No matter how excited we might be for Halloween, the events and parties can creep up on us. Before you know it, it’s the day before the big night and you’ve only vaguely thought about how you’re going to look. There’s not much time, so you need something easy and effective – but, let’s face it, the days are long gone when we could throw a sheet over ourselves and go as a ghost. We’ve got you sorted, though. With these three simple micro-looks, you’ll be ready for any Halloween party.
QUEEN OF HEARTS
1. Heart-shaped kiss
Draw a heart in the centre of your lips using MUA Luxe Precision Lip Liner in Red and brighten it up by applying MUA Luxe Inked Lip Stain in Maraschino over the top.
2. Time to sparkle
3. Royal blush
Sweep a bright blush from the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette on the apples of your cheeks. You could add glitter for extra shimmer.
1. Get ready to glow
Get glowing by applying MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Moxie all over your lips, blending the colour beyond your natural lip line.
2. Enhance with ombré
Dab a slightly brighter colour – try MUA Velvet Luxe Lip Lacquer in Vivacity – on the inside of your lips and blend out the edges with a brush, to create an ombré effect.
3. Strip-light liner
1. Create cracked cheeks
Use MUA Define Felt Liner to draw cracks from the eyes and down your cheek – they can be as subtle or dramatic as you want.
2. Add texture
Apply a liquid latex on top of some of the more dramatic cracks with a brush, to give texture. Leave to dry for five minutes.
3. Want even more gore?
Add a second layer of latex, and while it’s still tacky, break it up with a small firm brush. Neaten the cracks with a small brush and the liquid liner.