This Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Trick is Totally Transformative

published Oct 14, 2016
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So that Game of Thrones costume you were planning to sew a month ago just never happened? And now it’s an hour before the Halloween party? Don’t panic, procrastinators. Just reach into your makeup bag, grab some lip liner and the boldest red lipstick you own—this Surrealist makeup trick will rearrange your face in 5 minutes flat.

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What You’ll Need:

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1. Mask over your natural lips with your regular foundation or concealer, then pat gently with translucent powder to set.

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2. Using your lip liner, outline dramatic off-center lips, slightly overlapping your natural lips.

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3. Using a lip brush, fill in the outline with matching lipstick. Mist lightly with setting spray (just avoid getting it in your mouth). Finish the look with your very best smoky eye and a lot of lash.

Pair With:

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Makeup by Jessica Sanner of Rouge NY.

Many thanks to Spoonflower for the blue sky backdrop, which is available as wallpaper, gift wrap & fabric from Koalalady’s shop.