We’re just days away from one of the biggest holidays that calls for dressing up in full costume, and of course hair & makeup are part of the package when it comes to creating the perfect look.
There are so many ways to amp things up for Halloween – false eyelashes, contact lenses, hair extensions and wigs, unlikely uses of traditional products like lipstick and eyeliner, and so much more.
I wanted to share some of my fave looks from around the web to inspire your Halloween costumes this week – don’t forget to share your looks with us on social media either! We love to see creative ways to use makeup and tools to create the ultimate, all-out costumes and disguises.
Pop Art/Comic Book Makeup
This has been an increasingly popular look in recent years, but for good reason! It’s such a fun way to try something different – it’s not like you can realistically get away with it any old time of the year. A quick search for “comic book makeup” on Pinterest will give you all kinds of links to tutorials and variations of the look. It’s also an easy, cheaper way to do a costume since you don’t have to go too out of the ordinary with your clothing.
Okay…perhaps you’re noticing a trend. Nothing too scary yet, right? I’ll admit it, I tend to favour the cute and fun costume ideas over the scary and gory kinds. I’m just not big on all the blood & guts! I love simple looks like cats or doe-eyed deer, and this one is just stunning if you ask me (hell, I’ll wear that cat-eye any day of the week)! This is a good option that is really simple and easy to pull together in a pinch.
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 to remember and pray for friends and family who have passed away – now that’s my kind of take on Halloween. Part of the holiday involves sugar skulls, and the look has become a common Halloween “costume.” I love this idea because who doesn’t want to create a totally customized, creative and visually stunning look on Halloween? This ain’t your average face paint folks – this is a look that gives you plenty of freedom to do what you feel! A quick search for “day of the dead makeup” or “sugar skull makeup” will bring up all kinds of inspiration.
What are your beauty plans for Halloween? We’d love to hear what you’ve got up your sleeve!