Costume makeup is great, but what if you want to channel some of that Halloween pizzazz without going all out? For a more low-key Halloween makeup look, it’s important to capture the right balance between spirit and subtlety. Check out these five festive ideas for showcasing your love of October 31st on an everyday basis!
Catwoman costumes are going to be huge this year! To make this look more casual, try rocking a cat-eye. First, invest in a black gel or cake eyeliner to ensure that your makeup won’t fade throughout the day. Start at the inner corner of your eye near your tear duct and use short strokes as you work your way across the lid to get the best results. When you get to the outer corner, wing the eyeliner out to get the desired cat-eye effect. The size of the wing is up to you depending on how dramatic you want the look to be. Brush on some mascara and you’re good to go!
Candy corn eye shadow
What better way to demonstrate your enthusiasm for one of the most epic holidays of the year than by rocking an eye shadow that represents the most iconic Halloween candy there is? Start on the inner corner of your eye and use white eye shadow to cover the first third of both your top and bottom lid. Use orange on the middle third and yellow on the outside to complete the look.
A dramatic lip
A striking lip color will definitely send out Halloween vibes. Pick out a prominent lipstick that goes well with your skin tone. This fall, you can’t go wrong with any bold shade of red or oxblood. For this dark, sultry femme fatale look, start with a lip liner that is a shade darker than the chosen lipstick. Thinly outline your lips and then fill them in with short, even strokes. The liner creates a base for staying power and improves definition. Layer on your chosen lipstick and then blot to get rid of any excess. Whether or not you add gloss is up to you!
Peacock eye shadow
Taking a cue from The Hills star Audrina Patridge (who rocked this costume last year), here’s one way to do peacock-perfect makeup. Brush a light pink eye shadow all around your eye as a base. Apply some white eye shadow to the inner corner of each eye to brighten the look and then get ready for the hard part. Choose a light blue and a turquoise shade of eye shadow that blend well together. Apply the blue all along the bottom lid and wing the shadow on both the outer and inner corner. Do the same thing with the turquoise shade on the top lid. The two colors should meet but still both be distinct on the wings. Heavy mascara will finish the look.
For a fun Halloween-inspired manicure, try this creative idea. Start with a base coat of white or silver. Wait for the base to dry and then take an old pair of fishnet tights and layer a small piece over each nail. For the second coat, paint black over the fishnet to create the pattern. Peel off the fishnet and you’ll have a gothic-inspired design that will make everyone envious of your creepy chic style.
So if you’re looking to go a little bit more sweet instead of scary, try a toned-down Halloween look this year! Life’s too short not to look fabulous on every holiday.
What are your favorite Halloween makeup looks? Leave a comment!