As the moon rises and the witching hour of Halloween approaches, candy fanatics and partygoers might wonder how to achieve a festive look without going all out in costume. Here's the alternative: face art.
While costumes compliment face art, they aren't necessary with the proper stroke of a makeup brush and other beauty tools alike. Take the work of makeup artist Selah Marah, for example. Her boo-tiful special effects are spellbinding. (Keep reading for a glimpse!)
Based in the D.C. Metropolitan area, Selah finds inspiration in her surroundings that allow her to recreate the image of popular characters on herself and her clients. "My motto is, 'My artwork may not be on a canvas, but on the most beautiful part of one's body—the face,'" she says.
With over seven years in the beauty industry, the self-taught MUA currently works as a beauty advisor for Chanel and is laying the groundwork for her plans of becoming an international makeup artist. While Selah specializes in weddings, photo shoots, editorial, television, stage and video mediums, she says special effects makeup is "by far" her favorite part of the craft.
View the slideshow to check out some of Selah’s amazingly lifelike special effects makeup samples.