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Adult Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Glam Dark Fairy

This Halloween, go as a glamorous dark fairy. Our easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions show you how to apply the fantasy makeup to give even a basic costume a silver screen-worthy look.

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Enhance Eyes

Add liquid liner underneath the eye, and coat top and bottom lashes with a thick coat of black mascara (Images 1 and 2). Add spidery false lashes on top and bottom (Image 3). Make sure to choose lashes that extend out at the edges to exaggerate that cat eyeliner. Blend your lashes to the false lashes with a final sweep of mascara (Image 4). Tip: Use two pairs of false eyelashes on top of each other for maximum drama.

Draw Veins and Cracks

Take a liquid eyeliner with a very thin tip and draw on squiggly cracks and veins coming down from the hairline at the forehead, down into the eyebrow, out from under one eye and at the sides of the cheeks. Add more down the chin and neck, on your clavicle and anywhere skin is showing (Images 1 and 2). Let dry, then using a pointed or small-detail shadow brush, add a touch of purple and brown shadow to shade the cracks at the thickest parts to make them appear three-dimensional (Image 3). Apply three tiny dots of eye shadow primer above each eyebrow, and place tiny nail sequins on top (Image 4).

Apply Lip Color

Apply dark purple liner to fill in lips (Image 1). Add dark purple lipstick on top of the liner (Image 2). Using liner under your lipstick will help define your lips and make your color last much longer. Finally, top with dark blue lip-gloss (Image 3).

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