Last-Minute Halloween Makeup

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Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Recommendations from Michele

Halloween is right around the corner and that means not only tricks and treats for children, but fun parties for adults who love to celebrate! Not sure what you’re going as yet? Here are a few last-minute Halloween makeup ideas that are not only quick and easy to put together, but look amazing when done.

Glow-in-the-Dark Vampire

The movie Twilight had glittering Vampires but we have glow-in-the-dark vampires! This is a very simple and inexpensive idea for last-minute Halloween makeup. Most retail chain stores and Halloween-themed stores will always have the three items you need to create this makeup.

You can buy pre-made glow-in-the-dark makeup that does not require some kind of UV light to work. These glow-in-the-dark makeups “charge up” just by walking around in a lit room or outside. Cover all your exposed skin with the cream-based glow-in-the-dark makeup with a makeup sponge or brush. Then add in a set of fangs and some fake blood around the mouth (both of which can be found at your local retail and Halloween stores as well). This is a really simple last-minute makeup that is totally awesome once the lights go down!

Last-minute makeup for vampire

Day of the Dead Makeup

Another really quick and simple Halloween makeup is a Day of the Dead face. This can easily be achieved by purchasing a white and black cream makeup. There are many different styles of D.O.T.D designs that you can find online to use as a model, or you can create your very own style! The best way to apply the makeup is with a brush so you can control exactly where you are putting your design on the face.

Pro tip: Apply the white part of your makeup first and then fill in around the design with your black makeup. It is easier to cover a light makeup with a darker color then a light color over a darker color, so always start with the lighter makeup first.

Once your main design is applied, you can even add in colors with eye shadows, eye pencils or even lip pencils. Another great add-in to this makeup is small jewels (with an adhesive back) or glitter makeup, all of which can be found at most retail stores as well.

Last-minute makeup for sugar skull

Injuries and Blood!

Probably the quickest last minute makeup for any Halloween costume is to add in injuries and blood. Halloween is a great time to “get your gore on” and you can create any realistic injury makeup with nothing more than some red cream makeup. By using a makeup brush, you can create cuts, scrapes, and scratches all over your body. For bigger wounds, use a white makeup sponge to cover larger areas of the skin. And of course you can’t have injuries without BLOOD! Use a makeup brush or sponge to add blood to all your cuts and wounds.

If you want to go for the “arterial spray” look, simply take a plastic spray bottle and do a 75/25 mix of fake blood/water. The fake blood is usually too thick to spray through the bottle so adding water will help it spray easier. Once you have the blood flowing, you can spray it all over yourself and your costume!

Pro tip: Be sure to check the label on the fake blood first! Not all fake bloods come out of clothing, so if it’s something you want to be able to clean afterwards, make sure that you have fabric-friendly blood.

Last-minute Halloween makeup for injuries

So let your imagination fly with these simple but amazing last-minute Halloween makeup ideas and don’t be afraid to mix and match some of these ideas to create your own ghoulish makeup!

Happy Halloween Everyone! Cheers!

Michele

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