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Nutcracker Makeup Tutorial

Though it wasn’t an immediate smash when it debuted in 1892, Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet has been one of the most popular American ballets since the 1960s and a perennial staple of the holiday season. Our Nutcracker makeup tutorial features a basic ballet makeup look with a little pizzazz that’s perfect for any important role, such as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Effie Trinket Makeup Tutorial

If you’re all about wearing your fandom heart on your sleeve, try our Effie Trinket makeup tutorial.

Illustrated Realistic Fake Beards by Era [Infographic]

We know that inventions, wars, fashion, and politics make history. Less obvious are the hairier milestones we’ve seen make their mark throughout history, from Socrates and Lincoln to modern day hipsters. Yep—we’re talking about beards.  No-Shave November is upon us once again, so we’re taking an illustrated trip through realistic fake beards by era. Use these historically significant beard illustrations as a guide for your next production.

Native American Makeup Ideas

Traditional face paint has been a prominent part of Native American culture for thousands of years, offering social distinction and playing a part in cultural and spiritual ceremonies and rituals. We’re fascinated by the symbolism and power that’s entwined with these face paint traditions—that’s why we’re exploring four Native American makeup ideas.

Costume Nostalgia - The Most Popular Halloween Costumes by Decade

What decade do you hail from? We range in age from 60’s flower children to 90’s babies, so we’ve seen our fair share of Halloween costumes through the decades. We’re taking a trip back in time to revisit the most popular Halloween costumes by decade—better power up the DeLorean.

Hilarious Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

Are you and your significant other (or friend, we’re not excluding anyone) dressing up for Halloween? If so, it might be time to break out of the typical couple’s costume box with one that’s laugh-out-loud funny. Here are a few of our favorite chuckle-inducing Halloween costume ideas for couples.

Halloween Costumes for Work That Won't Freak Out HR [Infographic]

If your workplace is celebrating Halloween, you’ll need a costume that dials risqué and offensive down to 0. Here are 5 easy-to-wear Halloween costumes for work that won’t result in disciplinary action.

10 Best Blogs for Halloween Makeup Ideas

We’ve scoured the Internet for the best blogs for Halloween makeup ideas, and here’s our top 10 list.

Clever Halloween Costume Ideas for Modern Millennial Women

We’re going beyond the clichéd cute and sexy Halloween costumes to provide you with thoughtful, punny, inspiring and clever Halloween costume ideas for the modern millennial woman.

Top 10 Scary Halloween Makeup Ideas

Give your friends and family recurring nightmares with one of our top 10 scary Halloween makeup ideas.