Who doesn’t like Halloween? Well, even if you aren’t into the gory part of the holiday, any excuse to dress up in a fabulous costume and enjoy a party is an event to love. Also, you don’t have to go for some scary Halloween makeup to look amazing at this kind of celebration. You just need to look ethereal and shine (perhaps literally). Here are some Halloween look ideas for those who prefer to remain glamorous at all times.
Put on the Glitter
Spooky or not, Halloween is a party, so it’s appropriate to look festive for it. Choosing glitter over fake blood doesn’t defy any convention of this holiday. It can also help you stand out and look positively outstanding.
To add the touch of drama, you can try the “crying with glitter” look that makeup artists seem to love now. You can find plenty of inspiration for this on Instagram, but this makeup by ItsInYourDreams has a particularly “dark” vibe that will work perfectly for this kind of event.
Another great perk of this kind of look is that it doesn’t require you to be a pro makeup artist to create. The principle is rather simple and you can get creative with the shapes. Just remember to learn how to remove all that glitter most efficiently before you leave for the party. Otherwise, you’ll be sparkling until Christmas. Come to think of it, this might not be such a bad thing.
Make Hair Your Statement Piece
If getting fancy makeup doesn’t appeal, you can go a long way playing with your hair. This doesn’t mean making some fancy hairstyles. You’ll have to work with the makeup anyway to make your persona for the costume party suitably outstanding. Unless you are going as that girl from The Ring, of course.
However, there’s an easy way to make hair the most outstanding part of your party look, which is to color it. Today you can use bold semi-permanent hair colours ranging from purple to green. If you do that, the color itself will be your perfect hairstyle for the evening, so you can just wear your hair as is, without any accessories and with minimal makeup. Add a suitably witchy costume and voila, you are the very much attractive wicked witch of someone’s fantasies.
You can also wear some leather and sport-themed clothing with a few futuristic accessories and neon-hair. This will fit some cyberpunk theme.
Choose pastel colors and wear a dress with lace and full skirts and you’ll look like a fairy or a princess or a fairy-princess. The options are endless and in every case your hair will attract the most of attention and even your costume may be only a complement to it.
Give a New Meaning to Kitty Makeup
Kitty makeup is the Halloween classic and you can use it too as it’s easy to apply and can make you look fantastic and seductive. However, because it’s a classic, it’s also quite bland. But this year you can put a great spin on it using, quite surprisingly, a Disney movie as your excuse.
Create your big cat, but go for a lion with your mane, instead of the pointed kitty ears. Then, add a gash to your eyebrow and present yourself at the party as Scar. Being the villain from Lion King is rather daring, especially considering that this year the humanity collectively cursed his name again while watching the Lion King movie and crying.
Play Around with Colors
Speaking of color, you can go bold not only with your hair. You don’t have to be an artist who can transform their face with some paint. Instead, take regular red eyeshadow and apply it generously around your eyes. Don’t be afraid of ending up with “panda” eyes, albeit red. That’s exactly the kind of drama you are going for.
A layer of powder that will make you look unhealthily pale and chapped lips with some hospital scrubs will make you look truly spooky. For a more glamorous approach, use need lipstick that matches your skin tone and white mascara. The eyelashes will stand out brightly on the red and make you look like something out of this world. This makeup will also work with red lipstick that’s a perfect match in tone to the eyeshadow.
Weaponize the Innocence
That wide-eyed innocent look with pigtails and a frilly dress is going to make you the star of any party. On Halloween you can go all out and play up that childish innocence. Add some faux-freckles and lots of lip gloss that will make your lips pouty and luscious.
The kind of costume to go with this makeup can vary and you can create a fascinating backstory for your character. If you are all out of imagination or time, just go with a fairytale heroine or an angel. The story won’t matter at all when you lower those huge doe-eyes and flutter your eyelashes a bit.
Halloween is the holiday of transformation, so go with it. Become someone you’ve always dreamed of being and perhaps you’ll even change your style after the experience.
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