Halloween makeup looks are a different breed of outside-the-box. When you think of them, your mind probably wanders to SFX makeup looks with faux blood or spooky, clown makeup that’s gruesome and a little unsettling.
Well, we’re here to say that Halloween makeup doesn’t always have to be bloody to make a festive statement. Softer looks that wear like a fantastical version of your everyday makeup are what’s trending this spooky season and the results are picture-perfect.
Read on as we share three trendy Halloween makeup looks you can try this year, along with a step-by-step guide and video instruction for each.
Are you the mysterious one in your friend group? If so, this illusionist Halloween makeup look is an extremely fitting costume. With blue eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in Turquoise, as the focal point, this makeup look is chic, over-the-top and highlights your best feature — your mysterious eyes.
If black eyeliner wasn’t already the jack of all trades in your makeup bag, you can also use it to recreate this mime makeup look, which proves just how versatile it is. This iconic cabaret look can be yours in no time with just a simple gel eyeliner and a red lipstick, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Resistance Liquid Lipstick in French Kiss.
This show girl makeup look packs the flair, drama and panache. Paired with your favorite ensemble of sequins and feathers, you’re bound to be the star of the show. To recreate this look, white eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in White, is a must.
6 Makeup Products You’ll Need for Halloween Makeup
Halloween is all about going over the top, so you may not have all the products you need in your everyday makeup bag. The nice thing about L’Oréal Paris makeup is that these products will help you perfect your Halloween makeup, and after the holiday, they can be used to elevate your everyday makeup, too. We have a feeling you’re going to love them for Halloween and onward, so here are all the products we recommend adding to cart.
Whether it’s to draw shapes on your face or smoke out the lower lash line, this gel eyeliner is a must for everything from a smoky eye to Halloween makeup. The gel formula is buttery upon application and sets for a smudge-proof, long wearing finish. It comes in shades like blue, green, white, nude, black and more to help you carry out many different types of looks.
If your makeup look includes a razor-sharp cat eye, this is the liquid eyeliner you want to have on hand for the job. Its pointed felt tip makes for precise and easy application. Plus, it has a waterproof, transfer-resistant finish which means it’s more than equipped to last through a night of trick or treating.
A dramatic layer of blush brings any Halloween makeup look to the next level. This matte blush comes in four shades to suit a number of different looks and skin tones, from deep berry to bright pink. It boasts a long-wearing formula that resists transfer, water and sweat so your blush won’t fade away before the night is over.
Carnivale Makeup Look
This masquerade-inspired look marries Halloween drama with festive charm. Its equal parts eye-catching, mysterious and captivating, plus, the red lipstick is a stunning, bold addition. Since this look extends past the eyes, you’ll definitely want to apply your foundation first. Something matte like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte or the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder are great options as they will help keep the liner in place.
1. Line the Upper and Lower Lash Line
Use the aforementioned Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Charcoal Shimmer to line the upper lash line, the lower lash line and the waterline. Use your fingers or a brush to lightly smudge the liner for a blended look that appears less harsh and almost smokey.
2. Create Your Swirls
Use the Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner in Black to map out your lines and create your swirls. Start between the brows and move outwards. Once you have your swirls and lines in place, use the tip of the liner to line each section with dots.
3. Define Your Lashes
Long, defined lashes are a gorgeous complement to this swirly, carnivale makeup look. To achieve that, use the Telescopic Original Mascara in Blackest Black to coat your upper and lower lashes.
4. Finish with Lipstick
This bold look deserves a bold lip and there’s nothing better than vibrant, red lipstick. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Reds Of Worth Satin Lipstick With Saturated Color in Successful Red. One swipe of this rich, satin lipstick is all it takes to create the perfect red lip.
Editor’s tip: Finish with a smudge-proof setting spray like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray to lock your makeup in place all night long.
Written by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo credit: L’Oréal Paris USA, Design by: Crystal Simone
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