I thought Halloween came just once a year – until I found these nightmare-inducing photos of otherwise beautiful women. Hey, it’s proof that even the rich and famous have bad days, or make beauty faux pas, or just need to get a new makeup artist. Check out some of the worst Halloween “masks” we found on our favorite celebs, and see if they remind you of a horror film or two…
Oh, where to begin with this Catherine Zeta-Jones b-roll? Clumpy mascara, worn-out eye shadow, visible acne… and then there’s the orange bronzer striped across the top half of her face. Was she trying to cover up a bad sunburn, or did she just roll out of bed with yesterday’s makeup still caked on? Whatever the intention, the effect is “Scream”-worthy for sure.
2. “Prom Night”
Really, Christina Aguilera? I thought the tacky ‘80s trend of matching your makeup to your clothing was so over – especially when it means radiating fuchsia from your cheeks to your hairline. I get the pushing-the-envelope thing, but when you look like a character from the original “Prom Night,” you know you’ve gone too far.
3. “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”
What happened to Elizabeth Mitchell? With this look (if it’s even her; the jury’s still out on that one), the “V” star could easily pass as a visitor from another planet. Dark eyeliner and pale under-eye concealer are never a good combination. And next time, let’s try to keep the dark eye shadow on the lids, shall we?
Speaking of extraterrestrials… with the big, shiny forehead and creepy eye makeup in this unfortunate photo, Emily Deschanel looks like an alien in the pasty flesh. It’s disturbing, actually. Could she be celebrating her latest attack on clueless earthlings? What has become of her victims? Better get “Bones” on the case…
5. “The Shining”
Where’s Jenny from the Block? This J.Lo looks like she’s ready to pick up a hatchet. The hideous dark eye shadow and shiny, purplish lipstick may just be an exercise in bad color judgment … or something much more sinister. Is this version of J.Lo on the brink of insanity? Does all work and no play makes Jen a dull girl?
6. “April Fool’s Day”
Like a Monet, Katherine Heigl rocks this look from afar. But, hey – April Fools! Up close, her foundation is cakey and her forehead and cheeks look like they’ve had bronzer dumped on them. Clearly, this is not a look that was meant to be photographed up close. Was “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” playing when she walked down the red carpet?
7. “Lady in White”
You’ve got to love Nicole Kidman, but seriously – what’s with the white powder on her face? Is it a special, ghost-like substance that only appears on camera? Is the actress channeling her inner Casper? Did she stick her nose in flour – or worse – cocaine?! In any event, I’ve got a word of advice: fire your makeup artist, Nic.
8. “Night of the Living Dead”
I had never thought I would see a real-life zombie until I came across this horrific pic of Pamela Anderson. I’m not sure which is worse – the raccoon mask around her eyes, or the clownish liner above her top lip that makes her look like the victim of a bad lip injection. What would “Baywatch” think of you now?
You’re such a pretty girl, Solange. So what’s with the wacky war paint? Are you just trying to stay out of big-sister Beyonce’s shadow? The younger Ms. Knowles seems to be in the habit of making, shall we say, interesting choices in her eye makeup. But please, give a girl a break, Solange – ever since “Poltergeist,” I’ve been afraid of clowns.
Do your best to stay away from scary masks like these, and enjoy a safe and happy Halloween!
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