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Halloween How-To: The Witch

Nobody says that you necessarily have to paint your entire face green to be a witch this Halloween. In fact, you can keep things simple and still get your point across. Check out Amy Castle, Hannia Guillen and Heidi Mueller from the soap opera Passions at a party at Universal Studios on Saturday. They are wearing pretty tame makeup aside from the red lips and smoky eyes.

I suggest using greens or deep purple shadows if you want to create a slightly scarier look. Also, I'd go with a paler face, black nails and black lips for the full witch effect. For step-by-step instructions and product details,

  • FACE: As opposed to choosing a foundation that matches your skin tone, you are going to want to pile on the white powder (aka white eyeshadow) to create an ultra pale, unnatural, almost chalky looking canvas. Try using something like MAC Eye Shadow in Gesso all over your face and finish with a translucent mattifying power like this one from Laura Mercier. (If you have dark skin, skip the white powder and instead, just use a translucent powder.)
  • CHEEKS: A bright pop of burt orange color atop a pale face looks very shocking. Try blending a color like Nars Powder Blush in Taj Mahal on the apples of your cheeks in upward strokes toward your hairline to create a striking effect.
  • EYES: You have many, many options for your eyes. You can create a smoky eye with a deep green eyeshadow, a deep reddish-purple shadow or by blending a black matte shadow all around the rim of your eye. Whatever you choose is ok, just remember to heavily line your eyes with a black eyeliner and finish with heavy black mascara.
  • LIPS: Finish by applying a matte black or cherry red lipstick all over your lips such as Cover Girl Queen Collection Lip Moisturizing Lip Color in Black Currant . If this isn't dark enough for you by itself, then line your lips with your black eyeliner pencil and top them off with lipstick for added depth and blood-red richness.


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lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
am I the only one who thinks this is lamest Halloween costume anyone can come up with?
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
far right is gorgeous.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
far right is gorgeous.
swtsunkisses88 swtsunkisses88 9 years
I like the middle one's make up. the first one seems too bland and the last one too...well i just like the one in the middle :)
Orangecrush43 Orangecrush43 9 years
Orangecrush43 Orangecrush43 9 years
blondeviking blondeviking 9 years
Oo, please do some kind of Halloween doll-style makeup tutorial in the next few days - red cheeks, major eyes.
tati33 tati33 9 years
I like the makeup on the girl on the far right.. sorry i dont know who she is
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Eeeek!!! Can't wait to put on sexy halloween make-up this weekend! I love it!!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Eeeek!!!Can't wait to put on sexy halloween make-up this weekend! I love it!!!
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