With Halloween just around the corner, chat in the office keeps coming back to what we’re dressing up as. But let’s be honest, we’re less about the outfit and all about the makeup. Obvs. From the best black lipstick to an all-white base and everything in between, here are the Halloween beauty buys you NEED to know about.

The perfect base

Whether you want to go as ghoul or ghost, this all-white base can be mixed with foundation or worn alone to create the perfect starting point for your fright night look.

The black lipstick

No girl should have to make it through spooky season without the perfect black lipstick. This high-performance statement maker from Barry M stays put for hours without flaking, feathering or fading. Perfect for nailing that #skeletonface you’ve seen all over Instagram.

Barry M Barry M Lip Paint Black £4.99 Buy Now

The multi-purpose palette

While Makeup Revolution had us sold at the mere mention of ‘unicorn’, we’re totally bowled over by this fully loaded palette that contains sixteen highly pigmented shades to created spookily smoky eyes.

The high-shine highlighter

For a highlighter that’s out of this world, it’s got to be this sorbet shade from MUA. Spot on for doing ‘pretty’ this witching hour, use it to create unicorn, mermaid or My Little Pony looks.  

The creep-night nails

Forget spending top dollar on a mani, this budget-friendly, stick-on set will complete your Halloween look in minutes.

Elegant Touch Elegant Touch Colour Nails - Steel the Night £5.96 Buy Now

The fully loaded lashes

Whether you’re going for a dead doll look or playing it safe as a cat, these extra thick, double-layered lashes from celeb-fave Ardell are just the thing to up the ante this Halloween.