There are those who spend weeks in advance, planning their Halloween costume to ensure every little detail is perfect and then, there are those who wait until the last minute. If you are the latter, there’s definitely panic when you’re trying to find a costume a few hours before a Halloween party.
If you need a spur-of-the-moment costume, the best thing to do is to lean into your makeup routine. Whether that be with rainbow eyeshadow, crystal eyeliner, glitter or your own take on spooky makeup, no one will know you procrastinated if you’re creative. So, if you’re in need of some ideas, check out these three easy Halloween costumes you can create with makeup that will look anything but last-minute.
1. Spiderweb Makeup for Halloween
Spiderweb eyeliner is a great, last-minute look that allows you to flex your impressive liquid liner skills. Plus, it’s the perfect mixture of creepy and pretty Halloween makeup. Since the look extends past your eyes, you’ll want to complete your complexion first. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder for its flawless, matte finish that will last all night long.
Create a base on your lids with a white eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Petite Perle. Next is the eyeliner, which is undoubtedly the most important part of the look. For pigmented color that glides onto the skin without skipping or dragging, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner.
Create a wing on the upper lash line and extend it an inch-and-a-half past the eye. Then, create a wing at the outer corner of your eye, drawing it toward your ear lobe and create another line that points straight down from the outer corner of your eye, parallel with your nose. Once you have your three lines created, connect them with curved lines (that resemble a ‘C’) to create the sections of the web.
Once you’ve finished creating the spiderweb, add some glitter to the lid with the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup. Emphasize your eyes by lining the upper and lower lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner. And you can’t forget to define your lashes with a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara.
The look is not complete without lipstick, so, we recommend something vampy like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick in Nu Artistique.
2. Angel Makeup for Halloween
This look is for everyone that wants to rock pretty Halloween makeup with no faux blood in sight. Start with a silver eye pencil like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Silver and use it to create a sharp wing on the upper lash line and to line the lower lash line.
Then, take a shimmery white eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche in Petite Perle and apply it all-over the lid. We recommend layering the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in String of Pearls on top of your white eyeshadow for an extra shimmery pop. Additionally, adding some crystals or glitter to your eyes is a great way to embellish this ethereal makeup look.
To create white, voluminous lashes, curl your lashes and apply a generous coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer. This primer has a white color that will help to define, lengthen and condition lashes. To spotlight your angelic eyes and finish off the look, reach for a neutral, glossy lip like the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick with Pomegranate Extract in Luminous Coral.
3. Clown Makeup for Halloween
Clown makeup is a versatile pick because it’s entirely open to your interpretation based on your Halloween mood. For a rainbow clown, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Eternal Sunshine and apply eyeshadow all-over the lid to create a shimmery, golden pop of color. Then, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner in Blue to create the shape of a star surrounding the lid, on both eyes.
Grab the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue to fill in the shape you created with the liquid liner. Then, reach for the felt tip liner once again to paint a heart on the tip of your nose.
For the rosy cheeks, use the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil in Marigold. The cream-to-powder formula is easy to build up for a noticeably flushed complexion. Then, top off your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Reds Of Worth Satin Lipstick With Saturated Color in Successful Red.
Finish the look with crystals or glitter to add an extra festive pop. For a scary clown makeup look, switch out the colorful eyeshadow for darker, smokey shades like the ones in the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Silver Couture.
Editor’s tip: If you’re looking for a Halloween hairstyle to pair with your vivid clown makeup, use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Red, Blue and Purple to give your strands some temporary color.
Written by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo Credit: Liana, IG@/lianatriesmakeup, Design Credit: Sarah Duvivier
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