Instant Live 8: Easy Halloween make-up tips



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Posted on October 31, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 12:38 AM

ARLINGTON - Many kids and adults will be heading out for Halloween Wednesday night. You may already have a costume, but do you know how to get that perfect scary look in just a few minutes?

WFAA's Colleen Coyle sat down with two professional make-up artists from Six Flags Wednesday morning for tips on how to do quick and easy Halloween make-up in a flash! Two local kids, Megan and Kyle, volunteered to be transformed into a zombie and frankenstein. All the make-up was found at local stores.

A few quick tips to achieve that spooky Halloween look:

1. Use layers. Apply one layer of foundation and then pat it with baby powder. This will ensure that it sticks and stays. Reapply another layer of foundation on top. Repeat as necessary. By "setting" it with baby powder, your spooky look will last longer!

2. Use inexpensive paint brushes. This make-up is just for Halloween so don't use your expensive make-up brushes! Buy a pack of inexpensive ones at the craft store to apply your make-up. Paint brushes also work better than sponges because the sponges tend to absorb most of the make-up.

3. Play up the contours of your face. By highlighting the contours of your face with dark make-up, you will instantly achieve that spooky Halloween look. Apply dark colors to your eyes and cheekbones.

4. Use fake blood. In need for a quick spooky look? Apply fake blood to your face. The splatters or wounds automatically create that frightfully fun Halloween look. 

Using these techniques, you can transform yourself into a spooky character quickly. News 8 spoke with Six Flags make-up artists Kim Brizendine and Dawn "the butcher" Hall about trending Halloween costumes.

"With The Walking Dead, of course everybody is wanting to do zombies. There's still a lot of the classic make-up. Frankenstein and witches - we are seeing a lot of werewolves and vampires due to Twilight and all that good stuff. So that's the most popular of what I've seen. Except I've got a couple nieces doing the Monster High Dolls," make-up artist Kim Brizendine said.

Please note: While News 8 was at Six Flags Wednesday morning, they are not open for Halloween. Six Flags will reopen Black Friday for Holiday in the Park.

Happy Halloween!