American Horror Story Halloween makeup is the creepiest costume yet

Oct 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. ET
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I’ve done a lot of Halloween looks throughout the years. Some have been glamorous. Some have been fierce. Some have been kinda gross. But none have been as creepy as this one. Who would have ever thought that black and white could send shivers down your spine like this? American Horror Story: Asylum doesn’t skimp on the creep factor and the white nun for the Asylum series is sure to freak anyone out. Best of all? This tutorial is easy and affordable!

You will need:

  • White cream color
  • Black loose shadow or pigment
  • Mixing medium
  • Eyedropper
  • Glue stick
  • Black cream color or jumbo eye liner
  • White sheet

Directions:

Step 1:

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Step 1
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Begin by stippling white cream color all over your entire face. I used a synthetic kabuki brush which I found worked especially well.

Step 2:

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Step 2
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If your brows are as dark as night like mine, you may need to cancel out the intensity with an orange color corrector first. Feel free to skip this step if your brows are on the lighter side.

Step 3:

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Step 3
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Now, using a glue stick, apply several layers to your brow hairs, letting them dry in between and powdering if needed.

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Step 4:

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Step 4
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With a dry sponge, stipple white cream color onto your brows, covering them until invisible.

Step 5:

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Step 5
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Using a black jumbo liner or cream color, cover entire eyelid, from lash line to crease.

Step 6:

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Step 6
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Line your waterline and lower lash line with the same black liner.

Step 7:

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Step 7
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Place a small amount of red cream color, lipstick or blush, which can work here, just above the crease.

Step 8:

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Step 8
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Now for the best part of all! To create our black tears, we will mix black loose shadow with mixing medium, and with a small synthetic brush, generously dab below lash line.

Step 9:

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Step 9
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Now using an eyedropper to pick up mixing medium, drop at the beginning of the color where it’s most concentrated. This will create the look of natural tears. Let them flow as they may.

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Step 10:

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Step 10
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Now put on a white turtleneck and white sheet to create your habit. You are officially the creepiest nun to ever walk the earth.

American Horror Story Halloween makeup: Finished
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American Horror Story Halloween tutorial
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