Four great ideas for Halloween makeup

Halloween Makeup Look

Are you looking to celebrate Halloween with some oddball makeup but not quite sure how to go about it? We have perfect tips to help you achieve a true sexy horror style!

Smoky eyes with a twist


It is a well-known fact that smoky makeup gives you a look with depth and sensuality. But Halloween demands a few adjustments. Replace brown and black shades with reds, from brick to wine. The principle is still the same: Begin with a lighter color as a base on your upper lid, and this will also help frame the lower lashes. Next, use a darker red to emphasize the outer corner of the eye and draw a line above your upper lashes. For the best results, use shades from a single palette such as BrushArt 60 Color Eyeshadow Palette. This highly distinctive look demands a perfect black eyeliner, for example using RIMMEL Exaggerate Eyeliner. Then, just curl your eyelashes and give them volume, for example with Volume Glamour by Bourjois.

Blusher instead of contour

Effective Halloween makeup essentially means using traditional products in a radical way. The perfect example is classic blusher – normally it makes you look healthy and young, but applying it beneath the cheekbone in place of contouring powder instantly transforms you into a sexy zombie! Get the right effect with SISLEY Phyto-Blush Eclat blusher, for example. To get a truly accurate effect for the right impression, don’t attempt to blend the contour, and also frame your nose, chin, and temples. 

The charm of a sparkling complexion

Seductive zombies usually share one thing in common: Their pale skin sparkles in the moonlight and craves to be touched. As a creature of the living world, it will take some effort to create this effect with your makeup; but don’t worry, it’s very simple. Just use the lightest shade of foundation, and replace your usual powder with a highlighter. And remember, you’re better off staying with cooler shades to go white. Creating the right look: Apply the highlighter heavily to the cheekbones, below the eyebrows, on the edge of your nose and above the upper lip. Add a slightly thinner layer to the middle of your forehead and your chin, and then gently dust the rest of your face. The play of light gives your face plasticity with supernatural charm.

The right opportunity for strong lips


There are two paths you can take with your lips on Halloween: Either choose white and other pale colors, or take a 180° turn and opt for dark shades. The basic rule is clear – your lips should look eccentric, not natural. There are plenty of dark lipsticks on the market, but this is truly the time to throw caution to the wind and go really bold. One example is Revlon ColorBurst in Shameless, a vivid matte lipstick in pencil that looks violet. If you have the guts to go even darker, try BOURJOIS Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick in Grand Cru.