Halloween is like the Oscar race for makeup artists—it's when they push their creativity to the max and showcase their most extravagant work. Thanks to YouTube, though, we don't have to pay $12 at the movie theater every time we want to see magic happen. Here are five YouTube superstars who take getting dressed up for a Halloween to a whole new level.
[youtube= Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" by Michelle Phan. When YouTube's biggest makeup artist takes on pop music's biggest star, the result is the most-watched makeup tutorial ever on YouTube, with over 22 million views to date. Michelle shows you how to create Gaga's icy, metallic makeup and uses Giorgio Armani Beauty Face Fabric Foundation and Maybelline New York Ultra Liner Waterproof Liquid Liner in the process. She even shows you how to safely glue a gold lightening bolt to your face.
[youtube= Alice in Wonderland's "Queen of Hearts" by Kandee Johnson. It's hard to pick a favorite from Kandee's videos—the Hollywood makeup artist specializes in theatrical looks, and her jaw-dropping tutorials will help you create a mirror image of everyone from Betty Boop to Edward Scissorhands. Her Queen of Hearts look, however, is in a league of its own with over one million views.
[youtube= Katy Perry's "California Gurls" by Jessica Harlow. Self-described "glamour junkie" Jessica illustrates how to mimic glamour queen Katy’s twinkling pink-and-purple makeup using lots of glitter, Lancôme Artliner liquid eyeliner, and Lancôme Définicils mascara.
[youtube= "Leopard Mask" by Petrilude. He's one of Michelle Phan's favorite vloggers, though to call him simply that doesn't do his work justice. Petrilude crafts extraordinary, cinema-quality creature makeup, transforming himself into everything from a lizard to a mummified corpse. His videos are fascinating to watch, and this one on how to do leopard makeup is one of the easiest to master.
[youtube= "Angel" by Miss Chievous. Okay so angels don't wear feather lashes or rhinestones glued around their eyes. But this delicate makeup is perfect if you want a look that's sweet and girlie, but still fantasy.