Alex Vause OITNB makeup tutorial makes the perfect Halloween costume

Oct 8, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. ET
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Do you secretly wish you could be an inmate at Litchfield Correctional Facility (no judgement here)? Have you binge watched Orange is the New Black into oblivion? You can transform into one of the bosses herself, Alex Vause, this Halloween. Not only is this look super on trend and relevant but so easy…especially if you are already a glasses-wearing brunette like me!

You will need:

  • Concealer
  • Eye primer
  • Tape
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Brow pencil
  • Lipstain
  • Rose lip balm
  • Glasses
  • Scrubs and/or prison jumpsuit

Directions:

Step 1.

Become Alex Vause this Halloween: Step 1
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For being a prisoner, Alex has some pretty nice skin! Conceal any redness or imperfections. No need to powder. I doubt she’s spending her commissary on that.

Step 2.

Become Alex Vause this Halloween: Step 2
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Now use a concealing eye primer to cancel out any discoloration on the eyelids.

Step 3.

Become Alex Vause this Halloween: Step 3
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Use a piece of tape as a guide for the perfect winged liner, an Alex Vause trademark.

Step 4.

Become Alex Vause this Halloween: Step 4
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Create Alex’s signature wings with a black liquid liner, running it along the top lash line and along your tape guide.

Step 5.

Become Alex Vause this Halloween: Step 5
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Remove the tape to reveal winged liner so sharp it could cut you like a shiv.

Step 6.

Become Alex Vause this Halloween: Step 6
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Now create Alex’s rounded, defined brow shape with a brow pencil.

Step 7.

Become Alex Vause this Halloween: Step 7
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Using any old mascara, apply to top and bottom lashes. Don't go crazy though. It's just prison.

Step 8.

Become Alex Vause this Halloween: Step 8
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Give lips a light tint with a lip stain.

Step 9.

Apply a generous amount of tinted lip balm. I imagine Alex was a fan of Carmex. I don't know why.

Step 10.

Become Alex Vause this Halloween: Step 10
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Put on your glasses, real or fake!

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