Halloween Style: The Best Special Effects Makeup

Hi everyone,

Zombies, ghosts, vampires, monsters, and more! If you’re dressing up as something that involves special effect makeup, it can be overwhelming to find the right product to create the look you’re going for. There are so many different brands available that all claim to be the best out there. It’s time to set the record straight. Your best bet is to turn toward stage makeup because the pigment is so vivid, and the products have to create realistic looking results.

Check out these sneak peek photos of my Zombie Barbie tutorial where I use special effects makeup:

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Here are a few different examples of great special effects makeup from the movies to inspire you:

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And now for my guide to the best special effects makeup out there…

The Best Fake Blood – Ben Nye Stage Fake Blood Effects
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Ben Nye’s stage fake blood looks very realistic in terms of color and congealing (yuck!), and it’s also safe to use your mouth. Bonus: it tastes like peppermint!

The Best White Cream Face Makeup – Graftobian Clown White Cream
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If you’re dressing up as a clown, zombie, or vampire and need a pure white face, this cream make up will give you the solid pigmentation you need to create the look.

The Best Temporary Hair Dye – Ben Nye Liquid Hair Colors
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These temporary liquid hair dyes look very natural and won’t flake, unlike the spray products, which make your hair stiff.

Have you ever done special effects makeup for Halloween using any of these products? Share links to your photos in the comments section!

<3 Mish

Photo Credits: Mamapop.com, Screen Face, Buy.com, Screen Face

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