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Halloween tutorial: Twilight vampire

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Vamp it up for a last minute costume!

So, you waited until the last minute for that Halloween costume. We understand. Well, we've got a really fast and easy costume for you: Twilight vampires. Hey, Breaking Dawn Part 1 is opening soon, so you'll be right on trend.

Vamp it up for a last minute costume!

The base

This one couldn't be simpler. These bloodsuckers don't have fangs, so no messy mouth glue that makes you drool. They sparkle in the sun — piece of cake. They wear street clothes — raid your closet. What could be easier? So here's how you start. First, choose a foundation one shade lighter than your skin for a bit of pallor. Then dust a shimmer all over your face and hands... don't forget the neck. We love Nars Highlighting Blush in Albatross, but any shimmer will do. Just dust with a fluffy brush. You can even add in a little glitter if you like. Halloween screams over the top, so go as far as you want.

Vamp it up for a last minute costume!

Lips, cheeks and eyes

For the rest of the makeup, we suggest Nars Blush in Super Orgasm. (Yes, we love the name too.) It has a great shimmer to keep the theme going. We love a great red lipstick with this since it will enhance the pallor. Try a Lip Tar from one of our favorite brands, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Stalker is the perfect shade and the line is vegan! (See? A nod to the vegetarian vampires in Twilight.)

For the eyes, do your normal makeup, but rim the eyes with a maroon shadow to give the look of the undead... vampires don't sleep, you know. We love Make Up Forever's Wine Red. Vamp it up, ladies!

Happy Halloween!

Try it now

  • Nars Highlighting Blush is available from and retails for $28.
  • Nars Blush is available from and retails for $28.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar is available from and retails for $13.
  • Make Up Forever Shadow is available from and retails for $19.

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