Follow these directions to perfect your own Halloween makeup
Credit: Katie Kauss

PEOPLE editor Kristin Boehm wanted to look drop-dead gorgeous for Halloween.


In order to get Day of the Dead-ready, we asked Mehron Makeup to transform Boehm one brush stroke at a time.

Watch the video to see her sugar skull makeover, and follow along with the directions below for your own Halloween look.


Step 1
Add depth and dimension to the face by shading with a deep purple face paint followed by a lighter purple around the perimeter of the face, the hollows of the cheeks and around the mouth.

Blend out the edges of the contours, and intensify the highlighted areas with a yellow face paint.

Step 2
Create eye circles using a wet brush in orange. Intensify inner corners and the crease with a deeper orange. Define the eye with the deep purple set with black.

Step 3
Color in your inner lips with black face paint, and blend out with the deep purple. Use a damp fine-detail brush in black to draw mouth stitches.

Smudge and create dimension with a bright purple pressed powder. Use the same detail brush to draw facial detailing on the cheeks and forehead.

Step 4
Add latex-free adhesive, and place crystals around the eye circles to create dimension.

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