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Halloween Makeup Essentials

I thought I'd share a list of the Halloween Makeup Essentials that I like to use for creating bloody disgusting monsters to pretty pin ups. Theatrical brands like Mehron, Graftobian, Kryolan, Wolfe FX, Cinema Secrets, Ben Nye etc. will all take you from natural beauty to scary freakshow. - This is where I purchase kryolan, mehron, ben nye, & wolfe brothers brands from. They also carry airbrushing kits & stencils to create amazing face & body art looks.

Mehron Paradise Makeup
Mehron's Paradise AQ are available in 8 palette form and in singles. They are water activated, moist cake makeup that apply opaque. They won't stain the skin and are easy to remove so you won't be green the day after. I recommend the Basic & Tropical Palette's.
Kryolan Aqua Colors
Much like Mehron, Kryolan is also a water based product for the face & body. It applies opaque and the non-greasy formula won't cause any problems to the skin. I used the white as the base for my half skull face.

Chromacakes are my favorite for painting on the body next to Airbrushing. They apply easily and set quickly so they won't get all over your clothes. They're also easy to remove and non-staining.

Make Up Forever Flash Colors
Make Up Forever Flash Colors are dense in color but have a light creamy blendable consistency. The 12 color palette at SEPHORA  is fantastic and a makeup artist's kit staple for both theatrical and daily use.

Dinair Airbrush System
Dinair's Airbrush System is my choice when it comes to theatrical airbrush makeup. They offer a wide range of theatrical colors of airbrush makeup for the face, body, & hair. Airbrushing ensures even coverage, and it creates that perfect shading that you can't always achieve manually. They also have "stencils" in many fun & holiday themed designs. Check out their skull design for Halloween!

Ben Nye Death Wheel & Bruise Wheel
Wheels of coordinating cream shades for creating Vampires, Frankenstein, and other decayed looks. The Bruise Wheel is essential for creating realistic wounds, cuts, bullet holes, and bruises. Kroylan, Wolfe FX, & Mehron all make great bruise/death wheels. Any of these brands will make you look beat :)
Graftobian Blood Gel is made of a syrup base with the consistency of honey. The deep red color and slow wet drip make this a favorite for gorey looking effects. The Stage Blood is also a great choice for when you want a thinner consistency (think blood bath).

Graftobian or Mehron Liquid Latex
Liquid latex has been  used to create wounds, gashes, cuts, zippers, pockets, and folds for body painting, and used on the face to create the aging effect, it can also be used to create realistic prosthetics. If you want to be a tore up Zombie, this is the stuff that will give you the effect of falling off skin.
Ben Nye Nose & Scar Wax

Nose and Scar Wax by Ben Nye is pliable, yet firm, to create simulated injuries such as a bullet holes, broken noses, or wounds.

Mehron Spirit Gum /Remover Combo

Spirit Gum is a common adhesive used to adhere appliances, crepe hair, false mustaches and beards, woochie products and much more. Spirit gum is mild grade adhesive and once applied to the skin is water and sweat proof. Spirit gum is a preferred adhesive when applying foam appliances because it is lightweight and easy to remove. It can also be used in the brow concealing process. Make sure to get the remover though!

Cinema Secrets Woochie Prosthetics

I'm a big of fan of the Cinema Secrets line all around, and their woochie appliances as my favorite for creating vampire bites, fake noses, and  the massacred faces like those that you see in scary movies.
Fright Night False Eyelashes
Ardell's Fright Night line offers some of the most funky & cool lashes during Halloween. I stock up on these to use throughout the year, especially the lower lashes which can be hard to find. I also like Wet n Wild's Fantasy Makers line. You can find both in your local drugstores (seasonally) or online.
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