April 16 2014

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Rick Baker Gives Good Face


If you’ve left your Halloween costume to the last minute, head straight to MAC to pick up an arsenal of acrylic paints and pencils, then try your hand at face painting inspired by Rick Baker. The legendary special-effects artist has earned seven Oscars (yes, one for every day of the week) for his work on movies like The Wolfman and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Not to mention, he’s the makeup mastermind behind Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. Just in time for tonight, Baker created step-by-step tutorials for three silver-screen-worthy looks: a zombie, an updated version of the Bride of Frankenstein, or, my personal favorite, a colorful sugar skull from the Day of the Dead. After you watch the video above, set aside at least an hour to apply, then prepare to shock and awe.

Video: MAC Cosmetics