Sometimes it is difficult to decide what to dress up as. It is even more difficult to think about what you might already have in the house to help create a costume for less money. To help you out, listed below there are 10 items you most likely already have in your cosmetic bag that will help you create an amazing Halloween look!
1. Black Eyeliner.
This is a staple that can be found in almost any gal’s cosmetic case. There are a variety of types: pencil, kohl, gel and liquid. For Halloween, liquid and gel liners will be easier because they are generally easier to apply when trying to execute specific details.
Here are some great Halloween eyeliner looks that would look great with
some colorful eyeshadow (4) and rhinestones (2).
This is a guilty pleasure for Halloween. Rhinestones are one of those things that, if used right, look amazing. Halloween is a great excuse to utilize them to take your look to the next level. Unfortunately rhinestones aren’t wearable for everyday, so take the opportunity to incorporate them in a fun way with your costume!
We love how Selena Gomez uses body rhinestones, they are a fun way to add
some more detail and tie the look together.
3. Pigment Powder.
Like rhinestones, pigment powder can add such dimension to a makeup look. Due to the drastic nature of Halloween and costumes, this is a perfect time to experiment with it! If you don’t have pigment powders in your cosmetic bag, take an old eyeshadow and crumble it up to create more of a loose powder! The color will be more pigmented and you’ll get easier (and wider) application.
Pigment powder gives lots of dimension to the eyes and can also be used on the body.
We love this color scheme and the use of feathers with the pigment powder!
4. An Eyeshadow Palette.
You know when you are hesitant buying a palette because there are some neon colors that you will surely never use? Now is a great time to use them! You can use them on the lid and all over the face depending on your costume.
This Pop-Culture Cyclops makeup is a great way to experiment
and go outside-the-box with colors and designs.
This seems general, but dig through your makeup collection and pull out your mattes in the shade range you will likely use with your costume. A good dark brown matte eyeshadow or bronzer can be your best friend in achieving many popular Halloween looks that don’t call for the flashiness of rhinestones (2) or pigments (3).
Matte nails, lips, face and eyes really work when trying to
create some of the “scarier” Halloween looks.
This is the one day a year where you can’t possibly be wearing too much concealer! It can help with a variety of things like cleaning up lines to make them more precise, for contrast and to “erase” the lips. Erasing you lips means that you can construct a new shape or build unnatural color on top of them without the natural reddish color showing through.
Although the focus is usually on the face and the costume, the lips can be a
great way to add to your costume.
Brushes are really important to achieve the accuracy needed in these makeup looks. Make sure that you have, and clean all of your brushes before you start so you have everything on-hand and ready to go!
The liner, shadow and contouring of this look is very detailed
and very precise, this sort of masterpiece can only be
accomplished with the right tools!
8. False Lashes.
False lashes are always fun to wear when dressing up. Now, there are so many options besides the “standard” false lashes. If you have had your eye on some wacky lashes, work them into your Halloween look!
These lashes would look great on a witch or any other Halloween costume!
9. Eye Makeup Remover.
This is a staple product, and will come in really handy when experimenting with Halloween makeup. If you are using pigments (3), they can tend to fall and get messy, and for any mistakes made with the eyeliner (1) or eyeshadow (4).
This is supposed to mimic lace. If it was done in a variety
of colors it could act as scales on a beast! This very detailed
makeup look will call for eye makeup remover when mistakes
10. Setting Spray.
One of the most important things to remember when you are finishing up is to use setting spray! This will help your makeup stay put and last throughout the night!
You don’t want to put in this much work for it to smudge!
What is the best costume that you have ever had on Halloween? We would love to hear from you! Let us know via Twitter @makeup4yourday