Celebrating Halloween, but too spooked to find a look? We can help
Here are three modern, unconventional beauty icons to inspire your get-up
If Halloween parties or virtual hangouts are on the cards for you this Halloween, but you’re not looking to sport a gimmicky costume-makeup look, these are easily recreated and not spooky, childhood clichés.
Best for: The keep-it-simple-and-safe partygoer
The beauty inspo: Sister Night from Watchmen
If you’re searching for an easy makeup look that will still allow you to wear a mask then Regina King’s character is it. All you need is black face paint applied to the top half of your face and a black face mask to cover the bottom half. We love the simplicity of this look, with the addition of a hooded coat and white under shirt. And if we can stick to mask protocols while enjoying a Halloween party, we’re game.
Best for: The subtle statement-maker
The beauty inspo: Rue from Euphoria
We’re pretty sure a lot of Euphoria fans will gravitate towards the bejewelled, winged-eye looks of Maddy or Jules, but we have the glittery tears of Rue firmly on our list of must-tries. A look sported on the runways by Gucci, the unusual mix of glitter and tears gives it a cool, modern, yet sombre feel, appropriate for Halloween. Don’t worry about being super-precise with this one, just mix some craft glitter with a metallic pigment and randomly drip along the cheeks for a just-cried-your-eyes-out sparkly finish.
Best for: The experimental make-up junkie
The beauty inspo: Harley Quinn from Birds of Prey
It’s possible that we have seen just about every recreation of the classic DC comic character. The soft blue and red pigtailed hair, mismatched eyeshadow and big baseball bat from the Suicide Squad feels a bit overdone. However, if you still want to channel your inner Quinn in a more grown-up way, seek beauty inspo from Harley in the Birds of Prey spin-off. Keeping the signature black-outlined red lips and black heart under the eye, try adding her single rhinestone eyebrow for an unexpected twist, paired with a dishevelled top bun.