Between characters like Tinkerbell from Peter Pan, Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Cosmo and Wanda from The Fairly Oddparents, there are few magical images quite as pervasive in popular culture as the fairy. And while there's not a way to actually sprout fairy wings (at least, not as a far as we know . . .), Halloween offers the perfect opportunity to jump into your favorite (literal) fairy tales. Check out the slideshow of incredible looks from our favorite Instagram makeup mavens.
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Tinker Bell — possibly, the quintessential faery. As characterized by J. M. Barrie in Peter Pan, she exhibits so many traditional faery qualities: we first experience her as a small glow of pure light; her form is only visible when stationary; she is described as “still growing.” So, like all faeries, she is in a state of flux and transformation. She is dressed in a skeleton-leaf dress, indicating that she is not only connected to nature but also inner nature