NOT SURE WHAT TO DRESS UP AS FOR HALLOWEEN? MASON STUDENT & MAKEUP INFLUENCER, AGNES RAESE, HAS AN ARTISTIC IDEA FOR YOU
By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer
Florida native and Mason student Agnes Raese aspires to delve into the world of beauty. Growing up in Palm Beach, she says that she was “surrounded by people whose lives revolve around looking young and beautiful.” She instantly developed a passion for the beauty industry, specifically with makeup.
“One specific [makeup] artist became very close to me because I would always sit next to her silently, and watch her do work,” Raese adds.
Raese says that she uses social media platforms as a portfolio for when she decides to venture on to beauty school. She also considers her makeup account as a reference for potential employers. In addition to her Instagram, Raese also documents an online portfolio on her YouTube channel, where she showcases her skills by uploading makeup and hair tutorials.
Recently, Raese posted some skeleton makeup looks on Instagram that are suitable for upcoming Halloween festivities. She emphasizes that “everyone’s face is different,” so catering the makeup application to your own face is critical when crafting a skeleton look. She thinks it is also important to keep in mind that “nothing is perfect the first time, so do not get discouraged.”
The products that Raese used to create the spooky looks integrate both high-end and drugstore makeup. However, any affordable or more accessible products will suffice. Strategic application techniques are key when creating the sinister skeleton look.
“Shading and blending are the only two things that make the skeleton face [appear] realistic,” she notes. Practice and patience are crucial to creating Halloween looks like the iconic skeleton from the inside out.
If a skeleton look is not quite up your alley, Raese sparks creativity by providing other makeup ideas that emulate distinct characters such a zombie, Pennywise from “IT”, a cat, or a mermaid.
To follow more of Agnes Raese’s work online, follow her Instagram (@aggieandkisses) and subscribe to her YouTube channel (Agnes Raese).
Photos Courtesy of Agnes Raese