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Lorde's Haunting 'Tennis Court' Look Is the Perfect Alt Costume

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New Zealand phenom Lorde is everywhere thanks to her hit "Royals," but the precious singer's most statement-making look comes courtesy of the video for her song "Tennis Court." She combines pale skin, dark lips, a milkmaid braid crown and black mesh for something that's a little gothy, a little clubby and altogether very cool.

If you feel like going a little avant garde for Halloween, or perhaps you'd really like to shake up your day-to-day beauty routine, give it a spin. Instructions come courtesy of makeup artist Annamarie Tendler, who gives our model Keely the full Lorde above. Watch the video for the step by step.
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