Halloween Hair and Makeup Tips: "Regis and Kelly" Pros Tell All!
Diane and daughter Tyler as Bat Matron and Spider Bride
MICHELLE: First thing we did was to apply the prosthetic witches nose and chin to Diane with a little spirit gum. The kit was purchased at a party store. The rest is straight beauty makeup. I played up Diane's beautiful blue eyes with a gem-like green shadow that brought out the green shimmer in her cape. Tyler's little Spider Bride makeup was a whitewash foundation that was sheered out with face lotion. I then slightly contoured the nose and eyes with a gray creme base and then added an opalescent shimmer to her face.
DIANE: For this look it wasn't about the hair or the wigs, it was about the headpiece. I incorporated a spider into my own hair and added black crinoline, which was purchased at a fabric store, to get the eerie look. Tyler's look was all about her pearl and bat tiara. Sometimes hair just has to take a back seat when trying to achieve the right look.
Michelle's daughter Emma as a Spooky Spirit
MICHELLE: Diane and I are getting Emma ready for the annual "Kids of LIVE" Halloween Fashion Show. (THIS YEAR'S FASHION SHOW AIRS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28!) I applied a clown white foundation with a damp sponge. I then went over the whole foundation with Nars Copacabana Multiple Stick, which can be found at Sephora and most department stores. I contoured her eyes and nose with gray and black creams. For the ghostly effect I had her close her eyes and blew a little silver loose face glitter all over her face. (Eyes closed please!) You can also find the face glitter spray in a can at party and Halloween stores. Lastly, I lined her lips in black and filled in with black lipstick.
DIANE: Emma has beautiful, blond hair which I crimped with a crimping iron, then added hair extensions to the front and bang area. Hair extensions can be found at most local wig shops.
"Live" Producer Christine Composto and Nephews as "Poison Ivy" and the Gang from "Batman"
MICHELLE: For Christine's Poison Ivy, I purchased small gold and green leaves from a craft store. The leaves were applied to her temples with clear eyelash glue by DUO. Foundation was a tinted moisturizer mixed with MAC Bronzing Cream Base. With green and brown eyeliner pencils I sketched vines and leaves around the craft store leaves that were glued on the temple. I added a dark golden eyebrow gel (Anastasia of Beverly Hills) to boost up her eyebrows. A little brown shadow and lashes added more drama and finally, I gave her a good dusting of gold face and body glitter. For the kids I used cream makeup colors that I purchased at a local Halloween shop. The main colors are clown white for all over the face, this applied with a damp sponge. I then used small soft eye shadow brush to apply the black cream around the eyes. The red cream was applied with fingertips to give it a little bit of a messy/ crazy look.
DIANE: This look was a little more complicated. I used both a wig and hair extensions; to the first I added hair 'rats' (a mesh foam used to add height or width) to the crown area to achieve the horn-like look. Next I added the hair extensions near the nape of the neck to add length. To complete the look I then used a medium barrel curling iron to create spiral waves.