Dear Creepy, Scary, Halloween Makeup Artists, You're My Best Friends in My Head


Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. Mostly for your typical reasons, you know them as well as I do:

  1. KitKats

  2. Hershey’s Miniatures

  3. Fun Size everything

  4. Dressing as Sexy anything (i.e. Handmaids - never, Jason Voorhees - predictable, Human Centipedes - literally throwing-up, or something else questionable…)

  5. And, of course, my personal favorite, watching YouTube videos of makeup artists engaging in insane Halloween, horror makeup.

My history with watching makeup tutorials on YouTube is long and illustrious. I’ve been a makeup addict since birth, but it has only been in the last few years that I really discovered the drug that is YouTube. And for a proud makeup junkie such as myself, YouTube is the goods. This brings me back to one of my favorite holidays, Halloween.


Aside from all the KitKats that I promptly make available to myself, because of the convenient Halloween excuse I utilize, and the opportunity to dress as whatever-the-f**k, I love this time of year because this is when makeup artists start posting videos of their ghastly, gory, dreadful, and beautifully scary creations. Do me a favor and check out the video below. It is a compilation to give you an idea of what I’m talking about. Do it. Right meow.

My Best Friend In My Head

Okay, so …. why are Halloween themed ghoulish makeup creations my best friends in my head? It’s because I appreciate the creativity, artistry, and unbelievable skill these women and men possess. For me, when it came to applying makeup for a Halloween costume, I would just reach for some black eyeliner to draw on cat whiskers or maybe a peace sign on my face. It never occurred to me that a person not employed by a movie production company could accomplish something of this nature - to such a degree. RESPECT.

I also feel like this is one of those hobbies you could incorporate into your new wellness initiative. What I mean is, say you’re having a bad day and you feel like gouging your eyes out, instead of electing to blind yourself, just pick up some Ben Nye stage blood, some latex, and go to town. In my head, this could be very cathartic. Just think of all the creations you could make simply based on your mood that day? For me, this is pure Prozac.

So, to all the Halloween makeup artists out there, this is dedicated to you and your insane level of imagination and skill. Perhaps I’ll try this myself someday. If I do, I have a lot of inspiration out there!


Eve Slaughter