Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with colorful makeup palettes and effects. You might try products you would never use or even stumble upon a technique or look that can carry into real life! To learn more about fab Halloween makeup tips (from scary to beautiful), I interviewed Julianne Kaye, Celebrity Makeup Artist. I asked Julianne why makeup is so important this time of year. She stated, “Halloween is just around the corner. You know what that means… parties, costume competitions, trick or treating, dress up day at school… the list goes on and on. So how do you make an impression? Make your makeup stand out. Whether you’re going as a zombie ex-wife or toddlers in tiaras, I’m going to give you some pointers so that you will be sure to turn heads!”
“Halloween is just around the corner. You know what that means… parties, costume competitions, trick or treating, dress up day at school… the list goes on and on,” Julianne says. “So how do you make an impression? Make your makeup stand out. Whether you’re going as a zombie ex-wife or toddlers in tiaras, I’m going to give you some pointers so that you will be sure to turn heads!”
So how do you get the look?
OK, so you are going as something dead and scary. But, you still want to be pretty. It’s all about balance. Instead of making your eyes into huge black circles, because apparently that’s what we think dead and scary looks like, add some dimension!
Pat some chrome glitter onto the balls of the eyelids — try Girlactik’s Sparkle Eyeliner in Gunmetal (starts at $20, girlactik.com). It’s a dark gray so it adds just enough sparkle to the eye without taking away from the whole “dead thing” you’ve got going on. Also, add some lashes!
You might think you can’t see them under all the black, blood and gore, but trust me, they make a difference. Try Ardell’s Demi Wispies ($12, amazon.com) and add a bit of pretty to your overall “ugly” makeup.
Who’s the fairest of them all? You will be… after these pointers. One may think being a princess or fairy or some other ridiculously girly “being” is quite easy. But, that’s because everybody does the same makeup. Think big lashes, the pink cheeks and red glossy lips. Yawn. Want to stand out? Do something gorgeous on the eyes like a plum smoky eye. Try Yves Saint Laurent’s Ombres 5 Lumieres in Indian Pink ($58, saksfifthavenue.com).
Then, instead of the always predictable red lip, add some sparkle to them by patting Girlactik’s Sparkle Eyeliner in Pink over the red. It will add an unexpected “POW” to the lips. And, plus, when is the next time you can get away with glitter lips? Most importantly, just because Snow White’s skin is as white as snow doesn’t mean yours has to be. Stick with your skin tone please! Don’t take these looks literally; make them your own… stand out from the crowd.
Halloween is the best time to experiment with makeup! It’s the first time I realized that I could actually pull off a winged eye. Have fun with it. But, don’t forget to add that signature to the look. Be original and creative!