Who said clowns have to be scary? Not us! SFX artist @ry_fx shows us how to create a glam clown look in three easy steps. Let's go into the tutorial!

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Mehron Skin Prep Pro

Mehron Paradise AQ Palette

Mehron Paradise Glitter

Mehron AdGem

The List

Step 1: Start with the Eyes

Prep your skin for the look with a thin layer of Mehron Skin Prep Pro. It will help the makeup stay in place and keep your skin matte throughout the day. Take the Mehron Paradise AQ Palette and draw a star outline on your left eye. When you're happy with the shape, fill it in! Once the paint is dry, apply a thin layer of AdGem to the star and add red glitter on top of the star.

PRO Tip: @ry_fx blocked his left eyebrow before applying Skin Prep Pro to create a smooth canvas before applying paint. To block your brows, gently warm a small amount of Mehron Modeling Wax and smooth it across your brows. Set with powder before applying makeup.

Move on to the other eye and use black and red from the Paradise Palette to create a bold eyeliner look. Start with the black paint on the outer half of your eye and let it dry before using red paint on the inner half. This will help prevent you from accidentally smearing the black paint into the red paint while you're painting the inner half of your lid. Add a thin layer of AdGem and add black glitter on top of the black paint and red glitter on top of the red paint.

Paint a black triangle above your eyebrow and three smaller downward-pointing triangles below your eye. Add any additional glitter or embellishments you'd like! To give your look more dimension, use a diluted mixture of the red paint to contour your face.

Step 2: Move on to the Neck

Once you're happy with your eyes, it's time to move on to the neck! Many clowns have a pleated or striped collar, so paint on alternative vertical stripes or red and black for maximum impact.

Step 3: Perfect Your Pout

No clown is complete without exaggerated lips. To give your look added interest, paint the left half of your lips red and the right half of your lips black. Use AdGem and glitter to make your lips sparkle!

You're Camera Ready!

Visit our YouTube Channel to watch the tutorial, or view the video at the top of this blog. A special thanks to Mehron and @ry_fx for creating this fun look!

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