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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!

Love is in the air and you know that means it’s time for some Valentines Makeup Ideas to help you look your best for that special day. Whether you have a special someone in your life or are single and ready to mingle, creating the perfect Valentines makeup look will help you to feel your best.
Here are a few makeup ideas to inspire your creative side whether you’re looking for something soft, feminine and romantic, sultry and seductive or high drama sexy… there’s something to be discovered.
Romantic – Gentle pinks and blooming roses are the choice colors for a soft romantic makeup look. The feeling should be fuzzy soft, delicate blossoms and caressing silk. Try a sheer or semi sheer rosy pink lip balm, lip stain or lip gloss for a delicate youthful pouty mouth. Add a warm rose or baby pink blushing gel to your cheeks and light taupe, peach or dusty rose shadow to your eye lids. Finish the look with sable brown mascara on curled natural eyelashes and a hint of highlighter at the inner corners of the eyes. This will give you a blushing youthful gentleness that oozes romantic desires. Valentines Makeup Ideas Make-up school LA
Sultry – Think shades of burgundy, brown, maroon, garnet and oxblood for a sultry aura. This look is a thick mix of romance and sexy sizzle with matte opaque vamp lips in a dark shade of red/brown. Next, apply a touch of terra cotta or bronzer to your cheekbones for some warmth. Deepen your gaze with chocolate, mahogany or mink eyeshadow and matching cat-eye eyeliner. If the cat-eye isn’t for you or you aren’t very adept at creating it then blending the eyeliner will give you an equally stunning smoky eye look. To finish the sultry look, you can apply false butterfly eyelashes or go natural and coat them with black/brown or black mascara. sultry makeup look from make-up school LA
Sexy – If you’re the bold, daring glamorous type or just want to stir things up then the sexy makeup look may be for you. The foremost important part of this look is the blazing hot red lipstick. If you don’t already have a go-to red lip color then you may have to sample a few different ones to find the right shade for your exact skin tone. Another option is to create your own red lipstick by mixing reds together or adding a touch of pink or brown with the right undertones to a base red color. To keep your lipstick from feathering use a good lipliner to draw on perfectly shaped lips and use a lip brush to apply the lip color. For your eyes, go with a charcoal smoky eye look or a precise stripe of black liquid liner along the top eyelid. Because this look is bold with harsh lines it’s best not to use any blush but you can add a bit of highlighter to your cheekbones, brow bone and just along the very edge of your cupid’s bow.

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