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Halloween makeup tutorials that are pretty, not scary

Elizabeth Taylor's Queen Cleopatra eye makeup is surprisingly

Elizabeth Taylor's Queen Cleopatra eye makeup is surprisingly simple to recreate. Photo Credit: AP

We give major props to those brave enough to rock a man-eating zombie costume for Halloween, but for the women who are more into glam than gory, we found three YouTube makeup tutorials that enhance your natural beauty.

1. Cleopatra

If you're always looking for an excuse to add drama to your makeup routine but just can't find the time and place to go crazy with winged eyeliner, this is the look for you. Bonus: It's a chance to buy a chic gold dress and pile on the jewelry.

What you'll need:

Eye shadow primer

Blue and gold eye shadow (glitter is a bonus)

A small brush

Felt-tip, liquid eyeliner and/or gel eyeliner in black


Dark eye shadow to fill in your brows if necessary

False lashes (if you want)

2. Lioness

Girls with big, curly hair-- this is your moment to shine. Let your natural tresses run free, plus learn a valuable beauty skill-- contouring. The best part is, once you're done with hair and makeup, your outfit hardly even matters. This is a last-minute costume idea at its finest.

What you'll need:

Brown and black eye shadow

Two contouring brushes (one big and one small)

White eyeliner (A jumbo stick works best)

Black liquid eyeliner


False lashes (if you want)

Volumizing hair spray

3. Mermaid

For the ladies who never quite grew out of their love for glitter, this metallic look actually works for a mermaid or an alien, so master it this year and you're set for next Halloween, too.

What you'll need:


Foundation, concealer and/or BB cream

Pressed powder and bronzer

Blending brush

Green and blue eye shadow

Silver and green pigment and/or glitter

Silver and black eyeliner


Light pink lipstick

False lashes (if you want)


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