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Halloween makeup tips from the experts


MADISON (WKOW) -- There's something magical about Halloween, the chance to pull on a costume and totally transform yourself.  Makeup can take your spooky look to an even higher level.

The team from Mallatt's Pharmacy and Costumes dropped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about achieve some of the season's hottest looks.

They put together three on-trend makeup looks; rumpelstiltskin, steam punk vampire and zombie.

Mike Flint, store owner, says all three take about a half hour to complete. He says quality make up and latex is key to creating realistic and frightening faces.  According to Flint, liquid latex is your best friend when creating Halloween makeup.  It allows you to build up layers and add crinkly, cracking or creepy skin.  Don't be afraid to have fun and enjoy your time experimenting, just do your work in front of a well-lit mirror, he says.

He modeled the rumpelstiltskin look himself and says it is a popular choice right now because of the ABC hit show "Once Upon a Time."

It started with a white base and coat of liquid latex, then layers of golds, browns and other powders sponged and brushed on. 

Flint says zombies will also be big on State Street this year, as will vampires, because of shows like "Vampire Diaries" and "True Blood."  He says Mallatt's sells a lot of fake blood this time of year.

Click on the video player above to watch their transformation and get more tips.

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