Halloween is a chance for us to throw the make-up rules out the window and take on a different persona, with some creative make-up styles to match.
Whether you want to look beautiful or blood-curdling, there’s sure to be a make-up look that takes you away from your everyday look and straight into the swing of the scariest day of the year. Check out our ghoulishly glam favourites and get ready to get frightening this Halloween…
Sultry and sassy without even trying, this red-hot look was a showstopper at the AW11 Jean-Pierre Braganza show. MAC Artist, Terry Barber, wanted to create a couture beauty look. It was inspired by the lacquered effect on electric guitars, and we think electric is right on the money.
Perfect for dressing as: a devil, Jessica Rabbit or The Queen of Hearts.
How to get the look at home:
- -As red eyeshadows may be few and far between, it may be best to use a lipstick on your lids instead (MAC PRO Burgundy Lipmix was used in this look). Start by working the colour into your lids, bringing it up to your socket line, and fading the colour intensity towards your brow.
- -Blend the same red lipstick along your lower lash line, and use a matching red lip liner to define your inner lower lash line.
- -Next, take a black liner and line your top lash line, creating a little flick on the end (as subtle or as dramatic as you like).
- -To really achieve a sultry stare, add some false lashes to the look. Try MAC 36 Lashes cut in half and added to the outer corners of your eye for a cool angled look.
- -To take the red theme one step further, grab your red lipstick and pat it into your temples and down under your cheekbones to help sculpt the face.
- -For the lips, remember that the bigger and bolder the better. Take a fire engine red lip liner (like MAC Lip Pencils in Cherry/and or Vino), trace the outline of your lips, and then fill the rest in wit the same liner.
- -Next, use a matching bold red lipstick and apply a generous coat to your lips. Blot off the excess with a tissue, ‘pressing’ the colour into your lip before adding another coat.
- -Finish with a slick of a clear gloss for a PVC finish. MAC Clear Lipglass was used in this look.