The One Trick Every Beauty Vlogger Used for Their Halloween Makeup

You won't believe the transformation.

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For many, becoming 100% unrecognizable is the goal on Halloween. And considering science says (opens in new tab) that a person can become just that without brows, making 'em disappear really takes a disguise to the next level.

As for how to achieve this look, you can be so bold as to bleach 'em à la backstage at a Marc Jacobs or Alexander Wang show, or fake the barely-there brow look with a technique that beauty vloggers can't get enough of: swiping an Elmer's glue stick over them.

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A technique pioneered by the drag community, as well as legendary makeup artists like Way Bandy (opens in new tab), it consists of brushing out the hairs, coating them with glue, then covering 'em up with powder and concealer for a smooth, skin-like canvas to draw new arches upon. Now, beauty vloggers are bringing the trick to their hundreds of thousands of followers and it's making for some seriously next-level Halloween looks.

First 17-year-old CoverGirl spokesmodel James Charles—you may also know know him from our Beauty Boys of Instagram (opens in new tab) profile—used the Elmer's glue stick hack as part of his Playboy Bunny makeup tutorial.

Then, Lauren Elyse turned herself paid homage for those who made their brows disappear before her with a full-on drag face beat. As you can see, it's virtually impossible to see their arches in each look.

So whether you're planning next year's costume, or just want to mix things up, this back-to-school essential will take your look beyond recognition. See more glue-happy looks below:

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Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.