Halloween Makeup Guides

How To: Apply Tim Burton's Corpse Bride makeup for Halloween

Inspired by Tim Burton's movies, this how-to video shows a theatrical Halloween look. The cosmetics used are Bare Escentuals mineral foundation, NYX White e/s, ArtDeco e/s Base, MAC e/s in Carbon, Copperplate, Shroom, Ben Nye black eyeliner, Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara, MAC Prep & Prime Lash, MAC Velvetella lipliner, Nars Scarlet Empress lipstick, NYX Grape lipgloss, MAC Blue Brown pigment, and Jofrika theater blood. Watch this video makeup tutorial and learn how to create a Corpse Bride ...

How To: One-Up All the Other 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Costumes as Mantis (Makeup & Antennae Guide)

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Mantis resides in the shadow of an Ego who considers himself the actual heart of the universe. But when it comes Halloween costumes? Mantis will be the center of attention every time. The internet sure has noticed Mantis, and it's abuzz with debate over who she is. Is she just another iteration of the submissive Asian woman stereotype? Or is her character an empowering representation of empathy and the autism spectrum?

How To: Double Your Treats This Halloween with a DIY Two-Face Makeup Look

If you're undecided on a Halloween costume, embrace your indecisiveness with a split personality Two-Face look, or go one better as an amalgamation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the epitome of multiple personality disorder. Or, you could literally give yourself another face, which is pretty much what German artist Sebastian Bieniek did in his recent DoubleFaced series. They're like a long-lost Picasso painting of conjoined twins on a living face, and in some cases, conjoined triplets. You can s...

Create Groot's Mask & Makeup: Advanced DIY Guardians of the Galaxy Costume

Considered a huge gamble on the part of Marvel and Disney due to its seemingly small fan base, Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be well worth the risk, nearing $800 million in world-wide box office numbers. Many may not have known about the comic book prior to the movie, but you can definitely count on plenty of Guardians of the Galaxy costumes this Halloween.

Day of the Dead: DIY Sugar Skull Halloween Look with Rick Baker, Horror Makeup FX Master

Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1 or 2 each year to honor the dead. It's often lumped in with Halloween, and while some people do dress up in costumes, the day is much more focused on remembering the lives of friends and family members who have passed. People who are unfamiliar with the holiday sometimes consider one of its most pervasive symbols, the sugar skull, rather morbid. And special makeup effects artist Rick Baker is no stranger to the ...

How To: Infect Yourself with Greyscale from 'Game of Thrones' for Halloween (Makeup Guide)

There aren't many people who will believe that a prosthetic zipper face or gunshot wound to the eye (disgusting as they are) are real, but greyscale from Game of Thrones? That'll really unsettle people for awhile because it totally looks like an actual, honest-to-God infection that someone in 2017 could conceivably have. Which makes it very effective come Halloween, whether it's for a full-on Princess Shireen, Jorah Mormont, or Stone Man costume, or to just infect a completely different chara...