SPINE-TINGLING HALLOWEEN BEAUTY TIPS
Jack o’lanterns are ablaze on doorsteps, the weather is chillier, and the night seems just a bit spookier. If you want to go all out this Halloween, things have never been easier. We round up a few of our favorite go-to Halloween beauty products to transform you from girl to ghoul.
It’s not a three-headed monster, but rather the Too Faced Three-Way Lash Lining Tool. This triple-tipped tool creates thicker looking lashes, as well as a smoother, tighter, and better eye lining. Delivering ultra-black liner between lashes to fill the space between lashes, your eyes will immediately look more dramatic. Whether you want to channel your inner Cat Woman, transform yourself into a creepy doll, or become a seductive Cleopatra, the three felt tips line eyes steadily and will get them to pop. The formula is carbon black-based so it dries quickly and can be removed with warm water and cleanser.
Violent Eyes Appliqués ($9.99)
Now that you’ve lined your eyes, it’s time to add some color and definition. Traditional glitter eye makeup can be hard to apply and can easily smear on your costume. Violent Eyes has the solution: temporary eye appliqués that fit all eye shapes and sizes. Best yet, they are smudge proof and last up to 16 hours. Forgoing brushes or shadow palettes, the Violent Eyes package includes eight sets of temporary eye appliqués and features four different eyeliner styles. Available in 7 glitter shades: bronze, jet black, pink, sapphire blue, silver, violent, and rainbow, each offers a quick, easy, and ghoulish makeover.
Illamasqua Nail Varnish ($14)
Whether you go all out on your costume or just plan subtle nail art for the office party, Illamasqua has you covered. The brand’s high-pigment, long-lasting nail varnishes are scarily bold and come in a range of finishes including matte and high-gloss. With more than 45 different shades to choose from, you can go vampy or gothy. Or, you can go the way of fun nail art and just let your nails do the talking.
Things go bump in the night but with this makeup palette, you won’t have anyone accidentally bumping into you at Halloween soirees. This bold and feminine palette features four new shades of Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream shadows that are formulated to stay put without smudging. Rich shades of black with red, green and blue jewel tones, and ivory for highlighting are encased in airtight flip-top caps to keep them fresh. The palette is also equipped with a mirror and a double-ended, flat nylon bristle brush for easy application.
The Monster Mash is winding down, the graveyard punch is all but depleted, and the ghosts and vampires of the night are going home. Erase the remnants of Halloween before going back to work wiith Dermablend’s Long Wear Makeup Remover. This lightweight formula quickly dissolves costume makeup with no residue, leaving your skin feeling moisturized and radiant. Without any harsh or excessive rubbing, you’ll be back to your same old self in no time.
Offering 90 hair color shades in three different textures—straight, medium wave, and curly—you are sure to transform your hair into whatever texture, color, or style you want with ease. Using only hand selected, 100% European-type human hair pre-bonded with 100% keratin tips to ensure a healthy, strong, and long-lasting bond, these extensions, clip-in hair pieces (instant bangs!), and wild hair color options, SHE hair is versatile so your look will last throughout the night—even if you bob for apples. Check out the “Fantasy Colors” line, with wacky hair colors ranging from lilac to dark green and orange to blue.
Now that you have your eyes done up, your nails in ultimate spooky shape, and your hair immaculately set (or disheveled, depending on your look!), there’s one more thing that needs some attention: your lips. What better way to finish off your costume than scene-stealing color. M.A.C. Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick in an eye-catching bright yellow pink is sure to attract warlocks and wizards alike to you at the Halloween party. The lipstick goes on smoothly and lasts for hours. Plus, you can look holiday-ready while also being charitable: all proceeds of this lipstick go to help men, women, and children affected by or living with AIDS.