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Halloween Makeup Adds Flair to Costumes

There are many great ways to incorporate makeup into your Halloween costume.

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Sophie Netzel

Sophie Netzel

Sophie Netzel

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As the weather gets colder and the leaves turn red and orange, Halloween is fast approaching. This is a special holiday because you can dress up as anything, whether it be a superhero, a princess, or a witch. You can add a fashionable flair to your costume with complementing makeup.

For a black cat, black eye makeup with a basic lip color are easy touches. Use face paint or eyeliner to draw whiskers on your cheeks. Press-on nails can become cat claws.

With a superhero costume, wear brightly colored makeup to mimic the bright colors used in comic books. Use colors such as blue or gold eyeshadow and bright red lipstick.

For a vampire look, use black or dark purple eyeshadow and dark red lipstick. For extra drama, wear plastic fangs.

To create the look of a witch, use sparkly eye makeup with purple lipstick. Draw on eyeliner spirals or glitter eyeliner to add a touch of magic. You could also use press-on nails for talons.

For the style of a princess, wear sparkly eyeshadow with pink lipstick. For extra glamour, add fake eyelashes as well.

Blue eyeshadow with shimmery lip gloss would complement a mermaid costume. An extra touch would be using face paint or eyeliner to draw on scales.

An extraterrestrial would wear otherworldly colors to create the look of a being from another planet. Use metallic eye makeup and lipstick in an unusual color.

All these makeup looks complement the costume they were chosen to go with. Using one of these looks for your costume will enhance it and give your costume an extra dose of style. Another option for your makeup would be to use face stencils to draw on the face makeup. These can be found at stores like Walgreens, and cost around five dollars. Covergirl, Wet ‘n’ Wild and L’Oréal all carry lipsticks, eye shadows, and eyeliners that would work well with these looks, and these products are all under six dollars.

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