Just because I am beyond trick or treating age doesn't mean I'm not up for some holiday fun. I don't really have anything planned, but as my teenaged kids are dressing up for different parties, I have come across some beauty products that are perfect for creating different looks for Halloween. I even have some fun How-To's to share, just in case you need a little inspiration.
First, MAKE UP FOR EVER has a powder called Fluo Night ($31), a translucent glow in the dark blacklight pigment that is sure to liven up any costume.
This universal powder can be combined with any cream, powder or gel based product to create a glow anywhere you want it. How cool to add it to your eyeliner or over your lipsticks to really come alive in the right light.
In case you are looking to create a sexy dracula look like the one below, be sure to check out the step-by-step MUFE has created for us.
FLIRT! has put together some fun Halloween looks that will give you some inspiration. Just a few products used the right way can transform your whole look. My favorite is the 1920's flapper, and it is a look that could be easily done as described:
Start by applying an eyeshadow base, such as DREAMY EYES™ Eyeshadow in Sugar Daddy, all over lid from lashline to browbone. To achieve the simple, pretty cat eye, use OPENING LINE™ Liquid Eyeliner in Ebony Edge. Beginning from the inner corner of the upper lid, apply a line that gets thicker and angled slightly upward as you approach the outer corner of your lid. Swoop the line slightly up past the outer corner of the eye. Then, beginning at the center of the eye, apply liquid eyeliner to the lower lid until it meets the eyeliner on the upper lid. Finish the look with ALL THAT LASH™ Volumizing Mascara in Kickin’ Black.
Dust apples of cheeks with PEEK-A-BLUSH™ Sheer Powder Cheek Color in Dapple Apple.
Use HIGH WATTAGE™ Intense and Creamy Lipcolor in Ace for a bold lip. For a sheerer, high-sheen pout, try GLAMOURAZZI™ Extreme Lip Lacquer in Red Hottie.
Complete the look by adding a faux beauty mark anywhere on the face with OPENING LINE™ Liquid Eyeliner in Ebony Edge.
If you just want to add a bit of Halloween, simply change up your nails for the weekend. It can be done in about 10 minutes at home with these Incoco Halloween Nail Strips. I am loving the Black Magic spider-web design and the fun Mischief Night design for a quick change.
The strips are so easy to use over your nails. Simply find the strip that is closest to the size of your nail, remove the film, peel the polish off the strip, pull the guide off, place over your nail, smooth it out and then file away the excess. I literally did both hands in under ten minutes.
Get inspired with MAC and Snooki with their second annual Halloween Face-Off. It really gives me some great ideas and a few tricks learned from the artists themselves. There are two videos that are a must-see. Don't forget to vote for your fave too and be entered into their fab contest to go to Las Vegas.
Are you dressing up for Halloween or leaving it to the kids this year?