3 Halloween Inspired Makeup Looks, Wearable Any Day of the Year
Halloween is a week away and I’m itching to try out some new, bold makeup looks. Below are three Halloween inspired makeup looks that are bold enough for that Halloween party, but casual enough to find a use for them outside of Halloween. All looks start off just like any other makeup routine: washed and moisturized face, concealer, then foundation.
Halloween Look #1: Witchy
This look is super simple and perfect for those of us who choose to go for the classic witch costume this Halloween. Can anyone say last minute Halloween costume? I started off by applying a shimmery, dark green eyeshadow across my eyelids. To achieve a sharp wing, I took an angled brush and outlined the wing with the same eyeshadow, going little by little until I reached my desired width. I filled it in and voila! Simple, but bold eyeshadow. I applied false lashes to bolden the look even more. The great thing about his Halloween witch look, is that it doesn’t even need eyeliner. The vivid green, extending beyond the eyes is more than enough to give off that sharp, edgy look associated with witches.
For the lips, I simply applied Kat Von D’s, Damned, on my top lip, taking care to not close my lips as it dried. Then I took the same green eyeshadow used for my eyes and applied over my bottom lip. Applying lip balm beforehand will help prevent the eyeshadow from drying out your lips. If you’d rather not use eyshadow on your lips, you could easily opt for a green lipstick. I chose not to because I’m cheap and I’d probably never wear it again.
I contoured my face slightly with Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit and added a touch of, yes, you guessed it, the same green eyeshadow from before. Be careful not to overdo it, as the goal is to achieve a slight greenish tint without making it look super obvious.
This look can be played with to fit your needs whether it’s for that Halloween party or a night on the town.
Halloween Look #2: Modern Day Cleopatra
To start off, I applied gold eyshadow across my eyelids. I then used the Kat Von D eyeliner in Trooper to outline a long wing. After I was satisfied with my eyeliner shape, I took an angled brush and lined the bottom of the wings with red eyeshadow, sweeping it underneath my eye. I then angled the end of the red wing toward my nose. I applied some false lashes and the eyes then resembled a modern day Cleopatra.
I contoured my cheek bones slightly, and applied the lipstick, Witchy, by Smashbox. This look is gorgeous and definitely wearable outside of Halloween.
Halloween Look #3: Pumpkin Patch
Inspired by Halloween itself, this look features black and orange. I look like Death, but hey, that’s what Halloween’s about! I started by applying black eyeshadow in the inner and outer corners of my eyes. Then, I took an orange eyeshadow and applied it in the middle of my eyelids. I blended the colors where they met to get rid of any harsh distinctions between them. I repeated this process on my waterline as well. Lastly for the eyes, I put on false lashes.
I contoured my face as usual, but added a small amount of black eyeshadow. This helps give that sharp, bony look. I did apply some highlight, but that’s up to you whether you use it or not.
For my lips, I again used Damned by Kat Von D for an even more gothic approach to this look.
I really enjoyed testing this look out. I definitely see myself wearing it while clubbing with friends when I’m feeling voluptuous. But for now, I’ll definitely be using this for future Halloween parties.
I hope you enjoyed these 3 Halloween Makeup Looks and hopefully they’ll inspire you to try your own! If you have any Halloween looks you’d like to share with me, please do so in the comments below! I’ll see you next Wednesday.