10 EASY, EPIC HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS
Okay, so, Halloween is going to be a little different this year: way smaller parties to go to, if you're going to any at all. Trick-or-treating with surgical masks in addition to spooky ones. Maybe even fewer decorations around the house.
But let's be real. The best part about Halloween is 100 percent putting on your costume... especially the makeup. And you don't need to be around a single other human to do that. If you're still looking for a costume (or two, or ten), get inspired by our round-up of the coolest, creepiest, and most culturally relevant looks of the year.
Apply several coats of a buildable mascara, like FlexLash.
Paint on a vampy, deep red lipstick, like Lip Velvet in Sangria. (Optional: add a few drips of blood with the same shade around your mouth.)
Pop in fake fangs and rock a long, glamorous wig.
(A.K.A. ALL OF US SINCE MARCH)
After slipping into your favorite flannel, use a brown shadow to create "dirt" smudges all over your face and neck. (Try the chocolate shade in our Sunrise Pressed Pigment Palette.)
Use dry shampoo and/or texturizing spray to make your hair look messy.
Carry a roll of toilet paper and pop some hand sanitizer into your flannel's pocket.
CATHERINE THE GREAT
Apply a demi-matte foundation, like Liquid Skin Tint, all over your face. Skip the concealer and eye makeup.
Dot a nude pink lipstick, like Lip Velvet in Darling, on the apples of your cheeks and blend. (The more dramatic the flush, the better!)
Use the same shade on just the center of your lips and blend.
Twist small sections of hair back into a bun.
SARAH SANDERSON (FROM "HOCUS POCUS")
Use your eyeliner to dot a "mole" on your chin, just beneath your bottom lip.
Swipe on a deep red lip color, like Lip Velvet in Sangria.
CAROLE BASKIN (FROM "TIGER KING")
After applying your face makeup, it's time for eyes. Focus on the outer halves: Blend silver shadow into the outer creases, then paint on liquid eyeliner in a V-shape on the outer corners of your eyes. Finish with mascara.
Put on a cool-toned pink lipstick, like Lip Crème in Sugared Plum.
Top hair with a flower crown and add big, colorful earrings.
Apply yellow or gold eyeshadow—like the gold shade in our Sunrise Pressed Pigment Palette—to top lids and bottom waterlines.
Swipe on a cat-eye and apply several layers of mascara.
Use liquid liner to paint a thick, vertical line above one eye toward the center of your forehead, and another below the same eye.
Apply an orange-red lip color, like Lip Velvet in Fiesta. Create the same vertical lines with the liquid lipstick on your mouth as you did on your eyes.
Complete the look with a wig and horns.
ANIMAL CROSSING CHARACTER
Use an orange-toned liquid lipstick, like Lip Velvet in Fever, to paint a triangle on your nose.
Use black liquid liner to draw dramatic "lashes" on on your bottom lids.
Carry a prop from the game, like a net, parasol, or fishing pole.
MOIRA ROSE (FROM "SCHITT'S CREEK")
Coat your lips in a creamy red lipstick, like Lip Crème in Damsel.
Add literally any wig you like (Moira loves them all!) and rock the craziest all-black outfit you can find.
Create a gold smokey eye by applying the gold shade in our Sunrise Pressed Pigment Palette to top and bottom lids. Blend the chocolate shade into creases and bottom lashes.
Put on FlexLash Mascara or false lashes.
"FOLKLORE"-ERA TAYLOR SWIFT
Blend a dusty rose lip color, like Lip Velvet in Darling, on lips, cheeks, and eyelids.
Use texturizing spray to scrunch hair into messy, outdoorsy waves.
Top a plaid dress with a long trench coat in a different plaid pattern.