Simple to Extravagant Ways to Apply Halloween Makeup

Written by: Nikki Tardibuono
Halloween is a great time of year to be crazy creative with making oneself up. You can do simple faces with makeup that you can purchase at any local party store. A simple face would include one such as Uncle Fester or Wednesday from Adams Family.  You can also get a bit more creative and use everyday makeup that comes in bright fun colors to replicate a famous painting such as “Callow Lily”.  Another idea for those that are daring, take a run to your local craft store and purchase some sequins or glitter and face glue using in conjunction with everyday bright colored makeup.  You can make yourself into a mermaid or an angelfish. If you want to go down the gore’ish road and portray yourself as a “bar fight” victim, you can use a more professional grade makeup line that can be purchased online such as Lastly, if you are pulling out all the stops and want to go all out, you can hire a professional makeup artist such as myself to turn you into a “walking zombie” or a “human sugar skull”.
Whether you are going au natural or going all out … have fun, be creative and have a very Happy Halloween!!
Nikki Tardibuono is a trained make-up artist and did all the make-up shown here. If you’d like to contact Nikki, click here.

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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.


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