I havent been able to do halloween makeup looks for the best couple of years which is rather sad, but in the years that i have done it, i tend to stick to beauty makeup and not go too far down the SFX route even if i am doing SFX effects or looks.
I have of course used some, liquid latex, fake blood, scar wax mainly but i do try to stick to beauty makeup because not only is it easier for me its easier for everyone who may want to recreate the looks i do.
So with that being said, im going to show you some of my favourite makeup products for this time of year.
Now i have to be honest, a big part of using your normal makeup for halloween is using products not in the way they are meant to be used. For example, cream eyeshadow as lipstick and stuff like that but to make these things easier to show you i have split it up into categories!
First up is what i would say is hands down the handiest product to have for halloween/costume makeup. And that would be a flash palette, the orginal one is from makeup forever however i have the imagic flash palette dupe £9.47 , its much cheaper and works extremely well! they are basically cream paints, but they set. They work really well as eyeshadow bases, but also are perfect for painting and pretty much anything else you need it for.
Something to have on hand is a contour palette, its up to you if you go cream or powder but having a large collection of skintone shades helps a lot when you are shading/highlighting. The one i have is the Revolution HD pro powder contour -fair £8.00, but theres plenty out there. Basically just something you can do the more realistic shading and highlighting with.
The little pots you can see in the picture are next, and that is colour correcting concealers, mine are the Freedom makeup london pro camouflage & correct £3.00 in lilac, green and yellow. Coloured concealers can be used as cream paints, ive used green colour correcters before for cream paints and they work really well! also they can be for there intended colour correcting underneath an extremely pale base for example.
Something that i have admittedly way too many of are coloured highlighters, the ones in the picture are MUA undress your skin highlighting powder £3.00. But there are many coloured highlighters out there these days and they are perfect for mermaid/unicorn/fairy etc looks, for once you cant go overboard!
This could be classed as a bit of a cheat, but i do highly suggest having a white foundation or a foundation that is much paler than you are. Obviously this can be used as a basis for so many looks, and colours can be mixed into it as well! I always try to have a white foundation to hand so that i can mix it into too dark foundations anyway, the one in this picture isnt actually sold anymore, but Revolution pro SFX white base £3.00 is basically the same just not freedom!
Lastly in this section, is eyelash glue! in my picture im showing the DUO lash glue in dark £5.99, but if you want an all rounder i would suggest going for a clear lash glue over dark! but basically eyelash glue is mainly latex, and can be used just like latex to make wounds and the like. Its pricier to use tubes of lash glue but if its what you have to hand it works! my first wounds i made were eyelash glue based and it works very well.
As you can see there are two products i have already spoken about, the imagic flash palette and eyelash glue. These two really sit in the camp of being very flexible, so they deserved to be in both sections really!
So first up in this section is the Freedom makeup london pro lipstick palette in noir £10.00, Now they have a tonne of different shade ranges for this palette, but it will be no surprise to anyone that i have the noir! with so many colours in one place you should be able to mix any colour lipstick you need, and again these would work really well as a cream paint, the added sheen would work perfectly for blood and general wounds.
The other palette in the picture is the Revolution pro regeneration palette – trends mischief mattes £8.00. Ohh i love this palette, at the beginning of my blog you can see i just dont stop using it! its a brilliant palette, and brilliant for shading and all sorts of colours from bright to dark.
Finally, eyeliners! you could also put lip liners into this category too, but pencils are so useful for the colour they bring and the detail you can get with them. A personal favourite and the one in the picture is the NYX professional makeup slide on eye pencil £6.50.
So there you have my top makeup picks for halloween! have you got anything you would add to this? let me know!