Going all out with a dramatic Halloween costume is exciting . . . that is, until you have to deal with the anxiety-inducing cleanup at the end of the night. Face and body paint seems impossible to remove, you regret ever dabbling with temporary hair color, and the quantity of stray glitter flecks feels almost like an infestation. You've even managed to fuse your lashes together with glue.
As nightmarish as all of this sounds, these problems are actually easily solved. Make Up For Ever Director of Education and Artistry Lijha Stewart and Ashley Rudder, a MAC Cosmetics senior artist (both seasoned Halloween beauty pros!), divulged their best mess-mastering tips. Once you know these tricks, you can let the good stuff — horror movies, gory special effects, and haunted houses — be the only scary aspects of your evening.