely white as I wanted it to compliment the overall tones I would be using.

Applying Too Faced Born this Way in Porcelains for Halloween

Step 2. Then , once I had a flat canvas, I went straight into my Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Armed & Gorgeous Palette and Chose the shade Top Secret which is a really nice Matte Khaki Green Shade.

Morphe x Jacklyn Hill Palette Halloween Look

I applied that shade around the eye contours, using a really fluffy brush. I took it high up into my temples, added some to the end of my nose, created a deep cheek contour and added some onto my neck. As this is just a base shade i’m not being too precise here and focused on building the colour up slowly.

Applying Shade Tope secret from Jaclyn Hill Palette

Step 3. Going back into the Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette with a denser brush, I picked up the shade Smooth Criminal. This is a warm Red/Brown shade and started to build up those shadows. I went over what i had already laid down, buffing and blending the two shades together to create more definition.

Morphe jaclyn Hill Palette Smooth Criminal Halloween tutorial

Step 4. Back into the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette, for the final time because now we add the glam! It’s time to add a little something, something to really make this look pop.

Morphe jaclyn Hill Palette coin Halloween tutorial

Taking the Bright Gold Glitter shade Coin onto my finger, i gently tapped it onto both eyelids, really packing on that colour for some gorgeous Glam!

Morphe jaclyn Hill Palette coin Halloween tutorial

Step 5. To make the look  special, I added these stunning ‘Poppy’ lashes from Doll Lash, they are full and flirty and really add a wow factor. I didn’t cut down or trim my lashes as I wanted full on flutter!! Well, it is Halloween!

Adding the Doll Lash in shape Poppy Halloween look

Once the lashes are on, you get a really good idea of the framing of the face. This is when I added a little liner to the lash band, and did my brows. I also applied some It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara – available from Boots – to my lower lashes and top lashes once the glue had dried, to fill any gaps.

Back to you Beauty Soft GLam Skull Look Halloween

Step 6. It is now time to frame the face and add the “Bones”. As mine is a “Soft Glam” look, I didn’t want a harsh bone structure. The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in shade 604 Milk is absolutely perfect for this and something I use every year.

 NYX jumbo liner in shade milk for halloween tutorial

Using this pencil, which is super soft and absolutely perfect for the job, I softly traced the look of my eye contour, leaving it open to give a softer, friendlier look and traced it over my nose and cheek contour to create teeth. I also lined my jaw with the pencil and added it to my neck to create a spine.

NYX Lip Colour Transylvania Halloween Tutorial

Step 7. Now it’s time to add the drama and apply the lip colour. For me there couldn’t be a more perfect shade than NYX Soft Matte Lip Crème in the colour Transylvania. This really adds that dramatic glam that is needed, plus it glides on beautifully and feels incredibly comfortable on the lips. The rest is then up to you! You can finish it there……

Back to you Beauty Soft Glam halloween look

….but to make this look really Stand Out From The Crowd and to glam it up further, i added some of the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill shade VIP from the Armed and Gorgeous Palette to the centre of my lips, for added glow. I popped on a Rose crown and added a few loose curls to my hair. Now i really am Party Ready!!

Back to you Beauty Soft Glam Halloween 2019

Back to you Beauty Soft Glam Halloween 2019

I really hope you enjoy the finished look. It still looks like me……. but as a Skeleton and I would like to think I look like a Glam Skeleton – which was my goal – rather than a scary one! These products all worked beautifully to help me create this look.

I would love to know if you will be trying this out. Please leave me a comment below telling me what you would add or change to make your Halloween look Stand Out From The Crowd. If you know anyone that would love to recreate this look please use the share buttons below and share it out!

Thanks for reading

Love Sharon





  1. Melissa Lane
    October 17, 2019 / 10:03 am

    Ooo I love it! Nice work. I could get behind this look for myself.

    Love Melissa

    • backtoyoubeauty
      October 17, 2019 / 10:09 am

      Did you really love it? Super easy and I used just a few products! I love to know what you would add/change to make it your own xx

  2. Pam Merrifield
    October 17, 2019 / 3:48 pm

    I hate Halloween – don’t like “things that go bang in the night” but you look very glam as a “skull”. Enjoy your party. X

    • backtoyoubeauty
      October 17, 2019 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you Pam x

  3. cate
    October 20, 2019 / 8:08 am

    i adore the finished look with the floral crown on! it gives the perfect balance with the skull make up!!(:

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

    • backtoyoubeauty
      October 21, 2019 / 10:39 am

      Thank you so much!

  4. Marros
    October 20, 2019 / 5:15 pm

    The eyelashes are fabulous !

    • backtoyoubeauty
      October 21, 2019 / 10:40 am

      They really are beautifully fluttery!

  5. Lucy
    October 22, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    OMG I lovvvve this. You look amazing. Great tutorial and so original and such clever use of the colours. You just cannot beat the range of brands in Boots. My go to store every time I am back in the UK. Fantabulistic xxxx Lucy xxxx

    • backtoyoubeauty
      October 24, 2019 / 11:51 am

      Hi Lucy,
      Thank you so much for your kind comments, I worked so hard on this look and am super proud of how it came out. You really Cant beat Boots!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Looking for Something?