Halloween Make Up Ideas, Part 1 (Lady Gaga and Harajuku Girls)

When is there a better time to experiment with fun and crazy make up looks than Halloween? We came up with four cool Halloween beauty ideas. Here are the first two – check back Thursday for the rest!

1. Lady Gaga

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If you want to dress up as this daring fashionista, a wig similar to her signature blonde, pin-straight look with bangs is a must-have.
After the hair, your eyes will be the focal point of your costume. Sweep a shimmering eye shadow, like Smashbox Single Eye Shadow Platinum ($16) on your lids. Next, carefully apply big fake lashes, like Sephora Brand Glitter Lashes ($8). To complete your eyes, rim the bottom with heavy black liner, like Bare Escentuals Buxom Insider Eyeliner Onyxr in Onyx ($14), and smudge it a little with a cotton swab. 
Finish with lip gloss and a touch of bronzer on your cheeks.
Complete your costume with a leotard or short dress!
2. Harajuku Girl
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Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Girls are another example of pop culture icons that translate into cute Halloween costumes. The crazy outfit and accessories will be up to you, but here’s a fun idea for your make up.
This look will be best with darker hair , so if your hair is lighter try a temporary dye or a wig. Slick your hair back into a bun and accessorize with funky headbands or a hat.
For your eyes, apply a thin line of eye liner, like MAKE UP FOR EVER Kohl Pencil Black 1 ($17), on the bottom rim, then lightly swipe on one coat of black mascara, like Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara Midnight Black ($9). Under your eye liner, line eyes with sky-blue eye shadow, like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Minx ($16). Then, apply a pink shadow, like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Hotpants, from the outer corner of your eye to the outside of your temple in a large circle (like in the above photo).
Apply a shiny red lipstick, like Hourglass Adorn Hydrating Lipstick Icon ($24), just to the center of your lips to make them look very tiny. Finish the look with pressed powder to set your make up perfectly!

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