Last-minute special FX makeup looks for Halloween (no costume needed)

Oct 30 2019, 9:19 am

Halloween is almost here and time to plan a ghoulish transformation is running out.

If you’re looking to create a last-minute look you can rock to work, trick-or-treating with the kids, or to a Halloween party, Vancouver’s beauty destination and retail extension of Blanche Macdonald, CurliQue has you covered.

Special FX makeup/CurliQue Beauty

The team of professional makeup artists working at the boutique are graduates of their programs, and no makeup look is off-limits. To give you a helping hand with your last-minute look for Halloween, they’ve shared two step-by-step special FX makeup tutorials — no costume needed.

How to create a special FX wound

How to create a special FX bruise

In addition to the tutorials above, the CurliQue team says the following four tips are key if you’re doing special FX makeup for Halloween:

  • Always do a patch test before applying any heavy-duty products like silicone or latex to the face.
  • Never use silicone in your hair, and always protect your hairline with Vaseline.
  • Mixing dark green and red gives you a dark red colour. If your fake blood just doesn’t have the right hue, use some dark green food colouring — this will do the trick.
  • Having a hard time getting your makeup off? Place a warm towel over your face — the steam from the towel will help loosen any prosthetics or heavily applied products.

Now, have fun transforming yourself into the scariest zombie you’ve ever seen.

CurliQue Beauty Boutique

Address: 410 Robson Street, Vancouver
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm daily (closed Mondays)