You can do better than the sexy cat costume this year
Want to stand out on the most eerie night of the year? Then be inspired by our darker offerings of beauty that will spook even the most avid horror enthusiast when the lights dim low on Halloween. Fall in love with these handpicked beauty looks that are artistic, chic and creative to shape-shift you into a captivating air of mystery come October 31st.
The Bloodshot Eye look is clearly a fan-favourite right now, but it isn’t for the faint-hearted. Instagram MUA @itstasha named her take on the look ‘Glossy or Bloody?’ and it’s perfect for this season’s rule breakers and risk takers. Tasha crafted this eerie look (right) using Red Glassgloss from Krygina Cosmetics and eyeshadow from Makeup Revolution.
To recreate, pack bright red pigment on your lid and lower lash line. Add eye gloss like MAC’s Studio Eye Gloss with a brush and complete with red contact lenses to take it to another realm.
Artisanal MUA Danessa Myricks has also created her own bewitching rendition of the red glossy eye (middle) by using a decadent red shadow on the lids, pitted against muted colours on the rest of the face.
Those of you wanting to take the ultimate trip to the dark side, give these monochromatic eyes a try. Vera Wang and Moschino showcased some of the most ominous looks of the season on the SS20 catwalk, and they’re inviting you to the ritual.
Moschino’s Resort (left & right) collection was Halloween-themed and went full-out to create the ultimate gothic-romance vibe. Vera Wang (middle) epitomised darkness with an edge, where each model enchanted with shadowy eyes, generating a ghoulish look that is both minimalist and harrowing. Those of you wanting to take the ultimate trip to the dark side, Moschino and Vera Wang are inviting you to the ritual.
Looking for something bolder – we’ve got you covered. Try these glossy black eyes to channel your inner demon. Combine black eyeshadow with eye gloss and glitter to create a decadently textured look that is far from average and reminiscent of the kind of ghostly eyes found on an Edvard Munch painting.
Finally if more attitude is something you crave, try these Freaky Lip Looks. Use bright red lipliner to overline your lips and fill with a voluptuous red. Follow with a high-shine gloss and dripping fake blood to channel your inner glampire. Galaxy lips is another amplified take on fright night offerings – cover your lips in white, add gloss and blue eye pigment and finally, adorn with multi-coloured glitter specs to make your Halloween masterpiece more sinister and enchanting than any other.
Words By Hena Sharma
Graphics by Katie Janes