It's October — Make-up Can Be Scary!!

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Michael K. Waterman, your Beauty Editor Here! (shown in a Blair Witch Project Moment!)


It’s October. Halloween looms brightly on the Horizon! (started as the Pagan Holiday Samhaine, the Celtic New Year). Time to chase all the old year away and also time to commune with those “crossed over”. All the familiar icons – pumpkins, skeletons, demons, witchs, all come from ancient traditions. We all loved Halloween as Children.

Well, I was always (and I Still am) a Make-Up Junkie, so Halloween was a chance to shine. Here is my Homage to The Late Heath Ledgers!



This was Very simple… Heavy lighter foundation on the whole Face, a trans-sheer reddish blush on my right eye, black shadow and liner, an extended lip liner in black and brown and a dark lip. Add a dark suit, a fedora and Zzzzzzaaap! I was the Joker!

Here is a Kind of Voldemort /Demon Monk with 5 prosthetics and a cool monk’s robe. After I applied the skull cap and 4 prosthetics, I darkened his socket area with black shadow, added a grey beige airbrush patina to the face and blended. The highlights and added dark contours to give him a more ghoul-like appearance.


Ok… so you’re on a budget and you wanna do something fun – here’s a kind of Morph or Wayne & Garth from Wayne’s world “Party on dudes, Wayne’s Worlds world, Excellent!” This is achieved with a halo wig (hey we know I ain’t got no hair!), a little warmer foundation and a cool hat courtesy of Doreen!! It’s BExtraordinary™! And the back says “Time to Play!” I laughed — didn’t know I looked that much like Garth…


I used very simple make up!

Oh, ladies, don’t feel left out! Here’s a Black Swan …


Her eyes are feathers of liquid silver and black eye liners, black shadow and air brush, blush and foundation. She wore a black swan ballerina costume and tiara.

Or, be a Clown! Which, we all know, in my case means just be yourself…


Halloween reminds us what Time to Play reminds us … that we MUST take the time to Enjoy Life.

And, I always say, why look Good when you can Be EXtraordinary™!! Happy Halloween, all!

As always, remember to Ask Michael!

Love. . . Michael K.

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