5 HALLOWEEN MAKEUP IDEAS TO GET YOU IN THE SPIRIT!
Halloween is only 10 days away and some of you are struggling with makeup ideas for your costumes.
This week on Glossible, I am posting and sharing some of our readers looks they have done over the years. I hope you enjoy them! :) Stay tuned! More to come!
First up, from our reader Charli Butterfield, all the way from across the pond. Follow her on INSTAGRAM and see more of her ideas! She loves Halloween!
IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
If you’re anything like me, you count down to Halloween like most people do to Christmas. You also use it as an excuse to deck out your house in spooky accessories that remain there all year round, asking yourself ‘do I really NEED another set of skull goblets for the kitchen?’ (Pro tip: the answer is always yes)
But aside from providing amazing decorations for your own little coven, which might not be everyone’s cup of proverbial tea, Halloween is also the time of year that sparks a fire in my belly, reigniting the reason I fell in love with makeup in the first place – because it is FUN.
It’s the time of the year when makeup artists and makeup lovers alike get excited to play with their products and gives people an excuse to do something creative with their face. Personally, I don’t think you need an excuse - buying some groceries on a rainy Tuesday afternoon? Add some glitter honey! See those raspberries in the fruit aisle? Match your lipstick to them for the ultimate coordination! Groceries have never been so glam…
Halloween is the time to experiment! When it comes to spooky makeup, people of all abilities and experience can get involved; the ghouls don't judge. It’s a great opportunity to live out a vampy alter ego, or to add a little gore to your usual get up, but most importantly, it’s about having fun with the thing that we all adore! I love that Halloween unites the makeup lovers of the world in a season of cat faces, zombie babes and more white foundation than even my pale face is used to and for that, I think that the season is totally worth celebrating.
If you love to play with makeup but are feeling a little stuck for inspiration, here are some ideas to get your pumpkin spiced juices flowing…
DEAD GIRLS CAN HIGHLIGHT TOO
Not an original idea of course, but far easier than one might expect!
By replacing your usual foundation with a green/blue facepaint, or in this case, mixing a green eyeshadow with a paler liquid base, and adding a few stiches and a little fake blood here and there, you can transform a classic makeup look into something spooktacular.
MEOW OR NEVER
Ah, the Halloween classic for all the cat ladies (and gents) out there. I did this one year and my friends told me it wasn’t scary enough for someone with SFX training so I doused myself in fake blood and called it ‘road kill’ – but, if you would rather keep it cute as a kitten, bush out those brows and add gems at the base of your whiskers.
UNDER THE SEA
Glamorous but also terrifying, half woman half fish… how about a mermaid?
If you remove the scales and add a horn this could easily be a unicorn makeup, so you’re getting two for the price of one with this look.
A word of warning though, if you decide to cover your face in glitter like I did, you will be left looking like a disco ball waaaay into November, but it’s totally worth it (and another word of advice for glitter application – use a water based spirit gum as your base for longevity but also ease of removal!)
BLACK & WHITE
"Greyscale" makeup can be adapted for countless characters, and makes for great pictures when all other party goers are in full colour! Trust me when I say genuinely #nofilter on this look, just white foundation, grey greasepaint and a selection of eyeshadows.
This take on a sugar skull is for the more adventurous makeup lover, with a little more time on their hands, but it’s got to be my favorite.
While I created the base soley with eyeshadows and a LOT of patience when it came to blending, cream colours would make the job 10 times easier and the effect would still be as striking.
Add some glitter (am I becoming predictable yet?) to the eye sockets for an extra kick of Halloween glam.
Hopefully some of these looks have got you all fired up for the season of makeup creativity, and even if you already have your costume sorted like I do (I have my eye on a ‘sexy potato’ outfit, and I am being deadly serious) you can always experiment in preparation for next year, or, have a play just for fun – ‘tis the season after all.