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4 mind-blowing halloween looks anyone can rock

not your average diy.

When Mehron Makeup came to us asking to do an elaborate Halloween makeup feature we were pumped - little did we know how completely obsessed we would be with the finished looks! Makeup artist Michela Wariebi (@michelawariebi) morphed our model Nina Wisner into the epitome of a Halloween dream with four looks that are so close to perfect that we wish the holiday came more than once a year. Browse the gallery to see these wickedly wild transformations and read on for our tips on how to make it happen. 

Look 1: Ziggy

Step 1: Cover the face with an even layer of foundation and brush through the brows to minimize their prominence. Use a darker shade foundation to contour along the cheek bones, temples, and sides of the nose.

celebre pro-hd cream - contour & highlight palette, mehron, $42. precious gem powder - champagne, mehron, $3.75.

Step 2: Use a bold red brush to add contour at the temples, blending down to the cheeks. Soften edges with an orange powder blush to create a gradient and finish with a setting powder.

celebre pro-hd cream - contour & highlight palette, mehron, $42. paradise glitter - red, mehron, $2.25. 

Step 3: Use a red pigment and water to create the dramatic lightening bolt, and rock some matching hair chalk at the roots for a finished look.

paradise makeup aq - 8 color palette, mehron, $17.

Shop our Halloween Makeup collection at NYLONshop.

Look 2: Maleficent

Step 1: Create a pale skin tone using a light cream foundation. Apply to the entire face and blend down to the neck and collarbone.

celebre pro-hd cream - light 1, mehron, $5. 

Step 2: Creat exaggerated contouring along the forehead, nose, and hollows of the cheeks using a dark pigment foundation. Apply a setting powder to keep the look fresh through the entire wear. Add more color to the cheeks to further emphasize the contouring.

Step 3: Intensify the eyes and brows with dark shadows and white details to highlight. Fill in the lid and line upper and lower lash line with a solid black liner for a dramatic eye, and finalize with bold fake lashes.

e.y.e powder - cocoa, mehron, $3.50. e.y.e powder - fawn, mehron, $3.50. 

Step 4: Don't forget the striking red lip!

l.i.p cream - big apple, mehron, $3.

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Look 3: Sugar Skull

Step 1: Use a light cream foundation to create a smooth canvas and contour with a darker hue. Define one eye with dark brown shadow blended through the crease, outside of the lid, and under the lower lash line. Dramatize with black liner along the upper and lower lash lines and add a bold fake lash. Finish the human eye by defining the brow.

celebre pro-hd cream - light 1, mehron, $5. e.y.e powder - fawn, mehron, $3.50. 

Step 2: Move to the empty side of the face to create the half skull. Begin by covering the entire side, (brow and lips included), with a stark white pigment and water, keeping a sharp vertical divide along the center of the face. Create the classic sugar skull eye circle using a wet brush and black pigment. Draw skull definitions on the cheek with a black pencil and blend along the inside of the line with a black powder. Use this powder to shade in more definition on the forehead and on the inside of the lips.

celebre pro-hd cream - contour & highlight palette, mehron, $42. precious gem powder - champagne, mehron, $3.75.

Step 3: Continue skull designs by using a thin wet brush and black pigment. Draw on mouth stitches and shade lightly to create dimension. Draw the rest of your designs on the forehead, temple, and cheek, and finish by creating a semi-circle of small white dots on the inside of the blackened eye.

Step 4: Make the human half of the lips pop with a vibrant red lipstick applied with a sharp brush to maintain clean lines.

l.i.p cream - big apple, mehron, $3.

Shop our Halloween Makeup collection at NYLONshop.

Look 4: KhaleesiStep 1: Highlight and contour the face using both a light and dark cream foundation, being sure to correct any redness to create the perfect glow.

Step 2: Use a shadow with a gold hue to cover the eyelid, adding a natural brown along the crease to define and frame the eye. Powder on a luminescent white shadow on the brow bone, inner corners of the eye, and highest point of the eyelid to highlight. Finish by smudging a dark brown powder along the upper and lower lash line, blending it through for a natural looking liner.

Step 3: Add a pop of color to the cheeks and lips with a flush of coral, being sure to blend all the way through.

paradise makeup aq - 8 color palette, mehron, $17. e.y.e powder - fawn, mehron, $3.50.

Shop our Halloween Makeup collection at NYLONshop.