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.
Too Faced Three-Way Lash Lining Tool ($22)
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 C
With the Summer Olympics in full swing, all eyes are focused on London and all things British. Beautyinthebag particularly loves the history behind makeup brands native to our friends across the pond. Some are organic, some are wacky and bold, some are sexy, and some are just classic standbys that will never disappoint!
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We love a little history behind the makeup brands we use. Rimmel, which has been around since 1834 (that’s almost two centuries!), started when a respected French perfumer accepted an invitation to manage a perfumery on London’s Bond Street. By 1
British cult beauty brand, Illamasqua, uses bold and vibrant color to help its dedicated followers create individualized and self-expressive makeup looks. Its spring color collection is called Human Fundamentalism and contrasts blinding flashes of pigment with neutral tones.
Very emblematic of the collection is the Fundamental Palette ($42.50), a study in contrasting textures and intensities. It includes powder eye shadows in bold yellow and rich violet, as well as a color pot of Liquid Metal, a molten pewter shade, which can be used to line or shade, and a Cream Pigment in mint green.
A contrasting Neutral Palette ($42.50) features powder eye shadows in buttermilk, chocolate brown,
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ILLAMASQUA IS ALL ABOUT BOLD COLORS – DEFINITELY NOT FOR SHY TYPES
Illamasqua from London is pure drama – the polar opposite of natural, light effects of mineral makeup and neutral colors. The colors are STRONG and memorable, and made to last. I love the way they talk about “alternative cultures” – sounds like code for drag queens to me. llamasqua was originally aimed at film and stage makeup artists, but is now available for every gal (and crossdresser) at Sephora in the US and Selfridges in the UK.
If you have fair skin like mine, the color palette might be a little overwhelming. However, you can go for a Kristen Stewart in Twilight look if th