DIY Halloween Costume – The African Princess (By: Jasmine Monee)

Hi, babes! It’s Jasmine Monee here wishing you all a Happy Halloween!

Today I wanted to show you the basics on how to achieve this African Princess Halloween costume! The most tedious part was the eye details but other than that, grab you a bed sheet to use as your wrap and a FAB-ulous crop top (Metallic/ Sparkle details are a plus!) and get ready to turn heads. Want to see how I achieved this look? Keep scrolling below.




Here are the main items I used to achieve this look

  • -Face Paint
  • -Headwrap/Scarf (optional)
  • -A sheet
  • -Crop Top



The base of my face is standard routine. I used the NYX matte setting spray to prep my face, followed by my go to NARS All day lumunious foundation in the shade “New Orleans”. I then set that with the NYX finishing powder. For the brows, I used the e.l.f eyebrow kit in the color “dark”.

As a guide for my eyes, I lined both my eyes with scotch tape to make sure that my wing would be perfectly crisp. I then used an Urban Decay primer (not pictured) to prep my eyes for my eyeshadow base. For the base of my eye, I used my Too Faced Peanut Butter Palette as seen below and applied the color “Nuts About U” from the arch of my eyebrow down to my lash line.

Now, for the exotic details on the eyes, face and body, face paint is your best friend. The main colors used in the face paint palette below was the green, white, yellow and the blue was used as a liner. Adding the white dots on your body and around your face is key to getting the “African Princess” look.

That’s it! I hope you all enjoyed this DIY Halloween Costume and feel like the African Princesses that you all are this Halloween. For other DIY Halloween Costume ideas, check out my blog at JasmineMonee.com and also follow me on my social media/ Instagram @Jascooks 

XOXO, Jasmine Monee


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