On Halloween, it’s all about dramatic, over the top makeup. When I was in college, working in theater makeup, I experimented with a ton of crazy looks for theater and film—it was so fun. If you want it to, makeup can really transform you.
In the spirit of Halloween, we put together a few simple looks—nothing as dramatic as I did in college—that you can create at home. Get creative, and have fun with your makeup.
For Twiggy’s dramatic falsies look, coat lashes with several heavy coats of Smokey Eye Mascara. Start at the base of lashes and roll the wand up as you go. If you want, you can attach false lashes before you apply mascara for extra drama.
To get Frida’s signature unibrow, choose a deep shade of Eye Shadow that’s close to your natural brow color. Use an Eye Brow Brush to apply product in quick stroke between your natural brows. Be sure to fill in and darken your own brows with the shadow, too.
Want to channel Clara Bow or Mary Pickford? You’ll want to draw on a dramatic lip in a deep red shade of Lip Liner. Emphasize your Cupid’s Bow by drawing outside the natural line of your lip. Fill in the entire lip with your shade of Lip Liner for a look that will last all night.
Cleopatra’s eye makeup is totally iconic and has influenced generations of women. To get her classic, dramatic eye, apply Long-Wear Gel Sparkle in Night Sky all over the lid and up to the brow bone. Then, use Ink Liner in Blackest Black on the upper and lower lashlines, making sure your lines connect at both corners of the eye. Pull the lower line up and out, getting thicker as you go.