If the mere thought of putting together a Halloween costume is enough to scare you, don’t worry — you don't have to face those fears alone. We've tapped San Francisco-based makeup artist Katie Nash to come up with four badass, last-minute DIYs that will fool everyone into thinking you've spent weeks working on the perfect creation.
Whether an easy-to-pull-off Jenna Lyons look is up your alley, or an in-depth costume inspired by Frida Kahlo is more your speed, we promise there's something in here for everyone. Follow these tips and be prepared to bring home some costume-contest prizes. Ahead, all the beauty tricks you need to lock 'em down — you're in for a treat!
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Using an angled brush, fill in your brows with a dark brown mousse. (We used Tarte EmphasEYES.) "Be sure to blend using upward brushstrokes to create fullness," Nash advises.
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Completely cover your face and neck in pale blue face paint. (We used Kryolan Aquacolor in G83.)
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To create Lyons' signature look, you need the perfect shade of lip color. "Line your lips with Nars lipstick in Jungle Red," Nash says.
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Then, fill in with a warmer, bright-red lipstick, like MAC's So Chaud.
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Dampen your hair and apply a styling cream from roots to tips. (We used Bumble and bumble's version.)
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Apply an eyeshadow primer to your eyelids, then layer it with a brown eyeshadow. (We used M6 from Smashbox's Full Exposure Palette.)
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Apply a berry lip color. (We used Black Cherry by Milani.)
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