Halloween. Whether you celebrate it, rate it or hate it, you can't deny it's trending right now!
And no matter if you're being dragged kicking and screaming to a halloween party, or if you LOVE to don a costume, these 3 options for Halloween inspired makeup looks will see you through. Best of all, you only need 4 key beauty products to ace nearly all of them, most of which, you might have hiding in your beauty bag as we speak. If notm here's the list...
One of the most popular Halloween looks since ever, this cat look is easy to do but don't let anyone tell you that it's a 'cheats' option; this is a cute look if you are attending a dress up party that's more fashion than freaky! And you can easily wipe of the nose and whiskers if your the only one dressed up.
- Apply your red lipstick to the very centre of your pout and be sure to precisely apply right around your cupids bow for a pretty little heart shape. You can paint on with a small lip brush to be extra precise.
- EXTRAS - Add an over sized bow, or tie a head scarf around your head to complete the look!
LOOK #3 Sugar Skull
(image courtesy of craftlady.blogspot)
Mexcian sugar skulls have become increasingly popular, adorning homewares, to t-shirts, to everything in between. Take inspiration from the Mexican Day of the Dead this Halloween for a bold costume that's easier to create than it looks!
- Apply your base as normal, but add a little extra powder for a more matte base. It'll create a better canvass for the rest of your makeup
- Add some of your blush to the tops of your cheeks and sweep underneath your eyes, about 5 cm away from your peepers (you can see a touch of peach here in the photo above - it creates a nice contrast against all the black)
- Get your black liner, and trace big circles around your eyes and brows. Then, line your actual eyes around the water line
- Next, the task of filling in the space between your liner close to the eyes and the large circles you've drawn on. Don't try to fill in every bit of skin with your eyeliner - simply draw big, messy lines within the area. Then get your hands on a damp makeup sponge and swipe and dab the black pigment around until it thins our and covers the whole area. You can also use some black shadow to fill this area in too, for an etxra pigmented, dark look
- Draw on your tear drop 'nostrils' on the tip of your nose, and little 'stitch' lines over your lipstick and along the extention of your smile
- Now, you can run a fine brush, or a q-tip over your lipstick bullet and paint a few dots and swirls along the outside of your very black eye 'sockets' and on your chin. If you want, you can incorporate other colours using orange or pink toned lipsticks, or with coloured eyeliners, like the pic above. Try the Bloom Shadow Liner in Emerald Green.
- EXTRAS - add a sombraro for a very Mexi-Halloween look!
What do you plan on wearing this Halloween? Do you use makeup when creating costume ideas? Let me know! - Lauren