msaquerade mask makeup
photo: Kala Riggins

Ah, Halloween. The season for tricks, treats, and everything between is upon us, and that means it's time to start brainstorming costume ideas.

In a perfect world, we'd all have the time, money, energy, and desire to go all-out every single year, but unfortunately, that's not the case. The good news is that makeup exists! Makeup by itself can suffice as a costume if you're strapped for resources and always take way too long to decide what you want to be. 

One of the many ways you can use makeup to your advantage during costume crunch time is by creating an intricate mask with it. No matter your skill level, you can pull it off. Watch how I did it below.