Halloween makeup can get a bad rep with the cheap face paint palettes and clumpy fake blood available at most seasonal popup shops. Whether gruesome or gorgeous (or somewhere in between), you can create the spooky makeup of your dreams with the right products.
all nighter waterproof makeup setting spray
You’ll want to preserve whatever makeup look you create through the All Hallow’s Eve festivities. This vegan and cruelty-free fixing spray and makeup sealant locks in your look for up to 16 hours. It’s waterproof, smudge-proof and transfer resistant, so it can take whatever the night throws at you.
$36 from urbandecay.com
eye shadow variety 18 color
If you want your makeup to stand up to a night out, go with the professionals’ pick. Krylon is a makeup brand that is beloved by pro makeup artists—they even specialize in special effects makeup if you’re looking to go the extra mile this Halloween. For a simpler place to start, this eyeshadow palette promises long-lasting, highly pigmented color in 18 eye-popping shades. (pictured in Ver. 2)
$69.95 from us.krylon.com
ufo sfx glow-in-the-dark lashes
Halloween is the perfect time to go outside of your comfort zone. For a look that’s out of this world, why not try glow-in-the-dark false lashes? Easy to apply and with a low price tag, these are perfect for some style experimentation.
$4 from profusioncosmetics.com
This creamy matte lipstick is an iconic M.A.C. product. It’s long-lasting with a 10-hour wear time. It’s available in 34 shades from classic reds and pinks to understated neutrals. For spooky season, why not go bold? The rich blue shade pictured here is called Matte Royal, and it’s sure to make a statement.
$24 from maccosmetics.com
What’s a creative makeup look without some sparkle? This cult fave is loved by makeup artists and influencers alike. With no glue required, it offers a no-mess application and comfort while delivering on high impact. The best part? It comes in 24 shades, so there’s something for everyone. (Pictured in Roosevelt)
$22 from getlemonhead.com
smoke show reusable pop-on manicure
Looking for a custom manicure but don’t have time for a salon visit? This reusable manicure gives you the same results in seconds—and without the damage to your nails that gels, dips and acrylics can cause. Each nail lasts up to 18 days or can be reapplied up to six times for shorter wears. This black smoke design offers an understated spooky look that’s still high fashion.
$18 from staticnails.com