If you’re planning to head to the Upside Down this Halloween, you’ve come to the right place. While it’s pretty easy to get your hands on some ‘80s inspired clothing, achieving Hawkins National Laboratory-appropriate makeup requires a little more time and effort. Ahead, find the best Eleven, Nancy and Barb (RIP) tutorials to help you bring a little of the Upside Down to our dimension this Halloween.



Step 1: Slick back your hair and place it in a bald cap, securing down the edges with adhesive.

Step 2: Next, use a combination of Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation and MAC Face and Body Foundation all over your face — making sure to blend it out onto your bald cap and down your neck.

Step 3: Contour your temples with a shadowy dark brown to add a little more dimension to your head shape.

Step 4: Highlight the brow bone and forehead area with a light creamy beige shade.

Step 5: Set your makeup with a translucent powder, and go in and define those contouring lines with bronzer again.

Step 6: Fill in your brows, and add a touch of brown mascara to enhance your lashes and brow shape.

Step 7: Stipple on a gray-brown paint all over your head to mimic Eleven’s hair.

Step 8: Add a drop of fake blood under your nose!


 Nancy Wheeler



Step 1: Start by prepping your face with a moisturizer or primer.

Step 2: Tap a light powder under your eyes to brighten the face.

Step 3: Lightly contour underneath your cheekbones with a bronzer; then apply a peachy-toned blush on the apples of your cheeks and on the tip of your nose.

Step 4: Tap a nude shadow on your eyelids, and add a soft white shade in the inner corners of your eyes.

Step 5: Thinly fill in your brows and apply one coat of mascara.

Step 6: Highlight the high points of your face with a liquid highlighter.

Step 7: Add a peachy pink tint to your lips and dot on a few freckles with a brown eyeliner.

Step 8: Part your hair to the side, and twist the front section to the back and secure it in place, tucking the rest of the hair behind the ear. Repeat the same on the other side of your head — no twist necessary.


Dead Barb (RIP)


Step 1: Start by prepping your face for makeup using a primer.

Step 2: Apply a wound prosthetic on your cheek (optional) using a Prosaide adhesive.

Step 3: Blend around the edges of the prosthetic with a foundation of your skin tone.

Step 4: Airbrush or stipple on a grayish face paint to give the illusion that the skin is dead.

Step 5: Brush on red and blue paints around the eyes to create a sunken affect, and go in with the same black and blue effect on the lips.

Step 6: Airbrush a darker purple shade in lines all over the face — these will serve as your veins.

Step 7: Soften up those lines with a clean brush and some isopropyl alcohol.

Step 8: Fill in the cheek wound prosthetic with deeper reds and purples to create dried blood.

Step 9: Add an element of shine with by spraying a mix of water and glycerin all over the face.

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