How To Keep Your Halloween Makeup From Screwing Up Your Face

Like any good Halloween lovers, we get involved with our costumes. We're talking full-on face paint, crazy-intricate hair, and more glitter than you can shake a stick at (if you're into that kind of thing).
While we've mastered the fine art of creating these complex cosmetics creations, it's the removal process that tends to leave us stumped. Stained skin, snarled hair, and dyed nail beds do not make for a good morning-after look.
Rather than face the Halloween Walk of Shame — because there's nothing like strutting into the office with remnants of green paint on your face to really exude an air of professionalism, we went to the pros to find out how to prevent these costume calamities from happening, or how to undo them if things got out of hand despite your best attempts.
Read on to learn all the best tips and tricks for undoing your Halloween artistry.

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