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The power of this face makeup is in the shadowing. When a child dons a hooded cape, the black contouring sinks into the skin and the white pops, making for a downright eerie look. Even though Daniel, 8, watched his face-painting progress in a hand mirror, when he unexpectedly caught a full glimpse of his face on the way to get photographed, he let out a yelp. He can't wait to give others the same scare on October 31st.
Trick: Barely wet the tip of the sponge before dipping it into the makeup. Re-wet as needed, but keep it moist, not dripping. The extra moisture makes the makeup application smoother.
Trick: For a deeper color, use liquid Aquacolor makeup to outline contours. Pinch the end of the makeup sponge to color the skin around and close to the eyes. To get even closer, use a small paintbrush.
Trick: To get used to the stroke, sketch it on paper a few times before painting it on your ghoul-to-be.
To bring you these face-painting tips, professional make-up artist Elizabeth Villamarin shared her bag of tricks with writer Grace Ganssle.
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