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Last Minute Halloween Costume Makeup- Barfing Rainbows Tutorial

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Momma Told Me: Everything's coming up rainbows.

It's not secret I love color.

I also love to turn heads and last year's Pop Art Makeup tutorial did plenty of that both on and offline. Unfortunately, this year, I've been scrambling to keep up with the rapidly approaching holidays. I have so many awesome recipes and PIN-worthy content in the works, on top of my weekly commitment with the day care, that I haven't had time to plan my own Halloween look. Sound like you? Don't fret, I've got us both covered with a simple, tongue in cheek, Halloween makeup idea inspired by one of this year's most annoying colorful trends, the barfing rainbow.
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If you've somehow managed to sail through the majority of 2015 without the knowledge of this pop culture term, then I apologize for ruining the streak. The 'barfing rainbow,' is actually a photo enhancing filter built into a recent update on a major real-time photo chatting application (I shall leave unnamed.) Now, there have been some gorgeous renditions of this look; but we are focused on the convenience and simplicity of painting a free flowing rainbow falling from one's mouth. It's a costume you can throw together in minutes wearing your everyday clothes and with a little bit of exaggeration.
No matter how simple your Halloween costume makeup look is, you'll always want to start with a good foundation. I use Neutrogena® 's Healthy Skin Primer to help even my skin tone and act as a protective SPF barrier for all day looks. It absorbs quickly on the skin's surface and leaves a fresh, light, complexion that is best suited for this 'natural' full face base application. Feel free to add an additional layer of concealer, if desired, leaving the chin area barren. Or, simply complete a full face application, and remove the makeup from your chin with a Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelette.
Next take a very bright pink blush and daub two generous heaps of product across each cheek, using a wide brush to work the color in. Make sure to drag the color high up your cheekbones and feel free to go overboard for an even more dramatic and 'cartoon' effect. For the main makeup you will want at least primary tubes of water based Yellow, Red, and Blue paint, as well as a white tube to help blend and softer colors to your desired palette. There are many versions of 'barfing rainbow, but all of them have at least Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, and Purple in them. The one I've chosen to replicate has an additional 'teal' band.
Using a flat brush about 1/2" wide, apply your yellow layer first, drawing a line down your bottom lip, and across your chin and next to your collarbone. You can actually take the lines further for a more dramatic 'every angle' effect, and even only a shirt collar for additional dramatic impact. Working around your yellow layer (which should be close to the center of your mouth/chin, repeat the process with each of the other colors- top lip down to collar.
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If the paint begins to clump in a particular place simply wipe off your brush and gently daub the extra paint. Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes work great for cleaning costume makeup off brushes, and even removing 'mistakes' during the painting process. Don't over-stress the consistency of the lines, this is intended to be a 'barfing' rainbow, after all, and should be 'free flowing' in movement.
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Many of the photos floating around from this app feature exaggerated features, such as 'doll eyes' and 'fake lipstick,' or 'sparkles' on the rainbow, itself. If you'd like to have a little extra fun go ahead and apply some false lashes and brightening white shimmer/shadow to your upper and lower eyelids. I also decided to paint my upper lip a nice hot pink to contrast the flowing rainbow- just be sure to wipe any 'color' that may have daubed off onto your upper lip before putting the lipstick on. Those wipes sure do come in handy, don't they?
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While you may be in a hurry to get to that party and show off your fiercely witty Halloween makeup, you're going to want to make sure you've stocked up on Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes from Walmart. Not every ghoul and goblin will have been as smart as you with the quick makeup and affordable costume. Full face applications for vampires and such can be a real beast to get off at the end of the night. Be a good friend and pass a tub of Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. You can even tell them they're clinically proven to remove 99.3% of your most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara. I, personally, don't leave home without them.
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Of course, then you're dealing with particularly stubborn, or cheap costume, makeup removing and 'undoing' makeup are two different things. Some paints can stain especially fair complexions, such as mine, so this year I'm fighting back with the power of Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes and Neutrogena® Ultra Light Cleansing Oil. Once I've wiped my face down I simply apply 3-4 pumps of Ulta-Light Cleansing Oil to my dry hands, and smooth it all over my face. Next, I massage it into especially tough areas where color has set in, and activate it with a splash of water. Just a quick rinse, and I'm back to my non-rainbow-barfing self!
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Last Minute Costume- DIY Barfing Rainbows Makeup- Take the #HallowCleanFaceOff Challenge with Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes from Walmart (ad)
Last Minute Costume- DIY Barfing Rainbows Makeup- Take the #HallowCleanFaceOff Challenge with Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes from Walmart (ad)
As fun as it is to barf rainbows, I can't be seen as my 'alter ego' all the time- having efficient makeup removal with even a single Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelette is  true time saver. Just look at all that makeup I got off with one towelette! Best of all, there's 24 more in the package for me to use on non rainbow barfing days! How do you remove costume or stubborn makeup?

What Daughter Says: I may go by the 'living rainbow' but I don't always want to look like my skin is trying to become one. Efficient makeup removal is a must for the upcoming holiday!

18 comments:

  1. So is so much fun!! I love that this idea is quick and easy.

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  2. OMG I love it! What a creative idea. You rock!

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  3. OMGGGGG what a great idea!!!! def gonna try this next year!

    XO Ellen from Ask Away Blog
    www.askawayblog.com

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  4. Great tutorial and photos. Your step by step really makes it easy to follow. Looks like a fun idea... might have to see if one of my daughters will let me try this on her for Halloween.

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  5. Very cute! You are always so creative! #client

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  6. Thanks for the fun and easy idea. I am going to try this for my Halloween costume!

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  7. This is such a cool last minute makeup idea! I love it and the fact that the wipes worked so well.

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  8. Whattttt, that is nuts! My kind of costume!

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  9. HAHAHA! This is AWESOMESAUCE because my daughter needs a last minute costume (She is a young adult) and this is perfect! LOL she wanted to go as Rainbow Fish but thought of it too late to make it work. This just may be her answer! Thank you!

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  10. I don't think I've ever seen a barfing rainbow before. It certainly is colorful LOL. Glad those wipes worked so well!

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  11. I'm thinking this might be on Snapchat b/c that's the only one I don't use ... lol. #kidsthesedays
    I like the colors though! Very pretty.

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  12. I am dying!! This is amazing. Love it.

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  13. I might try that some time, it looks so cool, how it looks like the face in Snapchat, i love it it looks so amazing.

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  14. Haha what a fun look! Those Neutrogena wipes are a must in my makeup kit... they remove everything and are super gentle. Nice to see they take off heavier stuff than normal too... definitely a must for Halloween!

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  15. What a simple yet fun idea. I love bright colors too - the world is a happier place because of red, yellow, green, blue and red. Your Neutrogena wipes do a fantastic job in returning you to your normal self

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  16. This is such a good idea! I use wipes so much during one day's time. You have no idea!

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  17. What a creative (and quick) costume for last minute! You have me thinking I might even scrap my own idea and go with this! Those Neutrogena wipes always do the trick for makeup removal too.

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  18. My daughter is looking for some creative and easy to do so I'm definitely going to let her know about this.

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