So not only did we get Todd Oldham for this awesome Halloween edition of House of Style *cue organ music and thunder!* we also lassoed our resident makeup expert and all-around wonderful person Annamarie Tendler to walk us through the makeup of Joan Smalls' The Corpse Bride costume. Here, in a blow-by-blow tutorial conducted on her own face, Annamarie makes it all look effortless to imitate. As with Todd's costume, I won't give away all the various tricks at play here but the parts that I most admire is how EXACTING the shape of the eyebrows are and the importance of not overdoing the blue base so as to not look like a greasy Smurf.
In the pantheon of blue people (I'm about to expose some true dorkistry here), the best ones like James Cameron's Na'vi in Avatar or else Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen are indeed blue but they almost emit a slight phosphorescence and you can gauge the topography of their facial features because they aren't slathered in flat makeup. Same goes here where Annamarie teaches us how you can emote, look awesome and yet be totally blue in the face.