Dinosaur Halloween Makeup Tutorial

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.

  • Primer

    • dr. brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer $45.00

  • Medium-Full Coverage Foundation

    • Bésame Cosmetics Cashmere Foundation Stick $10.00 – That’s a STEAL!

  • Under Eye Concealer

    • Chanel Lift Lumiere Smoothing & Rejuvenating Eye Contour Concealer SOLD OUT

  • Blemish Concealer

    • ColourPop No Filter Matte Concealer $6.00

  • Makeup Sponge

    • beautyblender The Original beautyblender $20.00

  • Brow Gel

    • ColourPop Brow Boss Gel $6.00

  • Lime Green Eyeshadow, Deep Teal Eyeshadow, Green Glitter

    • Pinky Rose Cosmetics Bright Lights Eyeshadow Palette SOLD OUT

  • Blending Brush

    • bh Cosmetics Studio Pro Brush 5 $4.00

  • Eyelash Glue

    • DUO Striplash Adhesive, Brush On, White/Clear $3.89

  • Eyelashes

    • Zinkcolor Green Blue Black False Eyelashes $9.99

  • Scale Stencils

    • wet n wild Fantasy Makers Face and Body Stencil – Dragon Queen $1.99

  • Lime Green Lipstick

    • NYX Macaron Lippies in Key Lime $6.50

  • Setting Spray

    • 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. 

See exactly how I apply my scales in the YouTube video linked below!


That’s it for the scales, simple right? To finish the look swipe on a lime green lipstick and voilá! You’re done!

After creating such a gorgeously green and scaly dinosaur makeup look, make sure it stays in place by spritzing on a setting spray.

Create this Dragon Halloween Makeup Look with me on my YouTube channel!

If you do create this makeup look on yourself or your little one, share it with me by uploading it to social media and tagging me #bayareabeautyblogger and @bayareabeautyblogger. I’ll repost my favorites!

Have a FUN and Safe Halloween!

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    • Morgan Celeste
      November 13, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Thank you! It was a really fun one to create!

  1. November 4, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    This is really good! I love messing about with my makeup 😊💕

    • Morgan Celeste
      November 4, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      Thanks!! Me too!

  2. October 31, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    This is really fun! Great job! 😊

    • Morgan Celeste
      October 31, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you! I had fun creating this look and wearing my dino costume! 🦖😁

  3. October 30, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    WHAT??? WOW!!!!! Prehistoric meets Gorgeous…fantastic!

    • Morgan Celeste
      October 30, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you!!!

    • Morgan Celeste
      October 30, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you! 😊😊

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