I Wore Halloween Makeup Like Regular Makeup—& This Is My Unfiltered Opinion

Beauty with Mi, hosted by Refinery29's beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan, explores the coolest new trends, treatments, products, and subcultures in the beauty world. Follow along on her wild beauty adventures here.

Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you: It's mid-October and the pressure to put together a killer Halloween costume is high. You head over to your local beauty store to purchase a basket of makeup, but after a weekend of fake blood, glitter, and face paint, you have to face reality: Halloween is over and now you'll never touch that makeup again.

This happens to me every. single. year. In fact, I have an entire box of expired Halloween makeup sitting in the corner of my childhood bedroom. According to the National Retail Federation, the average woman will spend $77 just on costumes this year (the entire Halloween industry is estimated to reach $9.1 billion). I don't know about you, but that's a big chunk of change — and if I can find a way to make my costume work double duty for me, you bet I will.

So, in an attempt to prove that Halloween makeup can be useful whether you're turning yourself into a giraffe or contouring before work, I challenged myself to create a wearable look using common Halloween products (think: vampire blood, glitter, brown face paint, and a clown kit). Heck, if Mario Dedivanovic can do it, I can, too. Curious to see how it all panned out? Click the video above for the full scoop.

Special thanks to Ricky's NYC for providing the products used in this video.

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