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7 Must-have makeup essentials for Halloween

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Get into character

The best part about Halloween is by far the makeup! No matter what you go as this year, these seven essentials are bound to come in handy and really get you into character.

Haloween face paint

1

Mehron Makeup Character Kit

Makeup kit

Make your Halloween shopping a total breeze this year by picking up a Character Kit by Mehron, complete with everything you need to bring your costume to life. Each one contains the professional performance makeup, applicators, makeup removers, accessories and step-by-step directions essential to creating your specific look. You can become a vampire from Twilight, a witch, skeleton or how about a cat? There are so many options to choose from! (Mehron.com, $16-$35)

2

Expressions by Almar Simply Sweet Hair Mascara

Hair mascara

Hoping to temporarily transform your mane for Halloween? No problem. Brighten up your locks with Expressions by Almar's Simply Sweet Hair Mascara, available in six rad colors, including royal blue, neon yellow, fuchsia, green, purple and orange. This stuff is perfect for punk rockers, Nicki Minaj lookalikes and ravers, of course. (Shopalmar.com, $6)

3

Merle Norman Cosmetics Wicked Lash Mascara

Wicked lash mascara

For wickedly long lashes this Halloween, look no further than this hair-raising mascara. It features a brush that's literally double the surface area of standard ones, giving you sexy, statement-making lashes that pair perfectly with practically any costume. Ahhh, we love it! (Merle Norman, $16)

4

glō minerals Smoky Eye Kit

Glo minerals smokey eye shadow

Whether you're creating a scary bruise to complement your costume or a sultry smoky eye, this kit contains all the must-haves to help you get the job done right. It even comes with directions so you can easily master the smoky look. Plus, you'll be able to use it long after Oct. 31 has come and gone. (Gloprofessional.com, $37)

5

RAMY Beauty Therapy OMG! Over Mascara Glitter & Liner

OMG liner

If there's one holiday where glitter is absolutely encouraged, it's definitely Halloween! Take your costume to the next level with this 3D holographic shimmer 2-in-1 mascara and eyeliner. It's great if you're going as Lady Gaga, Ke$ha or any famous pop star, really. Use it over black mascara, to line your eyes with glitter or in your hair for a glam glow. (Ramy.com, $24)

6

Laura Geller Beauty Eye Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner Kit

Liquid eye liner

Draw on whiskers, tats or simply craft the perfect cat eye with this Eye Calligraphy Liquid Liner Kit from Laura Geller Beauty. Each marker touts a precision tip in a distinct shape that ranges from thin to classic to bold, so looks are utterly limitless for Halloween! (QVC.com, $30)

7

Dior Addict Lipstick in Deep Red

Dior red lipstick.

Dressing up as a vampire or how about an evil queen? You'll def want to get addicted to this deep red lipstick, ideal for Halloween! Your color will last all night, guaranteed. (Sephora.com, $31)

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