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With the right makeup and proper techniques, you can create almost any look for Halloween
Blue is the first cake makeup colour to sell out at Halloween due to popular characters like X-Men’s Mystique and Avatars Na’vi
Some of the hottest looks this year include Lady Gaga, vampires (Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Diaries), zombies, and the entire cast of Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. These memorable characters have become icons because each has a distinctive look.
With the right makeup and a few professional techniques, you can create your perfect Halloween face.
Even if you just want a simple look for your costume, it’s best to use professional stage makeup. Not only will you get a whole range of colours, textures and finishes, but it’ll last a lot longer—even if you end up trick or treating all night.
Plus, since these are products meant for professional use, everything has been tested and is non-toxic, even safe for children. Stores like StudioFX carry a range of top theatrical makeup lines such as Ben Nye (official makeup for the original Cats) and Kryolan (official cosmetics of Miss Universe).
StudioFX manager and professional makeup artist Sheryl-Lynn Discusso recommends these products and techniques to make your character stand out:
If you’re in a bind and have little time or money to invest in a full head-to-toe costume, Discusso has a few quick tips for easy yet dramatic transformations: