What can I say? My daughter loves Dinosaurs and Pterodactyls. Naturally, when it came to choosing our 2nd family themed costume, Pterodactyl was her immediate choice! She has an incredible Pterodactyl costume with a large headpiece and wings that light up. I chose to wear a seriously shiny dinosaur dress with gold spikes, a hood, and a tail. My husband went with an inflatable dino costume that makes it look like he’s riding a dinosaur, so far it’s been a really big hit!
This makeup look may look pretty complicated, but with the right tools, it’s pretty easy. The keys to this look are a set of scale stencils, multiple shades of green eyeshadow and glitter, and green lipstick. The full list of what you’ll need and step-by-step instructions are below.
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To create this Beginner Dinosaur Makeup Look with me you’ll need the following products. Incorporated into this list are exact products that I used to create my look and their prices as of publishing this post.
dr. brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer $45.00
Medium-Full Coverage Foundation
BÃ©same Cosmetics Cashmere Foundation Stick $10.00 – That’s a STEAL!
Under Eye Concealer
Chanel Lift Lumiere Smoothing & Rejuvenating Eye Contour Concealer SOLD OUT
ColourPop No Filter Matte Concealer $6.00
beautyblender The Original beautyblender $20.00
ColourPop Brow Boss Gel $6.00
Lime Green Eyeshadow, Deep Teal Eyeshadow, Green Glitter
Pinky Rose Cosmetics Bright Lights Eyeshadow Palette SOLD OUT
bh Cosmetics Studio Pro Brush 5 $4.00
DUO Striplash Adhesive, Brush On, White/Clear $3.89
Zinkcolor Green Blue Black False Eyelashes $9.99
wet n wild Fantasy Makers Face and Body Stencil – Dragon Queen $1.99
Lime Green Lipstick
NYX Macaron Lippies in Key Lime $6.50
Pixi by Petra Rose Glow Mist $15.00
Step-by-Step Green and Scaly Dinosaur Makeup Tutorial
Create the perfect, smooth canvas by applying a makeup primer.
Apply and blend in a medium-full coverage foundation that has a natural finish.
Use concealer as necessary to cover blemishes, remaining redness, and to brighten dark undereye circles.
Fill in your brows as you normally would with a brow gel that matches your brow color.
Brush a lime green eyeshadow onto your eyelid up to your crease. Then brush a thin line of the same lime green eyeshadow along your lower lash line.
In the crease of your eye, blend on a deep teal eyeshadow. Blend this color up to your eyebrows if you’d like.
Brush some lime green eyeshadow onto your eyebrows.
Apply a pair of false eyelashes that have some green “eyelash hairs” in them or apply a completely green pair of false eyelashes.
For the scales, you’re going to need a stencil. Apply the first stencil to the left side of your forehead going down to the outside of your eye and over your temple.
Get creative with the lime green and deep teal eyeshadows that you used on your eyes to fill in your scales however you’d like. I used the lime green eyeshadow in the middle of the stencil and blended that into the deep teal towards the edges of the stencil. I topped the eyeshadow off with some green glitter.
On the right side of your face, use the same stencil or a different one if you have 2, and place it outside of your right eye angling down toward your cheekbone. Fill this in in a similar way using the lime green and deep teal eyeshadows and green glitter.Â
See exactly how I apply my scales in the YouTube video linked below!