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How To: Create a reptilian lizard makeup look for Halloween

When you were small, dressing up like a lizard for Halloween probably meant an oversized, cheap costume with a long cloth tail and a green headpiece. While such costumes are cute for little ones, if you want to truly creep some people out this Halloween (all while inspiring "Wow! How did you do that?"comments all night long) then check out this reptile makeup look.

How To: Make a latex facial prosthetic for Halloween

If you want to create the type of makeup look where the makeup IS the costume for Halloween, then look no further than this video. You'll be guided step by step through creating a facial prosthetic from latex. This prosthetic can be shaped any way you want to form rotting flesh for a zombie costume, scars and wounds, even bullet holes.

How To: Transform into Sailor Moon for Halloween

In this tutorial, we learn how to transform into Sailor Moon for Halloween. First, apply matte makeup onto the entire face, and white eyeliner on the bottom of the eye. When finished, place hair back into pins and apply Sailor Moon wig onto your head. Next, use liquid black eyeliner to draw a dramatic line from the crease of your eye line to the outer edge on the face. Next, draw a thin line underneath the white eyeliner on the bottom of the eye, drawing small lashes onto the bottom of the ey...

How To: Create Taylor Momsen's punk rock black smoky eyes

Taylor Momsen has long been criticized for her too dark, too ahead of her years goth/rocker style, though you have to admit the girl's got a really good fashion sense. Though she's only 17, she already knows what looks good on her and what she enjoys wearing, which is a hell of a lot better than wearing what everyone else thinks seventeen year olds should wear.

How To: Apply copper, red, & gold eye makeup

A combination of red and gold eyeshadow is great for emphasizing green eyes - this is because red and gold are complementary colors to green. For the base, apply a clear or skin-colored base to the entire eye area. Use a highlight base just beneath your eyebrows. Blend it in. Use a black liquid base on the upper eyelid. For eyeshadow, start off with a shimmery gold by putting it in the inner corners of the upper lid. Take your red and start off slightly in the middle of your eye, where you le...

How To: Do an Outer V eyeshadow to lift your eyes

This video shows how to do the "outer V" eyeshadow technique. All you will need are 2 shadows (1 medium/light and one dark), eyeliner, and mascara. First you must prime your lid using an eyeshadow primer or cream shadow. Now take the lighter shadow and cover the entire eye area in it, concentrating it on the lid. Next take the darker color and put it on your crease brush. Apply the shadow to the center of the crease, and blend a little of it inward, but focus most of the color on the outside ...

How To: Fix false lashes when the ends detach

In this tutorial, we learn how to fix false lashes when the ends detach. First, when you are applying glue to the lashes, make sure you get the end corners so you can prevent them detaching. If this does happen, use a small stick from a beauty supply store and place some eyelash glue onto the tip. After this, place the glue onto the part that has become detached. Push it down so it sticks onto the skin securely, then use some black eyeliner to cover up any glue marks that you may have made. T...

How To: Apply makeup to look like a cheap slut

In this video, we learn how to apply makeup to look like a cheap slut. First, apply black eyeliner to the entire eyelid and up to the creases in the eye. After this, take your finger and smudge the liner up to your eyebrows. Next, take a bright blue eyeshadow and brush it all over the eyelid up to the eye creases. Next, take a light blue eye shadow and apply it as a highlight underneath the brows. Brush a dark blue shadow on the crease of the eye, then blend it on the outer edge of the eye. A...

How To: Apply Maybelline Smooth Mousse foundation evenly

Applying foundation is one of the most basic and most important makeup skills a girl needs to know, yet for many women this is the hardest step. Problems with application, such as not matching the foundation color with your skin color, not choosing the right formulation, and not applying correctly result in foundation that looks fake and caked on.

How To: Symmetrically wing your eyeliner

Red Bull isn't the only thing that gives you wings. In fact, you can don a pair of wings yourself by painting on winged cat liner on your eyelids. Winged liner is a coveted makeup look because it helps to lengthen and enlarge small eyes, make close set eyes appear farther apart, creates the illusion of more eyelashes, and gives you a sultry siren look. For such a simple tool it produces amazing, face-changing results.

How To: Create a general sexy makeup look for Halloween

Some of us are going to go all out with our makeup this Halloween, applying horns, lacerations, green makeup, and the works to get that true gory or scary effect. But let's be honest here: The rest of us gals are probably going to stray more on the dramatically beautiful, slightly-amped-up-version-of-our-normal-makeup makeup look.

How To: Create a long-lasting sexy makeup look for clubbing

Dolling yourself up for a night out on the town clubbing is probably also half the fun of the whole clubbing experience: doing the big hair to make us look like goddesses, donning the impossibly long false eyelashes, slipping on that sexy dress from Bebe, and sticking our tooties into leg lengthening pumps is just as much of a delight as dancing the night away.

How To: Create a heroin chic makeup look

Logan demonstrates how to make a 'heroin chic' look using makeup applied with 192 and 290 brushes. He begins with highlighting powder. Shading is created by using processed powder. Eye definition is added with the 219 pencil brush to apply brown down eyeshadow. Next, blend down the nose using a 272 angled brush. Using the 242 brush he applies it heavily to the eyelids only. If you have loose powder, use it. Smolder eyeliner is applied to line the lower rim of the eye to give a mod look by avo...

How To: Create a Neytiri Avatar makeup look

The Na'vi don't have eyebrows. While you could just paint your makeup on over your brows if you don't have prosthetic appliances to cover them, a neat trick is to take a giant glue stick (or the spirit gum) and go over your eyebrows with it, rubbing the stick in the opposite direction of eyebrow growth. Let it dry and then do it one or two more times (depending on how thick your brows are). With your brows flat against your skin with a layer of "glue skin" over them, you can have a nice, flat...

How To: Create the makeup look of Alice Cullen from Twilight

Twilight, that steamy, dreamy love story between teen Bella and heartthrob vampire, Edward Cullen. This love story is based on a series of vampire novels (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn) by Stephenie Meyer. True love, handsome boy, and vampire danger = perfect teen love story. Who's your favorite Twilight character? This makeup tutorial demonstrates how to create Alice Cullen's makeup, based on the actress Ashley Greene, in the Twilight movie.

How To: Do a sexy yet creepy clown/doll look for Halloween

Want to scare the living daylights out of all your friends and family this Halloween? Then dress up like a clown or a doll. Either one will do. Watch this makeup tutorial to learn how to get a "sexy" doll/clown look that's reminiscent of those creepy dool eyes crafted so exquisitely they make the doll almost look...alive (cue spooky music).

How To: Create a geisha makeup look for Halloween

Wash your face and make sure there are no oils or lotions. Use a toner or a makeup primer which you can purchase at drug store. Pull your hair off of your face with a headband. No hair should be near your face, ears or nape of neck. This is the oil undercoat for use with the 'Kabuki Oshiroi' Shiro-Nuri (Doran) face paint. It is softened in the hands and then rubbed over the entire face or other areas to prepare the skin for the white face makeup. This is the stiff wax used to flatten out faci...

How To: Apply glitter dust

This video is about how to apply glitter dust. So the first step that you will have to do is to add two to three drops of activator in the glitter dust which helps stick the glitters on the eyelids. Then the next step is to carefully pat the glitter on the eyelid. Just slowly spread the glitters all over the eyelid and remember to follow the eye shape. Then the next thing that you will have to do is to apply the same process in the other eye. Carefully apply the glitter dust on the eyelid fol...

How To: Store and organize your false eyelashes

In this tutorial, we learn how to store and organize your false eyelashes. If you find that you wear a lot of false eyelashes, it may be difficult to store them and organize them correctly. You will first need to purchase a roll up makeup case that also hangs up so it's easy for you to access. Then, when you are done wearing your false lashes you will simply place them into the packages that they came in and then slip them into the spots inside the roll up case. Then, if you travel you can us...

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