If you’re heading to a Halloween-inspired fancy dress party this weekend, don’t allow your make-up to let down your look!
Twilight fever has turned vampires into hot property, so there’s sure to be a few bloodsuckers roaming the streets. For a vampire-esque deathly pallor, try a foundation a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Don’t worry about blending it perfectly either, a patchy finish will create shadows and add to that sickly-but-sexy look.
For witches and warlocks – inspired by the musical Wicked – a green-tinged skin tone is easily achieved using Physician’s Formula Magic Cube Concealer Cream to Powder Concealer in Green.
Those opting for zombie or ghoul garb can get their ideal, ashen complexion by mixing a silvery-blue colour, like MAC Pigment in Softwash Grey, in with their regular foundation. Create a complementary blood-shot look by blending a pink crème blush such as Almay Smart Shade Blush in Pink around the eye. Layer it up for an intense, wild-eyed look.
Don’t bother with concealer and let any dark shadows work in your favour for once! Lashings of smudged, soft kohl pencil (try Revlon Matte Kohl Eyeliner) both over and under the eyelid will intensify your deadly gaze.
Last season’s trend of black lips may have seemed unwearable – until now, that is! Otherwise, a sweep of super-dark lipstick like MAC Lipstick in Night Violet will complete the look for Halloween.
What ingenious ways will you be making use of your make-up?