Halloween might still be over a month away, but everyone and their mother knows that now is the time to start brainstorming ideas. That being said, if you're feeling stumped, simply look to our friends at MAC for inspiration. The brand just unveiled exactly how to get Maleficent's iconic makeup look from the upcoming film starring Angelina Jolie, and there's no doubt it would make one killer costume.
MAC's senior manager of makeup artistry, Regan Rabanal, is the man behind the Maleficent-inspired magic. In a press release sent to Allure, he said, "Maleficent is one of the most legendary Disney villains of all time [because] people love that she's really just a good girl gone bad — ferocious yet refined." He added: "What I love about Halloween is bringing characters to life, and Maleficent is a timeless choice!"
As it turns out, many key MAC makeup products were used on set to achieve Maleficent's look. In fact, it's likely that you already have a few of them in your collection. For instance, a combination of the brand's beloved Russian Red Lipstick and clear Lipglass are used to create her bold, glossy red lip. As for the eyes, MAC's Eye Shadows in Scene (a deep blue-gray) and Print (a slate gray with subtle shimmer) are used to achieve her smoky eyes and deep-set crease. And to amplify her lashes, a generous coat of Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara is applied, followed by the brand's #36 Lash for maximum drama.
And then, of course, there's her incredible complexion. To re-create Maleficent's sky-high, ultra-chiseled cheekbones, you'll need a few different MAC. products: the Powder Blush in Blunt (a muted golden brown), Studio Fix Sculpt & Shape Contour Palette, and Pro Longwear Concealer. Simply use a blend of all three to contour to your heart's desire — check out tips on how to do so in this helpful guide to contouring and highlighting.
If you don't have all of the products needed to do this look at home, don't worry: They'll all be available come October 1 at MAC stores and on maccosmetics.com. And for those who don't know, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil releases on October 18, and you're not going to want to miss it. She is the ultimate Halloween inspiration, after all.
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