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Best (Halloween) Face Forward

Good morning and happy Tuesday!


We are deep into October now, and that can only mean one thing: Halloween is almost here. Have you started thinking about your costume yet? Whether you dive head first into the whole spooky season, or you are a reluctant participant in all things Halloween, there is bound to be something in today’s post that speaks to you.


Today we are taking a look at some Halloween makeup ideas – everything from the basic DIY kinds of witches and vampires to some completely outrageous and gorgeous looks that might require a bit of practice before the big day.


If you’ve noticed, the past few years have seen a giant upswing in intense makeup looks for Halloween, even more than costumes. With the rise of Pinterest, Instagram, and especially YouTube, more and more people are taking to the web to share their knowledge and skill with anyone interested in detailed makeup application. And for those of us at home, this can be a fantastic way to get ideas for costumes – and follow along on the tutorials to perfect our own looks.

It’s getting closer…are you ready?

So if you have an idea for what or who you want to be but aren’t sure how to get started, we highly recommend searching online. There is likely someone who’s figured it out for you! Or, if you have absolutely no clue what you’re going to do for the big day or the big party weekend, well, the web can also help inspire you!


We have rounded up a few good examples of some killer (haha pun sort of intended!) makeup looks that can be yours before the end of the month.


Marie Claire has 12 amazing looks and provides the videos so you can see how the models transform themselves – or are transformed – into their chosen personas. Not to be outdone, Good Housekeeping gives us 35 super cool and easy ideas – easy is their word, not ours, your mileage may vary – but yes, some of them do look like you could whip them up last minute, but still make quite an impression. Videos for a lot of these looks too, which is super helpful.


Finally, Glamour has 91 – yes, 91 – makeup ideas, so there is just no excuse now, right?!? Everything from adorable animals – the giraffe is SO cute! – to Ouija boards (very original!) and Zombie Taylor Swift, you can find it ALL here, friends!


Do we have you convinced yet, those of you still on the fence about Halloween? Even something subtle can be effective, so don’t be afraid to test the waters! You’ve still got a couple of weeks to get organized and practice your favourite look, so have fun!


Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone. We’ll be back here on Friday to talk makeup again, but this time, we’ll look at the best ways to remove that Halloween makeup that you so painstakingly applied. All good things must come to an end, after all.


This article was posted in Makeup, Seasonal, Style, Trends.
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