STAMFORD, Conn. -- Looking to scare up a great Halloween look? Paula Anger, owner of Stamford's Blast Makeup shares the following tips:
Think White: Skeletons and vampires are some of the most popular costumes for Halloween, said Anger. To up your game-- create a whitish/pale look on your skin by using a very pale foundation rather than solid white paint. This will create a more realistic look. You can find affordable foundations ranging from $5 to $10 in any drugstore; buy the palest you can find. Another option is to mix your current foundation with the white paint until you’re happy with the tone you want to achieve.
Tissue Paper and Latex Are Your Friends: For a scary wound, tissue paper and latex are your best bets. First you need to decide on the shape of the wound and what you want to create. To start, place some latex in the area where you want the wound to be and apply the desired shaped tissue on top. Repeat this process until you are happy with the thickness.
Always remember to blend the edges of the tissue paper onto your skin, as the tissue paper is supposed to be your skin. Finish the layers with the latex since for a more realistic "flesh look" than the tissue paper. Let it dry completely. If you’d like to speed up the drying process, use a hair dryer.
Once you have your base, cut a hole in the tissue paper (be careful with your own skin), and create the wound you'd like. I often rip the tissue paper to the sides to make it look as the skin is ripped apart.
Next, paint the tissue paper the color of your skin, and make the edges inside the wound darker as this creates depth. Then you can add different shades of reds and purples inside your wound. Add some paint around the wound too; this creates the effect that you are bruised from the wound.
Complete your makeup with the most exciting Halloween ingredient of all -- blood! Or, any red paint.
Go to www.blastmakeup.com for more information.