It’s that time of the year again… Halloween is creepin’ up on us fast! And NEWS FLASH: You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to master a killer look. Whether you want to go spooky or sexy, we’ve got you sis. Here are 4 of the best makeup looks you can complete in 10 minutes:
1. Cosmetic Queen
Let’s admit it girls, we all fear the idea of going under the knife … which is why it makes the perfect Halloween look. You’ll be unrecognizable (literally) with this fast and fierce face-lift look.
Simply apply your makeup as normal, before adding black, defined lines and arrows around the edges of your face. If you’re wanting to spook up your look, you could even add fake blood, eyes contacts and bandages to magic up a surgical disaster sufferer from hell (just without the scalpel).
Flawless recommends: For this look, you’ll need a pigmented, long-lasting and smudge-proof eyeliner and our fave product to use is this MAC PowerPoint Eye Pencil in the shade “Engraved”. We use this one in our studio and it lasts for up to 12 hours!
Do it like the celebs:
Sara Sampaio is known for being a world class beauty …
But the Victoria’s Secret Angel looked hair-raising as she dressed up like a gory plastic surgery patient for Halloween weekend in NYC last year.
Dressed in a white bandeau top and cycling shorts, Sara’s outfit is super simple to re-create and would cost less than £10 on the high-street.
SOURCE: Instagram: @SaraSampaio
2. Bambi Babe
Want to dress up this Halloween but still look feminine and cute? Now you can be a literal party animal! We’re LIVING for this flawless fawn makeup look that will make you look BOMB in minutes (and won’t break the bank for girls on a budget!).
Apply your makeup as usual before using a black eyeliner to outline the lash line; forming the effect of beautiful, big deer eyes. Then use the same product to draw in your top lip and end of your nose.
Take a dark brown eyeshadow and, with flicking movements, apply on the top of the cheekbone – this will create the illusion of long, luscious lashes that all of us girls dream of!
Define and contour the sides of your nose and cheekbones with the same eyeshadow and finally, spread dots on your forehead with a white paint stick.
Flawless recommends: The dark brown eyeshadow is the star of the show in this look. You want it to be pigmented and easy to apply and blend – which is why the MAC eyeshadow in “Brown Down” is a must-have! We lurvvvvv this eyeshadow at around this time of the year in the studio as it’s the perf matte brown for the Autumn and Winter months!
Do it like the celebs:
Lauren Conrad, the television personality, New York Times bestselling author, fashion designer and philanthropist, showed her Halloween outfit off to over 10 million of her social media followers.
Posing with her pals, Lauren had us SHOOK with her amazing bambi-inspired makeup look teamed with DIY antlers, minimal stiletto heels and a silky maxi dress.
SOURCE: Instagram: @laurenconrad
Check out her blogpost on her DIY costume: https://laurenconrad.com/blog/2015/10/hocus-pocus-my-halloween-costume-party- animal/
3. Golden Greek Goddess
We’ll never get bored of this one… the ultimate sexy Halloween look. Make jaws drop and heads turn simply using everyday products in your makeup bag!
Start by getting your face on fleek. We’ve never seen a goddess with blemishes, so our secret would be to add a small pump of foundation at a time and build it up to full coverage. Conceal and fill in your eyebrows before spreading a gold glitter eyeshadow all over the lid. Get eyes like Cleopatra with a stroke of winged eyeliner and a thick coat of mascara before doing the famous Kim K contour for amaze cheekbones. And then the fun part! Grab your fave golden highlighter and apply generously to the cheekbones, nose, inner corner of the eye and even your lips… this means when it’s time for your pre-party photoshoot with friends, you will be GLOWING from every camera angle.
Flawless recommends: What would a Greek goddess be without her shimmer gold highlighter? The MAC Dazzle Highlighter in “Dazzle Gold” is not a want – it’s a NEED for this look. We’ve used this for as long as we can remember – and it makes the cheekbones POP!
Do it like the celebs:
40 years old never looked so good! We think it’s fair to say American Pie actress, Tara Reid, knows how to do Greek Goddess.
The pop of pink lipstick teamed with a bralette and skimpy skirt made this one of our fave celebrity Halloween looks. If you’re not quite as confident as Tara, switch it up with a simple white dress and a DIY head crown.
4. Hot Harley Quinn
This HAD to make our Halloween hotlist! With a 10-minute makeup routine, the iconic Harley Quinn character will have you looking the QUEEN of the party. Grab your lipstick and eyeshadows ladies, it’s time to look (and feel) smoking!!!
To re-create Harley Quinn’s moonlight complexion, reach for a lighter shade of foundation and concealer before filling in the brows as normal. Use your finger to smudge red and blue eyeshadow on the eyelid, then take a blending brush to smear the colour down below the eye and to the cheeks (we’re wanting to show Harley Quinn’s cray, rebel personality!)
Line the waterline with a thick black eyeliner and add a few coats of mascara – or fake lashes if that’s more your thing.
Next up, take your go-to red lipstick to give your lips that sexy finish before re-creating Harley Quinn’s bloody forehead graze. Finally, the makeup wouldn’t be complete without using your eyeliner to draw a little black heart above your cheekbone. Cute or what?!
Flawless recommends: If you didn’t feel sexy before, you will now. Harley Quinn wouldn’t be Harley Quinn without her glossy china-red lipstick, and we KNOW that MAC’s “Cockney” will have all the boys swooning at your feet! The lustre lipstick is light-weight, pigmented and extra glossy, which is why it’s a fave for all our makeup artists in the studio.
Do it like the celebs:
Okay now this is GOALS! The 24-year old pop singer Halsey had us gob-smacked back in 2016 with her take on Harley Quinn for Halloween.
Her look, complete with flawless makeup and the infamous dip-dyed hair, looked nothing less than perfect sided with a trendy block orange jumpsuit.
SOURCE: Instagram: @iamhalsey
Do it like US:
Halsey’s Harley Quinn look was amaze… but we think at Flawless, we might have just stepped up the game. The lovely Luisa came in for a Halloween-themed photoshoot last year and we made sure to take sexy to the next level! We used a whole range of MAC products to give Luisa the FLAWLESS treatment and this beautiful makeup look. It’s fair to say our friendly photographers are geniuses at angles, lighting and camerawork, which allowed Luisa to look her best and feel comfortable and confident in the photoshoot experience. Then, our fab photo re-touchers got to work to give the photos the iconic and eerie “Suicide Squad” effect which resulted in these steaming hot snaps.
If you’re interested in getting spooky and spicing up Halloween in style this year, we can offer a glam Halloween-themed photoshoot experience. Bring your best Halloween outfit along with your best pals and we’ll do the rest, so you can have the time of your life here in our studios.
Happy Halloween from the team at Flawless!