For those who enjoy dressing up and going all out, Halloween is a fun day, but others just don’t dig the festivities. People who consider a, “This is my costume,” t-shirt to be good enough probably aren’t going to walk around looking like a ‘Walking Dead’ extra for Halloween, but they can still participate in the festivities by changing their regular makeup routine.
Eyes: Doing black and orange eye makeup is a great way to be festive without donning a full costume. Orange eye makeup is surprisingly flattering for a lot of skin tones and eye colors. Incorporate it into your Halloween look by adding a touch of orange to a classic smoky eye. MAC Cosmetics offers several different shades of orange in varying degrees of brightness. Select a darker one, and mix with more of a copper color for a Halloween inspired eye look.
Lips: Nothing screams Halloween like classic red lips. Everyone from pinup girls to glamazons wears red, and it makes for a fun, festive addition to any look. For those who enjoy the more macabre aspects of the holiday, a deep plum shade can make for a nice touch. Try a staple like NARS’ Fire Down Below for a sexy, sultry look, or unlock your inner goth with a crimson shade like Bobbi Brown lip color in Desert Berry.
Nails: Like lips, nails are a quick and easy way to add some festivity to your look. With nail polish stickers from several brands, you can find some holiday-themed decals and quickly make over your mani. Or, you can add a fun color such as wine, black or bright red to your nails to complement your new face makeup look. If you are truly daring, you can incorporate some ghoulish colors like swamp green or yellow into your manicure.
If you’re not into dressing up, you can still have fun on Halloween. Use the day as an excuse to try something new and shake up your makeup routine. Try a look that you’ve been wanting to experiment with but have been afraid to test out. Anything goes on Halloween, so if you screw up your technique, nobody will notice.