The costume is ready and your plans are set but no Halloween outfit is complete without show-stopping makeup. After spending precious time making your face into a masterpiece, don’t let it all melt away.

Here are the best tips to make your Halloween makeup last all night:

Hydrate:

Makeup stays better on hydrated skin. Living in Colorado you have your work cut out for you.  With our super arid climate and the change in seasons, this step should not be missed. Prep your skin with an oil-free moisturizer like Neutrogena’s Oil Free Moisture Sensitive Skin, $10, to prevent skin and makeup from cracking throughout the night. Find it at Target.

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photo neutrogena.com

 

Prime:

Prime everything. Primers are the trick up every makeup artist’s sleeve, and the reason many celebrities look flawless after a night on the town. Applying a foundation primer like The POREfessional by Benefit Cosmetics, $31, before you apply foundation or concealer will help extend the life of your makeup. Once you try this primer you will be hooked; it helps to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines. Find it at Sephora.

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photo behance.net

 

Don’t forget eye cream or eye shadow primer, especially if your Halloween look includes heavy eye makeup. Using an eye shadow primer will help keep colors vibrant, try NYX Cosmetics Eye Shadow Base, $7. Find it Ulta.

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photo ulta.com

 

Stain:

Powders and cream just won’t cut it this Halloween. Reach for a blush stain to give your cheeks a rosy glow that won’t fade away. Tarte Cheek Stain, $30, is the number one pick. This cheek stain is an investment that is well worth the cost. This product is vital when you want your blush to last through an event, wedding or spooky party. Find it at Sephora.

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photo beautezine.com

Beauty Tip: Does your Halloween look require bold brows? Use waterproof eyeliners instead of brow pencils for long lasting color and pop.

 

Seal:

Take a tip from Broadway stars and seal your entire look with powder. Once you have completed your look, lock it in with a translucent powder. Using a large brush, apply Palladio Beauty Herbal Rice Powder in Translucent, $5, to your entire face to seal in your makeup. No need to retouch, just enjoy the haunted evening. Find it at Sally Beauty.

photo palladiobeauty.com

photo palladiobeauty.com

 

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