Sure, you were probably really excited about your costume at the beginning of trick-or-treat night, but by the end, all you could think about was going home and sifting through the bag full of sugary goodness you were tired of carrying around.

As an adult, Halloween is a lot more interesting — parties and costume contests take the focus away from all the sugar floating around. And the cherry on the top of the perfect costume is creative Halloween makeup.

If you’re brave enough to try one of those popular DIY Pinterest tutorials to get all ghouled (or cutesied) up, think about visiting local beauty bars to pick up supplies.

The MakeUp Bar (7646 N. Western Ave.; 810-1226) carries everything from eyeliner and glaze to lip stain. Or drop in to Lollie’s Beauty Bar (279 34th Ave. SW, Norman; 360-4590) and choose from La Bella Donna and Blinc products that can be used after a spooky night of frolicking and costume contest-winning.

But if you find that chancing an epic do-it-yourself fail or blending in with the crowd — there were ladies dressed up as adorable deer running around everywhere last year — just isn’t for you, never fear; Oklahoma City metro makeup artists have your back.

At Premier Beauty Bar (1489 E. 15th St., Edmond; 844-5173), get a picture-perfect airbrush look that is sure to last the night and get your hair styled all in the same appointment. Makeup artists Tiana Casparian and Jess Dodge can transform faces into anything from Disney princesses to high-fashion zombies.

Freelance makeup artist Ashley Brim (ashleybrimmakeup@gmail. com; 593-0469) is dying (but not really) to create freaky Halloween hair and painted faces.

“Doing makeup is my passion, but glamor makeup can get boring,” Brim said. “Halloween gives me the opportunity to be creative and really challenge myself.”

Brim can turn you into just another sugar skull (look it up), but she loves suggestions and enjoys a challenge. So get creative.

If you’re heading a slightly northeast for your Halloween shenanigans, get in touch with makeup artist Noelia Boyd (; 918- 313-7141), who creates scary-gory monster looks for The Hex House, Tulsa’s “extreme haunted attraction.” She enjoys designing interesting vampire and photo-realistic skeletons (like the one pictured above) and can even style your hair for the event.

Whether you’re trusting the reliability of a tutorial or a professional, your Halloween look is sure to scare someone. It’s a good thing there will be plenty of candy around to soothe all the spooked nerves. Let’s get freaky, OKC!

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