It's that ghoulish of days. Halloween is here and what an incredible month of looks to get us to the 31st. The submissions for the 31 Days of Mehron Halloween were truly inspirational. We received SO many fabulous looks, we regret we could only select 31! It is our hope that the daily featured artists sparked some creativity and provided fun ideas for your Halloween festivities.
Trick Or TreatIf you have followed the project, you know that the trick was to create, tag and share a look using Mehron products on Instagram. The treat was being selected and featured on our website and social media. Unbeknownst to the contestants, we decided to throw in an extra treat - watch for the announcement next week!
Contest InspirationThe inspiration for this contest actually came from Amanda Chapman, the Tin Man featured above. Since 2012, Amanda has been partaking in a 31 days of Halloween self-portrait project. Each October she transforms herself daily into a new character. The idea was conceived when her husband had been diagnosed with cancer. The project was an outlet for Amanda and her family. Incredibly, she has no formal training and is actually a professional photographer! We caught up with Amanda to get some more scoop on the artist and her project.
Mehron: A photographer by trade, do you do any makeup looks other than your Halloween looks?
Amanda: When starting my "31 Days of Halloween" in 2012 it was the first time I had really attempted character makeup and for the past two years I have only done this makeup in October for this project. However, after this year I plan on incorporating creative makeup into my future photo shoots. My goal is to learn the sculpting and prosthetic making process and build on my skill.
|Twisty The Clown from American Horror Story Freakshow|
Mehron Products Used: Paradise Makeup AQ in White, Red,
Black and Green; Synwax, Spirit Gum, Bald Cap
Amanda: I found online tutorials to be very helpful in the beginning; however, I was finding myself creating a version of someone else's attempt at that makeup. I now use reference photos of the original character and decide the best ways with the products I have to bring that character to life.
Mehron: Your artistic ability is amazing. Do you have a favorite look?
Amanda: Being a huge Tim Burton fan, I am always inspired by the unique style of his characters. I have done over ten of Burton's characters in my 31 Days project. His characters are dark, yet charming, and I am most fond of Edward Scissorhands.
Mehron Products Used: Paradise Makeup AQ
in Silver, Black and Red; Synwax, Bald Cap, Spirit Gum
Amanda: I love the Paradise Palette! The colors go on so smoothly and blend beautifully. They smell wonderful too! I also love the Synwax. I am able to mold different features on my face without using prosthetics.
Mehron: We are so happy you like those products and are so completely inspired by the looks you created with them. Please be sure to share your future creations with us!
Mehron Products Used: Paradise Makeup AQ in Teal,
Lagoon Blue, Dark Blue, Coral, Red, Beach Berry,
White, Yellow and Black