It’s crunch time for Halloween costumes, stores are packed and online orders may not make it in time. Luckily for you (and me!) celebrity makeup artist, Sarah Tanno who has worked with Lady Gaga‘s dancers on tour, Fergie, Katy Perry and more, shares a few insider tips, tricks and DIY Halloween beauty looks that you can create with the makeup you already own. Best of all these looks will save you money and time so you can enjoy the festivities!
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According to Sarah, Halloween makeup needs to endure hours and hours of performance and wear and therefore it is important to employ tips and tricks to make highly pigmented makeup stay on and stay bright all night long. You have to have the right long-wear products and set them correctly so you don’t fade, smudge or crease.
Her favorite for bright pigment and long-wear is MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots since they can work as liner, shadow, whatever you want and are waterproof and smudge-proof. They are so easy to apply in any design and once they dry they don’t move.
When finished applying seal the entire look with a few sprays of Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray that holds through long hours and intense heat for a look that will last all night long.
And check out these two Popular DIY costume looks for you can recreate with makeup you already own!
DIY Zombie as “Walking Dead” Costume:
This look is all about lightening the skin. Start by mixing your regular matte foundation, I recommend high-resistance foundation like Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation with MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation in white.
This will subtlety lighten and make skin look pale. For a more drastic look, try just the white MAC Face and Body Foundation with a white setting powder and finish with Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray in Oil Control to avoid any shine.
For dark, ox-blood lips, try black liner blended with matte lip color like NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu. Its super pigmented and last forever, apply messy for a scary look.
For all you THROWBACKS ( like me who are a bit behind the times) DIY Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” Costume:
To achieve a green smokey eye like Nicki Minaj had for the Anaconda VMA performance, first apply Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mildew heavily on lash line and blend out over most of your eyelid.
Follow by using Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Perversion just at the base of the lash line and blend together with a smudging brush. For extra long-wear I like to spray my smudging brush with a spray of Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray to really get the color to stay and prevents creasing.
SOOO who is ready to get their Halloween on?!
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