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Halloween Makeup Ideas

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It's easy to get stuck in a Halloween look rut (witch, vampire, skeleton, repeat). But if you want to stand out at the annual house party or scary movie-fest, then be inspired to try something different with our creative Halloween makeup ideas. Ranging from creepy classic looks to straight-up spooky, our tutorials will help you switch things up this year! 

Mermaid Makeup

Crystal Skull Makeup

Mime Makeup

Galaxy Makeup

Want to win 'best costume' at the Halloween party? Be quietly confident by opting for this unique mime artist look... 

For a look that's out of this world, take on the role of a star-speckled galactic princess!

Pop Art Makeup

Celebrity makeup artist Cassie Lomas is on hand to teach you how to look as though you’ve walked straight out of a Roy Lichtenstein painting...

Unicorn Makeup

We've drunk the crazy lattes and embraced the festival fashion and now our unicorn obsession has taken a dark turn in time for All Hallow's Eve...

Scream Queen Makeup

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A Hollywood-inspired look that checks the 'hauntingly beautiful' box... 

Pirate Makeup

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Step aside, Jack Sparrow… a new captain is here, and she’s causing a mutiny.

Glam Devil Makeup

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We've given the classic devil Halloween character a modern day makeover. Hello highlighter... 

Prepare to truly mesmerise with this 'twice as nice' optical illusion. Disclaimer: you might need your bff to help!

Halloween Doll

Proof that the prettiest of dolls can be super creepy, this look is sure to haunt those that lock eyes on you... 

Scary Ghost Makeup

Frighteningly fabulous, this dramatic scary ghost look is sure to cause a scene wherever you're heading this Halloween. 

Butterfly Makeup

Get flutter-ready in a mere matter of minutes with this beautiful butterfly look. Perfect to charm at the party... 

Spooky Skull

Strip it back and go for a full a skeleton look without having to resort to a bodysuit or mask!

Infected Look

If you want an easy, last-minute Halloween idea, this infected look takes a mere matter of seconds.

Spider Eyes

Create a spider-themed eye look and take your spooky look to the next level

Medusa Halloween Makeup

Looking for a jaw-dropping makeup look? Think scales, sass and snakes –  you’ve got yourself Medusa!

Classic Witch

So you want to keep it simple? Witch it is! But, this time with flawless makeup to boot.

Halloween Nail Art

And for the ultimate finishing touch to your fancy dress costume, get your talons in the Halloween spirit.

Cat Paws

Look no further for that purr-fect finishing touch!

Pop Art

Creativity at your fingertips... 

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Just Landed: Neutrogena Spot Treatment Pen

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The NEUTROGENA® team understands the importance of clear skin, which is why they have launched two Light Therapy devices so that you can start treating your spots and acne* at the source with clinically proven light technology.

The blue and red light tackle spots and breakouts from beneath the skin’s surface, with the blue light targeting the nasty bacteria and the red light calming your skin by reducing the inflammation. Light Therapy is effective yet gentle as it is a UV and chemical free treatment.

*mild-moderate acne

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NEUTROGENA Light Therapy pen on pink glitter

Targeted Light Therapy Treatment

The NEUTROGENA® team is aware that one of the biggest problems for those who suffer from breakouts is that they often seem to pop up at the most awkward times. Sometimes no matter how much planning you do for important moments, like a job interview, or a first date, it can be ruined at the last minute by an unwanted spot, so you feel like the world is watching your spot and not you.

It is this insight that led the NEUTROGENA® team to find a way of offering a quick and easy yet effective blemish control so that you can look and feel your best, giving you the self-assurance to truly own the moment.

The NEUTROGENA® VISIBLY CLEAR® Light Therapy Targeted Acne Spot Treatment is perfect for those unwanted spots that appear at the worst moment as it treats spots fast. It is easy to use on-the-go as it creates no mess, flaking or residue. It should be used for 2 minutes, 3x per day until the spot is gone.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Mask £59.99 Buy Now
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Pen £14.97 Buy Now

Full-Face Light Therapy Treatment

The NEUTROGENA® VISIBLY CLEAR® Light Therapy Acne Mask is a full-face treatment that should be used for 10 minutes per day. In a clinical trial: visible results were seen in as little as 1 week, with results improving over time, 98% of acne sufferers showed fewer breakouts, 94% claimed they had smoother skin, 90% showed a reduction in red, inflammatory acne and 85% agreed it was gentle on skin*.

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Neutrogena Visibly Clear Neutrogena Visibly Clear Acne Mask Activator £20.00 Buy Now

The team at NEUTROGENA® appreciate the impact acne can have on your self-esteem. This is why all users of the Light Therapy Acne Mask can get access to 90 10 minute mindfulness sessions, making it possible to mediate whilst masking. Users can also track their skin’s progress and download a progress video from day 2.
To access these features, mask users need to visit SCAN.NEUTROGENA.CO.UK on their mobile device and scan the NEUTROGENA® LOGO on the NEUTROGENA® VISIBLY CLEAR® Light Therapy Acne Mask Activator.

 

*Clinical study on 52 subjects with mild to moderate acne, 12 weeks with 10 min daily use.

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Festival Makeup Tips

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Getting your festival face on has never been more fun - hello, face gems! Whether you're heading to a muddy field in the UK or an ultra-glam beachside setting, there's a look to match every vibe. 

Step-by-step tutorials: Festival makeup & nail art

Boho-inspired brows

Learn how to define your arches for a dramatic look that'll pop against a breezy, beautiful maxi dress.

Glitter Festival Makeup

Want to experiment with glitter but don't want to look like you've escaped from an 80s's disco? Try this.

Silver unicorn-inspired makeup

Turn the unicorn trend on its head (or should that be horn?) by trying out this subtle, mythical makeup look. 

Boho nails

Channel your bohemian spirit animal from your makeup to your talons with this festival-ready nail art design. 

Glitter nails

Give your nails a glam-over with this eye-catching design, complete with a glitter-adorned sunflower.

Boho nails

Forget faux freckles. When it comes to festival season we're all about the faux daisy freckles...

Top tips for packing a festival-ready makeup kit

Sure, it's all well and good pre-planning a totally 'grammable glam, but how on earth do you carry it all to the festival? And should you be packing the same products you usually rely on? Before you pack your makeup kit, check out our top tips.

Go bold or go home

Creating a dramatic look is as easy as carrying with you a pack of stick-on face/body gems and some loose glitter eyeshadow pots. They are easy to travel with and can create totally different looks with some selective placement. 

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Wear waterproof everything

When the music starts playing, you're likely to dance and jump around (unless you're one of those too-cool listening types). Which means you're also likely to sweat. So avoid panda eyes/smudges by making sure you choose waterproof everything from mascara to eyeliner. As well as working up a SOULA (sweaty upper lip action) - think about the threat of rain!

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Invest in multitasking makeup

Two-in-one blush and lip tints will be your best friend. Or how about a concealer stick that doubles up as nude lippie? These savvy products will save you space in your festival bag, so you can pack other important essentials. 

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Stay safe with SPF

We've said it time and time again, but SPF is essential every day. But, especially so when you're heading to a festival. Whether it's gloriously sunny or not, you're likely to be spending your days outside so always stay protected against harmful rays. Another great space-saving tip is to pack skincare products that already have SPF protection.

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How to Contour

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Ever since contouring landed on the beauty scene we have all become O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. It’s been bye bye boring blush, hello highlighters! But, even if you’ve got a kit that could rival a Kardashian’s glam squad, it will be of no use unless you can master the basics. So, here it is – all the simple steps you need to make the most out of your crème contour tools.

What do you need to contour your face?

B. B. Flat Contour Face Makeup Brush £7.99 Buy Now
Revolution Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Palette £8.00 Buy Now
e.l.f. e.l.f. Highlighting & Blending Sponge £7.50 Buy Now
Real Techniques Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Makeup Sponge £5.99 Buy Now

Contour and Highlight Steps

Before you start shaping and sculpting, make sure you’re happy with your base coat. If you usually go for a tinted moisturiser – go for it. Like full coverage completed with concealed areas? This is where you should start.

Step 1 – Highlight with lighter cream contour

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Take your light cream contour and apply with precision (using a contour brush helps!) to the forehead, along the nose, Cupid’s bow, chin and under the eyes. This needs to be a shade that’s lighter than your natural skin tone (to highlight) and darker (to define the contours)

Step 2 – Define with darker cream contour

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Next take a flat contour brush and apply the darker cream contour to the hollows of the cheeks, temples, nose and jawline.  Everyone has their favourite blending tools, so make sure to pick what works for you. If you’re a beginner then we recommend you start with a blending sponge

Step 3 – Blend  

Woman blending light and dark cream contour with blending sponge

With your artistic contour lines in place, here comes the fun part – blending! Dampen a sponge by running it under the tap and giving it a squeeze. Then use the larger end of the sponge for the bigger blending areas and the tip for more precision areas (eg. nose and Cupid’s bow).

Top tip: You can also blend using oval brushes if you prefer having more control.

Step 4 – Set with loose powder

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To keep your chiselled look in place for as long as possible (and shine-free!), set with translucent or banana powder.

Looking for more contouring tips? 

How to use a Contour Stick

Contour Kits to Try Now

Contouring for Pale Skin

How to Use Highlighter

With Vegan Makeup

Contour darker skintones

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Red Glitter Heart Nails

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Transform the tips of your talons into a work of art with this glitter-adorned heart design.

Red glitter heart nail polish feature

What Will I Need to Create this Red Glitter Nail Polish Design?

  • Nail file
  • Transparent base coat
  • Red nail polish
  • Silver glitter polish
  • Top coat

Step 1 – Prep your base

Buff and file your nails until each fingertip is shaped to perfection. We recommend opting for an oval, almond or stiletto nail shape for this look as the pointy tips add to the heart design. Next, coat each nail with a transparent base coat to allow the natural pink of the nail to shine through.

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Step 2 – Draw the heart

Take a red nail polish and carefully create the top of a heart on the tip of the nail. Start with the outline of the shape first, before filing in the centre of the shape.

Top Tip: If you have a shaky hand, then rope one of your besties in to help you out on this step!

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Step 3 – Cover in glitter

Once the red has dried, go over the design with a silver glitter nail polish. Layer this up until you have an even spread of sparkle on each nail.

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Step 4 – Top coat to finish

Seal your glamorous look with a transparent top coat – this will prevent chipping and add a glossy finish.

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Rimmel Rimmel Nail Polish 60 Second Double Decker Red 8ml £2.99 Buy Now
Essie essie 278 Set In Stones Silver Glitter Nail Polish £7.99 Buy Now
Barry M Barry M All in One Base & Topcoat £2.99 Buy Now
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First Look at Gigi Hadid’s Maybelline Collection at Superdrug

When we heard that our ultimate girl crush Gigi Hadid and Maybelline were joining forces to create a limited edition makeup collection, we knew we were going to want the lot. And with two signature looks – East Coast Glam and West Coast Glow – we were right, the range has something for every kind of girl! Don’t miss this limited edition collection before it sells out!

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Inspired by the cosmopolitan vibe of New York, the East Coast Collection is a must for channeling your inner glamazon. With glow-boosting bases, eye-defining palettes and two inky black liners, the range also features a mascara, an eyeshadow brush, liners, lipstick and three lip kits that are available exclusively at Superdrug.

If a beachy LA look is more your bag, you’ll love the West Coast Glow Collection. Get sunkissed skin with the Liquid Strobe Highlighter, define eyes with the Eye Contour Palette and add a statement lip with a bold matte lipstick. For an all-over look from lash to lip, there's a mascara, eyeshadow brush, gel eyeliner, tinted primer, lip liners and three exclusive-to-Superdrug lip kits.  

Ok, so we might not have her bod or her boyfriend, but we’re feeling pretty smug about getting our mitts on her makeup!

The Gigi Hadid x Maybelline collection is available online at Superdrug.com and in stores from 22 November.  

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Just Landed: BLEACH London

Stop everything you’re doing right this second! The Bleach London makeup range is available to buy at Superdrug online right now – and it’s every bit as extra as you’d expect.

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We already have Bleach London to thank for its amazing array of rainbow-coloured hair dyes, which work an absolute dream – and its makeup is no exception. With everything from build-your-own eyeshadow palettes and brightly coloured matte liquid lipsticks to highly pigmented illuminators and chunky pressed glitter eyeshadows, this range is a must-have – trust us.

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Plus, it’s 100 per cent vegan and cruelty free, with fully recyclable packaging, to keep waste materials at a minimum. INTO IT.

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Co-founder and makeup artist Lou Teasdale, who’s one of the three women (alongside founder and creative director Alex Brownsell and supermodel Georgia May Jagger), to create the brand told us, ‘It was all about seeing a makeup range that was exactly the same as the Bleach hair range. It’s not the usual glam route that all the makeup brands do. We’re just trying to do it the Bleach way – a bit cooler.

‘We want it to be real. Not like these super-high-gloss beauty images that give people unrealistic expectations. In our shoots, we barely retouch.’

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Reviewed by you: Superdrug Fantasy Glitter Hairspray

Our very own team member Rebekah Phillips, from St David's Cardiff reviews the Superdrug Fantasy Hair Glitter Sprays that have just landed at Superdrug. Find out why they'll be a treat this Halloween.

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"Now that Halloween is right around the corner, these Superdrug Glitter Sprays are perfect for the occasion.
The silver root spray is fab. I love it! I found it to be more gold than silver against my pink hair & it turned my roots a gold shade which looked lovely.

There are lots of different types and shades of sprays from the Fantasy range. I have the Queen of Darkness Purple glitter spray & the Queen of Stars silver root spray too.

I’m definitely going to use this all over during Halloween"

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Superdrug Superdrug Fantasy Queen of Darkness Hair Glitter Purple £2.99 Buy Now
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Rebekah is a Superdrug Insider and works as a team member in store.

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Just Landed: 24K Bio-Gold Capsule Collection

Bio Essence Capsule Collection

Are you ready to give your beauty kit the Midas touch? Yes, you did read that correctly. Bio-Essence have put our favourite jewellery box hue to great use with a collection infused with flecks of 24k gold – perfect for getting a glamorous glow on this summer.

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Bio Essence Capsule Collection

Is Gold a Gimmick?

Jam-packed with powerful properties, these luxurious specs of gold will do far more than shimmer. When absorbed by the skin, they release active gold ions rich in trace minerals. A superior anti-oxidant, which blocks away free radicals to help skin defy signs of ageing, they are super kind to skin.

Also responsible for promoting blood and oxygen circulation – which in turn improves skin cell metabolism – this active ingredient stimulates the production of collagen for a plumper, youthful finish.

Combined with the brand’s Bio-Energy Fluid, every product within the range boast fast and deep skin absorption for complete revitalisation.

The Complete Collection

Discover all the kind-to-skin products in the glittering range and follow the full 6-step routine:

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Bio Essence 24K Gold Day Cleanser

A super-absorbent cleanser that lathers into a rich, fine foam, this will fast-become a vital step in your daily routine.

It works to gently cleanse away oil accumulated overnight without stripping the skin of its natural moisture.

Formulated with 24K Bio-Gold, Bio Mineral Amino Acid, Bio Rice Fermentation Essence and precious herbal extracts, it's rich in anti-oxidants to help skin fight against free radicals, protecting skin from premature ageing.  

Bio Essence 24K Gold Night Cleanser

Designed to effectively remove pollutants, make-up and stubborn residue, this luxurious night cleanser is a vital end-of-day step to hit reset on your complexion.

Boasting a creamy, rich texture, this will nourish skin and will not strip skin’s moisture even after thorough cleansing.

Rich in anti-oxidants, it also helps skin to fight against free radicals and protects skin from premature ageing while skin renews, regenerates and repairs at night.

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Bio Essence 24K Gold Water

With a composition as light as water, with the benefits similar to that of a serum, this unique product has been designed to ignite a glow.

Ideal for both day and night usage, the hard-working formula works to tighten pores, improve skin’s elasticity, balance sebum production, and activate skin renewal.

Bio Essence 24K Gold Day Cream SPF25

Enriched with SPF25 and anti-oxidants, this cream will keep skin protected and radiant throughout the day. 

Boasting a non-greasy formula that’s rapidly absorbed by the face and neck, it’ll keep skin perfectly moisturised.

Bio Essence Bio Essence 24K Gold Day Cream SPF25 40g £23.99 Buy Now
Bio Essence Bio Essence 24K Gold Night Cream 40g £23.99 Buy Now

Bio Essence 24K Gold Night Cream

Designed to help skin recharge and restore radiance while your catching those Zzzz’s, applying this night cream will result in the ultimate ‘beauty sleep.’

An intensively nourishing moisturiser which helps to defy and reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck – get set to rewind the clock.

Bio Essence 24K Gold Miracle Finish

There’s no good reaching complexion perfection if external influences ruin all your hard work the minute you step out of the door. So, lock in that moisture and put up a protective beauty shield with this hard-working formula.

With its lightweight, breathable texture, this will instantly lock in prior skincare nutrients to prevent moisture loss.

Setting to a matte (not shiny) finish, it provides the perfect base layer for makeup application.

Enriched with 24K Bio-Gold, Bio Mineral Amino Acid, Bio Energy Fluid and anti-oxidants, it’s designed as the last step of your skincare regime.  

Bio Essence Bio Essence 24K Gold Miracle Finish 30ml £29.99 Buy Now
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Just Landed: E.L.F Cosmetics

Are you a makeup fan and a total beauty lover? If so, we have great news coming your way. The e.l.f. Cosmetics range has landed on Superdrug! Get ready for luxurious beauty that is accessible to everyone.

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Did you know that e.l.f. Cosmetics is short for Eyes. Lips. Face.? The brand was established in 2004 as an e-commerce business and has since grown into a global brand and a 30 million strong beauty community.

Get ready for an exciting selection of 123 e.l.f. Cosmetics products available from 250 Superdrug stores across the UK and on superdrug.com.

The e.l.f Cosmetics range will include items across eyes, lips, face as well as a collection of tools.

e.l.f. e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation SPF15 Porcelain 111 £7.50 Buy Now
e.l.f. e.l.f. Moisturising Lipstick Bordeaux Beauty £4.50 Buy Now
e.l.f. e.l.f. Contour Palette £6.00 Buy Now

What Makes E.L.F Makeup Different?

e.l.f. is a makeup brand that listens. Consumers told e.l.f. what they did and did not like, as well as what other products they wanted to see from the brand. And e.l.f. listened.

The brand established deep, genuine connections with their followers, beauty lovers and customers as they informed, inspired and motivated them. e.l.f. broadened their range while staying true to their promise to provide extraordinary value.

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