To quote the patron saint of spookiness, Vincent Price: the Witching Hour is close at hand! As Halloween approaches, everyone's looking for the creepiest costumes, but few people are giving a lot of thought to the scariest make-up. Fortunately, YouTuber Taylor Richard came up with an amazing, mind-bending idea that will leave everybody stunned come All Hallow's Eve. What if a person's entire head was flipped upside down?
UPSIDE DOWN REVERSE MAKEUP TUTORIAL YouTube
Taylor created an optical illusion that makes it appear like your head has been flipped...well, on its head! She told Teen Vogue about the inspiration behind her idea:
There has been a trend of reverse makeup lately in the beauty community, such as a feature being flipped upside down, the placing of makeup done in the opposite way, or the whole makeup routine done in reverse. I saw these videos and photos and wanted to try to flip all of my features — well, my whole head — upside down.
Taylor gives detailed step-by-step instructions in her video, making the upside down-head process relatively easy to understand, though some of the techniques she uses are a bit tricky.
Even Taylor had to admit that, if she ever did this make-up again, she would use a prosthetic nose instead of crafting a new one out of spirit gum:
I think next time I would just use a prosthetic nose. There's a lot available now because of Halloween. This would make the look a lot easier and quicker to do. Another option is to just draw the nose on, I saw a few people do that and it still looks great!
Here's what you'll need to flip your head, according to Teen Vogue:
KRYOLAN TRANSLUCENT POWDER
KRYOLAN TV PAINT STICK
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS BROW WIZ
BENEFIT BROW VOLUMIZING FIBER GEL
MORPHE 35M BOSS MOOD EYESHADOW PALETTE
JILL STUART JELLY EYE COLOR IN DIAMOND SNOW
KYLIE COSMETICS BLACK KYLINER
MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA XL EYE PENCIL WATERPROOF EYELINER
KYLIE COSMETICS VELVET LIPKIT IN ROSIE
NARS FULL VINYL SHEER LIP LACQUER IN AT FIRST SIGHT
The internet was definitely spooked, but eager to try the make-up for themselves!
Knowing the upside down head might be a challenge, Taylor concluded with an encouraging message to all viewers:
I have never worked with special effects makeup before, but I think if I can do it most of you reading can too!
Thanks, Taylor, we'll give it our best shot!