October 21st, 2015
As if we needed an excuse to go OTT on the make up front, Halloween is an excuse to go all out spooktacular. Whether it’s a decaying Walking Dead style-zombie or simply a beautiful black cat, brands are going all out to inspire us to create something out of this world on October 31st.
Not surprisingly MAC are already on the ball with six stunning looks: Ice Queen by Lacie Dawn; Day of the Dead by Marissa Jade; Zombie by Matt King; Black Cat by Tu Dang; Eygptian Goddess by Schuron Womack and Pop Icon by Lyle Reimer. A couple of clicks with give you all the products used and take you to a helpful You Tube tutorial on how to recreate them.
Illamasqua has just launched their four looks designed by their leading Ambassadors, we have: Dead Drag by Educator Tonee Roberio; Dead Graphic by Head of School of Make-up Art, Nilofar Mussa; Dead Skull by International Brand Ambassador Charlotte Savoury and Dead Kitty by Brand Ambassador Zoe Peplow. Illamasqua are also keen to see Halloween looks, so simply upload yours to their social media channels using the hashtags #spookyselfie and #illamasqua.
If gore and SFX is more up your Halloween alley, then Mike Spatola’s competition on The Monstrous Make-up Manual facebook page is for you. Simply send him a picture of your most gruesome Halloween look which he’ll upload three times a day. You’ll have to be quick as it closes at midnight tomorrow, but then there’s a whole week of voting. The 10 looks with the most votes make the final and Mike himself will pick the winner who get his books, Skin Illustrator palettes and PPI goodies.
We particularly love MUA Shonagh Scott’s twisted take on Disney Princesses for the Velour Lashes Halloween Pop-up Event. The five looks of Ariel, Belle, Elsa, Cinderella and Snow White would certainly freak most people out.
If ever MUAs needed an excuse for false lashes then Halloween’s a good reason. Eylure is preparing for the spooky season with their Halloween and Party lashes (£6.95 each). For Halloween, the brand has introduced two sets of limited edition styles, including: CatFace, a full set of dramatic lashes that feature a diamonté cat face and whiskers; and Carnival, dramatic veiled lashes inspired by a Venetian masquerade ball. PaperSelf Lashes has the most intricate of Spider lashes (£10.50) for the perfect touch to any evil witch.
PAM have a whole section on their website dedicated to Halloween lovers, we particularly recommend the Ben Nye Vampire and Ghoul kits (£15.95) packed with everything a busy MUA needs for a quick scary makeover.
Screenface stock the Kryolan Sugar Skull Kit (£43.75) and the Kryolan Zombie Kit (£39.50) that both come with all the products and tools needed as well as a visual step-by-step guide explaining the techniques and products in detail.
One thing that you really can’t get enough of at Halloween is blood, and really there’s no better place to look for every type than Bloody Marvellous. Especially for Halloween you can get your hands on a brand new and limited edition test tube of liquid light, runny blood (£3.75) perfect for all of you wanting a little blood to add a film industry, professional horror effect to your Halloween costume. The formula is not only realistic, but safe to use and miraculously stain free. Made with 100% natural ingredients so its kind to skin and even safe if swallowed. Simple rinse costumes in cold water to remove blood and wash from skin with soap and water. Professional Runny Blood is ideal for creating a range of effects from dripping blood from slash wounds, saturating fabric for blood stained clothes and splatter blood effects.