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A Halloween Guide to Powdering Your Nose

On any given day our colorful and creative staff have each felt like zombies, demons, fish or unicorns. However, this Halloween we consulted a makeup professional to physically transform them from their usual scary selves into the physical manifestation of these Halloween appropriate characters. Sherianne Burtron provides tips below the photos if you would like to try these looks at home, if you dare.

Story by Sherianne Butron -  info@sheriannebutron.com Photos by Icarus Blake Video by Raoul Beltrame

Metamorphosis from Citizen Brooklyn on Vimeo.
UNICORN
Feathered and fanciful, I started the Unicorn by using white cake makeup to outline an area around the face to create a frame. Kett Hydro in white was airbrushed around the edges to blend it into her skin. On the eyes, I used blue and purple shadow on her eyelids and blended the edges with maroon starting on the crease and blending upward. I added a little pop on the eyes by dabbing on a bit of Lit Cosmetics shimmer in DIVA just on the center of the eyelid, some gold dust in the corner of the eyes and finishing off with a black winged eyeliner, some false lashes and a coat of mascara. Went in and attached feathers on the eyebrows using Duo lash glue, used a white boa as cushion for the unicorn crown topped off the look.

Photo © Icarus Blake

Photo © Icarus Blake

FISH
Tropical Colored, we first covered her head with a bald cap then painted it to match her skin. I created scales using a shimmery vellum paper and a circle dye-cut. We glued those onto the head using Mehron Liquid Silicon Adhesive (ADMED). We then began to airbrush the face using Kett Hydro, starting with yellow on the center of the face blending outwards, then blue all the way around to frame the face. We broke up the color by spraying RED through a stencil creating spots for accents.

Photo © Icarus Blake

Photo © Icarus Blake

DEMON
This demon has awoken to his first night in hell. His pale skin (Kett Hydeo O1) has become translucent as his veins, drawn on with red and maroon eyeliners, are begging to burst and taint his skin red. I affixed Latex horns to his forehead and blended. Then I made his eyes weep in agony (Kyolan Eye Blood).

Photo © Icarus Blake

Photo © Icarus Blake

ZOMBIE
Oozing blood and dripping skin, I used 3rd degree silicon (you can also use WAX) to sculpt texture on the skin. I stippled a few layers of latex on top followed by a combination of green, purple and maroon cream colors. I spackled on thickened fake blood and messily applied liquid blood. Some Kyolan Eye Blood dropped in the eyes and some liquid stage blood in the mouth were added for extra gruesomeness.

Photo © Icarus Blake

Photo © Icarus Blake

Assistant Makeup Artist: Kate Susen

Special Thanks to Mehron and Kett Cosmetics

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