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Count Dracula's liquid diet apparently makes for a sallow complexion. "The goal," our makeup artist Elizabeth says, "is to make him look unhealthy. Give him dark circles under his eyes, but not as dark as our ghoul."
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: Start with a light contouring of the face, then come back and darken it up a bit.
For the fangs, the makeup artist says to think of drawing two commas, or quote marks, that meet a bit below the lip. Make sure to start the "comma" directly on the lip, not below it – this gives it a three-dimensional look. The first comma line should start in the corner of the lip. The second comma that will meet it should be at a slight angle so that the points will touch.
Trick: Practice making the shape with a paper and pencil before painting it on the vampire's face.
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