Halloween’s here, but it’s not all about jack-o-lanterns and ghosts. Time to dust off your costumes and don them for what is arguably the most playful holiday of the year. Like Cady, you have a chance to impress that cute guy from your calc class with your costuming finesse, as well as bond with friends at the many pachongas lighting up the Duke scene on these hallowed nights. But most of all, you deserve to take a well-deserved, mid-semester breather and have yourself some pure, unadulterated fun. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep your skin looking phantom luminescent and not zombie undead. And, collegiettes, I’d leave the wedding dresses at home.
“Why are you dressed so scary?”
♥ Don’t go overboard with your makeup. Make sure your level of cosmetics is appropriate for the event. You don’t want to be that girl who missed the memo about subtle sexy and went pasty-faced, garish red-lipped instead. Your skin needs to breathe—so even if you do want that corpse look, choose water-based paints and tints instead of paste-based colors. Your pores will thank you.