No Halloween Costume? Don’t Stress — These Makeup Products Have You CoveredOctober 10, 2023
With Halloween mere weeks away, time is running out to come up with the most original costume you can think of (although we firmly believe that the easiest costumes can be the best). That’s where makeup comes in. Regardless of what you’re wearing, a fun and creative makeup look can completely transform your identity for the evening. In fact, sometimes the right makeup products are all you need to put together a killer costume. From glitter paint to spiky faux lashes, we’ve rounded up the must-have Halloween makeup essentials for this year. Use one or more of the products below to transform into whatever or whoever your heart desires. Keep scrolling to peep our picks.
Plenty of great Halloween costume ideas start with face paint, but that can be messy and difficult to apply. Enter: the SFX Face & Body Paint Sticks from NYX Professional Makeup. These chubby face paint crayons with bold pigment pay-off make it easier than ever to draw on elaborate designs. The creamy formula goes on smooth and dries down to a natural matte finish. Choose between seven shades, including a slime green and vivid violet.
If you don’t love the shade options of the SFX Face & Body Paint sticks, check out these classic body paints. You can use your fingertips or a brush to apply this smooth, ultra-saturated costume makeup, which delivers high-impact color in just one swipe. Pro tip: Fake the look of blood with the red options.
This Urban Decay eyeshadow palette is one of our faves for everyday use, but it also has great shade options for hHalloween looks. From versatile neutrals to electrifying metallics, the 12 vibrant shades will help you tap into your inner rockstar. The shadows come in a variety of equally gorgeous finishes, including glistening chrome, sparkly shimmers, satin and matte.
We love glittery makeup all year round, but it’s an especially useful tool around Halloween. Available in gold and silver, this buildable glitter face and eye paint will add a stunning dose of sparkle to any costume. If you’re interested in dressing up as a fairy, mermaid or some other kind of mythical creature, you need to add this to your arsenal.
You may be surprised to learn that a good black liquid liner, such as the Lancôme Lash Idôle Liner, is one of our Halloween makeup secret weapons. A sharp, dramatic wing may just be the finishing touch your cat or vampire costume is missing.
Level up your Halloween eye makeup look with funky false lashes, like these spiky, fringy ones from NYX Professional Makeup. They’ll add an extra flair to tons of different costume ideas, from a bat-inspired look to a witchy vibe.
ICYMI: The Danessa Myricks Infinite Chrome Flakes are dress-up essentials, whether you’re attending a Halloween party or just want to upgrade your going-out makeup routine. These mesmerizing chrome toppers instantly transform any eye look with light-catching holographic flakes. There are 15 colorways to choose from and each is more striking than the last.