The One Trick Every Beauty Vlogger Used for Their Halloween Makeup

You won't believe the transformation.

(Image credit: Design by Mia Feitel)

For many, becoming 100% unrecognizable is the goal on Halloween. And considering science says 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.

A technique pioneered by the drag community, as well as legendary makeup artists like Way Bandy, 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 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:

Follow Marie Claire on Facebook for the latest celeb news, beauty tips, fascinating reads, livestream video, and more.

Beauty Editor

Lauren Valenti is Vogue’s former senior beauty editor. Her work has also appeared on,, and in In Style. She graduated with a liberal arts degree from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, with a concentration on Culture and Media Studies and a minor in Journalism.