Part IV: El Chupacabra
It drinks the rich blood of livestock and devours the warm flesh of goats. It leaves puncture wounds in the neck of its prey and stalks rural farms at night. Thought to be speculation as to the fate of livestock, this creature is a true legend among folklore myths. Descriptions of the creature vary, but it is said to stand four to five feet tall, with powerful legs terrifying red eyes, and distinctive spikes down its back. In 2002, a creature of a similar description was found buried near West Mesa, outside of Albuquerque. El Chupacabra.
BECOME EL CHUPACABRA
NewMexi.co and local artist Anahy Nuñez teamed up to present a creepy tale and accompanying look that would be the rage for any Halloween get together. Follow these easy steps and watch our video for this truly unique New Mexican look.
STEP 1: CREATE A BASE
Start with a clean dry face.
Start your look with blocked out eyebrows using Elmer’s glue stick and powder.
Cover your whole face in grayish brown body paint. Add yellow on top for texture.
Product used: Elmer’s glue stick to block out eyebrows.
STEP 2: CREATE DEPTH
With black and brown eyeshadow, contour in your eye sockets, hollows of your cheeks, and jawline.
Using a white eyeliner pencil draw in the basic guide for the hair illusion.
Spray your whole face with a dewy finish setting spray.
Product used: NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray.
STEP 3: ADD THE DETAILS
Take a texture brush and add layers of “hair” from darkest to lightest starting with brown to white paint.
Take black paint and create wrinkles with a fine brush. Smudge with your finger to diffuse.
Add costume contacts, fake teeth, fake blood and attach fake horns.
Tease hair for added effect.
Products used: Red lenses, fake blood, fake horns, fake teeth.
Embrace your look and embody the legendary beast, El Chupacabra.
UNTIL NEXT YEAR!
Anahy Nuñez is a local artist who has mastered many mediums. She has garnered Instagram success for her makeup looks and was recently featured on PEOPLE ‘s Halloween Makeup Trends video. You can follow Anahy on Facebook or her Instagram.