Instagram Account of the Week: makeupmouse

Makeup tutorials that don’t suck or require you to slosh your face with powder for like 8 hours. Happy halloween, babies!

It’s the classic situation: you’ve somehow said yes to going to a Halloween party and your friends have been texting you costume variants for about a week already and you know everyone is bringing their costume game STRONG and putting on a pair of cat ears probs won’t cut it this year. But, fear not! (Get it?) Makeup artist Heather Moorhouse, who goes by the name of @makeupmouse, has got you covered with pretty reasonable makeup tutorials whether you’re into looking cute, gross or just straight up trippy this Halloween.

Her looks vary from simple and cute to advanced and gory, so if spending hours in front of the mirror poking crayons at your face isn’t really your thing, her account can basically just serve as a source of inspiration. For, you know, next year, when you’ll actually make an effort on Halloween for once. (Just kidding, we know that probs won’t happen.)

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OPHANIM ???????? – My first #MOUSEOFHORRORS myth look is my take on the Ophanim, the eye-covered wheel shaped angels that guard the throne of god. The Old Testament is pretty weird. – @kryolanofficial TV paint stick in 00 white & ivory @katvondbeauty translucent setting powder, everlasting lip liner in skully, pastel goth palette – clementine & skull @nyxcosmetics_uk ultimate multi-finish palette in warm rust, epic ink liner Chameleon face paint in white Mehron paradise paint in black @Sugarpill eyeshadow in bulletproof @eyeko lash alert mascara Monda 302 lashes stacked with @backstagebeautyuk Rodeo Drive @makeupgeekcosmetics XOXO blush @danessa_myricks Aura of Synergy @makeupacademymua Luxe lipstick in nine

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If you want to stand out from all the Pennywises and Elevens this year, you can also opt for dressing up like an orange, ’cause why not. Or a Jack ‘O Lantern, ’cause PUMPKIN SPICE, baby!

Our fave tho? The ‘shutting-down-the-assholes’ look exemplified below. You basically just need cheap eyeliner and dollar store eyeshadow, it’s not a big deal.

Enjoy the exploration, and food for thought: who said this is limited to halloween? Nothing better than shutting down that racist uncle at Christmas than showing up with gold stuck to your face and literal baubles poking out of your eyebrows. HOT.

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