Proof that you don’t need a degree from the school of face paint artistry to rock it this spooky szn, our easy Halloween looks are fool-proof (and budget-friendly!) Whether you need a frightfully fierce couple’s idea or a speedy transformation for your mini-me to terrorise the neighbourhood (aka trick-or-treating), here are 3 ways you can play dress up. And the best part is? The makeup you need costs around tenner, and you can reuse it again and again.
Hubble Bubble, double trouble
Create Halloween’s unofficial mascot – the witch – using a makeup bag staple and a bit of creative magic.
Step 1: Create bushy brows
Using black eyeliner, create a bold eyebrow look – the bushier the better! Build it up using short strokes, overlining your natural shape.
Step 2: Spidey senses kick in
Starting from the corner of your eye, draw a spider’s web complete with a teeny tiny spider. It doesn’t have to be detailed, stick to the outline of the shape for the most impact.
Step 3: Go green with envy
Take a bold green eyeshadow and work it all over your eyelids and up to your brows. Add more drama with darker shades of green in the corners and creases.
Some-bunny loves Halloween
Afraid of the dark? Hop on board the cute train with this adorable bunny look that’s kid-approved.
Step 1: Create fluffy bunny brows & beard
Using a white liquid eyeliner (we love Collection’s Fast Stroke Eyeliner for ultra-precision, SO much easier than using white face paint!), draw short lines above your brows to create the look of brows Bugs bunny would be proud of. Next, draw a white fluffy beard.
Been invited to a last-minute Halloween party? Dress in all-black and let this red-hot makeup look steal the show – perfect for a matchy-matchy couples Halloween idea.
Step 1: Create fiery eyes
Fire up your look and sweep red eyeshadow from the edge of your eyes towards the middle. Layer up the colour with tones of orange (cue this one-palette wonder from Revolution), using it to highlight the corners of the eyes. Use pops of gold under the arches of the brows and in the corners of the eyes for drama. Add depth with smudges of black eyeshadow.
Step 2: Add more red
Use a red eyeliner along your waterline to make your eyes pop. Next, use the red eyeshadow over your cheekbones, sweeping it up towards the forehead (in the spots your contour would go).
About Elena Chow
Elena is a creative copywriter who’s been around the beauty block for more than a decade, writing for brands and glossy magazines. A self-proclaimed fragrance addict (her ‘open’ collection is at 14 bottles, but who’s counting?) with a try-anything-once approach to skincare, it’s no wonder she loves penning pieces on our newest releases and must-try hacks.