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Some time ago when we were young, we used to wear all kinds of masks and costumes to have the creepiest Halloween look among our friends. Everyone was trying to get the best one, often taking part in contests that would prove who made the best one. Nowadays, creativity has been taken to another level, thanks to the endless possibilities and everyone’s imagination.

Today, we can have every look we want, from an emo look or a witch look to the epic Catwoman one or even the movie-inspired ones. One thing we know is that we don’t really need to be artists, and by following some tutorials, along with some imagination, we can always get the best Halloween special effects.

Makeup special effects for the scariest Halloween look!

What would you like to be during this Halloween? A zombie or a monster? Would it be cool to have a double face or just expose your skull? Maybe you are into spiders or even creepy demons, or you want to look exactly like an ice queen.

Everything is possible today, with the help of special make-up.

We have prepared this topic so we make sure that you will be the focal point at the next Halloween party!

This makeup article by our friend Tonia Coletti will teach us how Italian creativity can be scary too, through Halloween special effects!

The purposes of make-up – Make up si much more than a beauty enhancer

Halloween special effects make up – Photo from i.pinning.com

Makeup is not only meant to enhance natural beauty, cover blemishes, highlight or contour facial structures, but also meant and used for changing the way the face and body are naturally supposed to appear. Whether it be having the illusion that something is taken out, or adding it in. Not all makeup is pretty. Most artists who specialize in special effects hear compliments such as… “That is gross” or “Oh my goodness that is so ugly looking”. All in all, often the uglier the better, the scarier the better even the most painful looking the better.

Special effects for Halloween horror makeup – From bruises to bullet wounds, you can achieve whichever special effect you want

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Halloween special effects make up for scary looks – Photo from toniacoletti.wix.com

Prosthetics are not always needed in special effects makeup, however, they do a fantastic job. You can also achieve great results by using a variety of makeup brands to create the look you are aiming for such as bruises and cuts, diseases and burns, bullet wounds, and even old age.

The magic you can do with make-up – Different special effects on your face and body for each Halloween

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Emotive special effects make up for Halloween – Photo from tumblr.com

Just by using powder and brushes you can easily have an individual in their teens instantly transformed to look twenty to fifty years older. Applying some emotive key features and black enhance the look is just like adding icing to the cake.

Arm special effect

Arm special effect makeup for Halloween – Photo from i.pinning.com

Broken down character makeup is a look that is easily achieved just by using what you already have and breaking it down. For instance, if a character has lost a loved one, is sick or tired using their existing makeup special effect application, and ‘messing it up’ gives you the effect that they feel worn out and drained. Smudging mascara, paling out their skin, creating dark circles under their eyes, adding some red to the inner torso plate even on the tip of their nose is a Halloween makeup effect

Frostbite effect

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Frostbite effect special makeup for Halloween – Photo from i.pinning.com

All give you the effect this person has been crying and is drained. Using liquid latex is also a huge plus in special effects makeup. It could be used for aging, chapped and dry lips even burns. Imagination is key, and with a few special materials, you can have your envision turned into reality. Practice makes perfection and dedication make dreams become reality. You are on your way to the best Halloween special effect.

Movie-inspired special effects – Practice makes perfect!

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Movie inspired special effect makeup for Halloween – Photo from archziner.com

When you have some free time, visit a local store and purchase a few items to start with. Dark blood, white powder liquid latex, brushes, sponges, and any special effects make up the brand. Practice on your arm, on your friends, look online for ideas. Before you know it, you would have created something fantastic, the best Halloween special effects

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Tonia Coletti is an Italian-Canadian Professional Make up Artist

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