Just over a week until Halloween and everyone’s scrambling to figure out the best look that will both terrify and glamour a captive audience. Or perhaps it’s either or. What we want at the end of the day, however, is something that will flatter the individuals we are, while adding a bit of the oomph, that kick in the gut that has one sprain the neck while taking a second look. What the runways have taught us is that some things never go out of style, while others truly are making a comeback. So if you want that look to truly flatter you, while adding a rather sultry but slightly frightening aspect to the outfit, here’s what we recommend! Have a nosey at these 5 Halloween beauty looks inspired from the runway!
They just never go out of style. Bringing out the best of your features, the windows to your soul, this particular look can be paired with either nude or bright red lipstick. Slick back your hair let your eyes do the talking with the nude lips, as created by Diane Kendal and Guido Palau at the Roberto Cavalli show, or tone down the dark smudge and add the bright red to really have you stand out in the crowd.
Whether you’re adding fangs to the look or no, red lips add just the right amount of glamour to bewitch even the most unaffected of individuals, male or female. Make it blood-red to have that mysteriously evil effect or brighten it up to draw the gaze of every bystander to the full effect and get your point across without having to raise your voice. A whisper escaping red lips shall do the trick just fine.
Paler than Pale
If you are naturally quite pale, you need not even try to get this finish right. You are ready to go out with just a touch of berry-hued colour to your lips, applied lightly at the center, giving you an otherworldly feel. Halloween is the same as All Hallow’s Eve and most certainly the night where the dead and the living are able to communicate freely. You will be but a phantom in the night, finding the balance between worlds and speaking to those in both realms, fitting right in.
Add the Shine
Normally we try to clean away the shine on our skin, adding cosmetic product after cosmetic product to achieve the perfect matte look. This Halloween, we dare you to take a different route and let the shine stay. Actually, it would be even better if you added to it, giving yourself a “sweaty” look if you may. This was the look we discovered at Marni. You may also add your hair in the mix, giving it a slightly unclean shine for better effect.
No More Brows
For a while now, the thicker, bushier brow was quite the highlight of the runway, but it has since been replaced with pencil thin or simply nearly non-existent bleached brows which change the face immensely. Can you imagine walking around with bleached brows and heavy eye makeup? That might add quite a thrill to your Halloween style, given the shocked stares you may encounter. Worried about getting rid of those lovely brows of yours? Check out the fashion trend Givenchy aimed at when they were bleached until invisible.
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK
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