Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas that are Drop Dead Gorgeous

Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas that are Drop Dead Gorgeous

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Katie Holdefehr
Oct 15, 2016
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This Halloween, we're delving into our dream worlds, crafting simple costumes that present a slightly unsettling version of reality—what if lobsters were hairpieces and eyeballs were as large as our heads? To pair with our Surrealist headpieces, makeup artist Jessica Sanner of Rouge NY schemed up some easy, last-minute makeup looks that take your face from ordinary to extraordinary, without having to blow your entire paycheck at Sephora.

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Read Our Lips

Everything you need to create this lippy look is likely already in your makeup bag: lip liner, lipstick, and the supplies for a standard smokey eye. Start by making your natural lips disappear like magic, then re-drew them in a new location and at a dramatic scale. Check out our video tutorial to watch the transformation take place.

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Set a Trap

To play on our Venus flytrap theme, Jessica drew vivid green liquid liner branching out from our model Lauren's eye. The creeping lines resemble a flytrap's teeth come to life, creating an alluring look that's sure to catch some admirers.

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Draw the Line

Give contouring a colorful twist by using bright red face paint to highlight your jawbone, eyebrow, and other features. Barely passed art class? Don't worry, with your feature facials as your guide, this is as easy as painting by numbers.

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