This Emoji Makeup Tutorial Is So Great, You Can Skip the Costume

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Real talk: it's hard to find a head-turning look for Halloween. Sure, you could always go as a sexy version of Pizza Rat, but just in case that's not your speed (or $90 sounds way out of your price range), a YouTuber has come up with a totally cheap and pop culture-friendly outfit that may just blow your mind. Makeup vlogger Alexys "Lex" Fleming​ just posted a sweet emoji makeup tutorial on YouTube, and it's everything your iMessaging heart desires.

This makeup is both simple and effective - everyone will know what you're going as, no matter what you decide to wear for the rest of your costume. (I suggest all black to keep the focus on your face. Not like that's hard to do, of course.) All you need is some face paint, Nyx cosmetics, and some patience to achieve this look.

To get the base of the emoji, Lex first applies yellow face paint with a foundation brush. She then outlines the circle with orange to get the outer rim of the emoji. The next steps all differ depending on which emoji you want to be. For the heart, Lex outlines her eyes with a white Nyx shadow stick to prime the eye, and then paints over it with bright red eye shadow. (This just so happens to be my fave emoji, so naturally I'm super into this tutorial!)Lex gives the specific steps for tons of your most-used emojis (snarky side-eye face, anyone?!) and all of them are just as simple as the next. Considering how many options there are, this might just be the group costume you and your friends have been waiting for. Now the real question is: who gets to be the "laugh until you cry" face?

Check out the full tutorial below:
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