Dressing up like a ghost on Halloween is normally considered child's play, because who wants to walk around all night with a sheet over your head? But as always, there's a grown-up interpretation of your favorite costume you wore when you were a kid. And trust us when we say that with a full face of grown-up ghost makeup, you're going to be as stunning as you are scary.
And hey, if you totally forgot to put together a costume for your work party or another Halloween shindig, this ghost makeup tutorial is exactly what you need to have in your back pocket. A creepy face, a little black dress, and you'll be an undead beauty that's hard to forget:
Before you begin, clean off any makeup, dirt or oil that may already be on your face. Because the look relies heavily on white makeup, a clean slate will work the best.
Take a white makeup base and apply it generously all over your face using a sponge. Blend it around your neck, too. Set the base with a light, translucent powder.
Apply a nude-colored lipstick or lip gloss to your lips. Choose a color that matches your makeup, but still has a hint of light-pink color.
Apply black or a deep plum eye shadow to your eyes, but extend it from your eyebrow to below your bottom eyelashes. You should look like you have two big black eyes.
Take your look to the next level by adding glitter eyelashes and black glitter. Apply the glitter with a wet brush by lining the bottom edge of the eye shadow.
Originally published Oct. 2012. Updated Sept. 2016.
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