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For a legitimately killer Halloween look, you need more than just an awesome costume. You also need to put a little bit of thought into your fright night beauty routine, if you really want to turn heads at that costume party. To help you get inspired before the big day (with plenty of time left to scour supplies), we’ve tapped MAC’s masterful Senior Makeup Artist Victor Cembellin to create some awe-inspiring (and entirely convincing!) looks for a roster of Halloween characters that will be a welcome change in a sea of Snooki and Charlie Sheen wannabes. He'll give you the step-by-step lowdown for a sultry Black Swan, bubble gum-y Nicki Minaj, and, for the fashionably fearless, the one and only Daphne Guinness! Take a look at Cembellin’s impressive transformations, learn how to recreate your favorite at home, and prepare to put your best face forward, come Halloween night.
Photographed by Caro Ramirez
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