Halloween Makeup Tricks and Treats

By Liz W

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Flickr.com user jessicaflavin

Flickr.co user Faithful Chant

Flickr.co user Faithful Chant

Even if you don’t know the first thing about how to apply makeup and prefer to go au naturel during most days, Halloween is a time when a bare face just won’t do. For those of you who shudder at the thought of high pigment shadows and false eyelashes, here are a few makeup tips and tricks to easily achieve your Halloween look.

The cat eye is a look that goes with almost any costume, whether your costume is sexy or scary, the cat eye can be modified to fit them all.

For a sweeter face, like a fairy or school girl, use a liquid liner to define the top lash line and extend the line past the corners and slightly up. Then blend a light shimmery shadow on the eyelids and apply a darker shade to the creases to create definition. If it’s glitz you’re going for, lightly dust some iridescent glitter over your eyelids and cheekbones for a seductive sparkle.

If you want a darker look that is more twilight and less twinkly, use the same first steps, but skip the glitter and deepen the crease shade which creates instsant sultriness. You can also use a small liner brush and line the bottom lash line with the same darker shadow. The trick is to blend, blend, blend, and don’t expect it to look perfect right away. If any shadow falls under your eyes a little liquid foundation will clear it away, giving you a flawless, professional makeup application.

Finish both looks with a fun set of false lashes applied right against your real lash line. To make them look more realistic, apply a thick coat of mascara to both your real and false lashes.  Pretty much any Halloween costume goes well with a smokey cat eye, just decide whether it’s innocent sex appeal or sultry splendor you want to achieve and tweak it to fit your look.

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One Response to “Halloween Makeup Tricks and Treats”

  1. Fredric Armold says:

    Thanks for writing the blog post. It was a really great read.. :)

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