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Alien Makeup

Halloween is a great time for many makeup artists because they have tons of Halloween Makeup Ideas and a small window of time to use them. However, if you’re just an amateur makeup lover (or a professional makeup artist) it may be harder to come up with original or creative Halloween Makeup Ideas.
So, here we have put together a selection of inspirational makeup ideas to help you get your creative juices churning.

Two-Faced: This Halloween makeup idea takes things literally when it comes to being a two-faced person! Although this is probably the easiest to create, it still has some impact in the creepy department. The beauty of the two-faced makeup is that you can just wear whatever you’re wearing while you’re applying it! However, here are a few ideas if you want more of a theme to the look.
Wear stained/dirty/ripped/old onesie pajamas or a fleece jumpsuit and carry a baby bottle (fill it with a dark opaque liquid for maximum grossness) and/or a beat up toy.
Try a white laboratory coat and black pants for a “science gone wrong” feel. If you have a beaker lying around (don’t we all!) you can fill it with a liquid and carry it with you.
If your desire is to be a toxic waste victim… then get yourself a hazmat jumpsuit and throw it on over anything. The paper suits are fairly inexpensive and adding rubber gloves to the mix definitely gives it a more realistic feel.
A great last minute costume that doesn’t even have to cost you anything!

Creepy Stretched Lips: This one is super simple and definitely creepy. You can also turn up the creep meter by adding a bit of blood to your face. Pair your lips with a colored wig or crazy hair and a variety of outfits depending on your final look.
You can wear a Lolita dress, mary jane shoes, curly doll hair or pigtail wig and complete the look by carrying a dirty/burned/battered baby doll.
For more of an alien science fiction feel, try wearing a catsuit (metallic would look awesome), high-heeled boots, and simple, bold metal jewelry. As for the wig, go for a straight sleek wig (long or short) with hard bangs that’s a single color. Try to avoid wigs with highlights or ones that look too “natural”.
If you’re more of the villain type, try a catsuit, cape, skater skirt, sturdy boots, thick elastic belt, and high arched eyebrows.
Pop Art/Comic Book Makeup Tutorial: If you’re a comic book fan or have just always dreamed of being a comic book character… then your dreams are about to come true! This is a fantastic tutorial on how to achieve a realistic (because comic book characters are real, right?) comic book look for Halloween or any other time of the year. Since there’s a large variety of characters you are pretty free to wear what you want.
For a business-y look wear a suit and carry an oversized pencil.
You can always go with girl-next-door look by wearing a knee length floral dress, ballet flats and pearl jewelry. If you’re the boy-next-door then throw on a nice pair of slacks, collared shirt and sweater (V-neck or button up cardigan).

Cracked Doll Tutorial: Dolls are sweet and childish, bringing joy and friendship to many. Not this time! Take that cute, sweet, delicate childhood love and turn it into something a bit more nightmarish. Just think – a smooth, luminescent, fragile, matte porcelain face with soft pink cheeks, rosy lips, wide bewildered eyes, and long fluttering eyelashes… cracked and disfigured! Oh the dichotomy of it! The tragedy!
Toss on a baby doll dress, white knee socks, black flats, and large spiral curls pulled back with a large bow. Feel free to carry around a tea set with you or just the cup and saucer.

Marvel Iron Man Makeup Tutorial: Who doesn’t love Marvel Comic Characters? If you share our love of Iron Man then you’ll enjoy this tutorial on how to get the look. Although Iron Man is a male (Hence, Iron Man), but this tutorial is created by a female makeup artist and it’s spectacular! Pair this makeup with a Woman’s Iron Man suit or Man’s Iron Man Bodysuit and you’re good to go!