When I think of intricate makeup tutorials on YouTube, images of perfectly blended smokey eyes or precise ombré lipstick come to mind. When I think of optical illusion makeup tutorials on YouTube, though, it's a whole other game entirely. Optical illusion makeup is breathtaking, but not necessarily because it's beautiful (although sometimes it's that, too). It's amazing because it's spooky. When something looks so real, but is only created with makeup in reality, it's pretty freaky. All this is to say, optical illusion makeup tutorials are perfect for the creepiest season of the year: Halloween.
Like most things in beauty these days, there's an optical illusion tutorial for every level of skill. Whether you want to take on a more simple illusion or make your head look like it's upside down with makeup (yes, it's possible), there's a YouTube tutorial for everyone. Halloween can feel stressful with the pressure to create the perfect outfit or makeup look, but the benefit of optical illusion makeup that it's usually enough on its own. There's no huge need to go for over-the-top hair or makeup when your makeup is the focus of the look. While optical illusion makeup takes a good deal of patience and at least some level of artistic skill, it's worth experimenting with this Halloween — if for no other reason than it'll really freak out your friends.