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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Thanks to the genius makeup pros over at M∙A∙C Artists worldwide, Halloween is going to be FIERCE this year. Creating 25 vibrant Halloween looks, all artists provide you a step-by-step process of what tools you need (of course they’re all MAC cosmetics) and how to create the look yourself. For once, copying is totally encouraged.

Here are a few of my favorite spookably sexy looks from the collection. Visit their Facebook page for more face charts, videos, and pictures.  I’m totally going for the Deadly Dame. What about you?

deadly dame

Deadly Dame

Look created by M·A·C Artist: Lara Brewster
Location: London, UK

Click here for a printable version of this look to bring to a M·A·C Artist in a store near you; links to the products used are also included: http://www.maccosmetics.com/halloween8

Or visit http://bit.ly/maccosmetics to purchase these products online or find a store near you.

STEP-BY-STEP
1. Prime and hydrate skin with an application of Prep + Prime SPF 50, and follow with a highlight of Strobe Cream.
2. Create a heavy lidded effect with a smokey eye by using Blackground Paint Pot as base all over eyelid with Brush #242. Apply a dense layer of Carbon Eye Shadow, concentrating on the outer and inner corner of the eye, leaving the center of the lid bare. Use Brush #217 to blend outward with Eye Shadows in Sketch and Shadowy Lady.
3. Create a glowing highlight in the centre of the eyelid by applying Luna Cream Colour Base and follow with a blend of Vanilla Pigment and Vex Eye Shadow.
4. Eyes should be smudged and kohl rimmed as black as possible through lower lashes with a blend of Smolder Eye Kohl and Carbon Eye Shadow with Brush #228.
5. Continue to create dark circles under the eyes by using Brush #217 to apply a blend of Print and Nocturnelle in sweeping semi-circle strokes. Leave spaces between these strokes bare to create highlights.
6. The femme fatale has been drinking blood! Draw Redd Lip pencil from lip down the chin, then paint on M·A·C Red Lipstick. Add Clear lipglass to the mixture with Brush#210 to give the glistening wet look.

FACE
Wipes
Strobe Cream
Prep+Prime Face SPF 50
Studio Fix Fluid – NW15
Select Moisturecover – NW15
Studio Fix Powder – NW15
Powder Blush – Dollymix
Eye Shadow – Post Haste, Scene, Print, Nocturnelle

EYES
PaintPot – Blackground
Eye Shadow – Crystal Avalanche, Espresso, Carbon, Sketch, Shadowy Lady, Vex
Cream Colour Base – Luna
Pigment – Vanilla
Fluidline – Blacktrack
Eye Kohl – Smolder
Plushlash – Plushblack

LIPS
Prep+Prime Lip
Lip Pencil – Nightmoth, Redd
Lipstick – Cyber, M·A·C Red
Lipglass – Clear

exotic zea

Exotic Zea

Look created by M·A·C Artist: Franklin Betancourt
Location: Shaumburg, IL, USA

Click here for a printable version of this look to bring to a M·A·C Artist in a store near you; links to the products used are also included: http://www.maccosmetics.com/halloween1

Or visit http://bit.ly/maccosmetics to purchase these products online or find a store near you. Pro products can be purchased in any M·A·C Pro store.

STEP-BY-STEP
1. By crushing Gesso eye shadow mixed in with Eye Liner Mixing Medium, you can paint your face white. Another option is to use white Paintstick from the M·A·C PRO line.
2. It is important to have references of zebra stripes handy to study the pattern. I used Blacktrack Fluidline with a #210 brush to create the pattern of zebra on my models face.
3. Doubling up on #37 lashes can create a dow eyed animalistic eye.
4. Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing powder will seal the deal.

FACE
Green Gel Cleanser
Studio Moisture Cream
Prep+Prime Skin
Face & Body
Select Moistureblend
Studio Sculpt Concealer
Eye Shadow – Gesso & Eye Liner
Mixing Medium
Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing powder

EYES
Fluidline – Blacktrack
Eye Kohl – Fascinating
Penultimate Liner
Eye Shadow – Carbon, Vanilla
Plushlash – Plushblack

LIPS
Lip conditioner mix with Powerpoint Eye Pencil – Guilded White
Lipstick – Pretty Please, Black Knight (Style Black Collection)

fluttereyfly

Fluttereyfly

Look created by M·A·C Artist: Amanda Eichhorn
Location: Moa, MN, USA

Click here for a printable version of this look to bring to a M·A·C Artist in a store near you; links to the products used are also included: http://www.maccosmetics.com/halloween13

Or visit http://bit.ly/maccosmetics to purchase these products online or find a store near you.

STEP-BY-STEP
1. Cover the whole face with Luna Ceam Colour Base with Brush #249.
2. Outline the butterfly design with Fascinating Eye Kohl and sketch detail of wings.
3. Begin with using Brush #242 to shade Juxt Eye Shadow under the eyes, and then follow by blending the following Eye Shadows outward to create an airbrushed effect that moves from green, to blue, to purple: Swimming, Aquadisiac, Moon’s Reflection, and Stars and Rockets.
4. Use Brush #242 to apply Gorgeous Gold Eye Shadow along the inner corner of the eye and blend upward with Expensive Pink, Coppering, and Sushi Flower to finish the upper portion of the butterfly with an airbrushed finesse.
5. Use Brush #209 with Boot Black Liquid Liner to outline the butterfly and detail pattern inside of the wings.
6. Use Brush #252 with Carbon Eye Shadow to shade over the entire face.
7. Use Duo to apply Lash #42 to the upper lashline and finish with two to three coats with Zoomblack Mascara.
8. Define the lip with Velvetella Cremestick Liner. Apply Cyber Lipstick with Brush #311 and Girl About Town Lipstick along the inner lip for a strong highlight. Finish with a glossy coat of Dazzleglass in Date Night.

FACE
Green Gel Cleanser
Studio Moisture fix
Prep+Prime Face
Cream Colour Base – Luna
Eye Kohl – Fascinating
Eye Shadow – Carbon, Juxt, Swimming, Aquadisiac, Sushi Flower, Moons Reflection, Stars N Rockets

EYES
Liquid Eye Liner – Boot black
Eye Shadow – Sushi Flower, Coppering, Expensive Pink, Gorgeous Gold
Zoomlash – Zoomblack

LIPS
Prep+Prime Lip
Cremestick Liner – Velvetella
Lipstick – Cyber, Girl about Town
Dazzleglass – Date Night

She Goes Pop

She Goes Pop!

Look created by M·A·C Artist: Karin Stone
Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Click here for a printable version of this look to bring to a M·A·C Artist in a store near you; links to the products used are also included: http://www.maccosmetics.com/halloween16

Or visit http://bit.ly/maccosmetics to purchase these products online or find a store near you.

STEP-BY-STEP
1. Start out on your clean face. Lightly buff a thin layer of Luna Cream Colour Base all over your skin with a #187 brush. Set it with Gesso Eye Shadow and a #116 brush – pressing the Eye Shadow in rather than buffing it.
2. Using Blacktrack Fluid Line and a #266 brush – paint in your eyeliner and brows – don’t be afraid to experiment with painting an expression on.
3. Sculpt your cheek bones with a bit of Concrete or Omega Eye Shadow and paint your lips a daring red.
4. Finally, find a chopstick or something in your house with a small round shape that you can use as a stamp. Scrape some Passionate Eye Shadow onto a small kitchen plate. Mix some Fix+ into the scraped shadow – make it not too watery and then dip your stamping tool into it and go to town with your dots.

FACE
Studio Moisture Fix
Cream Colour Base – Luna
Eye Shadow – Gesso
Lipstick – Russian Red
Fix+

EYES
Fluidline – Blacktrack
Eye Shadow – Gesso, Passionate, Omega
Eye Kohl – Fascinating
Zoomlash – Zoomblack

LIPS
Prep + Prime Lip
Lip Pencil – Cherry
Lipstick – Russian Red, Black Knight (Style Black Collection)

cut and splice

Cut & Splice

Look created by M·A·C Artist: Codie Lepors
Location: Little Rock, AZ, USA

Click here for a printable version of this look to bring to a M·A·C Artist in a store near you; links to the products used are also included: http://www.maccosmetics.com/halloween6

Or visit http://bit.ly/maccosmetics to purchase these products online or find a store near you.

STEP-BY-STEP
1. Prime and hydrate skin with Prep + Prime Face and Studio Moisture Fix.
2. Perfect skin with Studio Sculpt Foundation and Concealer and follow with Loose Blot Powder to set.
3. Divide the face into the 4 main sections using Velvetone Eye Brows.
4. Continue to use Velvetone Eye Brow to sketch out the entire face pattern.
5. Use Brush #208 to outline and shade the pattern in designated areas with Blacktrack Fluidline.
6. Continue to use Brush #208 to apply Black Tied Eye Shadow over the Blacktrack Fluidline for a sparkle effect.
7. Shade in white areas with Fascinating Eye Kohl, and set with White Frost Eye Shadow to create a glossy sheen and multi-dimensional effect.
8. Define the lip with Brick Lip Pencil, and shade with M·A·C Red Lipstick. Finish with Venetian Lustreglass in the center of the lip for a shimmering highlight.

FACE
Cremewash
Studio Moisture Fix
Prep+Prime Face
Studio Sculpt Foundation
Studio Finish Concealer
Blot Powder
Eye Shadow – White Frost, Black Tied
Eye Kohl – Fascinating

EYES
Eye Brow Pencil – Velvetone
Eye Shadow – White Frost, Black Tied
Fluidline – Blacktrack
Zoomlash – Zoomblack

LIPS
Prep+Prime Lip
Lip Pencil – Brick
Lipstick – M·A·C Red
Lustreglass – Venetian

real flamer

Real Flamer

Look created by M·A·C Artist: Tiam Safari
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Click here for a printable version of this look to bring to a M·A·C Artist in a store near you; links to the products used are also included: http://www.maccosmetics.com/halloween14

Or visit http://bit.ly/maccosmetics to purchase these products online or find a store near you.

STEP-BY-STEP
1. Cleanse skin and use Brush #191 to apply Strobe Cream to hydrate skin.
2. Use Fascinating Eye Kohl to first stencil the Phoenix design, and then use Brush #242 to apply and shade Bare Study Paint. Use Brush #213 to highlight the bridge of nose with Crystal Avalanche Eye Shadow.
3. Blend Crystal Avalanche into Steamy Eye Shadow, then Carbon Eye Shadow with Brush #213 and Brush #217.
4. Use Brush #213 to apply Chrome Yellow Eye Shadow over the eyelid, and follow by shading Coppering Eye Shadow in the inner crease.
5. Define the upper and lower lashline with Rapidblack Penultimate Liner, extending the upper eye line towards the ear and lower line inwards to the bridge of the nose.
6. Starting at the tip of the nose, apply Goldmine Eye Shadow with Brush #213, then gradually fade to Cranberry, Coppering, Goldmine, Juxt, Humid, Electric Eel, and Satelitte Dreams Eye Shadows. Blend transition lines with #217 brush. Repeat same rainbow, blending pattern over cheeks.
7. Fill in Phoenix tail flames with Goldmine and Coppering Eye Shadows with Brush 228.
8. Outline Phoenix wings and body with Rapidblack Penultimate Liner. Follow with Aqualine Liquidlast Liner around edges of the Phoenix, and then shade with Steamy Eye Shadow.
9. Draw feather outlines over graduated rainbow sections with Rapidblack Penultimate Liner. Draw Phoenix eyes with Aqualine and Blue Herizon Liquidlast Liners.
10. Define and shade lip with Redd Lip Pencil. Apply Meltdown Lipstick with Brush #318, and finish with a centre lip highlight with Instant Gold Lustreglass.

FACE
PRO Eye Makeup remover
Strobe cream
Fast Response Eye Cream
Studio Sculpt Foundation
Studio Sculpt Concealer
Eye Shadow – Electric Eel, Juxt, Coppering, Goldmine, Humid Cranberry, Satellite Dreams
Eye Kohl – Fascinating
Liquidlast liner – Blue Herizon, Aqualine

EYES
Eye Shadow – Electric Eel, Carbon, Satellite Dreams, Goldmine, Humid, Cranberry, Coppering, Steamy, Juxt, Crystal Avalanche, Chrome Yellow
Paint – Bare Study
Penultimate Liner – Rapid Black
Liquidlast liner – Blue Herizon, Aqualine

LIPS
Lip Conditioner
Lip Pencil – Redd
Lipstick – Meltdown
Lustreglass – Instant Gold

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