It’s hard to resist all the yummy Halloween goodies that end up staring you in the face this time of year. The never-ending supply of candy, cookies and cupcakes… sigh. But if you’re trying to keep an eye on your waistline and not have a constant sugar high, indulge guilt-free with our Halloween candy-inspired beauty picks that are yummy enough to eat — well, almost.
Halloween is all about the candy. Sweet, delicious, irresistible candy! Here are our Halloween beauty picks inspired by some of the tastiest sweets of the season.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins are one of the best candies around, but when it’s time for a break, reach in your bag for Reese’s Lip Balm instead. We know, we know, it’s not the same as devouring the candy, but it will treat your lips to a little Reese’s whenever an actual peanut butter cup is out of reach. (hersheysstore.com, $7)
Edward Marc Chocolatier
Who can resist the pull of creamy, rich chocolaty goodness found in Edward Marc Chocolatier’s Halloween pops? Not us, so that’s why we’re stocking up on The Body Shop’s Chocomania Body Scrub to pamper ourselves in the shower and get our chocolate fix out of the way. Smooth this scrub on your skin and inhale for a ticket to a chocolate lover’s paradise. (thebodyshop.com, $19)
Ahh, Cadbury Screme Eggs with a creamy green center, how we love you so… While it doesn’t taste nearly as good as a Cadbury Egg, Bat Bite Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer is ghoulishly green and will keep your hands free of nasty bacteria this fall. Pop one in your purse to keep all the yuckies away. (bathandbodyworks.com, $2)
Twizzlers black licorice nibs are a vampire favorite, and if you’re looking to translate the look to your nails, look no further than Ciate’s Caviar Manicure in Black Pearls. The little nib-like caviar beads add sparkly interest to a boring old manicure and are just the thing you need to turn heads everywhere you go. (sephora.com, $25)
When you’re looking for something sweet other than candy, Mrs. Fields Happy Halloween Box 2012 will do the trick. But before you indulge, try getting your sugar craving out of the way with the LaLicious Brown Sugar Souffle Scrub instead. While it doesn’t slough away calories, it does smell good enough to eat and will leave your skin smooth and supple. (lalicious.com, $34)
Looking to add a little fire to your Halloween night? Ditch the Red Hots and heat up your bath with ME! Bath’s Red Hot Bath Ice Cream for a soak with a little spice. No silly, it’s not real ice cream, although it does look pretty convincing. This zesty blend is perfect for fall and will have you coming back for a second scoop. (mebath.com, $9)
York Peppermint Patties
Slowly back away from the bag of candy! Yes, we’re talking to you! For a refreshing Halloween treat, trade in the York Peppermint Patties for Lush’s Mint Julips Lip Scrub instead. You’ll still have the oh-so-delicious taste of mint on your lips but none of the pesky calories — and your lips will be silky smooth! (lushusa.com, $10)
It’s nearly impossible to resist a mouth-watering Halloween cupcake from Magnolia Bakery — trust us, we know — but here’s the next best thing to satisfy your cupcake cravings when those urges become too strong to ignore. Dylan’s Chocolate Cupcake Body Smoothie Lotion is the perfect solution for times when devouring a cupcake is out of the question. (dylanscandybar.com, $16)
Instead of loading up on fistfuls of M&M’s this Halloween, try decorating your hands with a colorful nail polish. With a deep red, blue/purple, sparkles and more, China Glaze’s Wicked Halloween Collection will do the trick and deck out your hands in the colors of the rainbow without the pesky added calories. (sallybeauty.com, $10)
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Who can deny themselves a heavenly Pumpkin Spice Latte this time of year? We know, it’s not easy. But to get your pumpkin fix in a diet-friendly way, why not spray the scent right onto your skin instead? With Demeter’s Pumpkin Pie fragrance, you can have the sweet scent follow you everywhere you go. Stash this must-have in your purse when you need a whiff or two. (demeterfragrance.com, $20 for 1 oz)