This Holographic Skull Makeup Is the Perfect Look for Neon Ghosts

As Halloween approaches, I'm looking for any excuse to buy fun new makeup to incorporate into my look. My everyday look is pretty basic and practical, but I do love color and look for any excuse to buy highly pigmented shadows and lip colors. While I haven't settled on a costume yet, makeup artist Vanessa Davis may have just given me a great idea — that is, if I can muster up the skills to pull it off. PopSugar found her wildly popular Instagram account (which boasts nearly 300k followers) and it's easy to see why she has such a devoted following — she specializes in holographic, neon makeup that makes her look like a skeleton going to a fancy rave, and it's hauntingly beautiful.

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Aurora Borealis Butterfly Skull 🦋🌌💀Thank you @gurumakeupemporium for all the wonderful makeup 🙏🏼 Go check out their store they stock the best products! (Stay tuned for the YouTube Video Tutorial) The products specifically available from @gurumakeupemporium are: @danessa_myricks 24 Hour Colour Fix Cream Colour in 'Journey, Royalty, Secret Garden, Limesicle, Magnetic' @danessa_myricks Vision Cream Cover Foundation N03, @danessa_myricks Metal Pigment in 'Love Story' @makeupforeverofficial Glitter in #6. @cozzette Eyeshadow in 'Amaze' and @cozzette Vegan Makeup Brushes in D200, D220, S165 💀💫 Makeup Inspired by the stunning art works of @nicofey Go check out his art💡 Other products used for this makeup are: @thegypsyshrine Chunky Mermaid Glitter – the Butterflies are from @face_lace and @nyxcosmetics_uk Prismatic Shadows in 'Mermaid' and 'Venom' @nyxcosmetics_uk Vivid Brights in 'Sugar Rush' @spectrumcollections brushes in B05, A12 💙💚 #skullmakeup #skulltress #skullart #artoftheday #mua #faceart #facepainting #bbloger #makeupoftheday #thehorrorhub #StyleArtists #arts_secret #artwonderful #art_daily #sketch_daly #artsviral #crazymakeups #nyxprofessionalmakeup #skulltress #مكياج #макияж #визажист #maquillaje #calavera #メイクアップアーティスト#スカル# ドクロ#ハロウィン

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Davis names each of her looks; the above is called the Aurora Borealis Butterfly Skull. According to PopSugar, she's inspired by color, tattoos and tattoo artists, and human anatomy. It's clear that she's inspired by the human body, as many of her looks are hyper-realistic (even though they are technicolor). She doesn't just use makeup, either — she also uses tiles, gems, and other props to bring her ideas to life.

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Amaluna Clown Skull Makeup 🎪💀💛💚💙💧 This look was inspired by the mesmerising and jaw dropping production of Amaluna, by Cirque du Soleil. Thank you @maccosmeticsuk for treating me to a lovely evening. Products: Studio Sculpt Foundation NW20, Full Coverage Foundation N25, Mineral Powder 'Light', Loose Pigment Powder Eyeshadows in 'Chartreuse' 'True Chartreuse', 'Primary Yellow', 'Green Space', Teal, Chromacake in 'Marine Ultra', Dazzle Lash Mascara in 'Black Dazzle', False Lashes B56. #cirquedusoleil #maccosmetics #maccosmeticsuk #amazingmakeupart #skullmakeup #dupemag #skulltress #skullart #artoftheday #mua #faceart #facepainting #bbloger #makeupoftheday💄 #skulltress #StyleArtists #arts_secret #artwonderful #art_daily #sketch_daly #artsviral #clown #clownmakeup

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Golden Punk Skull 💀💎💰 Front angle of this Xtreme Skulltress Skullatron look. Stay tuned for the vid tomorrow. Thanks for the love❤️ you beautiful creatures of the Universe. (Hair colour adapted by the Hair Color App, Details sharpened using Facetune2) Products used: @wonderlandmakeup '24k Gold' Loose Eyeshadow 'Matt Black' #amazingmakeupart #patmcgrath #shineshack #wonderland #facetune #dupemag #skulltress #skullart #artoftheday #muashoutouts #faceart #facepainting #bbloger #makeupoftheday #sopormagazine #thehorrorhub #skulltress #feature__my_stuff #StyleArtists #arts_secret #artwonderful #art_daily #sketch_daly #featuring_mua #artsviral #punk #gold #skullmakeup #punk

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If you want to follow Davis for Halloween (or everyday) inspo, check out her Instagram feed here.

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Source: http://www.allure.com/story/holographic-neon-skull-makeup

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