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How to DIY a Halloween Transformation with Makeup You Already Own

Halloween is almost here, so if you are going to a ghoulish get-together, then don’t show up without a costume.  We’ve got some expert tips from the artists at MAKE UP FOR EVER, on how to create three easy looks at home using items already in your makeup bag.

COSTUME: Masquerade Phantom

SKIN
Apply #0 HD Primer starting through the center and working outward. Then apply HD Foundation using your shade. Highlight and Contour your cheeks, temples and jaw using Sculpting Kit #2. Apply #10 Sculpting blush to the apples of the cheeks.

EYES
Start with Eye Prime all over the eye lid. Then apply #6E Aqua Shadow in the inner corner of your eye and blend. Next, apply #8E Aqua Shadow in the inner rim and outer corner of the upper lid and blend into the crease. Intensify colors by applying #53 Eye Shadow in the inner corner and #167Eye Shadow to smudge under eye and blend the outer corner. Create more dimension by adding #4 Eye Shadow through the crease. Use a fluffy brush and continue to diffuse color around the eye. Then apply #967 Start Powder as a brow highlight. Using Aqua Black, create a cat liner on the upper lash line.

LIPS
Define and shape your lips with 16C Aqua Lip. Then fill in the entire lip with #36 Rouge Artist Intense. Finish with #11 Diamond Powder in the center of the lips.

MASK
Place pink Flash Color in center of the nose bridge and blend out with a sponge to create a gradient effect. Using a small detail brush create an outer edge with Blue and Green Flash color, then, blend edges slightly. Powder with Super Matte Loose #0. Apply #967 Star Powder to highlight white areas in the mask. Then, with Aqua Black and a fine tip brush, draw the black outline and design inside the mask. Apply white dots and highlights using White Aquarelle.


COSTUME: Gatsby Flapper

SKIN 
Apply #0 HD Primer starting through the center and working outward. Create velvety skin using Mat Velvet Foundation and a foundation brush. Conceal under eyes with HD Concealer and any additional areas. Pull Concealer through brows with a flat firm brush. Next apply #6 sculpting blush to the apples of the cheeks. Re-intensify highlight with #941 Star Powder.

EYES 
Using #25 Aqua Brow create thin downturned eyebrows. On the eyes start with #3 Aqua Cream, apply over eye lid and blend into your crease. Smudge #4E Aqua Shadow with a small firm brush along the upper and lower lash line creating a down turned effect. Rim the outer lash line with 1K Eye Kohl Pencil and smudge.  Apply #4 Eye Shadow into the outer corner of the upper lid and pull into the crease.  Next, blend with #157 Eye Shadow and highlight with #941 Star Powder in the center of the eyelid. Apply Smoky Lash to your top and bottom lashes. Finish with #152 lash on top and #132 lash on bottom.

LIPS 
Line the outer edge of the lips with Concealer Pencil and buff lightly into the lip line.  Use #13C Aqua Lip to create a small heart shaped mouth. Fill the entire lip with #48 Rouge Artist Intense.

COSTUME: Fantasy Fairy

SKIN
Prime skin with #7 HD Primer to brighten skin tone. Apply Face and Body Foundation mixed with #22 Uplight. Using a HD Concealer two shades lighter than your own skin tone conceal, under eyes, above the eye brows, down the center of the nose and the top of the cheekbones. Re-intensify your highlights with #940 Star Powder. Then, sculpt your cheek bones, temple, and jaw using the dark shade in #2 Sculpting kit. Create flushed cheeks with #4 HD Blush. To make fairy skin come to life press #1 Dimond Powder into high planes of the face.

EYES
Lightly press Full Cover in your brow to neutralize color. Apply a sheer amount of Lash glue onto your eye brows to act as a base, then, press #1Diamond Powder with your finger to create an opaque glittery brow cover. Apply #967 Star Powder as a brow highlight and on the center of the eyelid. For a “star gazer” draw dots and small stars with #21 Color Liner above the brow and around orbital bone.  Blend #164 Eye Shadow in your crease and diffuse with a blending brush. Then draw 9K Eye Kohl in your crease and blend for more depth. Use Aqua Black to define the upper lash line. Apply Smoky Extravagant mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Finish your eyes with Faux lash #14 on top and #9 Individual lashes on bottom.

LIPS
Line and shape your lips with #20C Aqua Lip. Fill your lips in #22 Rouge Artist Intense. Finish by pressing #1 Diamond Powder in the center of the lips.


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