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Legendary special effects artist and creature creator Rick Baker (Men in Black, Thriller and upcoming Maleficent) has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to bring a little movie magic to our personal makeup counter. “I always wanted to make Halloween makeup but I wanted it to be quality makeup,” Baker told InStyle.com. “I didn’t want it to be the junk that you use in a kit.” Practicing on himself to perfect each of the three Halloween looks he created for the collaboration-bride, Day of the Dead and Zombie, Baker also filmed step-by step DIY YouTube videos that explain the how to for those of us trying it at home. “People would ask me, where do we get the appliances to create these looks? It’s not appliances, it’s just two little pencils. It’s all just colors on the face,” says Baker. The special MAC collection, which is available now through the end of October, includes Cyber deep plum lipstick, currant and brick lips pencils, two pro shadow palettes, a black penultima eyeliner, two paint-sticks, set powder, chroma cake, acrylic paint, face and body foundation and Monster FX dirt bronzer.

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—Karen Levy