Halloween is one of the biggest and best nights of the year, and let’s face it, perfecting your makeup for the occasion is half the fun. Whether you’re going all-out gory or prefer a more subtle Halloween look, we’ve rounded up the makeup essentials you need to slay this scare season.
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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Alien Palette
If you’re feeling the extra-terrestrial vibes, you need the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Alien Palette. The cool-toned shades and pops of green, yellow, and purple enable you to create looks that’ll earn you a fast pass to Area 51. Plus, Jeffree Star palettes never go out of style, so you’ll be able to use this one long after October 31st.
Depixym Cosmetic Emulsion
Okay, we need to talk about the Depixym Cosmetic Emulsions. If you want to get creative this Halloween, these multi-use colours are the way to go. You can use this product literally anywhere you could possibly think of (we’ve listed some of the options here), so you’re totally unrestricted in the looks you can create. Paint yourself green, get gory, draw a haunted house on your face… these waterproof colours aren’t budging until you’re ready to remove them.
Makeup Revolution White Liquid Face Paint
Makeup Revolution White Liquid Face Paint is an absolute Halloween staple. Whether you’re going all white and turning up as a ghost or playing it safe with the classic cat, you can be sure your look will require at least a little bit of the white stuff. Keep all bases covered by adding this to your kit.
Makeup Revolution Skull Highlighter
Whatever look you’re going for; highlighter is nonnegotiable. Spook up your shimmer with Makeup Revolution’s Skull Highlighter. Housed in a skull head bottle, this liquid gold will give you a blinding red, rose gold, or iridescent glow.
Unicorn Cosmetics Yasss Extra Fierce Faux Mink Lashes
If you can’t be extra fierce on Halloween, when can you be? Unicorn Cosmetics Yasss Extra Fierce Faux Mink Lashes are the statement pair that will take your look to the next level. No memorable Halloween finish is complete without these.
Mehron Paradise Makeup AQ 30 Color Assortment Palette
Going all-out? The Mehron Paradise Makeup AQ 30 Color Assortment Palette contains thirty water-based makeup paints which can be used on the face and body to craft an MUA-worthy finish. This is the versatile Halloween essential that you’ll keep coming back to every year, so it’s worth splashing out on if you love spooky season. There’s also a basic version if you can’t justify the price tag.
BEAUTY BAY Liquid Crystal Eyeshadow
If unicorn/mystical vibes are your bag, you’re gonna want to cover yourself in BEAUTY BAY Liquid Crystal Eyeshadow. Instantly adding some sparkle to your look, these pigments can deliver a subtle shimmer or be built up for an intense shine. Apply to the lids, cheeks, lips… or anywhere else you want to emphasise. Warning: you may spend your night telling people how you achieved that unreal glittery glow.
LASPlash Classic Horror Liquid Lipstick
What better to wear on your lips on October 31st than a Classic Horror Liquid Lipstick? This LASplash range contains eight gothic shades, all with an intensely pigmented matte finish, so your pout will look as bold as your outfit all night long.
Sample Beauty Halloween Loose Pigments
If you ask us, it’s worth getting the Sample Beauty Halloween Loose Pigments for the shade names alone (Creepin’ It Real and Resting Witch Face, we’re looking at you). They’re also multi-use and insanely pigmented, so if you want your look to really stand out, these are for you.
Mehron Coagulated Blood Gel
Gone are the days of mixing red food colouring with syrup to make fake blood. We’ve moved on, and Mehron Coagulated Blood Gel is the latest gory must-have. Perfect for creating ghoulishly realistic wounds, scabs and clots, this blood gel is easy to use and refuses to budge until you’re ready to remove with soap and water. Bloody lovely.