With the week's Halloween festivities come hours of meticulous costume preparation and special effects–worthy makeup—whether for a look inspired by your favorite French royal, '50s Hollywood film star, or iconic scream queen. But what about the end of the night, when the fake blood, vampire fangs, and It-inspired white paint needs to come off? If years past have involved much scrubbing with little success, why not turn to the pros this season.
To instantly wash away even the thickest of products, makeup artist Alice Lane suggests smoothing on RMS Beauty’s raw coconut oil balm and removing it with a hot towel. Sir John, the man behind Beyoncé’s transformational tour looks, swears by Chanel’s formula, which touts a calming rose oil essence, for removing long-wearing stage makeup and false eyelashes. “It has saved my life on multiple occasions,” he says. Backstage wiz Charlotte Tilbury’s oil-rich fluid—spiked with organic cornflower water and a soothing plant extract—is designed to take off “every last lashing of mascara," she says, “and even the hardest to remove makeup in one swipe.” And in demand makeup artist Yadim relies on the tried-and-true fashion week favorite, Bioderma Créaline H20, for sensitive skin, he says. Here’s to waking up fresh-faced and fright-less on November 1.
Originally Appeared on Vogue