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Halloween-Happy Beauty: Products to Celebrate the Spooky Season

Channel your inner Bella Cullen from “Twilight” (aren’t those vampires stunningly beautiful?), or go for a more goth look this month with Halloween-hued nail polishes, lipsticks, eye shadows, and more.

We’re seeing enough Halloween-themed beauty products to fill an entire candy bag, but here are six spooky favorites for the nails and face. With them, you can celebrate Halloween, even if you aren’t in full costume.

ORLY’s Spellbound Trio of glittery polishes come in Monster Mash (green) and R.I.P. and Right Amount of Evil, with orange hues ($10 each). Or go for dramatic black nails using ORLY’s Goth, Naughty, or Liquid Vinyl polishes ($8.50 each).

WBe sweet and devilish with NYC’s limited edition lipsticks, eye shadows, nail polishes, eyeliners, false lashes, and more. Among our favorites for a vampire-ish look: Tempted, a red/black lipstick duo; Devilish, a red/black eyeshadow duo; and Nightmare, a black/reddish plum eyeliner.

China Glaze’s Wicked Collection for Halloween 2012 is all about the glitter and shimmer, with six polishes, named Cast a Spell, Bizarre Blurple, Glitter Goblin, Make A Spectacle, Roguish Red, and Immortal, a gorgeous gray.

Wet n Wild’s Fantasy Makers Halloween collection includes affordable black and red lipsticks, false lashes, tattoos, glitter eyeliners, hair color, and face and body glitter. Even the nail polish containers have a creepy look, with the handles in the shape of tombstones.

OPI’s So So Skullicious mini pack ($12.50) has four nail colors – black (Mourning Glory), orange (Hi, Pumpkin!), yellow (Candlelight) and pink (A-Rose from the Dead), plus nail decals, all based on the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, skull.

Avon’s Halloween collection includes cute Halloween mini emery boards (89 cents), Spooky and Sparkly Nail Art – with orange, silver, and black nail gems ($6).

Have fun this Halloween with these and other wicked products!

–Carolyn Crist contributed












How to Become a Special Effects Makeup Artist

special effects makeup as a careerFall has arrived and every makeup artist’s favorite holiday is fast approaching… HALLOWEEN! All the ghouls and goblins will be coming out. Time to break out the liquid latex and spirit gum!

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Pennsylvania Beauty School Goes Hollywood with New Special FX Training

special effects movie makeupThey may be far from Hollywood, but for students who attend Douglas Education Center in Monessen, Pennsylvania, a 16-month program can bring them closer to the “horrific” side of show business. A new Special FX Training curriculum, called the Tom Savini Special Makeup Program, is designed to help them develop the make-up effects and show design skills they’ll need to make it big in movie makeup.

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Empire Beauty Schools 8th Annual Future Professionals Competition


Every year Hershey, Pennsylvania is known for more than just its delicious chocolate! Empire Beauty Schools hosts an annual Future Professionals Competition and Expo featuring prizes, career networking and bragging rights! About 2,000 students and staff from Empire Beauty Schools nationwide gathered for a fun-filled weekend toward the end of May for the 8th annual event.

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New Dev Music Video is Makeup Artist’s Dream

During one of my late-night quests for new music, I came across this music video and just HAD to share. As a makeup artist, I always look at everything in terms of makeup. This is definitely great eye candy and inspiration for makeup artists and aspiring makeup artists alike!

High Five Collection, known for their visual artistry, created the concept for this Dev video for the song Kiss my Lips (featuring Fabolous), which directly related to the subject of the song… lips! Here you see everything from watermelon, candy coated, even glow-in-the-dark lips. I love the look with the ombre black to gold high gloss lips (pictured above)!

Being a makeup artist doesn’t always mean you will be doing Bridal and Sweet 16 application. With some creativity, you can create art! See for yourself now

Did this video inspire you? Let us know below!

-Vernize Rios