10 Easy Halloween Makeup Tricks From a Former Body Painter

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  • Body paint can up the ante of any Halloween makeup look.
  • From whether you should apply foundation first to how to minimise streaks, there are many factors to keep in mind.
  • One former body painter breaks down everything you need to know.

Since Halloween is right around the corner, everyone’s got one thing on their mind: “How can I up the ante on my costume this year?” There are hundreds of Halloween makeup tutorials on the internet and thousands of costume ideas to consider for this upcoming spooky season. Whether you decide on a clown, zombie, or something else entirely, using body paint in lieu of traditional makeup can give you the extra level of spooky or glamorous that you’ve never done before.

I started body painting professionally when I was only 15 years old, and dedicated nearly a decade to creating monsters of all kinds with just some paint and eyeshadow. While that time is behind me, I wanted to pass along some of my knowledge to those looking to create their best Halloween makeup look yet.

Keep scrolling for 10 of the simplest, and hopefully helpful, tips I’ve learned about using body paint as makeup – from foundation tricks to painting hacks.

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