This 'American Horror Story' Apocalypse Poster Could Be Your Halloween Makeup Look & Here's Every Product Used To Create It — EXCLUSIVE
If you love Halloween, it's highly likely that you are already planning your costume(s) for various parties, gatherings, and get togethers on and around Oct. 31. Halloween can be such a creative time for makeup lovers. If you are a makeupista and want to do an American Horror Story Halloween costume, you can recreate or be inspired by the look in one of the epic, artistic, and creepy 'Apocalypse' promo posters.
You know the campaign image featuring a model with two distinct and different halves to her face and a giant comb looming over her head? You can totally copy that look.
Makeup artist Kerry Herta exclusively revealed to Bustle via email the products and the techniques that she utilized to craft this unforgettable and mesmerizing aesthetic for Season 8. You can employ all of the tips and products to replicate the look — or add your own custom touch if you wish.
Herta started out by placing a bald cap on the model and properly prepping skin. That remains Herta's top priority with any client — well-primed and prepared skin is essential and provides the foundation on which to build a look. Or in this case — a eye-catching, head-turning, two-toned, and double-dipped lewk.
Below is the "tutorial" and the full rundown of products and methods used to achieve this look.
"I first tweezed and cleaned up the eyebrow area with my new favorite tweezers from LaTweez," she shares. "Their lighted tweezer is ideal for intricate, detailed work, such as brows and lashes. They are a now 'must have' in my kit." Indeed, the built-in light illuminates those tiny, not-always-visible-to-the-naked eye strays.
As for the painted side of the model's face? Herta went with a beautyista fave. "I first used Kat Von D Beauty's Lock-It Foundation, followed by European Body Arts Endura Pro Airbrush Paint to further seal it down and to create a more opaque paleness to the skin," she explains. KvDB Lock-It comes in many fair and deep shades.
She moved onto the eyes, applying Rituel De Fille's Ash and Ember Eye Soot in Obsidian on both lids and blending up towards the eyebrow.
The strong brow was achieved with Kat Von D Beauty White Out Super Brow Pomade, which Herta lightly brushed into brows. "After applying Mademoiselle's silk lashes with my LaTweez lighted tweezers, I whitened those up as well with the same Super Brow Pomade," she says, revealing all the trade secrets. You can use any fake lashes you wish. But it's the KvDB Brow Pomade that added the burst of white. As mentioned, Herta used multiple shades of the product in this look.
Herta supplied all the info on the tools and the techniques to get this look. Happy Halloween and happy costuming.